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Major Internship Organizations and Programs
CampusCareerCenter.comThe following businesses, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions offer a variety of internship experiences throughout the world. Many of the internships are based in the United States while others involve working overseas.

1701 K Street
11th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Tel. 202/223-7949
Web site:

A computerized database clearinghouse that assists educators, researchers, journalists, and other interested groups in acquiring information on international affairs. Has three internship positions which pay $50 per week: inquiry/speakers referral intern; outreach intern; and publications intern. Positions require good communication, research, marketing, and coordination skills and a strong background in international affairs. Contact the Internship Coordinator.

120 Beacon Street
Summerville, MA 02143
(no phone calls please)
Web site:

A nonprofit group operating in Central and Latin America for the purpose or reducing poverty and improving the employability of the poor. Offers all types of internships, both paid and unpaid. Internships open to college undergraduates, graduates, graduate students, and those with work experience. Positions require good organ-ization and communication skills. Send a resume and cover letter to the Communications Specialist.

Internship Program
P.O. Box 3851
Durham, NC 27702
Tel. 919/286-0747
Fax 919/286-2614

Offers 10 internships for students of journalism and African affairs. Work involves research, writing, and clerical duties. These are unpaid intern-ships, but the Africa News Agency will assist in finding inexpensive living accommodations in Durham, NC. Applicants must summit an approach letter, letters of recom-mendations, transcripts, and a writing sample.

135 W. 50th Street
17th Floor
New York, NY 10020-1202
Tel. 212/757-3774
Fax 212/757-4062
Web site:

One of the premier international internship organizations (International Association of Students in Economic and Business Management) managed by students for students majoring in economics and business. Operates with local chapters on 73 member campuses throughout the U.S. Focuses on international management. Approximately 300 internships available each year with such companies as AT&T, IBM, and Unisystem. Exchanges encompass 87 member countries. These are paid internships ($200-$400 a week). Most intern-ships last from 6 weeks to 18 months. Applicants must apply through campus chapters. Most applicants are college juniors or seniors who have completed at least two years of basic business and language courses. Application fee is $450.00.

102 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Tel. 203/869-9090
Fax 203/869-9615
Web site:

This organization arranges the international exchange of high school and college students and adults. Its field of operations encompasses 10 campuses in Mexico, Europe, Asia, and Australia. It offers about 40 internships each year for a duration of 12 to 15 weeks each. Participants combine academic classes with work experience. These are unpaid, voluntary internships for college juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Requires a $50 applicant processing fee.

725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Tel. 212-879-9779
Fax 212/249-3444
Web site:

This nonprofit organization promotes educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Designed for college juniors and seniors, this program offers 50-100 summer internships for engineers, computer specialists, chemists, agriculturalists, and horticulturalists. These are paid internships in which participants receive a stipend. Participants are expected to pay from $120 and $385 each month for housing. Application deadline is December 15. Requires a $50 applicant process-ing fee and a resume.

322 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Tel. 212/807/8400
Fax 212/627-1451
Web site:

This global nonprofit organization focuses on the release of prisoners of conscience. It lobbies international organizations and governments as well as focuses media attention on the release of political prisoners and the end of torture and executions. It offers 10 unpaid internships each year for a minimum of 10 weeks each. Applicants must be high school graduates.

1726 M Street, NW
Suite 201
Washington, DC 20036
Tel. 202/463-8270
Fax 202/463-8273
Web site:

This nonprofit research organization focusing on educating the public about arms control and related issues. Offers several unpaid full-time and part-time internships each year involving research, writing, proofreading, editing, layout, and general clerical work. Open to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, college graduates, and graduate students. Application deadline is May 15. Contact the Intern Coordinator for details. Send a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample.

1700 North Moore St.
Suite 1920
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel. 703/527-8300
Fax 703/527-8300
Web site:

This nonprofit organization awards fellowships for innovation ideas related to social change in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Offers 15 unpaid internships each year related to publications, press relations, publicity, fundraising, and fellowship relations. Duration of internships varies. Contact the Intern Coordina-tor for information and application procedures.

