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Please see the information below for various internship opportunities located internationally across the globe.

American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) Fellowships

ARIT supports and administers programs of fellowships for scholarly research and for language study in Turkey.  Programs for scholars and graduate students based in the U.S. and Canada include the ARIT, the ARIT National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship programs, and the ARIT Summer Language Program at Boğazici University in Istanbul (pending funding).

  • Stipend
  • Deadline: November 1st, 2018

Asia Institute for Political Economy

re you interested in a career in international affairs or business?  Do you want to discuss complex contemporary issues in a diverse academic setting? Are you eager to visit Hong Kong, a modern city built on an ancient civilization, where cultures intersect and East meets West? The Fund for American Studies, in partnership with George Mason University and the University of Hong Kong, is pleased to announce the 14th annual Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE) taking place in Hong Kong.

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.

  • Paid- $5000 each are awarded
  • Summer
  • Sophomores and Juniors

Clara Vista Intern

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. Time will be split between remote work and at our community center in rural Costa Rica.

  • Rolling
  • Position constantly change

Conflict Transformation Across Borders

Led by an international faculty of peace building practitioners and scholars, this summer institute in Ecuador is designed to equip early-career professionals, graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and other future peace builders with practical tools, knowledge, and hands-on experience to understand the complexities of conflicts within and across border regions, and the types of interventions that can be used to transform these conflicts

CRCC Asia Scholarships

CRCC Asia is running its annual Scholarship Program and we are giving away 15 scholarships, totalling more than $30,000 for students who wish to take part in our programs. CRCC Asia’s China Internship Program provides one, two, or three month internships in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Sanya.

  • Unpaid
  • 1, 2, or 3 month internships

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains

  • Funded
  • 8-10 weeks

The Duke Global Policy (DGP) Program in Geneva

We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2018 Duke University Program on Global Policy and Governance in Geneva and London. The Program on Policy and Governance offers and unparalleled opportunity for professional and graduate school students to intern with a UN agency international NGO, or socially innovative company in Geneva and London.Through summer internships and an intensive, one-week course, our fellows gain unparalleled access to UN agencies and other leading Geneva-based institutions.

Fellows Program in the Dominican Republic

The program seeks to generate scholarship on issues of national and regional concern and to offer viable solutions to domestic and international challenges – especially those which form part of the United Nations agenda – by developing research on current issues with recommendations for public policy and implementation. The Fellows Program offers support to fellows in a variety of ways.

  • rolling deadline

Energy Poverty Fellows

Students will spend the summer (early May through mid-August) preparing for and engaged in research on energy poverty in Southern Africa. Students will work with EPPSA faculty and the broader research team on social or natural science, or engineering aspects of planned impact evaluation studies in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, on population-level sociodemographic and spatial analyses, or on engineering or forest biomaterials topics related to  EPPSA.

  • $6,000 stipend and travel is funded
  • Summer

EMGIP-Bundestag Internship

MGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are two months long and we try to match the position with the student’s interests and experiences. Interns will be placed within the Verwaltung, preferably with a Sekretariat working for their preferred Ausschuss.

  •  compensation of approximately EUR 1,800 per month
  • Students must be fluent in spoken German and possess excellent writing skills.

Entrepreneurship & Development: International Internship in Mexico

This 7-week Summer Internship program is an immersive cultural and professional development experience ideal for anyone interested in the social sector or responsible travel. Through projects, personal interaction, and meetings with social entrepreneurs in western Mexico, this international internship gives you the analytical tools necessary to tackle the development sector’s difficult questions, and the hands-on experience to increase employability and inform your career.

  • Summer
  • Cost: $2995

Foreign Language & Areas Studies Fellowship

  • Stipend and funded
  • Summer and year-long offered
  • Applications for Arabic, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Hindi-Urdu, Polish and Russian will be prioritized for funding

The German Chancellor Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your field of work.In order to apply, develop your own project idea and find the host of your choice to mentor you.

  • Paid

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

  • Unpaid
  • Lunch, dinner and lodging will be provided
  • Summer
  • Participants in the first Community Health Evaluation session and the Girls Empowerment program will be asked to fundraise $2,100 prior to their departure for Ghana. For the second, extended Community Health Evaluation session, we ask volunteers to fundraise $2,550 beforehand.’

Global Engagement Fellowship

The Global Engagement Fellowship, or GEF, supports UNC Chapel Hill students to conduct international social-­justice oriented summer projects. The Fellowship provides resources to support students in summer global experiences that are enriching for them and for the communities they visit. GEF supports undergraduates, graduates, and student teams working with grassroots organizations and communities abroad. GEF targets students who may not otherwise have the means to afford a global experience. Students design their own service projects and can apply in the spring. The number and amount of awards will depend on the students’ proposed budgets. Students may receive up to $2,500. The average number of recipients is six per year.

