Questions, concerns, or scheduling meetings about internship opportunities should be sent to Dr. Ka Zeng

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

Looking for full or part-time internships?  CSIS may have something just for you.  They have interns who participate in a variety of activities that support individual programs, including research, writing, and project development.  Many of these internships are unpaid; however they do have stipends that are awarded each semester based on demonstrated financial need.  While interning for CSIS, interns also participate in programs offered by the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy.  With these programs CSIS internships will participate in practical discussions regarding leadership in international affairs and training in key policy skills.  

Central Intelligence Agency, Student Opportunities

Contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate. Apply to participate in one of the outstanding student work programs at the CIA, including undergraduate student internships or undergraduate co-ops, and graduate studies programs. This is an opportunity to learn from highly skilled professionals who support US officials that make our country's foreign policy. You'll assist with substantive and meaningful work assignments, while earning a competitive income and gaining invaluable practical experience. There's no better place to learn than at the center of intelligence.

Council on Foreign Relations, Internship Program

The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking talented individuals who are considering a career in international relations. Interns are recruited year-round on a semester basis to work in both the New York City and Washington, D.C., offices. An intern’s duties generally consist of administrative work, editing and writing, and event coordination. The Council considers both undergraduate and graduate students with majors in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, or a related field for its internship program. A regional specialization and language skills may also be required for some positions. In addition to meeting the intellectual requirements, applicants should have excellent skills in administration, writing, and research, and a command of word processing, spreadsheet applications, and the Internet. To apply for an internship, please send a resume and cover letter including the semester, days, and times available to work to the Internship Coordinator, Council on Foreign Relations, Human Resources Office, 58 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065. The Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Delegation of the European Commission

Delegation’s role is comparable to that of other accredited foreign diplomatic missions, and it represents the European Commission in its dealings with the U.S. government for all matters within EU jurisdiction. The Delegation presents and explains EU policy to the U.S. administration and to Congress, and analyzes and reports on the political, social, and economic situation in the U.S. The Delegation also provides background and updates on European integration and EU policies to the wider American public through its contacts with federal and state level politicians, media, academia, business circles, and civil society. Internship Opportunities Interns in all sections of the Delegation assist with research, attend and report on relevant events and Congressional hearings, and support outreach activities conducted by the Delegation. All interns should demonstrate a strong interest in the European Union, along with professional experience and/or academic competence in the area(s) of their choice. Internships are offered exclusively on a volunteer (unpaid) basis. We welcome applicants of all nationalities and backgrounds. Preference is given to candidates that are available on a full-time basis. 

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Student Opportunities

FBI employees are responsible for protecting and defending the United States against terrorists and spies; upholding and enforcing the criminal laws of the United States; and providing leadership and criminal justice services to our international, federal, state, and local partners. If these missions appeal to you, then you should consider joining the FBI team. The FBI recruits at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, experienced professionals) and hires individuals with a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. In addition to our current job postings for full-time positions, we offer a paid Honors Internship Program as well as a non-paid Volunteer Internship Program. 

Government of Canada Internships with the Canadian Embassy

Have you ever wanted a better understanding of the Canada-U.S. bilateral relationship?  Well now is your chance.  Work 4.5 days per week on a non-remunerative basis as an intern at the Canadian Embassy.  You can contact the person in charge of your department to determine how you can receive academic credit for your internship.  

Intern Latin America

Do you have an interest in Buenos Aires, Argentina or even Medellin, Colombia?  These are areas that have internships with top Latin law firms, finance internships with top Latin American investments banks or even political internships with the Colombian government.  These types of internships can develop your Spanish language skills and give your resume that international experience it needs.  For more information please visit The Intern Group.

Internships at the Embassy of France: American Candidates

Only American candidates, or those candidates studying within an American institution, can apply directly to the embassy for an intern position. The procedure for French citizens is different (please see below). The Office of Press and Communication accepts interns adherent to the fall, spring and summer semester schedule. Interns must be currently enrolled, full-time students in an American university to be considered. A proficiency in French and native speaking level in English is required. There is a specific application process candidates much undergo to be considered. These positions are very competitive and candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as much in advance as possible. For all internship queries, please email

All positions within the spring 2013 intern class have been filled. To apply for internships in the summer of 2013, please email the address above. To be considered, your complete application must be received no later than February 15, 2013.

Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Are you looking for other resources for an undergraduate internship?  Kellogg Institute for International Studies may be just the place for you to find some resources you need.  Although they provide a listing of international internships, they do not provide funding. 

State Department, Student Programs

Experience the thrill and rewards of student programs at the U.S. Department of State. Whether you're a high school student looking for summer employment, or a college or graduate student seeking a substantive internship supporting U.S. foreign policy, there's no limit as to how far our opportunities can take you. At the U.S. Department of State, you'll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, explore new career avenues and most of all, acquire lifelong skills as you represent America to the world. Are you up for the challenge? Student Programs enable students to obtain job experience in a foreign affairs environment. Some of our students work in Washington, D.C., while others have the opportunity to work at U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. 

United Nations Information Center, Fellowships

Have you ever wanted to have access to a small reference library that housed official United Nation (UN) documents as well as other published materials from there? The United Nations Information Center (UNIC) was established in 1946. Three times a year (Fall, Winter/Spring and Summer) the accept fellows on an unpaid basis for a period of three months or more. As a UN Fellow you would be presented with enormous opportunities if you are seeking a challenging fellow-work experience in international relations. The UNIC organization also services as a liaison to Congress, the US government and foundations in Washington as well as to the media, academic institutions and public across the US. You will also have the opportunity to meet high-level visitors from headquarters and field offices around the world, as they come to UNIC for support.

USAID From the American People

USAID has two types of paid internships and unpaid volunteer opportunities.  These internships are from a wide variety of fields of study.  Most interns work in offices located in Washington D.C.  One type of paid internship allows students to explore Federal careers directly related to their field of study.  After successful completion of their education and meeting the work requirements, the student might be eligible for a permanent position.  The other paid internship is working in temporary jobs that do not lead to permanent employment.  The unpaid internships are based on the needs of the technical offices and geographic bureaus. 

Women’s Foreign Policy Group – WFPG

WFPG has part-time internships for women that are unpaid or for college credit.  If you are a full-time intern you must commit to 3.5 months during the school year or 3 months during the summer.  With a full-time internship, you become eligible for a $1,000 stipend after completing your internship. 

Washington D.C. Internships Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies

Are you studying Public Policy, Business, International Affairs or Economics? If so, there are DC Internships available this summer in Washington D.C. for 8.5 weeks. Upon completion of the Internship, you would earn credit from George Mason University.