Although we do not directly link students up with internships, occasionally we do post relevant opportunities below.

** The Curriculum in Global Studies does not endorse or otherwise guarantee the quality of these internship/volunteer opportunities.


Available Internship Opportunities

APPLES Spring 2017 Internships

APPLES Spring Internships applications open on September 15th! Students commit to working 150 hours (10-12 hours per week) with a community or government organization, earn  $1,200 for their work and participate in a three credit hour course offered through the School of Social Work (which fulfills the experiential education requirement). Internship positions focus on a variety of fields and professions including public relations, outreach, development, event coordination, administration, project development, education and public policy (see links for more details).

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Environmental Advocacy Positions- Environment North Carolina 

Make a difference on issues that matter this semester with Environment North Carolina! What are you planning to do with your semester? Do you want to make a real difference, working to protect the environment or public health? Do you want to gain real-world experience and pick up valuable skills? Do you want to make good money?   Sign up for one of our information sessions here!

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Teachers2Teachers International- Fall 2016 Internship

Teachers2Teachers-International, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, N.C., is offering internship opportunities for the Fall 2016 academic semester with the possibility of an extension through Spring 2017.

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International Focus, Inc Unpaid Programming Intern/Associate Opportunity

International Focus, Incorporated is a nonprofit, membership organization based in Raleigh, N.C. Through the International Festival, IF aims to support multiculturalism, and diversity within the research triangle area through a wide range of activities.

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Archived Internship Opportunities 

Student Action with Farmworkers Internship Opportunities

Spend the school year interning at Student Action with Farmworkers‘ office learning about the farmworker justice movement and gaining nonprofit leadership skills. Six interns will increase SAF’s capacity to train farmworker youth, build advocacy and organizing campaigns, increase our communications and be a strong sustainable organization.

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Nourish International Fall 2016 Internship Opportunities

Nourish International is seeking interns for the fall 2016 semester. Interns work closely with full-time Nourish staff to expand and strengthen the organization’s capacity to deliver upon its’ mission to make a lasting impact on poverty.
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Global Student Embassy (GSE) Program Coordinatior Internship Now Accepting Submissions unpaid

Global Student Embassy (GSE) is hiring a Program Coordinator Intern for the 2016/2017 school year. GSE is a nonprofit that does environmental service trips abroad and then brings the change back to the community through projects like school gardens.
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NCPIRG Fall 2016 unpaid

NCPIRG works to ensure the voice of the public is represented and fights to protect the public interest. Every day there is some corporation or group of politicians who are working to keep the status quo, but if we are going to make democracy work for us, or make college more affordable, we’ll need to overcome their opposition. Interns are part of a semester-long activist internship where you’ll get involved in your community, learn important skills, make a difference on the issues that matter, and take on a leadership role within a campaign team.
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Global Student Embassy (GSE) Seeks Intern Now Accepting Applications unpaid

The Global Student Embassy is a non-profit based in North California. GSE is currently seeking an intern at UNC to start August of 2016.
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UNC Carolina Navigators Summer and Academic Year Internships; Academic Year August 11 unpaid

Carolina Navigators is a highly selective K-16 service-learning program that offers UNC students the opportunity to bring the world to North Carolina’s K-12 classrooms.
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UNC Center for Global Initiatives Summer Interns: Application Due April 11 unpaid

The Center for Global Initiatives is seeking Interns for the Summer 2016. Get new Carolina students excited about all the global opportunities for them here at UNC! Get valuable professional experience relevant to communications, global education, and program management.
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Summer 2016 Internship Opportunity in Charlotte, NC (The Echo Foundation) unpaid

The Echo Foundation seeks 2–3 student interns who will develop our upcoming curriculum on Cuba during a summer-long internship. Student interns with The Echo Foundation play a critical role in the development and implementation of our educational programming. In a small, dynamic environment, interns have the opportunity to support our vital initiatives that advance the cause of humanity, while gaining valuable research and product development experience.
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Summer 2016 USTR Internship Program unpaid

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries. Opportunities are available in a variety of offices within the political component of USTR, including the Office of the Ambassador, Congressional Affairs, Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, Private Sector Engagement, and Public Affairs.
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Summer 2016 Institute for Defense and Business – Part-Time nternship (Strategic Studies Fellows Program) Deadline March 7 at 5 p.m. paid

The Institute for Defense and Business is currently seeking rising seniors and juniors from UNC who are interested in the worlds of national security and/or business for a part-time summer internship for the Strategic Studies Fellows Program.
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Summer 2016 Curriculum in Global Studies Global Internship Award Deadline April 1 at Noon paid

