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International Studies students are encouraged to complete an internship as part of their program of study. For internships that are related to the student’s specialization within the major, academic credit may be earned by enrolling in INT 399. Internships may be completed during the semester, while studying abroad, or over the summer. Students must meet with the Director of the International Studies to plan their internship and determine if it may be used to earn academic credit for the International Studies major. To apply, students should complete the necessary paperwork and submit it to the Director of International Studies one week prior to the registration period for the next term.

INT-399 Internship in International Studies

Supervised field experience in a public or private organization with an international focus. Readings and an analytic paper place the experience in scholarly perspective. May be repeated for credit. No more than two course units may be counted toward the major.

Forms For INT-399

Internship Enrollment Form

Supervisor Agreement Form

International Studies 399 Form

Available Internships New Jersey

MID Jersey Chamber of Commerce

The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce represents business by taking position on a broad range of federal, state and local issues through lobbying, education, training and partnerships.

Contact Information:

Nicol Nicola, Economic Policy Specialist

Phone: 609-689-9960, x22 Email:

American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey

Fall and winter interns should expect to spend at least 8-10 hours per week during the semester. Summer internships are full-time internships and last between 10-12 weeks. Internships are unpaid. Interns are encouraged to apply for academic credit. Summer legal interns are encouraged to seek funds through public interest fellowships. Arrangements can also be made with the student’s law school for work-study stipends. Internship Page  Application 


Operating in over 20 countries, TerraCycle ( is the world leader in the recycling of generally non-recyclable waste, including pens, toothbrushes, energy bar wrappers, juice pouches and cigarette butts. We create collection and solution systems for anything that would otherwise be sent to landfill or incineration. TerraCycle then turns collected waste into a wide variety of products and materials, from pencil cases and tote bags, to plastic lumber and park benches. Major manufacturers contract with TerraCycle to subsidize the cost of collection and recycling their waste; for example Colgate pays us to collect and recycle toothbrushes, Kraft for juice pouches and cheese packaging, Garnier for personal care and beauty products, and so on.

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State Parole Board

The NJSPB seeks to develop and maintain relationships with colleges and universities throughout New Jersey to help promote internships and determine what schools are looking for in a work-learning experience. NJSPB Internship Program makes academic studies more relevant by offering students the opportunity to put theory into practice, allows students to experience tentative career choices, help students earn academic credits, NJSPB Internship help students begin to establish a professional network and provide opportunities for students to receive professional mentoring from seasoned professionals.

Internship Information

Intern with your Representative

Donald Norcross   Frank LoBiondo   Tom McArthur   Chris Smith   Scott Garret   Frank Pallone   Leonard Lance   Albio Sires   Bill Pascrell   Donald M. Payne   Rodney Freilinghuysen    Bonnie Watson Coleman

Intern with NJ Senators

Senator Booker

Senator Menendez

International Justice Project

The mission of the International Justice Project (IJP) is to protect human rights by advancing the rule of law.

As a part of this commitment to dignity and justice, the IJP is dedicated to assisting victims of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in their struggle for recognition and inclusion in domestic and international judicial forums.  The IJP also aspires to advance legal protections for human rights by offering professional consultations, trainings and guidance to individuals, corporations, governments and non-governmental organizations.


Available Internships New York and D.C.

Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations’ Internship Program offers outstanding volunteer opportunities for college students, graduate students, and graduates focusing on international relations and who are pursuing a career in foreign policy or a related field. Volunteer interns are recruited year-round on a semester basis to volunteer in both the New York and Washington, DC, offices, and all volunteer internships are filled on a rolling basis. An intern’s volunteer duties generally consist of program coordination, research, editing, and writing. The volunteer internships are unpaid.

Current listing

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.

Current Listing of available Internships

The Urban Institute

Although the Urban Institute does not have a formal internship program, we do hire research assistants on a temporary basis for full-time and part-time assignments during the academic year and during the summer.

The position of UI Associate is responsible for assisting senior researchers in various policy areas such as housing, welfare, population studies, health, and education policy. Incumbents will conduct literature reviews, analyses and programming tasks, as well as participate in reporting research findings and presenting data.

Qualified candidates should be enrolled in a B.A. program in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Sociology, Public Policy, Computer Science, or other social science field with strong quantitative and analytical skills, library and Internet research experience. Proficiency with spreadsheet and presentation graphics software skills, familiarity with data analysis software packages (such as SAS or SPSS), and experience with survey data analysis preferred. Many graduate-level opportunities also exist.


American Friends Service Committee

New York Metro Internship Program

The American Friends Service Committee’s Summer Internship Program is designed to engage undergraduate and graduate students with the world of public service and peace and social justice issues. As an intern you will work alongside AFSC staff helping to implement current programs and achieve AFSC’s mission. You will work within a framework of a work plan and learning objectives with the opportunity to participate in activities such as client engagement and in depth research. You may work directly with clients and perform in depth research. Upon completion of the internship, you will have the opportunity to reflect upon and evaluate your experience.


