Questions, concerns, or scheduling meetings about internship opportunities should be sent to Dr. Ka Zeng

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

Looking for full or part-time internships?  CSIS may have something just for you.  They have interns who participate in a variety of activities that support individual programs, including research, writing, and project development.  Many of these internships are unpaid; however they do have stipends that are awarded each semester based on demonstrated financial need.  While interning for CSIS, interns also participate in programs offered by the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy.  With these programs CSIS internships will participate in practical discussions regarding leadership in international affairs and training in key policy skills.  

Central Intelligence Agency, Student Opportunities

Contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate. Apply to participate in one of the outstanding student work programs at the CIA, including undergraduate student internships or undergraduate co-ops, and graduate studies programs. This is an opportunity to learn from highly skilled professionals who support US officials that make our country's foreign policy. You'll assist with substantive and meaningful work assignments, while earning a competitive income and gaining invaluable practical experience. There's no better place to learn than at the center of intelligence.

Council on Foreign Relations, Internship Program

The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking talented individuals who are considering a career in international relations. Interns are recruited year-round on a semester basis to work in both the New York City and Washington, D.C., offices. An intern’s duties generally consist of administrative work, editing and writing, and event coordination. The Council considers both undergraduate and graduate students with majors in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, or a related field for its internship program. A regional specialization and language skills may also be required for some positions. In addition to meeting the intellectual requirements, applicants should have excellent skills in administration, writing, and research, and a command of word processing, spreadsheet applications, and the Internet. To apply for an internship, please send a resume and cover letter including the semester, days, and times available to work to the Internship Coordinator, Council on Foreign Relations, Human Resources Office, 58 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065. The Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Delegation of the European Commission

Delegation’s role is comparable to that of other accredited foreign diplomatic missions, and it represents the European Commission in its dealings with the U.S. government for all matters within EU jurisdiction. The Delegation presents and explains EU policy to the U.S. administration and to Congress, and analyzes and reports on the political, social, and economic situation in the U.S. The Delegation also provides background and updates on European integration and EU policies to the wider American public through its contacts with federal and state level politicians, media, academia, business circles, and civil society. Internship Opportunities Interns in all sections of the Delegation assist with research, attend and report on relevant events and Congressional hearings, and support outreach activities conducted by the Delegation. All interns should demonstrate a strong interest in the European Union, along with professional experience and/or academic competence in the area(s) of their choice. Internships are offered exclusively on a volunteer (unpaid) basis. We welcome applicants of all nationalities and backgrounds. Preference is given to candidates that are available on a full-time basis. 

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Student Opportunities

FBI employees are responsible for protecting and defending the United States against terrorists and spies; upholding and enforcing the criminal laws of the United States; and providing leadership and criminal justice services to our international, federal, state, and local partners. If these missions appeal to you, then you should consider joining the FBI team. The FBI recruits at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, experienced professionals) and hires individuals with a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. In addition to our current job postings for full-time positions, we offer a paid Honors Internship Program as well as a non-paid Volunteer Internship Program. 

Government of Canada Internships with the Canadian Embassy

Have you ever wanted a better understanding of the Canada-U.S. bilateral relationship?  Well now is your chance.  Work 4.5 days per week on a non-remunerative basis as an intern at the Canadian Embassy.  You can contact the person in charge of your department to determine how you can receive academic credit for your internship.  

Intern Latin America

Do you have an interest in Buenos Aires, Argentina or even Medellin, Colombia?  These are areas that have internships with top Latin law firms, finance internships with top Latin American investments banks or even political internships with the Colombian government.  These types of internships can develop your Spanish language skills and give your resume that international experience it needs.  For more information please visit The Intern Group.

Internships at the Embassy of France: American Candidates

Only American candidates, or those candidates studying within an American institution, can apply directly to the embassy for an intern position. The procedure for French citizens is different (please see below). The Office of Press and Communication accepts interns adherent to the fall, spring and summer semester schedule. Interns must be currently enrolled, full-time students in an American university to be considered. A proficiency in French and native speaking level in English is required. There is a specific application process candidates much undergo to be considered. These positions are very competitive and candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as much in advance as possible. For all internship queries, please email

All positions within the spring 2013 intern class have been filled. To apply for internships in the summer of 2013, please email the address above. To be considered, your complete application must be received no later than February 15, 2013.

Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Are you looking for other resources for an undergraduate internship?  Kellogg Institute for International Studies may be just the place for you to find some resources you need.  Although they provide a listing of international internships, they do not provide funding. 

State Department, Student Programs

Experience the thrill and rewards of student programs at the U.S. Department of State. Whether you're a high school student looking for summer employment, or a college or graduate student seeking a substantive internship supporting U.S. foreign policy, there's no limit as to how far our opportunities can take you. At the U.S. Department of State, you'll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, explore new career avenues and most of all, acquire lifelong skills as you represent America to the world. Are you up for the challenge? Student Programs enable students to obtain job experience in a foreign affairs environment. Some of our students work in Washington, D.C., while others have the opportunity to work at U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. 