The Curriculum in Global Studies is pleased to announce a call for proposals for monetary awards to support our Undergraduate students who have secured/are securing internationally focused internships for Summer 2016. Internships should be a minimum of six weeks, and can be based in the US or abroad. While students can conduct research during the period of their internship, this is not a fieldwork grant.
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Paid Internship opportunity for Americans for Tax Reform 15 spots Available paid

Americans for Tax Reform are now hiring interns for the summer! The internship is paid ($10.50/hour) and offers the chance to work alongside some of the best political advocates in Washington, as well as the opportunity for increasing responsibility. ATR accepts applications from undergraduate and graduate students of all majors, and the positions can be taken for credit through an applicant’s home university or college, coinciding with spring, summer, and fall semester dates.
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Communications Intern position for Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center, Inc. Application Due February 2 paid

Learn the ins and outs of environmental advocacy while working to protect the coast from offshore drilling, grow solar for the state, or fight climate change. The communications intern will be responsible for working with the field director to implement both the internal and external communications plan for Environment North Carolina’s priority campaigns.
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Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at Northern Arizona University Applications Due February 8

The program is for first years and sophomores and it aims to address some of the issues about the lack of diversity in the field of conservation. Get invaluable field experience, meet important conservationists, and meet students from across the country. The stipend is very competitive ($5,000 per summer), and the program pays for all food, housing, and travel.
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National Academy of Social Insurance Fellowships: Application Deadline March 1

The Academy is recruiting for its 2016 prestigious summer internship programs. The most qualified upper division undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates looking to explore their next career choices, will have access to unmatched internship experience.
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Nourish International Internships Spring 2016

Interns work closely with full-time Nourish staff to expand and strengthen the organization’s capacity to deliver upon its mission to make a lasting impact on poverty and shape students into life-long global change-makers.
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Internship Opportunity at Teachers2Teachers-International Spring 2016

Teachers2Teachers-International, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, NC, is offering internship opportunities for the Spring 2016 academic semester with the possibility of an extension through the summer and a chance to join in one of our trips.
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Humanity in Action Fellowship Programs

Use your holiday break to work on your applications! The deadline to apply to these programs is January 7, 2016.
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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is one of many programs administrated through OUR and designed to enhance the educational experience of undergraduates by engaging them in research opportunities. The SURF program is made possible by funding from many campus units.
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Summer and Fall 2016 Phillips Ambassadors: Applications Open December 1

Phillips Ambassadors are selected twice a year and receive $5,000 each to use toward the cost of a UNC-approved study abroad program in Asia. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, strong communications skills, intellectual curiosity and ambition, evidence of generous service to campus and community, and a previous record of leadership.
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VE Global Seeks Volunteers: Webinars Nov. 23 & 26

VE is a non-profit organization providing free volunteer abroad opportunities in Santiago, Chile. VE Global fosters the development of children at social risk in Santiago de Chile by recruiting and training volunteers to do volunteer work in the areas of literacy, arts, health and recreation, and English.
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The Humanity in Action Fellowship

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.
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Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ODS) Carnegie Junior Fellows Program Endorsement Application (4th-year students): Deadline Is November 19

Would you like to work for one year as a research associate in Washington, D.C.? Do you have an interest in international relations? Apply for the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program and earn a position with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace! Fourth year students and recent alumni from all majors who have not begun graduate study are eligible.
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Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI)

The Summer Serve and Learn volunteer program offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience in international development work in Africa.You will benefit from Twi language lessons, discussions on pertinent topics and cultural exchanges, such as meeting the village chief, a drumming and dancing workshop, and traveling to sites at the historic Ghanaian cities of Kumasi and Cape Coast.
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Boren Awards Endorsement: Deadline Is November 30

Want to learn something like Japanese, Wolof, or Hindi? How about continue your Arabic study? You can use the Boren Awards to study a language abroad! They also have special programs for STEM majors and ROTC students. All class years, majors, and language levels are welcome to apply. You can apply independently early next semester, but if you submit your application materials, including letters of recommendation, by Mon., Nov. 30, 2015 at 5PM ET you can get a guaranteed campus representative evaluation and feedback from ODS.
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Internship for Humanitarian Development: Deadline is November 19

Would you like to work for one year as a research associate in Washington, D.C.? Do you have an interest in international relations? Apply for the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program and earn a position with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace! Fourth year students and recent alumni from all majors who have not begun graduate study are eligible. Endorsement application submissions, including letters of recommendation, are due by Thur., Nov. 19, 2015 at 5PM ET.
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The Class of 1938 Fellowship Program