1506 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Tel. 202/544-5150
Fax 202/544-3742

This association promotes world order and democracy through education-al programs, publications, and conferences. It offers paid internships ($250 per month) for periods of 4-6 months each. Candidates should have an interest in international relations, demonstrate a good command of English, and have good computer and foreign language skills. Applicants must submit a resume, writing sample, transcript, recommendation, and a letter explaining their interest in working for AUD. Application deadline is January 1 for spring, May 1 for summer, and August 1 for fall.

910 17th Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Tel. 202/463-7226 or Fax 202/463-7241
Web site:

This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization formulates policy recommenda-tions for the developed democracies of the European and Asian communi-ties. Offers several 8-12 week nonpaid internships. Most internships involve program development, policy research and recommendations, special projects, fundraising, and publication support. Open to college juniors, seniors, graduates, and graduate students. Contact the Internship Coordinator for further information.

Beaver College, 450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
Tel. 888/232-8379 or 215/572-2174
Web site:

Beaver College arranges junior-senior year study abroad programs for numerous colleges and universities. Internships run for one semester. Candidates must be currently enrolled in an accredited American college or university with a GPA of 3.0 and at least a 3.3 in three courses in the internship discipline. Interns receive academic credit for courses taken during the internship period. Open to college juniors and seniors. Requires a $35 application fee. Application deadlines are October 15 for spring; April 20 for fall; and March 10 for summer London program (nonacademic). Contact the Program Coordinator for further information.

1451 Dundee Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
Tel. 847/742-5100 or Fax 847/742-6103
Web site:

Sponsored by the Church of the Brethren, this organization promotes peace, justice, and human and environmental welfare through numerous programs in 20 countries. Offers over 100 domestic and overseas internships. Domestic internships run for 1 year. Overseas internships require a 2-year minimum commitment and involve working in one of 34 projects in such countries as China, El Salvador, France, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, and Poland. Internships pay $45.00 per month and include free room and board. Candidates for overseas internships should be college graduates, Christians, at least 21 years of age, and in good health. Candidates for domestic internships should be high school graduates, Christians, and at least 18 years of age. Application deadlines are July 1 for fall, January 1 for spring, and May 1 for summer. Contact the Recruiter.

CDS International, Inc.
871 United Nations Plaza, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017-1814
(212) 497-3500
Fax: (212) 497-3535

CDS is committed to the advancement of international practical training opportunities that stimulate the exchange of knowledge and technological skills and contribute to the development of a highly-trained and interculturally-competent workforce. These experiences help strengthen global cooperation and understanding amongst individuals, businesses, organizations and communities. Each year, CDS serves over 1,500 young professionals and students from almost 60 countries in a variety of work/study, internship and study tour programs. Programs are available for international citizens to complete practical training in the United States and for U.S. students, recent graduates and young professionals to participate in internship programs to Germany, Argentina, Switzerland, Turkey and Singapore. For more information and program fees, visit the website at

5846 Bellona Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212
Tel. 410/323-7656

This is a research and education organization dedicated to the study and application of conflict resolution methods. Offers two unpaid internships each year. Length of internship is flexible. Interns perform research, copyediting, and general office work. Open to high school seniors, high school graduates, college students, college graduates, graduate students, and others. Contact the Director with a resume, names and addresses of two references, a one-page writing sample, and a letter of interest.

1901 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 201
Washington, DC 20009
Tel. 202/745-2450
Fax 202/667-0444
Web site:

This nonprofit educational research group focuses on the study of arms control, defense budgets, and chemical and biological weaponry. It offers three unpaid research and legislative tracking internships lasting 3-4 months each. Open to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Apply to the Program Coordinator with a letter, resume, transcripts, and recommendations. Final selection requires an in-person interview. Application deadlines are May 1 for summer, August 1 for fall, and December 1 for spring.

205 E. 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017-5706
Tel. 1-888-COUNCIL
Web site:

For college students and recent graduates. Administers a wide variety of work, volunteer, intern, study, and travel programs. Each year nearly 25,000 students worldwide (6,000 from U.S.) become involved in CIEE’s programs. The Council’s Work Abroad program involves up to six months of work experience in France, Ireland, Canada, Spain, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, and China (teaching). Jobs range from waiting tables in a hopping pub in Dublin to helping customers as a sales clerk at a funky boutique in Sydney, or even interning at an architect’s office in Frankfurt. $20 application fee.

