Internships in Non-Profits, Non-Governmental Organizations, Research Institutes, and Universities
Adam Smith Institute
Located in London, the Adam Smith Institute is the UK ‘s leading innovator of market economic policies. Named after the Scottish economist and author of The Wealth of Nations, its guiding principles are free markets and a free society. The Institute is politically independent and non-profit. It works through research on policy options, publications, conferences, and seminars to help shape public debate in the media and among opinion-formers. The Institute researches a range of key public policy issues, including welfare, health, education, transport, public services, culture and media, industry, employment, justice, and security.
American-Mideast Education & Training Services (AMIDEAST)
AMIDEAST is a private, nonprofit organization that strengthens mutual understanding and cooperation between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa. AMIDEAST provides English language and professional skills training, educational advising, and testing services to students and professionals in the Middle East and North Africa; supports institutional development projects in the region; and administers educational exchange programs. Founded in 1951, AMIDEAST is headquartered in Washington, DC with field offices in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen. If you are interested in working in a field office, you must apply directly to the field office of your choice (see website for contact information). Submit a cover letter describing your interests and needs, along with a resume outlining your study and/or work experience and two references to the Country Director managing that particular field office. If have any questions, contact AMIDEAST Personnel at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Americas Foundation: Colegio La Esperanza
The Americas Foundation is a California-based, nonprofit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to community development and directly aiding the disadvantaged children in the impoverished neighborhood Colonia Esperanza in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
Amigos de las Americas
Amigos de las Americas is an international, voluntary, nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization that provides leadership development opportunities for young people and promotes community health in Latin America. Volunteers live with families in small communities in rural and semi-urban areas and are supervised by more experienced volunteers and officials.
Council on Hemisphere Affairs
Internships offered at COHA provide entry level practical experience in dealing with a variety of hemispheric political, economic, diplomatic, and trade issues. COHA internships in Washington and Latin America are awarded on a highly competitive basis, with summer positions (which require a 14-week commitment) being the most sought after. Some knowledge and/or interest in U.S./Latin American affairs or international relations is essential, and candidates should display impressive research and writing skills. Language ability in Spanish or Portuguese is desired, although an interest/major in journalism, English, or one of the social sciences may be substituted. COHA encourages applications from candidates with high computer literacy.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst–German Academic Exchange)
RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)
RISE gives students in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering and physics the chance to spend a summer working with German doctoral students on serious research projects. The doctoral students help integrate the undergraduate directly into the lab work and serve as personal and professional mentors. All participants receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses, and the partner universities and research institutions provide housing assistance.
Pasteur Foundation/Institut Pasteur
Located in the heart of Paris, the Institut Pasteur is one of the world’s leading biomedical research organizations. With 130+ laboratories and 2,500 people on campus, it is a vibrant, international community devoted to basic scientific research primarily in the area of infectious disease. The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program provides U.S. undergraduates with the rare opportunity to conduct summer research at the Institut Pasteur. The foundation’s goal is to encourage students in the pursuit of a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience. Each year, four laboratories at the Institut Pasteur are chosen to host U.S. undergraduates. The deadline is in mid-December. Note: An IIP placement has also been created at the Institut Pasteur in the Cell Biology and Infection Department. See the country page for France for details.