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Global Internships in International Development


intern Since 1963 ACDI/VOCA has worked to empower communities around the world through economic development. To help ensure ACDI/VOCA’s continued work overseas we understand the importance of investing in the professional and academic development of students in international studies. ACDI/VOCA’s internship program gives graduate students enrolled in master’s degree programs the opportunity to expand their professional knowledge and experience in international development. More information



internThe internship program is only available with the BRAC Bangladesh operations and has not yet been expanded to BRAC’s international ventures in Africa or Asia. the ToR will specify the expected output from the interns specifically. Depending on conversations with the supervisor, most interns involved in research projects are expected to produce a report highlighting their research analysis and results. You can also offer a presentation to your department to explain your findings and foster discussion. More information



internCARE USA welcomes and encourages students who are interested in making a difference in the world to consider pursuing an internship. The internship program seeks to provide closely monitored, project-driven professional and practical experience for undergraduate and graduate students interested in contributing to substantive CARE projects and initiatives. Important networking opportunities are also provided through participation in orientations and trainings that will include information on CARE's history, vision, and where individuals from within the organization will share more in-depth information on certain programs. Interns are placed domestically either at CARE USA Headquarters in Atlanta or in US field offices. More information


Clinton Global Initiative

internThe Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America interns will assist/shadow CGI Working Group managers with research related to pressing domestic energy efficiency and clean energy issues seen through the lens of US economic recovery. Focus areas include green building, infrastructure, clean fuels, and renewable energy. Interns will also obtain hands-on learning and experience in the process of assisting with the identification and recruitment of relevant thought leaders and practitioners, supporting Commitment to Action development, managing data, and coordinating scheduling and event logistics. More information


Cultural Vistas

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture. Cultural Vistas will select up to 12 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and India. This fellowship opportunity is funded by Cultural Vistas. Cultural Vistas Fellows will enrich their academic learning through professional internship and immersion experiences focused on entrepreneurship and innovation. More information



internAre you interested in working for an International Organization? Are you willing to embark on a challenging opportunity that will enrich your personal as well as your professional experience? If so, consider applying for an internship at FAO. The Organization offers several options within its Headquarters and its decentralized offices worldwide to provide hands-on opportunities for students or young graduates to learn more about what FAO does. More information


Global Policy Forum

internDepending on GPF's priorities and interns' capacities, interns are asked to participate in special thematic projects. Currently, there are three issue areas: international development policy/sustainable development/2030 Agenda and its implementation, financing for development/international tax policy/tax justice, and corporate accountability and corporate influence on international processes. Interns are primarily (more than 80% of their time) engaged in preparing background information on international policy processes, participating in the preparation of workshops and conferences, writing articles and working papers, and contributing to the GPF Website. Interns also devote some time to office tasks, such as preparing mailings, helping organize meetings, ordering supplies, or just keeping the printer stocked with paper. More information


Foundation for Sustainable Development

internThe Foundation for Sustainable Development works with more than 250 partner organizations to create incremental, lasting change in communities around the world. With the Intern Abroad program, participants help make that change happen through a hands-on internship experience. It's an intense, immersive program for students and young professionals looking to gain international development training and experience. More information


International Rescue Committee

internOver the years, many who have made outstanding contributions to the IRC began their work with us as interns,volunteers and fellows. The IRC Fellows Program has introduced hundreds of students, health professionals, attorneys and teachers to the field of humanitarian assistance. Attracted by the IRC's spirit and tradition of service, they return to their studies or careers changed by the experience. As congressional aides, doctors, journalists, academics and staff of other relief and human rights organizations, they are among the world’s best advocates for refugees. Others have continued on as dedicated and successful employees of the IRC. More information




internThe OECD Internship Program has been designed to bring highly qualified and motivated students with diverse backgrounds into the Organisation to work on projects linked to the Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General. Its main goal is to give to successful candidates an opportunity to improve their analytical and technical skills as well as the experience to work in a truly international environment. More information


Mercy Corps

internEvery year, some of the most talented individuals from around the world set out on internships with Mercy Corps with particularly demanding terms of reference — to change the world. Internships are challenging opportunities for aspiring international relief and development practitioners. They are a chance to apply your education and experience to hands-on projects that contribute to Mercy Corps' efforts to help people turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve, in support of our mission to promote productive, secure and just communities. Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world's toughest places with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives. More information



internInternships for graduate students are available at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). These internships are intended to increase the intern's understanding of current human rights issues at the international level and give them an insight into the work of the United Nations and OHCHR in particular; and to provide OHCHR and the United Nations Human Rights mechanisms with the assistance and contribution of outstanding young students or graduates. The relationship between the Organization and the intern is one of mutual benefit. Interns are assigned to an organizational unit of OHCHR according to the needs of the Office and their own areas of interest. They are involved in: researching human rights issues, drafting analytical papers and reports, providing substantive and technical servicing of meetings, backstopping fact-finding and technical cooperation activities as well as field operations and supporting other OHCHR activities, depending on the exigencies of the Office. As part of the internship program, OHCHR endeavors to brief interns through a series of information sessions on human rights issues conducted by staff of the Office. More information



internOxfam offers various placements at Oxfam House and at the regional offices, in areas as diverse as HR, marketing, IT, accounting and digital media, and give you the chance to work on specific projects. Generally the internships last anywhere from three to 12 months, for two or three days a week - which means you can still work part-time while you're interning. It's a great chance to learn the ins and outs of a top UK charity and bounce your big ideas off some talented, passionate people. More information