The VISTA Summer Associate program offers individuals the opportunity to become engaged in a community through an existing VISTA project for 8 to 10 weeks during the summer. VISTA encourages existing sponsors and partners who work with disadvantaged youth to consider using the Summer Associates program to enhance their existing programs as appropriate by providing opportunities to engage disadvantaged youth in productive service activities in the summer.

Summer Associate Program

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commision

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is currently seeking applicants for full and part-time internship positions at its New York City, USA headquarters and its Johannesburg, South Africa office. Interns are typically exposed to the day-to-day operations of nonprofit work as well as substantive, project-oriented assignments. Interns will actively participate in organization meetings as well as individual meetings with their supervisor. Both undergraduates and graduates with an interest and passion for human rights, LGBT issues, and gender equality are strongly encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates are undergraduate or graduate students with a demonstrated academic and/or extracurricular interest in social justice, human rights, and/or LGBT issues with strong writing abilities. Applications for independent research projects outside of the New York area will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) offers internship opportunities in many of our global offices. Candidates may apply for the positions listed below based on their location, eligibility, and interest in the work of specific divisions and departments. Internship descriptions vary but may include desk research, drafting documents, assisting with event planning, helping researchers prepare for missions, monitoring human rights developments in various countries, data analysis, liaising with current and prospective donors, and engaging in advocacy efforts aimed at curtailing human rights violations.

Current Internships Listing


The Leadership Conference

The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund offer a substantive, fast-paced internship program designed to give undergraduate students interested in civil and human rights, public service, advocacy, journalism and online communications, real-world work experience in the policy arena.  The program provides interns the chance to increase their knowledge and awareness of civil and human rights issues, enhance their understanding of coalition politics, and observe the legislative process of our federal government. Interns are fully integrated into staff activities and involved in field operations, development work, web content, and communications work.


Human Rights First

Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. Over its 35-year history, Human Rights First has earned a reputation for pragmatic, results-oriented advocacy that is politically astute, grounded in facts, and driven by sophisticated legal and policy analysis. Human Rights First is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a track record of success in delivering change that has made a meaningful difference in people’s lives.

Internship Listing

Howard University Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects 15-20 participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.

Program Page

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress

CSPC offers unpaid internships for undergraduate and graduate students during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. CSPC internships offer motivated students the opportunity to learn first-hand about the international and domestic issues confronting the American Presidency and Legislature in a fast-moving DC think tank.

Internship Page

East West Institute

The EastWest Institute seeks to make the world a safer place by addressing the seemingly intractable problems that threaten regional and global stability. Founded in 1980, EWI is an international, non-partisan organization with offices in New York, Brussels, Moscow and Washington. EWI’s track record has made it a global go-to place for building trust, influencing policies and delivering solutions.

Internship Listing

International Criminal Court

The Court offers internships to highly motivated young professionals with good academic qualifications who are in the early stages of their careers. The Internship is a practical educational experience whereby Interns principally assist the staff of the Court in discharging their duties. Under supervision, Interns are assigned projects and tasks that are relevant to their educational background and interests and provide them with the opportunity to put into practice and further develop their theoretical knowledge. The work will generally be comparable to the work of the upper general service category or junior professional level.

Internship Page

NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs

Every semester, the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs offers internships to exceptional students interested in politics, government, and international affairs. Our staff works closely with the Diplomatic and Consular Community, as well as with various City agencies. Interns assigned to the Diplomatic and Consular Affairs division are primarily responsible for assisting staff in their day to day activities. Intern tasks and projects are primarily administrative in nature. Interns must possess excellent speaking, writing, and computer skills. A working knowledge of word processing, database, and research programs, particularly the Microsoft Office Suite, is a must. Due to the fast-paced nature of this busy government office, interns must be able to work efficiently with minimal guidance.

Internship Page

Business Internship page

World Policy Institute

Cited by Crain’s NY Business in 2006 as one of the most highly sought-after internships for ambitious students, WPI fielded more than 600 applications in 2012-2013. We hosted 40 interns who contributed brilliantly to our research, communications, development, marketing, public relations, event management, and editorial and online portfolio. Research and advocacy interns worked directly with WPI fellows; editorial interns played a significant role in expanding our multimedia presence, and were instrumental in developing our new weekly podcast series. This year’s interns have hailed from as far away as India, Australia, Pakistan, France, Trinidad, Germany, and Singapore. In addition to interns from each of the Ivy League schools, WPI hosted students from the University of Chicago, Georgetown, Vasser, Oberlin, and Sciences Po Paris, as well as from top New York institutions like NYU, Bard, Fordham, and Columbia. Recent interns have gone on to hold positions in business, policy, and media organizations including the Council on Foreign Relations, the Peace Corps, Time Magazine, ABC, Huffington Post, The Economist, U.S. Congress, and UNDP.

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) as the leader in global public health issues is committed to building future leaders in public health. WHO’s Internship Programme offers a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight in the technical and administrative programmes of WHO.The duration of WHO internships is between six to 12 weeks. Exceptionally, internships may be extended up to a maximum of 24 weeks depending on the needs of the WHO technical unit and your availability. WHO internships are notpaid and all costs of travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the intern candidate.