2300 M Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20037
Tel. 202/862-9544 or Fax 202/429-1766
Web site:

This organization promotes better communication and understanding between the United States and the European Community. It offers 10-12 internships in academic affairs, public inquiries, speakers’ bureau, and the Europe Magazine. Individuals perform research, information dissemina-tion, and clerical duties. Each internship is unpaid and lasts five months. Open to college juniors, seniors, graduates, and graduate students. Contact the Assistant for Academic Affairs for more information.

3256 Braemar Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Tel. 216/295-9856

This nonprofit organization provides 80-100 internships in Eu-rope (Bonn, Cologne, London, Madrid, Paris, and Strasbourg) for a variety of fields—advertis-ing, business, law, education, health care, politics, social science, theater, and urban planning. During the academic year internships run for one semester; summer internships last 10 weeks. These are unpaid internships in which participants are expected to pay a program fee ranging from $1,780 to $6,300 which includes room and board. Open to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Foreign language competence a necessity for interns in Bonn, Paris, and Madrid. Requires an application fee of $25. Applicants should send a transcript, two letters of recommendation, and an essay on their career goals.

811 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20571
Tel. 1-800-565-3946 or Fax 202/565-3380
Web site:

This independent government agency promotes the export financing of U.S. goods and services. It sponsors 15-20 summer and semester interns each year in the areas of accounting, economics, financial analysis, and computer work. Open to under-graduate and graduate students. Favors majors in business administration, computer science, economics, finance, and marketing. Applicants must summit an OF-612 and college tran-scripts. Application deadline is March 31.

Recruiting and University Development
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06431
Tel. 203/382-2000
Web site:

General Electric Company hires numerous undergraduate and graduate interns for offices around the world: aerospace, aircraft engines, National Broadcasting Company (NBC), electrical distribution and control commu-nications and services, motors, financial services, industrial and power systems, lighting, transportation systems, appliance, medical systems, and plastics. These are paid internships. Appli-cants should send a resume and cover letter indicating their desired position.

275 7th Avenue, Suite 1206
New York, NY 10001
Tel. 212/647-0123 or Fax 212/627-6137

Distributes newswire services from developing countries as well as writes stories on politics and culture. Interns become involved in numerous phases of the news business, from copyediting to writing stories. Offers unpaid internships.

Everett Public Service Summer Internships
485 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Tel. 212/972-8400, Ext 265 or Fax 212/972-0905
Web site:

Offers four paid ($180 per week) summer internships relating to human rights issues. Each lasts from 8 to 10 weeks. Send resume, letter of interest, writing sample, and letter of recommendation by March 31. Also has some internships during the academic year.

10400 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 250L
Columbia, MD 21044-3510
Tel. 410/994-3068
Fax 410/997-5186
Web site:

This popular worldwide internship program is designed for students in engineering, architecture, and the sciences. Provides practical on-the-job training in 60 member countries. Program is administered in the U.S. by the Association for International Practical Training (AIPT). Places 75-100 interns each year. Must be at least a college Junior enrolled full-time when applying. Primarily summer placements. $50.00 application fee. $150.00 placement fee.

P.O. Box 6178
McLean, VA 22106
Tel. 703/893-8541 or Fax 703/893-8541

This international trade and business organization promotes more effective strate-gies for cross-border transitions. It offers several unpaid internships lasting from 1½-6 months in information systems, public relations, advertising, marketing, membership administration, and events planning. Open to college juniors, seniors, graduates, and individuals re-entering the work force. Requires a $10 registration and processing fee. Contact the President for more information.

731 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Tel. 202/547-3800 or Fax 202/546-4783

The International Center focuses on U.S. foreign policy in Asia and Russia for the purpose of promoting democratic movements and the resolution of regional conflicts. It offers 10 internships. The internships involve research, writing, and general clerical duties centering on projects relating to Asia and Russia as well as the New Forests Project (promotes reforestations and economic development in developing countries). These are unpaid internships lasting for a period of 10 weeks. Open to college juniors, seniors, graduates, and graduate students. Application deadlines are June 30 for the fall, November 30 for the spring, and March 31 for the summer.