United Nations Information Center, Fellowships

Have you ever wanted to have access to a small reference library that housed official United Nation (UN) documents as well as other published materials from there? The United Nations Information Center (UNIC) was established in 1946. Three times a year (Fall, Winter/Spring and Summer) the accept fellows on an unpaid basis for a period of three months or more. As a UN Fellow you would be presented with enormous opportunities if you are seeking a challenging fellow-work experience in international relations. The UNIC organization also services as a liaison to Congress, the US government and foundations in Washington as well as to the media, academic institutions and public across the US. You will also have the opportunity to meet high-level visitors from headquarters and field offices around the world, as they come to UNIC for support.

USAID From the American People

USAID has two types of paid internships and unpaid volunteer opportunities.  These internships are from a wide variety of fields of study.  Most interns work in offices located in Washington D.C.  One type of paid internship allows students to explore Federal careers directly related to their field of study.  After successful completion of their education and meeting the work requirements, the student might be eligible for a permanent position.  The other paid internship is working in temporary jobs that do not lead to permanent employment.  The unpaid internships are based on the needs of the technical offices and geographic bureaus. 

Women’s Foreign Policy Group – WFPG

WFPG has part-time internships for women that are unpaid or for college credit.  If you are a full-time intern you must commit to 3.5 months during the school year or 3 months during the summer.  With a full-time internship, you become eligible for a $1,000 stipend after completing your internship. 

Washington D.C. Internships Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies

Are you studying Public Policy, Business, International Affairs or Economics? If so, there are DC Internships available this summer in Washington D.C. for 8.5 weeks. Upon completion of the Internship, you would earn credit from George Mason University.

Questions, concerns, or scheduling meetings about internship opportunities should be sent to Dr. Ka Zeng

Accion International
1401 New York Avenue 
NW Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 393-5113

ACCION is a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving people the tools they need to work their way out of poverty by providing "micro" loans to poor women and men who start their own businesses. An ACCION internship provides you with the opportunity to learn about microenterprise development and office systems in a friendly, professional, multicultural environment. ACCION is based in Boston, a short walk from the Sullivan Square T-station. Internships become available on a sporadic basis and are coordinated by Human Resources in the headquarters office - internships are unpaid.

151 Ellis Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.


Headquarters: 1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 296-9676

Founded in 1965, Counterpart International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a just world through service and partnership. Counterpart gives people a voice in their own future through smart partnerships, offering options and access to tools for sustained social, economic and environmental development. We have forged strategic partnerships in the public and private sectors to help people improve the quality of their lives and revitalize their communities in more than 60 nations.

Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)
7600 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: (301) 771-7600

DAI's mission is to make a difference in the world by helping societies and economies become more prosperous, fairer and more just, safer, more stable, more efficient, and better governed.

Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD)

870 Market Street, Suite 321, San Francisco, California 94102
Phone: (415) 283-4873

The Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) is a 11 year-old 501(c)(3) non-profit that works closely with many universities, across academic disciplines, to facilitate undergrad and graduate students project work and research in Latin America, East Africa, and India with locally-based NGOs. These students support community initiatives while also implementing projects of their own design in collaboration with their organization and our field staff. The Foundation for Sustainable Development has internship opportunities each semester; please see the attachment for more information.

Global Fund for Children (GFC)
1101 14th Street, NW, Suite 420, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 331-9003

The Global Fund for Children’s mission is to advance the dignity of children and youth around the world. GFC pursues its mission by making small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with some of the world’s most vulnerable children and youth, complemented by a dynamic media program that, through books, documentary photography, and film, highlights the issues affecting children and celebrates the global society in which we all live.

Grameen Foundation
50 F Street NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: +1 202-628-3560, Toll Free (in the US): 1-888-764-3872

Grameen Foundation's mission is to enable the poor, especially the poorest, to create a world without poverty. With tiny loans, financial services and technology, we help the poor, mostly women, start self-sustaining businesses to escape poverty. Founded in 1997 by a group of friends who were inspired by the work of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, our global network of 55 microfinance institution (MFI) partners, including our Growth Guarantee partners, has touched more than 34 million people in 24 countries. Our partners reach 6.8 million clients, and in addition, we introduced and now sustain technology initiatives (Mifos and Village Phone) in Cameroon, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda, bringing our total country outreach to 28.

Heifer International
1 World Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: (855) 948-6437

Heifer has learned over the years that a holistic approach is necessary in order to build sustainable communities. So we’ve developed a set of global initiatives – areas of emphasis that must be addressed if we’re to meet our mission of ending world hunger and poverty and caring for the earth.

International Institute for Justice and Development (IIJD)
2343 Washington St. 2nd Fl., Boston, MA 02119
Phone: (617) 541-9500

Headquarter Address:
38 Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA 02446

The IIJD is committed to promoting justice and providing innovate development solutions for long-lasting positive change in poor communities and developing nations worldwide. With a broad range of programs based on participation, empowerment, and sustainability, we treat not just the symptoms of poverty, underdevelopment, and insecurity, but confront their underlying causes by dismantling systematic barriers and addressing those institutional weaknesses that create an environment of corruption, exclusion, repression, and economic stagnation. We seek to leverage the power of individuals and communities to unleash a vast force for change and progress to help the less fortunate get on their feet and start a more productive and joyful life. For employment opportunities, please visit

International Institute for Sustainable Development

161 Portage Avenue East, 6th Floor, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 0Y4
Phone: +1 204 958-7700

IISD champions sustainable development around the world through innovation, partnerships, research and communications.