Internship Page

Center for International Policy

The Center for International Policy works to promote a U.S. foreign policy based on peace, international cooperation, demilitarization, and respect for basic human rights. Through research, education, and direct public advocacy, CIP works to define and put into practice a more sympathetic, farsighted, and non-militaristic approach to the developing world.

Internship Page

Council on Hemispheric Relations

For more than 30 years, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a major tax-exempt, nonprofit, and nonpartisan national research and information organization, has offered internships in Washington, D.C. in the fields of U.S., Latin American, and Canadian relations. These internships provide practical, entry level experience regarding a variety of political, economic, diplomatic, and trade issues. They also provide young scholars with excellent exposure to the policy making process. COHA seeks highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students as well as those who have already earned degrees. During its existence, nearly 1,000 successful candidates have interned in COHA’s Washington office.

American Society/ Council of the America’s

Is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

Internship Listing

Inter-American Dialogue

The Dialogue is committed to the professional development of the young leaders from around the world. Its internship program has provided students and recent graduates with the training and experience they need to kick-start their careers in the public and private sectors. Past interns have gone on to pursue jobs with a wide variety of international organizations, government bodies, think tanks, consulting firms, and private corporations. Interns have expansive duties and play a vital role in the organization’s daily function. In turn, they receive unique exposure to the Washington policy community and unprecedented access to influential leaders from across the Americas.

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Washington Internship Institute

Similar to the Washington Center this is an semester long program in Washington.  The Washington Internship Institute’s semester-long academic internship program is carefully designed to provide college sophomores, juniors, seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students from the U.S. and abroad with practical, hands-on experience and academically rigorous courses emphasizing personal and professional development.

In addition to enhancing your skills and building your resume, you may also be eligible to receive academic credit from your school; most students earn a full semester’s worth of credit. The learning doesn’t stop when you step out of your office or classroom. You’ll continue learning at home by living with fellow students—creating a community of scholars—and also every time you set foot outside of your apartment, as DC becomes your campus.

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CWS Immigrant Internships

The Organizing for Immigrants’ Rights Intern will assist the Grassroots Coordinator for Immigrants’ Rights in developing and facilitating field campaigns to enhance the capacity of people of faith and CWS resettlement offices and affiliates to advocate for immigration reform. S/he will research congressional districts, draft toolkits, collect event data, attend strategy sessions with coalition partners, engage in social media, and help plan direct action events. The intern will maintain a portfolio and design a final project that will be helpful to them as they pursue future opportunities. Seminary students and those with experience in grassroots organizing, especially within the faith community, are encouraged to apply.

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U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants DC

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit national organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants.  We have opportunities for highly-motivated, passionate individuals.

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Refugees International

Refugees International accepts a limited number of applicants for unpaid internships throughout the year. Interns should be willing to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks to the internship and be able to work at the Refugees International office in Washington, DC.

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Witness for Peace

Internships are unpaid. Candidates will be involved in many aspects of WFP’s operations, such as tracking legislation, writing analyses for action alerts and newsletters, communicating with representatives of collegial organizations and Congressional offices, and representing WFP in coalition meetings. The time commitment ranges between 20 to 30 hours weekly.

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Banyan Global

Banyan Global is a development consultancy committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches to international development. Banyan Global’s practice areas include health sector, microfinance, enterprise, and financial sector development. The firm has offices in New York City and Washington, DC.

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Other Internships

The Carter Center

Internship programs in Global Peace and Health issues.  Junior / Seniors only. Location Georgia.

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National Park Service

The National Parks Business Plan Internship (BPI) is a highly selective summer program for top graduate students studying business, public policy, environmental management, and related fields. Over the course of eleven weeks, pairs of interns work in various parks and regional offices across the country, where they lead strategic projects that impact the long-term health of these vital American resources.

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Office of District Attorney Philadelphia

The Undergraduate Internship Program is designed to give undergraduate students exposure to the prosecutor’s role in the Philadelphia criminal justice system and for the Office to scout perspective employees. At the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, interns are an integral part of our workforce. Students gain exposure to criminal case prosecution and are given responsibility, meaningful work, and a chance to leave their mark.

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Project Vote Smart

The Project Vote Smart National Internship Program provides a unique lesson in the study of American politics. Students from across the nation and around the world come to our high tech research center in the Montana Rockies for ten weeks to help American citizens educate themselves about elected officials and candidates. By providing this information in an easy and accessible manner, Project Vote Smart believes that citizens can better defend themselves from the political hype and misrepresentation characteristic of present day political campaigns.

Interns play a crucial role at Project Vote Smart and make up the vast majority of our staff. The individual talents, ideas and hard work of our interns have been instrumental in the success of many of our most important programs.

Internship project


The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program

The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides U.S. and Canadian students with internships at a German state parliament (Landtag).

Internships afford students an excellent opportunity to gain government work experience, improve their advanced German language skills, and learn about German culture firsthand.

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Government Agencies