15 Spiros Way
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Tel. 650/323-4944
Fax 650/323-1104
Web site:

A paid summer internship program. This in-depth immersion in work, culture, and language program consists of placing students with employers in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, L-uxemburg, Finland, and Japan for periods of 8 to 12 weeks, from early June until September 1. Requires a $200.00 application fee and a $600.00 placement fee within 7 days after employment has been confirmed.

Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4599
Tel. 650/949-7777
Fax 650/949-7375
Web site:

This internship and summer jobs program is designed for American college students. Involves work experience and linguistic/cultural immersion in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Finland, Austria, Italy, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. Each year approximately 300 students from 70 U.S. colleges and universities register as part-time students at Foothill College and receive 13 units of academic credit for participation in the program. Employment available in several fields including engineering, computer science, chemistry, finance and banking, hospitality, retail sales, teaching, recreation, health care, clerical, tourism, and agriculture. All positions are paid and provide sufficient income to cover living expenses while abroad.

1623 Belmont Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel. 202/939-5566
Fax 202/232-9783

Affiliated with the Meridian International Center, IVIS sponsors programs and provides services to international visitors in Washington, DC. Offers one paid internship involving general office work. Duration of internship is one semester. Candidates should have foreign language skills. Contact the Executive Director for more information.

1116 Cowper Drive
Raleigh, NC 27608
Tel. 919/831-1575 or Fax 919/834-7170
Web site:

Offers non-paying internships in London, Paris, Dublin, Cologne, France, Shanghai, Santiago, Budapest, Melbourne, Bangkok, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City for a period of 6 weeks to 6 months. For college seniors and graduates. $700 program fee.

Marymount College
Terrytown, NY 10591-3796
Tel. 914/332-8222 or Fax 914/631-3261
Web site:

This unique study abroad program is designed for undergraduates who attend universities and polytechnics in central London. The program provides unpaid internships in a variety of fields, such as fashion design, merchandising, public relations, publishing, museums, journalism, communications, hotel manage-ment, and international business. Open to college juniors and seniors. Contact the Director, Study Abroad Program for more information.

501 East Armour Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64109-2200
Tel. 816/531-4701 or Fax 816/561-7502
Web site:

This nonprofit educational and cultural exchange organization administ-ers pro-grams for college and professional groups in over 20 countries. Offers unpaid internships for 2-month periods and traveling seminars. People to People works in cooperation with the University of Missouri—Kansas City to offer undergraduate and graduate credit.

1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel. 215/241-7024 or Fax 215/567-2096
Web site:

Operates a variety of internship programs, workcamps, volunteer opportunities, student foreign exchange programs, and student abroad programs through its network of Quaker organizations, especially the American Friends Service Com-mittee. These include year-long internships to two-year, Peace Corps type programs for both Quakers and non-Quakers. Maintains 16 lists on its Web site that include work alternatives.

Intern Program Manager
1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel. 202/457-6949 or Fax 202/457-6913
Web site:

This independent news and broadcasting corporation promotes better communi-cation with the peoples of Eastern Europe and the Common-wealth of Independent States. It hires more than 10 research and electrical engineering interns for 8-12 week periods. Interns are paid $48 a day. Research interns travel to Munich and should be fluent in a language of Eastern Europe or the Commonwealth of Independent States. Electrical engineering interns should be fluent in German, Portuguese, or Spanish. Open to highly qualified undergraduates and graduate students. Applica-tion deadline in mid-February.

c/o Town Affiliation Association
1210 South Payne Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2939
(no phone calls please)
Fax 703/836-4815
Web site:

This nonprofit association assists U.S. communities in developing formal linkages with other cities throughout the world for the purposes of increasing international understanding and promoting exchanges. Offers one unpaid internship for a minimum of 6 weeks. Candidates should have some international and community service background and be computer literate. Open to college juniors, seniors, graduates, graduate students, and career changers. For more information, contact the Personnel Office.


