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Where to Look:

Internship Search: The Experience eRecruiting website posts many internship opportunities for students interesting in working in the developing world:

Also, scroll down and have a look at the Special Programs section where we continually post information on new opportunities!

Jackson Institute: The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs Newsletter informs about many opportunities  for students interested in development work. Sign up for the newsletter  here.

AIESEC at Yale: A student-run organization that sends students to abroad to intern at organizations within the AIESEC network.  For more information visit AIESEC at Yale.

Yale International Bulldogs Programs: Opportunities available in Uganda, China, Singapore, Turkey, Israel, Mexico, and Argentina.  Click here for more information.

BUNAC: Work, volunteer, and teaching abroad programs.  Click here for more information.

Idealist:  Action without Borders: An interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.  Click here for more information.

InterExchange: Fostering International Cultural Exchange: InterExchange is a non-profit devoted to promoting cross-cultural awareness through work and volunteer exchange programs.  Visit

International Cooperative Education: ICE provides American university students with the unique opportunity to gain practical work experience abroad.  ICE arranges for students to travel to Europe, Australia, Asia, and South America to work as paid interns in an array of fields.  For more information, click here.

GlobalEDGE International Internship Directory: A directory of international internships created by Michigan State University’s International Studies and Programs Department.  Visit GlobalEDGE.

StudentJobs.Gov:  Building America’s Future: The one-stop portal for a range of employment opportunities for students within the Federal Government.  Includes jobs in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Kuwait, Nicaragua, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, and Turkey.

WorldTeach: A non-profit organization that provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries.  (Full-year opportunities also available).  Visit WorldTeach.

Cross-Cultural Solutions:  Excellence in International Volunteering: Offers opportunities to volunteer and intern abroad.  Visit Cross-Cultural Solutions.

Foundation for Sustainable Development: FSD  supports the efforts of grassroots organizations in the developing world that are looking to better their communities, environments, and economic opportunities around them.  Offers internships as well as service learning trips. Click here for more information.

Study Abroad:

Study Abroad with Yale Summer Session: Programs available in Mombasa, Kenya; Quito, Ecuador; Monterrey, Mexico; Guerrero, Mexico; Bocas del Toro, Panama; Mumbai, India; Singapore; Amman, Jordan; and more.  Visit  Yale Summer Abroad for more information.

Global Summer Program: The Global Summer Program is an exciting learning experience that connects you with outstanding peers from around the globe.  Choose from a variety of intensive short courses hosted by ten of the world’s leading research-intensive universities.  Some programs are ISA eligible.  For more information, go to

Internship Opportunities

For more opportunities, be sure to check out the Special Programs – 2011 section below!

GHLI Internship – Ethiopian Millennium Rural Initiative

The Global Health Leadership Institute at Yale University is currently recruiting one intern to contribute to the evaluation of the Clinton Foundation’s Ethiopian Millennium Rural Initiative (EMRI). The primary focus of the internship will be both quantitative and qualitative research as part of this mixed- methods evaluation of the EMRI program. The intern will be based in Addis Ababa at the Clinton Foundation office but will travel to health center sites located in rural areas of the three major regions of Ethiopia: Amhara region, Oromia region and Tigray region. The quantitative component will consist of site visits to EMRI health centers to corroborate health center data. The qualitative component will consist of the development of qualitative research protocols and observational site visits to EMRI health centers.

Please contact Brian Seavey ( for more information.

USAID Global Health Fellows Program

The Global Health Fellows Program has a number of exciting paid summer internships working with the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Global Health in Washington, DC. These internships are designed to provide opportunities for outstanding students and mid-career changers interested in pursuing careers in global health and international development. For more information, please see:

Unite for Sight: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

All volunteers participating in Unite For Sight’s international programs are Global Impact Fellows. They participate daily with local ophthalmologists, local optometrists, and local ophthalmic nurses to eliminate patient barriers to care and to facilitate comprehensive year-round eye care for patients living in extreme poverty.  Through hands-on, structured training, volunteers gain a comprehensive understanding about best practice principles in volunteerism, global health, and international development. Global Impact Fellows gain skills and are nurtured to become new leaders in global health, and they receive a Certificate in Global Health & Program Delivery. They may also participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for volunteers interested in pursuing global health research. Complete Details:

Internship Opportunities through AIESEC at Yale:

For more information on all internships, visit

Kampala, Uganda:  Opportunities in the following fields:  HIV/AIDS, Microfinance, Tourism, swITch Program for IT Education, Youth Entrepreneurs.

