International Relations Internships*
Even more difficult than simply finding an internship, is finding one that both suits your interests and allows you to apply what you have learned as an undergraduate or graduate student. Below are various internships for your respective discipline and/or field of interest. Discover what current internship opportunities are available for someone in your field!
Adam Smith Institute, London, UK African Development Bank Internship Programme, various locations Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C. Amazon Watch Internships, various locations American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C. American Foreign Policy Council, Washington, D.C. American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Washington, D.C. Amnesty International, London, UK Asian Development Bank, various locations Asia Society, New York City, NY The Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C. Associated Press, various locations (Future Opportunity) The Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington, D.C. (Future Opportunity) The Ayn Rand Institute, Irvine, CA (Future Opportunity) British American Security Information Council, London, UK (Future Opportunity) The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. (Future Opportunity) Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, New York City, NY The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA Cato Institute, Washington, D.C. Center for Defense Information, Washington, D.C. (but also Beijing, Brussels, Cairo, and Moscow) Center for International Policy, Washington, D.C. Center for the National Interest, Washington D.C. Center for National Policy, Washington, D.C. Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, IL Commonwealth Institute, Cambridge, MA Council on Foreign Relations, New York City, NY and Washington, D.C. Council on Hemispheric Affairs Internships, Washington, D.C. Cultural Survival Internship Program, Cambridge, MA Diplomatic Courier, Washington, D.C. East-West Center, Washington, D.C. The Eisenhower Institute, Washington, D.C. Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C. Eurasia Foundation, Washington, D.C. Federation of American Scientists, Washington, D.C. (Future Opportunity) Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA Freedom Forum, Washington, D.C. (Future Opportunity) Freedom House, Washington, D.C. The Fund for Peace, Washington, D.C. (Future Opportunity) Grassroots International Internships, Boston, MA The Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, D.C. The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C. Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Human Rights Watch, various locations Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Washington, D.C. (Future Opportunity) Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C. Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Washington, D.C. Inter-American Development Bank Intern Program, various locations Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C. InterAction: A United Voice for Global Change, Washington, D.C. International Development Exchange Internships, San Francisco, CA International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C. (Future Opportunity) International Labour Organization Internships, Geneva, Switzerland International Organization for Migration Internships, various locations Middle East Institute, Washington, D.C. Migration Policy Institute, Washington, D.C. Millennium Challenge Corporation — Student Internships, Washington, D.C. (Future Opportunity) National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, D.C. National Institute for Public Policy, Fairfax, VA The National Security Archive, Washington, D.C. Organization of American States Student Intern Program, various locations Reason Foundation, Los Angeles, CA Refugees International Internships, Washington, D.C. Social Science Research Council, Brooklyn, NY Southern Center for International Studies, Atlanta, GA The United Nations Children’s Fund, New York City, NY and various locations The United Nations Development Program, New York City, NY and various locations United Nations Institute for Training and Research, Geneva, Switzerland United Nations Headquarters, New York City, NY U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Arlington, VA The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Washington, D.C. Witness for Peace, Washington, D.C. The World Bank, Washington, D.C. World Policy Institute, New York City, NY Worldwatch Institute, Washington, D.C.
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Foreign Policy Association’s Job Board for internship, employment, and volunteer opportunities in International Affairs/Relations.
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