801 2nd Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel. 212/697-3232 or Fax 212/682-9185

The purpose of this nonprofit organization is to strengthen the United Nations system and promote U.S. participation in the organization. It offers several unpaid internships of variable duration. Most internships involve research, proofreading, writing, and general office responsibilities. Open to college juniors, seniors, graduates, graduate students, and career changers. Application deadlines are April 1 for summer, August 19 for fall, and January 15 for spring. Contact the Intern Coordinator for more information.

Personnel Department
Internship Coordinator
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062
Tel. 202/659-6000

This organization promotes business, trade, and professional associations. Hiring 85 interns each year, it offers unpaid semester-long international internships for college juniors and seniors. Interns conduct research, write articles, attend congressional hearings, and follow legislation.

Work-Study Internship Program
Office of Foreign Service Personnel
P.O. Box 688
Ben Franklin Station
Washington, DC 20044-0688

This U.S. Department of Commerce organization promotes U.S. exports and business. It sponsors a summer work-study intern program for 10 to 12 week periods. Open to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students. It offers several unpaid internships involving research, writing, and marketing/promotion. Interns work abroad and are responsible for financing all of their travel, living, and other expenses. Applicants must submit a resume, transcripts, two letters of reference, and a 500 to 700-word essay on their career goals. Deadlines for applications are November 1.

Student Intern Program
Recruitment Division
Arlington, VA 22219
Tel. 703/875-4910 or Fax 703/875-7243
Web site:

Offers a variety of internship programs for individuals who are planning to pursue a career with the U.S. government.

2710 Ontario Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel. 202/625-7402 or Fax 202/625-2353
Web site:

This nonprofit organization offers 10-15 unpaid internships each year in urban areas of Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Visions in Action focuses on urban development and includes such issues as refugee relief, famine relief, women, agriculture, family planning, appropriate technology, and youth work. Interns work on urban development, public relations, administrative support, and fundraising. Open to college students, graduates, graduate students, and career changers. For more information, contact the U.S. Director.

P.O. Box 15250
Washington, DC 20003
Tel. 202/546-3950 or Fax 202/546-3749

This organization promotes the work of the United Nations in the areas of environ-mentalism, human rights, and conflict resolution. It offers four paid ($100) internships for one semester each. Interns get experience in conducting policy research, coordinating conferences, writing, editing, public relations, and lobbying. Open to college students, graduates, and graduate students. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the Director of Student Programs.

3501 Newark Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016-3167
Tel. 202/966-6808 or Fax 202/895-1104

This nonprofit, educational organization seeks to promote greater world peace and understanding through exchange programs for high school students. It offers several unpaid internships in consumer services, public relations, finance, school relations, sales and marketing, sports, and promotion. Open to college students, graduates, graduate students, and career changers. For more information, contact the Assistant Director Volunteer Services.

Other Internship Opportunities

Numerous other organizations—from government agencies to private companies and nonprofit firms—offer internship opportunities. You may want to contact some of the following organizations which have been summarized in previous chapters (see Index for page references):

Amigos De Las Americas
The Brookings Institution
Center For Strategic and International Studies
Central Intelligence Agency
Freedom House
Habitat For Humanity
International Finance Corporation
International Monetary Fund
MAP International
Organization of American States
Pan American Development Foundation
United Nations
The World Bank
Zero Population Growth

For more information on internships, see the following publications which identify thousands of internship opportunities:

--Directory of International Internships. Edited by Charles Gliozzo and Vernicka Tyson. 1998. Michigan State University, Career Services and Placement, 113 Student Services Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1114, Tel. 517/355-9510, ext. 371 or Fax 517/353-2597. $25.00.

--Internships 1999. Princeton, NJ: Peterson’s, 1998, $24.95.

Excerpted from "Jobs For People Who Love to Travel" and "International Jobs Directory" by Drs. Ron and Caryl Krannich. Impact Publications, 9104 Manassas Drive, Suite N, Manassas Park, VA 20111, Tel. 703-361-7300, Fax 703-335-9486, E-mail: Available through Impact's on-line career and travel bookstores: and

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