Togo:  Opportunities in the following fields:  Environmental NGO, Children in Education, Journalism, Environmental Engineering, HIV/AIDS.

Cambodia:  Teach English and Leadership to Girls, International Academy, Fundraising and Marketing for Youth Star, Bophana Center.

The Philippines:  Opportunities in the Following Fields:  Child Domestic Work and Trafficking, Animal Kingdom, Child Labor, Development Studies, Rehabilitation, Citizens’ Disaster Response, and more.

Indonesia:  HIV/AIDS program available, as well as work in an orphanage.

Jordan: Yale-Middle East Sadiq Project.

Ecuador: Teach English or graphic design.

Columbia:  Opportunities in public health.

Kazakhstan:  Entrepreneurship education program.

And more!  Visit for more information and opportunities.

Special Programs – 2011:

Global Schoolroom Internship
Global Schoolroom is an Irish charity based in Dublin which seeks to promote the sharing of educational experience between communities worldwide. We work directly with teachers in Northeast India and Uganda to build a strong framework for high standards of teacher training. Our 3 year diploma programme, developed to meet specific local needs in association with University College Dublin and the University of Limerick is designed to be sustained by local networks and is delivered by a team of Irish teachers every summer in these areas. We will be expanding our reach this summer in India, which will be very exciting- our centres are located in the incredibly remote tribal area bordered by Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bhutan. In Uganda we are based an hour from Kampala. Assistant to Project Director/Researcher Internship, duties: assisting in preparation for groups traveling to India and Uganda respectively (based in Dublin with some time in Limerick); in India or Uganda, assisting teachers with class work and observing practice. Working with Project Officer to help collect information and data on localities through interviews. Intern should be in Ireland by June 10th; travel abroad will commence at end of the month. The teams will return at the beginning of August for debriefing but we can be flexible if interns would like to do independent travel after the courses end. Full internship posting and application instructions in eRecruiting. Employer is a Yale alumna.

Waseda University’s Global Seminar on Sustainability 2010

During summer 2010, faculty and students from nine prominent Asian and American universities will conduct a joint research seminar on “Sustainability” with a special focus on biodiversity. Yale University will select 4 students from a variety of disciplines to participate. The Seminar will begin on-line during June and July, then continue for three intensive weeks in August on-site at Waseda University in Tokyo.   Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors.  Cost:  Tuition and accommodation costs in Japan will be borne in full by Waseda University. Students pay only airfare to and from Japan, airport transfers, meals and personal expenses.  Application Deadline: Friday, March 5.  Click here for more information and to apply to the Global Seminar on Sustainability.

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China ( is offering paid internships to qualified undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates this coming spring in Washington, D.C. CECC internships provide significant educational and professional experience for undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates with a background in Chinese politics, law, and society, and strong Chinese language skills. Interns work closely with the Commission and its staff on the full array of issues concerning human rights, the rule of law, and governance in China (including criminal justice, democratic governance institutions, environmental problems, religious freedom, freedom of expression, ethnic minority rights, women’s rights, etc.). Interns also perform important research support tasks (often in Chinese), attend seminars, meet Members of Congress and experts from the United States and abroad, and draft Commission analyses.

The application deadline is December 1, 2010 for the Spring 2011 internship that runs from February to May 2011.  Interns must be U.S. citizens. Those unable to apply for the spring internship may apply for the Summer (June-August) or Fall (September-December). Further details are available on the Commission’s Web site at .

*Interns must be US citizens.

Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

If you are committed to developing a public service project (domestic or international) in Education, Environment/Climate Change, Peace & Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, or Public Health, and are looking for a chance to receive help, share your ideas, and network – consider applying to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U)’s Annual Meeting! Founded in 2007 by President Bill Clinton, CGI U aims to support students like you. CGI U has already held three successful annual conferences, which are hosted at a different national university every year. This year, the Annual Meeting will be hosted by UC San Diego during April 1-3, 2011. Students from around the world will congregate to share their CTAs, obtain valuable networking opportunities, and learn how to develop their CTAs further to apply for annual monetary awards, which provide grants to the most outstanding CTAs. This event is free (furthermore, students may apply for financial aid for travel/lodging costs), and is also heavily covered by the press. In sum, it is a great way for students to learn from each other and receive recognition from a prestigious institution for their public service efforts. Please visit for more info and to see other students’ commitments. See you in San Diego!

Tuzla Summer Institute Internship Opportunities- Bosnia
The non-profit organization BILD is seeking qualified interns from Yale University to join the Tuzla Summer Institute during the summer of 2011. The Tuzla Summer Institute (TSI) is an intensive educational program that teaches immediately practical skills to a multi-cultural group of Bosnian high school and university students and business professionals. TSI takes place at the Behram-begova medresa, a school which is a part of the Islamic Community of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Interns are given an immense amount of responsibility as the success of the Tuzla Summer Institute is wholly dependent on the internship team. Interns help administer the institute while each intern teaches courses in practical skills, for example, English as a Second Language, computer skills, organizational skills, and business skills. All TSI courses and administration are conducted in English. Interns must be exceptionally self-motivated, exceptionally responsible and, most importantly, vigilantly respectful of people of very different cultures including those with strict traditional values. While being respectful of the cultural values of participants, TSI instructors focus their teaching on practical skills that will help TSI participants succeed in their education and in their professional careers. We have found that by establishing a climate of genuine mutual respect and engaging in activities that help people acquire truly practical, marketable skills, TSI succeeds in generating goodwill and mutual understanding among people from different cultures. It is our hope that TSI can help Bosnians build a future for themselves while setting an example of peaceful co-existence within Bosnia and Herzegovina. Those interested in this internship may speak directly with the Executive Director of BILD and also to any of the five interns from Cornell University and Amherst College who were part of the Tuzla Summer Institute in 2009 or 2010. To learn more, contact Christopher Bragdon at or visit

The Cambodian Genocide Memory Project
The Cambodian Genocide Memory Project aims to document and preserve the history of mass killing sites and former security centers and to educate Cambodians and Americans about the Khmer Rouge genocide. For two months in the summer of 2011, selected Yale students will work alongside Cambodian university students to record oral histories of the local population who survived the Khmer Rouge period. The students will produce a report about the village and its people in both English and Khmer. The Yale students will turn their research into a final project of their own design. It could a photographic essay, a historical narrative, poetry, a documentary film, etc. The Khmer version will be preserved for the local population for educational purposes, and hopefully for use in schools. Memorial plaques will be created for each village that is researched. This project, which brings together human rights, historical research, healing and art, presents a unique educational opportunity for Yale students. Cambodia is pioneering a new model for post-conflict justice called the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). The sites which the students will be conducting their field research have been identified by the ECCC as investigation sites. For students interested in questions of transitional justice and international human rights law, Cambodia is experimenting with some of the most innovative solutions to the problems which countries inherit post-genocide and war. The project will give selected students the opportunity to conduct first-hand research and data collection in the field, an experience rarely afforded to undergraduate students. A key component to this program is the cross-cultural exchange. Not only will the students create products which will be used to educate the world about
genocide, but they will also educate themselves and each other. Students will be able to leverage their experience to expose more people to the narrative and consequence of genocide. For more information, contact Carol Te at or Socheata Poeuv at

CDS/UCS Collaboration – Internship Program in Germany
Yale Undergraduate Career Services continues its collaboration with CDS International (CDS), a non-profit organization established in 1968 committed to the advancement of international practical training opportunities for students to gain international work experience in Germany. Internship placements are available in a variety of fields such as: business, engineering, finance, media, non-profit sector. Most internship opportunities are paid. This program is eligible for Yale funding through the International Summer Award Program if the participant meets the eligibility requirements. The application deadline is January 15, 2011. For additional information about the program, visit . This program is ISA eligible (7 to 8 week internship timeframe).

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  1. December 7, 2010 10:19 pm

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