  • Funded
  • Summer

GIVE Volunteers

Travel the world to change your life and improve other people’s lives. Learn how to make an impact overseas hand-in-hand with the locals and Be the Roots of Change! Immerse yourself in a foreign culture, have an adventure of a lifetime, and help communities abroad by joining GIVE! GIVE offers authentic and transformative experiences designed to fully immerse you in each country’s unique landscape, culture and charm.  Our volunteer excursions range from 2-4 weeks and provide you with a perfect combination of meaningful project work, cultural immersion and off-the-beaten-path adventure.

  • Dates and cost vary

Hope Center Uganda

We are looking for motivated individuals to join our team of interns in Gulu! The internship is a minimum of 3 weeks long, and students will be able to focus on the project of their choice

  • Summer
  • Cost: $1,000

Humanity In Action Fellowships

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. Our one-year Fellowship program welcomes college and university students and recent graduates from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, the Netherlands, the United States, and Ukraine. Fellows participate in intensive four-week educational programs located in cities across Europe and the United States, with approximately 20 local and international students in each program. Each program provides a site-specific curriculum for understanding the historical and cultural context in which challenges to pluralism and liberal democracy occur.

  • Unpaid- Although Humanity in Action provides a modest stipend for meals, Fellows should also plan to bring spending money of approximately $750 for food and social activities during the fellowship program.
  • One month

The James and Florence Peacock Fellowship

Our James and Florence Peacock Fellowship brings UNC-CH students to a collaborative environment alongside our Kibera staff, allowing students to apply their skills and talents while engaging in grassroots participatory development in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Fully funded and given a stipend
  • Year-long commitment
  • Summer in Nairobi, Kenya

Middle East Program Intern

Refugees International is seeking a talented individual to join their program team as the Middle East Program Intern. The intern will work closely with our Senior Advocate to conduct research on displacement crises in the Middle East, with a particular focus on the impact of the COVID-19 on refugees and internally displaced in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Gaza. The intern will support reports drafting, and media tracking. Responsibilities may also include attending virtual NGO meetings and conferences. The intern will have an opportunity to write a blog on a topic that most interests them.

  • Unpaid
  • 10-15 hours/week

Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. The Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship provides $1,250 to support undergraduate or graduate field study and engaged research in environmental areas at field sites, preferably abroad. Preference will be given to students in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program who are majoring in business, environmental or economics disciplines.

One Heart Source

One Heart Source is a leader in bringing innovative experiential learning opportunities to university students and working professionals. Founded in 2008, and rated a top non-profit organization in Los Angeles for the last 3 years, we partner with communities around the world to offer our members a meaningful career-advancing and growing experience like no other. All One Heart Source programs are designed with the highest safety considerations for members, staff, and the communities we serve.

  • Unpaid
  • Cost varies by program and length
  • Summer

Princeton in Asia

Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent, non-profit organization affiliated with and located on campus at Princeton University. It is PiA’s vision that through extended exposure to Asian workplaces and cultures, Fellows will develop a life-long appreciation for and engagement in this part of the world, as well as a commitment to contributing to the communities of which they find themselves a part after PiA. We like to think of PiA as “a change in perspective, a job that matters, a community for life.”

  • Funded
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree

Phillips Ambassadors

The Phillips Ambassadors scholarship offers undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University a unique opportunity to study abroad in Asia. The Phillips Ambassadors Program is open to UNC Chapel Hill  and select Duke University undergraduate students across all majors who are applying for a university-approved study abroad academic program in Asia (excluding Central Asia).

  • Funded
  • Study abroad
  • Semester long

Strategic Outreach Intern- Refugees International

Refugees International is seeking a talented individual to join their program team as the Strategic Outreach Intern. The intern will support our Strategic Outreach team and help to conduct research and interviews on the contributions of resettled refugees in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. The intern will participate in interviews with refugee leaders, track and log contribution stories and media reports, and other projects as assigned. Responsibilities may include attending virtual NGO meetings. The intern may also have the opportunity to assist in content creation (via video editing, creation of infographics, drafting of social media posts, etc).

  • Unpaid
  • 15 hours/week

UNC Medical Horizons Fellowship

The UNC Medical Horizons Fellowship provides funding for an undergraduate student to join 1st and 4th year medical students on a summer women’s health project in Honduras in collaboration with the UNC School of Medicine and the Honduran Health Alliance (HHA),

  • Funded
  • Summer

VE Global Seeks Volunteers

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.

  • Unpaid
  • 4 month commitment
  • Intermediate Spanish