The UNC-Chapel Hill Alumni Class of 1938 annually awards summer study abroad fellowships to U.S. students interested in pursuing independent career or personal projects outside the United States. This scholarship program provides financial assistance to students to perform independent projects abroad. Fellowships of $5,000 each are awarded.
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Ghana Health and Education Initiative Internship (GHEI) Summer Serve & Learn

GHEI is a 501©3 registered NGO working in the rural Western Region of Ghana to improve children’s health and education outcomes through sustainable development practices and community empowerment.
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Social and Ethical Aspects of Research on Curing HIV (searcHIV) Undergraduate Internship

searcHIV, funded by an NIH R01 grant, is a multi-site, multi-disciplinary working group focusing on investigating the biosocial implications of curing HIV infection. We are seeking a part-time undergraduate student intern to support research at our UNC Chapel Hill site. The position will begin as unpaid, with the possibility of becoming paid after one month if the position is a good fit for the candidate and the research team.
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Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)

The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) invites applications for a ten-week paid summer research internship for undergraduate students (rising Juniors and seniors) in the humanities and social sciences.
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Maymester Peru Global Engagement Trip with Human Connections

Human Connections will be hosting a Microfinance, Entrepreneurship, and Development Trip in Peru, starting on May 15, 2016 and running until May 27, 2016. The program will allow students to visit with Peruvian business owners, microfinance institutions, organizations and other local experts who have first hand experience in these fields.
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APPLES Alternative Spring Break

Interested in serving a different community while forming lasting friendships with other Carolina students? Apply for APPLES Alternative Spring Break! Through alternative spring breaks, students engage in hands-on service work while learning about key focus areas, including Latino Communities, Rural Communities, Urban Communities, Civil Rights and Disaster Relief.
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Environment North Carolina Internship

Learn the ins and outs of environmental advocacy while working to protect the coast from offshore drilling, grow solar for the state, or fight climate change.You’ll work alongside an experienced organizer and learn what it really takes to make lasting change to protect the environment.
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North Carolina State Government Internships

The prestigious and competitive North Carolina State Government Internship Program is offering up to 70 paid summer internship opportunities in state government agencies, for undergraduate and graduate students of many disciplines. Application are now being accepted for the Summer 2016 North Carolina State Government Internship Program.
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Into the Fields Internship

Spend your summer meeting and supporting the people who plant, harvest and produce the food you eat everyday! Through Into the Fields you will support and organize farmworkers, get trained on the issues surrounding their lives and the broader context of the agricultural industry.
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Sowing Seeds for Change Fellowship

The Sowing Seeds for Change Fellowship is a 6-month leadership development program for college students and recent graduates to improve farmworkers’ access to healthcare as well as advocate for improved living and working conditions.
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Solidaridad Internship

Spend the school year interning at Student Action with Farmworkers’ office learning about the farmworker justice movement and gaining nonprofit leadership skills.
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Internship for Korean Speaker

PS International, is looking for a part time intern fluent in Korean who can work with us a few hours a week. We are an international trading company that specializes in the trading of bulk agricultural commodities. We need help with translations and conference calls with our office in Seoul. The ideal candidate would be highly organized and have excellent English skills.
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One Heart Source: deadline is October 23

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2016 Volunteer Programs. We are offering a variety of 2 and 4 week programs in Jamaica and South Africa
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APPLES Spring 2016 Internships: deadline is October 6

Applications are open for APPLES Spring Internships! Students commit to working 150 hours (10–12 hours per week) with a community or government organization, earn $1,200 for their work and participate in a three-credit-hour course offered through the School of Social Work (which fulfills the experiential education requirement). Internship positions focus on a variety of fields and professions.
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Nourish International Fall 2015 Internships

Interns work closely with full-time Nourish staff to expand and strengthen the organization’s capacity to deliver upon its mission to make a lasting impact on extreme poverty.

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ABAN Internships

Have a global internship experience without leaving the Triangle! A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN) is an international nonprofit based in Carrboro that works to end the cycle of generational poverty among women and children in Ghana. We provide women with limited opportunity a means to make a sustainable living, empowering them through education and skills training.
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US AID Student Internships

We draw enthusiastic and forward-thinking interns from a wide variety of fields of study. Interns generally work in one of USAID’s offices in Washington, DC, supporting programs in fields such as economic growth, agriculture, education, health, environment, democracy and governance, conflict prevention, and humanitarian assistance.
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Internship for Humanitarian Development

Introduction:  Internship for Humanitarian Development (IHD ) is located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. We provide Internship and Research Programs in Rajasthan which are embedded in a structured and ongoing Training and Education framework. Interns and researchers complete projects in many different fields—Micro-enterprise, Health, Education, Human Rights, Microfinance, Gender Equity, Environment and the Arts.
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