Oxfam America, Inc.
226 Causeway
Suite #5
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (800) 776-9326

Oxfam provides financial, technical and networking assistance to grassroots groups to support their self-help community development initiatives. Oxfam also advocates among national and international policy-makers, suggesting humane public policies that address structural impediments to ending poverty and hunger. In addition, Oxfam educates Americans about the causes and solutions to world hunger and poverty. A major component of Oxfam's educational and policy work is campaigning throughout the U.S. to get Americans actively behind the important policy issues that they believe will make significant differences to poor communities. Internship information available at

Pact International
1828 L St, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-466-5666

Pact's mission is to build empowered communities, effective governments and responsible private institutions that give people an opportunity for a better life. We do this by strengthening the capacity of organizations and institutions to be good service providers, represent their stakeholders, network with others for learning and knowledge sharing, and advocate for social, economic and environmental justice. Interdependence, responsible stewardship, inclusion of vulnerable groups, and respect for local ownership and knowledge are core values across all of our programs.

Pathfinder International
Human Resources, 9 Galen St., Suite 217, Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: (617) 924-7200

Washington D.C. Office
1201 Connecticut Avenue
NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 775-1977

For 45 years, Pathfinder International has supported high quality family planning and reproductive health services that improve the lives of women, men, and children throughout the developing world. Working in 23 countries throughout Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia and the Near East, Pathfinder is committed to making family planning and reproductive health services available to all who want them. Pathfinder International's summer internship program runs from June through September, and has an application deadline of April 1st. Internships are located at Pathfinder's headquarters office in Watertown, MA. If you are interested in participating in the program, please send a cover letter and resume* to the address listed above, or email them (in attachment form) to - attention Marcy Winzer.

Peace Corps
1100 Commerce St.
Suite 427
Dallas, TX 75242
Phone: (214) 253-5400

The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries.

  • Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
  • Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
  • Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Root Capital
675 Massachusetts Ave. 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139

955 Massachusetts Avenue
5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 661-5792

Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that is pioneering finance for grassroots businesses in the developing world. We work with artisan and farmer associations that build sustainable livelihoods and transform rural economies in poor, environmentally vulnerable places.

Society for International Development
Via Panisperna 207, Rome, 00184 Italy

The Society for International Development (SID) is a global network of individuals and institutions concerned with development. In its pursuit for social justice and institutional change, SID plays an important mediating and facilitating role among progressive civil society groups, connecting activists, intellectuals, academics and policy-makers working at community, national and international level. All of SID’s activities, which provide opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and information, are informed by the belief that such changes can only be achieved through dialogue and constructive engagement.

South Africa Partners

25 Kingston Street, 6th Floor, Boston MA 02111
Phone: (617) 482-1317

89 South Street
Suite 701
Boston, MA 0211
Phone (617) 443-1072

South Africa Partners is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of long-term partnership opportunities between the United States and South Africa. Building on the efforts of tens of thousands of individuals across the United States who supported the international movement for democracy in South Africa, SA Partners seeks to support efforts that promote South Africa's equitable and sustainable development.

Questions, concerns, or scheduling meetings about internship opportunities should be sent to Dr. Ka Zeng

Visit the International Internships LLC website, or any of the links below to learn more about the specific programs including program inclusions, pricing, additional 

Brazil Internship Program
Brazil Internship Program is in the largest country of South America. Each region offers something different. Students should be able to find something of interest here. You can apply for an internship in a Brazilian university or intern with a local company while taking courses at a Brazilian university. Brazilian Internship law requires students to do one of the above internship choices. Customized placements are typically unpaid. 

They have an 8-week program that could possibly be extended. They customize their internship placements for you and your goals for your chosen field. This program has coordinators that work with a large variety of companies and determine your placement by certain factors; such as the company needs along with your education, experience and background. Visit the website to see program inclusions, pricing, additional fees and requirements.

Home of the 2012 Summer Olympics has internships available to you. You will undertake a full-time unpaid placement in London, England. The student will generally work Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm. This type of internship is for U.S. students, recent graduates as well as international students. This program is usually 8 weeks long but you can intern up to 6 months. As a US student you are required to apply for a special visa sponsorship through BUNAC. Just like Ireland, this internship will be customized to you. With weekends off, you can also take in the culture of the UK.

How about a full-time internship related to your field of International Studies? Scotland might have a customized internship for you. Working Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm as an unpaid intern learning more about your field of interest. Not only will you learn a lot professionally, but you will have free time on the weekends to submerge yourself in to the culture of Scotland in the UK. 

Studying International Studies but you want to intern stateside.

How about a full-time placement in New York City?  You will be assigned to a customized program that meets your needs as well as the company’s needs. Some of these internships can last up to 12 months are depending on the company will be paid or unpaid. The normal working schedule is Monday through Friday. Experience the life of major city living in New York City.