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Internships & Careers List

American Bar Association (ABA) Internships – Internships are available in the ABA Group – Section of International Law. The Student Headquarters section offers information on the Membership Program, International Internships, Career Resources, and much more. 

AIDS Foundation of Chicago – Internships are available to provide practical applications of academic learning to qualified applicants. Internships are structured so that interns work closely with staff in their area of interest to gain a working knowledge of HIV/AIDS, learn how academic learning is related to a real world work environment and to provide experience for those pursuing a career in the nonprofit sector. Learn more about the current internships available

American Diabetes Association – Internships with the American Diabetes Association provide interns with daily engagement with the daily activities of employees and gain real-world experience while making a different in the lives of people who are affected by diabetes. Find internships available across the country

American Red Cross – The American Red Cross offers internships to undergraduate and graduate students from many diverse backgrounds, to join in a variety of internship programs that introduce young leaders to the mission of the Red Cross. Students will gain real-world work experience by being involved in projects critical to the day-to-day work of the organization. List of internship opportunities

AmeriCorps - AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Learn more about how to get involved

Amnesty International – Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. The organization works to protest people wherever justice, freedom, truth, and dignity are denied. It is currently the largest grassroots human rights organization which investigates and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. More information and how to get involved

Amigos de las Americas - Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) inspires and builds young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences. There are many opportunities to get involved, including Community Development Internships. 

Carter Center – A governmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve the life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy and human rights; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. More information about The Carter Center Internship Program

Carnegie Council of Ethics in International Affairs – The mission of Carnegie Council is to enlarge the audience for the simple but powerful message that ethics matter, regardless of place, origin, or belief. Carnegie Council’s internship program provides an exciting opportunity for students interested in international relations to experience the inner workings of an organization exploring the ethical dimensions of international affairs. 

Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) – CEGA’s mission is to improve lives and generate opportunities globally, through innovative research that drives effective policy and development programming. A hub for research on global development, with a network of over 50 academic researchers extending across the Univ. of California, Stanford University, and the Univ. of Washington. More information on opportunities available.  

Center for Global Development (CGD) – CGD conducts research and analysis on a wide range of topics related to how policies and actions of the rich and powerful affect poor people in the developing world. More information and a list of opportunities

City Year – International Affiliates – City Year deploys over 100 corps members to serve in 12 schools in London and Birmingham, as well as in South Africa. City Year is a leading youth and education charity and a beacon for a volunteer service year. City Year raises the attainment of children from disadvantage backgrounds and give volunteers the personal and professional skills to make a success of their lives after City Year. Learn more about opportunities available

Global Youth Connect - Founded in 1999 by young leaders from both the USA and post-genocide countries like Guatemala and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Global Youth Connect advances human rights by empowering young activists from around the globe to meet face-to-face, exchange ideas and take action together in collaboration with grassroots NGOs, policy makers, and other stakeholders. Global Youth Connect programs provide young leaders from a wide range of ethnic, national, economic, and religious backgrounds with opportunities to learn more about human rights and enhance their ability to take action on pressing human rights issues. 

Human Rights Watch (HRW) Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people worldwide. HRW investigates abuses, expose the fact widely, and pressure those with power to respect rights and secure justice. An independent, international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all. Internship opportunities can be found here

JET Programme – The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is aimed at promoting grass-roots international exchange between Japan and other nations. The number of countries sending participants has risen over the years, as has the number of participants. In 2013, the Programme welcome 4, 372 participants from 40 countries. More information about the JET Programme and opportunities available. 

Independent Diplomat (ID) - Founded in 2004 by former British diplomat Carne Ross, Independent Diplomat (ID) is an innovative venture in the world of international relations. The staff is comprised of experienced former diplomats, international lawyers and other experts in international relations. ID’s advice is impartial and its staff members have no allegiance or affiliation to other governments or institutions. Independent Diplomat works with a broad network of individuals and organisations, including law firms, commercial consultancies and universities, who support and assist our work on a pro bono basis. Learn more about ID and internship opportunities

IOR Global Services – IOR Global Services is the leading provider of global mobility and talent management solutions designed to advance employee effectiveness across cultures. The services offered worldwide include: destination services, language solutions, intercultural training, and global talent management. Internships opportunities

Management Sciences for Health – MSH is a global health nonprofit organization, using proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. MSH works to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Job and internship opportunities

Middle East Institute – The Middle East Institute is the oldest Washington-based institution dedicated solely to the study of Middle East. MEI has earned a reputation as an unbiased source of information and analysis on this critical region of the world, a reputation it has meticulously safeguarded since its creation. Today, MEI remains a respected, non-partisan voice in the field of Middle East studies. Learn more about internship opportunities

National Council on U.S. – Arab Relations – The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is an American non-project, non-governmental, educational organization dedicated to improving American knowledge and understanding of the Arab world. More information on internship opportunities

One Acre Fund – One Acre Fund puts Farmers First. One Acre Fund is a social enterprise organization that serves smallholder farmers with financing, technical assistance and agricultural support services in order to reduce hunger and poverty. List of open job opportunities

Organization of American States – The Organization of American States is the world’s oldest regional organization. The organization was established in order to achieve among its member states – as stipulated in Article 1 of the Charter – “an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, to strengthen their collaboration, and to defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity, and their independence.” Today, the OAS brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas. The OAS seeks to prevent conflicts and to bring political stability, social inclusion and prosperity to the region through dialogue and collective action. List of internships and more information

Oxfam International - Oxfam International seeks to create lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty around the world. It is part of a global movement for change, empowering people to create a future that is secure, just, and free from poverty. More information on how to get involved

Peace Corps – The Peace Corps is the preeminent international service organization of the United States, which sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service – at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. More information on how to get involved

The Public Interest Network/Impact – The groups of The Public Interest Network employ a full arsenal of time-tested strategies for change, including organizing, advocacy, research and policy analysis, litigation and socially responsible investing. Impact is a full-time, two-year commitment that’s all about winning concrete, lasting change in our country. The mission is to create timely, focused citizen action, energy and power – the kind it takes to make an impact on important issues – through campaigns run in targeted cities and states. Internship and job opportunities

Rotary International – Rotary is an organization of neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in communities and around the world. The mission of Rotary International, located in Evanston, IL, is to provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards, and to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. More information about employment opportunities

Rural Education Institute of Mexico, Inc. – In the Mexico education system, there is a wide gap between rural and urban youth. In cities, about 60% of youth get at least nine years of schooling; hat figure drops to 12 percent in the countryside – suggesting that most students in rural areas fail to complete middle school. The Rural Education Institute of Mexico was created to help rural communities address, and redress, this serious problem. List of open internships available

Teach for America – Teach for America’s mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequality by developing such leaders. Teach for America recruits recent college graduates and professional of all backgrounds to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools. More information on Teach for America. 

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs – An independent, non-partisan organization committed to educating the public-and influencing the public discourse – on global issues of the day. The Council provides a forum in Chicago for world leaders, policymakers, and other experts to speak to its members and the public on these issues. List of internship opportunities

UNICEF – The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work, and other efforts in support of the world’s children, through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. UNICEF work with governments, civic leaders, celebrities, corporations, campus groups, churches, teachers, and people just like you; anyone willing to help advocate for the survival and well-being of every child. Job openings

United Way Worldwide – United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. The mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. Learn how to get involved

USAID – USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. USAID opportunities, careers and internships

U.S. Department of Labor – The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is charged with preparing the America’s workers force for new and better jobs in the 21st Century work force, and ensuring the adequacy of America’s work places. Information on internships and employment opportunities

U.S. Department of State – At the U.S. Department of State, there is opportunity to gain insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, explore new career avenues and acquire lifelong skills while representing America to the world. Information on internships available

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. There are many opportunities for internships and jobs, within various offices of HHS. 

U.S. Secret Service – The United States Secret Service is a federal law enforcement agency with headquarters in Washington, DC., and more than 150 offices throughout the United States and abroad. The agency is mandated by Congress to carry out dual missions: protection of national and visiting foreign leaders, and criminal investigations. US Secret Service student opportunities

Women's Global Education Project - Women's Global Education Project (WGEP) believes that universal education, gender equality and empowerment of women are critical to a society's development. Our mission is to provide access to education and to develop training programs that empower women and girls to build better lives and foster equitable communities. WGEP works in both Kenya and Senegal, implementing our programs through strong, grassroots partnerships with local in-country organizations to ensure that our work is community-driven, sustainable and appropriate to the actual needs of our target communities. WGEP seeks to address and dismantle the root causes of poverty, such as the lack of education, limited opportunities for women and girls, and insufficient resources for local organizations. More information on WGEP.

WorldChicago – WorldChicago facilitates professional and personal interactions for international leaders during official visits to Chicago through U.S. Department of State sponsored exchange programs; enhances respect and communication through international exchanges and alliances; and promotes the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois as important centers for business and culture. WorldChicago internship opportunities

World Health Organization – The World Health Organization as the leader in global health issues is committed to building future leaders in public health. WHO’s Internship Programme offers a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight in the technical and administrative programmes of WHO. More information on WHO’s Internship Programme

World Teach – WorldTeach partners with governments and other organizations in developing countries to provide volunteer teachers to meet local needs and promote responsible global citizenships. More information on World Teach