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

Historic Stagville Internship Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

Historic Stagville is the former site of one of the largest plantations in North Carolina. The site features the first house built for slaveholders, four houses where enslaved families lived, and a barn constructed by enslaved craftsmen. The site provides free, public tours of these structures, as well as events and education programs for all ages. Interns will gain experience in public history as well as develop skills in public speaking or research. They should also be energized to discuss race, slavery, and history with the public.

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RTI International- International Governance and Economic Development internship program (unpaid)

The Governance and Economic Development (GED) Division Internship Program at RTI provides outstanding students the opportunity to work side-by-side with senior international governance experts to develop new tools and approaches to some of the most challenging issues in developing countries. Interns will gain exposure to all aspects of the business development process in governance and are encouraged to propose ideas for independent research or business development projects.

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Internships in Activism with NCPIRG

NCPIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. Interns with NCPIRG are part of a semester long activist internship where you’ll get involved in your community, learn important skills, and make a difference on the issues that matter. Interns take on a leadership role within a campaign team, and help us win.

Find out more and apply online here!

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Archived Internship Opportunities 


Communication/Marketing Intern- International Focus

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. The hours are flexible but will between 9-12 hours and it is an unpaid internship. Some of the duties an intern would perform are taking photos, interviewing visitors, assisting with development, write stories, and many more. We are looking for an intern who has strong writing abilities, a creative bent, analytical skills, and interest in the international community. Photography and/or design skills are a plus.

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Environment America Summer 2017 Field Organizers (paid)

Environment America’s summer field organizers will work to generate media attention, mobilize hundreds of citizens across their states, and build diverse coalitions of organizations and opinion leaders to push for action. Our summer field organizers will also spend two weeks working with our citizen outreach offices to recruit new members and raise money through canvassing to support the campaign.

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Clara Vista Foundation Summer 2017 internships (paid)

Clara Vista Foundation is an international community development 501(c)3 non-profit. We work closely with the rural village of Venado, Costa Rica to empower local leadership and support community members in being their own agents of change. Our development projects include the establishment of a vibrant community center, environmental stewardship initiatives, health promotion activities as well as economic and educational opportunities.

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Duke University Summer Session Paid Internships

As a premier residential college preparatory program for high school students, the Duke Summer Session is constantly on the lookout for exceptional college students who want to spend their summer investing in the lives and educations of others. If this opportunity sounds appealing to you, consider applying for the residential, administrative, and instructional paid internship opportunities offered this summer.

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Volunteer Opportunity, Child Rights and Protection NGO, India

The Bal Suraksha Abhyan Trust, an NGO working on child rights and protection in the Himalayan town of Kalimpong in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal (India), is seeking a volunteer for 2 to 3 months to assist with general administrative and communications work.

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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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Z. Smith Reynolds Paid Fellowship & Summer Internship

The ZSR Fellowship is a 2-year paid fellowship for an individual with interests in philanthropy, public policy, community service, and/or the non-profit sector. Eligible candidates must be natives or residents of North Carolina and/or graduates of an accredited North Carolina college or university. The application is due January 3, 2017.

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The ZSR Summer Internship is an 8-week paid summer internship for one student who is currently enrolled in an accredited North Carolina undergraduate or graduate program. The intern will work at the Foundation in Winston-Salem and ZSR provides a housing stipend in cases where the student does not live within commuting distance. The application is due January 3, 2017.

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Student Actions with Farmworkers Internship & Fellowship

The Student Actions for Farmworkers (SAF) Internship is a 10-week program (May 29-August 6th, 2017). Spend your summer meeting and supporting the people who plant, harvest and produce the food you eat everyday! The Through the Into the Fields program you will support and organize farmworkers, get trained on the issues surrounding their lives and the broader context of the agricultural industry. The students will work with organizations in the Southeast (NC, SC) that serve, organize, or advocate farmworker justice. Includes a stipend of $1600 and a scholarship of $1500 upon completion. Qualified applicants are current college students or recent graduates (within 1 year) and must speak high-intermediate to advanced Spanish.

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The Student Actions for Farmworkers (SAF) Fellowship is a 5-month program (May 29-October 31, 2017). The Into the Fields Fellowship is a development program for college students and recent graduates to improve farmworkers’ access to healthcare as well as advocate for improved living and working conditions. SAF will place 5 fellows with health clinics that serve farmworkers in North Carolina. Includes a $9,000 stipend. Qualified applicants are current college students or recent graduates (within 1 year) and must speak high-intermediate to advanced Spanish. The application is due February 4th, 2017. Read more here.


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