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This site features hundreds of thousands of internships for college students and entry level jobs for recent graduates.
Opportunities for undergraduate juniors and seniors, recent graduates, and graduate/professional students who are interested in contemporary international and domestic issues.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) recruits medical and non-medical personnel to provide aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters.
Experience.com provides access to thousands of internship and entry-level job opportunities as well as a wealth of career resources. Experience.com offers what they call an "Exclusive Experience"—an opportunity that gives job seekers the chance to combine their passion and career. An Exclusive Experience can include job shadowing, internships, interviews with a role model, meeting with a mentor, or a conference or event.
The Foreign Policy Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. Founded in 1918, the Foreign Policy Association serves as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding of, and providing informed opinions on global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process. Search on this site to find internships, job and volunteer opportunities. If you would like to be notified of new job and internship postings, sign up for their weekly Global Jobs Newsletter.
Administered by The Institute of International Education—Fullbright Online offers fellowships to U.S. students for study, research, and/or teaching assistantships abroad.
The Getty Museum offers graduate internships as well as multicultural undergraduate internships at the Getty Center. In addition, the Getty supports multicultural internships at Los Angeles area museums and visual arts organizations.
Global Crossroad’s internship abroad program offers 2-12 weeks of customized internship opportunities for students, researchers, and explorers in Argentina, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Tanzania, Thailand, and Uganda. Internship areas include, but are not limited to, health care, journalism, women’s issues, culture, sustainable development, and business.
Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. Their mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. They offer a variety of job and internship opportunities.
HUD's mission is to increase home ownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. The HUD Intern Program provides various mixtures of formal training, developmental on-the-job assignments, research assignments, workshops and seminars, and mentorships that will develop the skills needed for professional success and growth of its participants. Positions are available in Washington, D.C., as well as in field locations around the country.
Institute for Humane Studies offers print, broadcast, production, pubic policy, and non-profit internships. Open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates.
Lists internships in the government, nonprofit, and private sectors.
Linkup.com is a job search engine that searches listings directly from company websites. Use Advanced Search: Internship/New Grad to locate internship opportunities.
Provides a search engine that targets internship listings by state, field of interest, and weekly compensation.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. The RAND Corporation offers a number of internship and fellowship programs. The Graduate Student Summer Associate Program allows outstanding students to conduct short-term independent research within the framework of an ongoing RAND project and are mentored by RAND staff. RAND also provides postdoctoral candidates with the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills through several RAND division fellowships and programs.
Student Conservation Association offers conservation internships in over 50 disciplines throughout the United States. These internships are 3-12 month expense-paid opportunities to preserve environmental and cultural resources. For individuals 18 or older. Also find on their site short-term jobs and career information.
The Smithsonian Institution spans 19 museums, the National Zoo, cutting edge research facilities, and extensive education and outreach programs across the world. The Smithsonian offers a wide variety of internship opportunities which can be searched by sponsoring museum, research institute, and office, or by subject. As an intern you will have the opportunity to make a real impact, develop personally and professionally, and learn from people who are experts in their fields.
The Society for International Development (SID), founded in Washington, D.C. in 1957, is a global forum of individuals and institutions concerned with sustainable economic, social and political development. Today, SID has over 3,000 members in 125 countries and over 65 local chapters worldwide. It works with more than 100 associations, networks, and institutions involving parliamentarians, academics, students, political leaders, and development experts, both at local and international levels. This makes SID one of the very few organizations with a holistic, multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to development. Internships offered in the Fall, open to currently enrolled undergraduates, graduate students or recent graduates.
The StudentJobs area of the USAJobs site offers a search portal for a range of employment opportunities for students within the Federal Government, whether in high school, college, or graduate school.
The U.S. Department of State offers internships for students of all levels, including opportunities for: high school students, undergraduate students, graduate and post-graduate students. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with the global community, gain insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, explore new career avenues and acquire lifelong skills.
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit.