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Internship Resources

Use the following sites to find internship opportunities
at home or abroad.

College Recruiter - Featuring hundreds of thousands of internships for college students and entry level jobs for recent graduates.

Carter Center Internship Program - Opportunities for undergraduate juniors and seniors, recent graduates, and graduate/professional students who are interested in contemporary international and domestic issues.

Collegiate Network Internships and Fellowships - Each year the Collegiate Network offers paid summer internships and postgraduate, year-long fellowships at prominent media outlets to its most promising student journalists. For students seriously considering a journalism career, these positions offer writing opportunities at some of the nation's leading publications. Former interns and fellows include: Jonathan Karl, national security correspondent, ABC News; Naomi Schaefer Riley, deputy taste editor, Wall Street Journal; and Matthew Continetti, associate editor, The Weekly Standard.

Doctors without Borders - 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.

Environmental Career Organization - Lists hundreds of paid internships in the environmental field.

The Environmental Protection Agency - EPA established the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) in 1986 to foster a growing interest among higher education students in environmental careers. The NNEMS program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study.

Experience.com - 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.

Federal Internships Directory - Search for internships by agency, major, and career field.

Fullbright Online - Administered by The Institute of International Education—Fullbright Online offers fellowships to U.S. students for study, research, and/or teaching assistantships abroad.

Getty Museum - The Getty 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 Crossroads - 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 - 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 Intern Program - HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, 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 - Institute for Humane Studies offers print, broadcast, production, pubic policy, and non-profit internships. Open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates.

InternSearch.com - InternSearch works to match qualified students with quality internship positions (and vice versa). Their National Internship Directory includes detailed descriptions of available internships. Access by students and universities is free of charge.

Internships.com - Lists internships in the government, nonprofit, and private sectors.

KaiserEDU.org: Health Policy Fellowships - KaiserEDU.org provides a database of fellowships and internships in health policy and related fields.

LinkUp.com - Linkup.com is a job search engine that searches listings directly from company Web sites. Use Advanced Search: Internship/New Grad to locate internship opportunities.

Preserve.net: Internships in Historic Preservation - On this site you will find listings of historic preservation internships. Provided by Cornell University.

Princeton Review Online - Provides a search engine that targets listings by state, field of interest, and weekly compensation.

RAND Internships and Fellowships - 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.

Rhodes Scholarships - Rhodes Scholarships bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.

Rising Star Internships - Lists internships in over a hundred fields.

Student Conservation Association: Conservation Internships - 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.

Smithsonian Institution - 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.

Society for International Development - 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.

U.S. Department of State - The U.S. Department of State offers internships for students of all levels, including opportunities for: high school students, undergradute 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.

UniversityConnect - UniversityConnect is a directory containing over 2,800 internship programs in over 45 industry/career categories.

Washington Center for Internships - 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.