Projects Abroad

internInternational Development interns may work with small businesses or NGOs to enhance the quality of life of locals.  From Latin American & the Caribbean to Africa and Asia, interns have the opportunity to work on a variety of International Development causes. These may include disaster management, agriculture, immigration, marketing, fundraising, disability rights, and HIV/AIDS problems. Interns work closely with children, women, the elderly, and the disabled. An International Development internship provides the opportunity to become experienced in community outreach while helping local organizations. On these projects, interns are rewarded by seeing the people that they work with slowly become more independent and successful. More information


Search for Common Ground

internAn international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, their mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. The goal is to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. Search for Common Ground implements projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. More information



internThe UN Foundation offers semester-long full and part-time internships during the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates. Interns participate in a variety of activities and perform a variety of tasks in support of the department for which they work. The number and nature of internships depends on the needs of the various departments. The Objectives of the Internship Program are to expose students to the work of the UN and to encourage them to consider careers in the UN or UN related causes; to provide a framework by which individuals from diverse academic backgrounds can utilize their theoretical knowledge in practical work assignments; and to aid the UNF/BWF in achieving its mission. More information



internInternships offer a small group of outstanding graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNDP's work. They are designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complements other international studies, including law. Internships can take place in a UNDP country office/ regional center or at the organization's Headquarters in New York. Assignments vary greatly in terms of content. Every attempt is made to match the interests of the intern with the needs of the organization. More information



internStudents from a wide range of disciplines are able to apply, and depending on qualifications, are selected for internships that relate either to the organization's strategic activities or to administrative or technical functions. Internships afford you the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural international organization. More information


UN Global Compact

internThe UN Global Compact offers internship opportunities in its New York office. The UN Global Compact pursues two complementary objectives: (1) making the UN Global Compact and its principles part of business strategy and operations everywhere; and (2) facilitating cooperation among key stakeholders by promoting partnerships and other collective action in support of UN goals. More information



internThe UNICEF Internship Program offers eligible/qualified students at both Headquarters and country offices the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff. Internships are offered depending on the availability of meaningful assignments and the needs and capacity of units/offices to receive and supervise interns. UNICEF is active in various functional areas related to its mandate, which can be categorized in three main pillars: Program and Policy, External Relations and Operations. More information



internESCAP provides opportunities for students enrolled in graduate school/PhD program, students enrolled in the final year of a first university degree, students having graduated with a university degree less than one year ago to undertake an internship with one of its diverse range of divisions and agencies, most of which are located at its Bangkok headquarters. The program aims to expose the intern to the day-to-day work and special missions of ESCAP, promote a better understanding of international problems, and to introduce the intern to the unique and multinational work environment of the UN organization. The program will enhance the intern's educational experience through practical work and/or research, along with providing the host division at ESCAP with able assistance in various specialized professional fields. More information



internThe different departments of UNHCR in the Geneva and Budapest offices offer internships to young people throughout the year. Some family duty field offices also take on interns. The duration of internships normally lasts between two and six months. Internships are offered depending on the availability of meaningful assignments and the needs and capacity of units/offices to receive and supervise interns. There is no deadline for sending in an application form. More information



internThe United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) accept unpaid interns on an ad hoc basis. The purpose of our Program is to offer students from diverse academic backgrounds an educational experience through practical work assignments within the international environment of the UN, while offering the United Nations the assistance of qualified students specializing in various professional fields. More information


UN Women

internThe UN Women Internship Program offers a small group of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UN Women’s work. It is designed to complement women’s development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complements other international studies, including law. Internship assignments vary greatly in terms of content. They may have a country-specific, regional, sectoral, or thematic focus. However, interns are normally involved in some aspect of the design, implementation and evaluation of UN Women–supported programs and projects. More information



internInterns generally work in one of USAID’s offices in Washington, D.C., supporting programs in fields such as economic growth, agriculture, education, health, environment, democracy and governance, conflict prevention, and humanitarian assistance. More information


Village Enterprise

internThe interns at Village Enterprise plan events, provide technical support and help with mailings. They write grants and provide strategy advice. They’re passionate about a world free of extreme poverty, and they are an integral part of the Village Enterprise team. Interns are core to the operations and assist with research, grant writing, social media, fundraising, marketing, event planning, communications and program development. More information


World Bank

internThe World Bank Group Internship offers highly motivated and successful individuals an opportunity to improve their skills while working in a diverse environment. Interns generally find the experience to be rewarding and interesting. This internship typically seeks candidates in the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social science (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, private sector development, as well as other related fields. Fluency in English is required. Prior relevant work experience, computing skills, as well as knowledge of languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese are advantageous. More information


Millennium Challenge Corporation

internInternships are provided for students with a desire to work in the international development field. Assignments are designed to complement the intern’s educational pursuits while meeting the expressed needs of the agency and individual MCC departments. More information

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