Census Bureau

  • Applicants must be US citizens 18 years of age or older, have a grade-point-average of 3.0, which they are to maintain throughout the internship, and be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at an accredited school.
  • Visit Jobs at the Census for more information.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Catholic Charities

  • Internships available year round
  • Internships unpaid unless funded by a grant from the applicant's school
  • Opportunities in counseling/case working and PR/marketing and development
  • Visit Catholic Charities for more information.


  • Deadlines vary
  • Multiple internships available in Texas, California, New York, and Washington, DC
  • Visit the UnidosUS for more information.

National Institute of Health

U.S Department of Agriculture

  • Deadlines vary
  • US Citizen or US permanent resident
  • Must be at least 16 years of age, enrolled in a qualifying educational institution at least part time, and be in good academic standing.
  • Visit USDA Internship Programs for more information.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Human Services

  • Internship time frames varybut typically last 3 months.
  • A 20-40 hour per week commitment is required.
  • Visit Department of Human Services for more information.

U.S. Department of State

  • US Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid)
  • Visit Pathways Internship Programs for more information on seasonal, holiday, and year-round internships.
  • Visit other Student Programs for more information about fellowships.

U.S. Department of Treasury

U.S. Department of Veterans

  • Various internships available for current students and recent graduates.
  • Visit Department of Veterans for more information and listings.

Graduate Student Internships

  • Getty Graduate Internships
    These internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trustthe J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation, as well as in Getty Publicationsto students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. It explores the idea of luxury in the Americas from 1000 BC to c. AD 1600 through indigenous understandings of value. The intern will be involved in all aspects of curating the exhibition and developing the accompanying catalog. Due to the nature of the project, knowledge of Spanish is highly desired.

Non-Governmental (NGO) Internships

  • Amnesty International Internships
    Provides an opportunity for interns to work closely with the world's largest grassroots human rights organization.
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations
    Non-Profit/Social Services: United to End Genocide is changing the way the United States and the international community respond to the world's worst crime by empowering individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide. Internship program areas include:STAND (student membership),Policy/Government Relations,Campaign Advocacy and Outreach Conflict,Risk Network,Executive Team/Development, andCommunications.
  • Cultural Survival, Inc
    (a non-profit indigenous rights group) offers a number of exciting internship opportunities both in the US and abroad.
  • Earthwatch
    Specializes in archaeological and environmental internships, with an occasional cultural program.
  • Human Rights Watch
    HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, training's, and special events relating to human rights.
  • The Borgen Project
    Political Affairs Internship: The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.
  • The Fund for Peace
    Interns are given great responsibility to manage their own projects and conduct their own research. Interns are given significant responsibility and are provided with practical experience in the international relations field with excellent work experience and exposure to international and NGO communities.

International NGO Internships

    Microenterprise development internships.
  • BRAC Internships with one of the largest NGOs in the world dedicated to the alleviation of poverty and empowerment of the poor.
  • CARE Internships and fellowships with humanitarian organization fighting poverty.
  • Cultural Vistas Summer internships in sustainability and environmental awareness in Argentina, Germany, or Singapore. Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors with no prior formal work or study abroad experience. Strong preference given to students historically underrepresented in international exchange. Program-related transportation and accommodations are paid by the program.
  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program Fellowships in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East, Eurasia. Open to MPA and MNM students and recent graduates with 2 years of professional experience.
  • Global Policy Forum Internships related to monitoring the policy making at the United Nations.
  • International Rescue Committee Nonprofit organization that works to respond to humanitarian crises and assist refugees.
  • Mercy Corps Unpaid internships with humanitarian organization that works to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression.
  • Oxfam America Internships in international relief and development.
  • PATH--Seattle Nonprofit organization that works to break longstanding cycles of poor health.
  • Search for Common Ground Paid and unpaid conflict resolution-related internships in US and abroad.

NGO/ Nonprofit Internships in Washington, D.C.