Students MUST be proactive in seeking Internships
About 90% of the students hired in their field of study after graduation, are hired by the companies where they are presently interning.
Contact companies looking to fill a related employment position.
Government, Politics and Service
- Portal for a range of employment opportunities for students within the Federal Government. Information on government agencies with student employment opportunities.
- Federal Government Internships
- This directory provides information on many fellowships and internships available during the school year as well as the summer.
- Listing of Federal Agencies and Commissions
- Explore potential agencies of interest. Visit their sites and search for existing internship programs or contact them directly to inquire about internship opportunities if no program is listed.
- DC Internships in Politics and Government
- Not a program itself, but a site listing links to offices, organizations, and programs.
- FBI Internship Programs
- Application deadline for Honors Internship Program: (review site for more information)
Application deadline for other programs: Varies (review site for more information)
The FBI has numerous internship opportunities, including the Honors Internship Program, Middle Eastern Foreign Language Honors Internship Program, various Volunteer Internship Programs, Visiting Scientist Program, and National Security Internship.
- National Security Agency Internships
- Application deadline for summer: (review site for more information)
Each summer, we invite 24 exceptional students to put their problem-solving skills to the test in mathematics, cryptology, and communications technology.
- CIA Student Opportunities
- Application deadline for summer: (review site for more information)
Interns are required to work either a combination of one semester and one summer internship, or two 90-day summer internships.
- U.S. Department of State Internship Program
- Rising 3rd and 4th years, or graduating students continuing on to graduate school, are eligible for the Student Internship Program, provided you are a US Citizen and have completed 60 or more credit hours before the internship begins. Any student who is a US Citizen can apply for the Summer Clerical Program, which does not have a minimum credit hour requirement.
- White House Internship Program
- Experience day-to-day life at the White House while working on a variety of tasks and projects.
- Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program
- Interns will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: preservation, reference, access standards, information management, the U. S. copyright system and gift collections.
- The Commonwealth of Virginia Internship Program
- Contact state agencies directly if interested in an internship.
- NY City Government
- Numerous opportunities with the City of New York.
- Hill Zoo
- Jobs and internships on and off Capitol Hill.
- Everett Public Service Internship Program
- Numerous opportunities in public service available with weekly stipend.
- Housing in Washington, D.C. for students with internships
- WISH houses interns working for the U.S. Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House and all Federal Agencies, as well as the Smithsonian Museums, the Pentagon, newspapers and media networks, law and lobbying firms, embassies, associations, non-profit organizations, university programs and more. We are aware of several additional programs that are extensively structured and fee-based and in the Washington, DC area. The fees and cost of participation varies by program, and some financial assistance or scholarships may be available.
NGOs, Non-profits, and Service
- Duke University’s NGO Research Guide
- A variety of links provide numerous ways to identify potential NGOs of interest. If internships are not posted with your organization of interest, contact them directly to inquire about potential opportunities!
For example, a list of NGOs in North America:
- UN’s NGO search
- Search for NGOs by location and activity/issues of interest.
- WANGO Worldwide NGO Directory
- Search for NGOs by location and activity/issues of interest.
- Internships with UN offices
- Some agencies are open to hiring undergraduates while others require students to be enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program. Review the eligibility requirements carefully.
- Internships at the United Nations Watch
- UN Watch is a non-governmental organization in Geneva, Switzerland whose mission is to monitor the performance of the United Nations according to the yardstick of its Charter and to protect human rights for all. Interns work as unpaid volunteers at the headquarters in Geneva.
- USAID is the principal U.S. agency to extend assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms. See “eliminating-all-corruption”.
And a list of Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs). Individual organizations may have internship opportunities.
- Action Without Borders, Ideadlist.org
- Well-known site with nonprofit internship, volunteer, and job listings.
- United Way Summer Associates Program
- Paid opportunities at one of the nation’s philanthropic nonprofit organizations.
- Human Rights Watch: Internships for Undergraduate Students
- Offers summer internships for undergraduate students in New York, London, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Brussels, and Berlin.
- InterAction: American Council for Voluntary International Action
- Internships with InterAction
InterAction members: Visit individual sites to learn about potential internship opportunities – contact the organization to inquire about the possibility of interning if you do not see positions listed.
- Center for Nonprofit Excellence
- A local resource center designed to bring local, regional, and national resources to a single place. Not a site for internship postings, but you can use it to learn about nonprofits in the area.
- U.S. PIRG, Federation of State PIRGs
- Provides a link to access a list of state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs).
- Policy Jobs
- See lower right corner for latest internship postings.
Note: Some postings may require a membership but others are free.
- Article from Vault: Internships with Think Tanks
- Offers information on Think Tanks. Explore internships with the organizations mentioned if interested.
- Americans for the Arts Internships
- Non-profit for advancing the arts in America.
- Arts Opportunities
- Review postings by geographic location and artistic areas of focus.
- ArtTable Mentoring Internship
- Explore a career in the arts at a cultural institution in the Los Angeles, San Francisco/Bay, New York Tri-State, or Washington Metropolitan Areas.
- Wolf Trap Internships
- Receive training and experience in the areas of arts administration, education, and technical theater.
- Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA
- Volunteer internships are available for undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent college graduates. Internships are available during the academic year and summer; some special projects are also available.
- The Smithsonian Institute internship opportunities
- The Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex, is always looking for the brightest and most talented people to help produce programs, exhibits, and research.
- Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD
- The Walters offers opportunities for high school, undergraduate and graduate students in either paid or unpaid capacities.
Health and Health Policy Internship Sites
- Sustainable Business
- Select the Green Dream Jobs tab and select “internship/volunteer”under “Skill Level”
- Environmental Career Opportunities
- Review the Environmental Internships link or the numerous job links. If a lists only a full-time position, the hiring manager may be interested in interns as well – contact them to inquire about possibilities.
- The Student Conservation Association
- The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is a nonprofit organization that offers conservation internships and summer trail crew opportunities to more than 3,000 people each year. SCA members complete projects in every conservation discipline – from archeology to zoology – and everything in between.
- Environmental Protection Agency student opportunities
- Internships, fellowships and other opportunities are available in Washington, DC, laboratories, and at regional EPA locations nationwide.
- Green Mountain Club Internships
- The Green Mountain Club has several established internship positions in Outdoor Leadership, Environmental Education, Backcountry Caretaking, and Trail Construction.
- Green Corps Summer Internships
- Interns gain hands-on experience working on independent projects in a non-profit setting, while learning important organizing skills.
- Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program
- The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. Stipend provided.
- Aprovecho Education for Sustainable Living Internship Program
- Note: This is a fee-based program with sliding scale tuition. Participants are asked to pay what they can afford. Located in Portland, Oregon on sustainable living skills (social and ecological sustainability).
- Science-based research internships, fellowships, summer jobs
- Search by geographic location and area of interest within science.
- Science.gov: Internship and Fellowship Opportunities in Science
- Provides links to numerous opportunities.
- American Association for the Advancement of Science Internship Opportunities
- Includes volunteer and paid internship opportunities.
- Mt. Holyoke: Finding Science Internships
- List internship opportunities by various categories.
- Barnard College: Science summer internships
- Lists internships by field of study.
- National Science Foundation: Research Experiences for Undergraduates
- NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.
- Argonne National Laboratory: Science Writing Internship
- Argonne National Laboratory’s Communications & Public Affairs Division offers one full-time science-writing internship each summer for undergraduate students or students who graduated in May or June. Must have completed at least sophomore year with demonstrated competence in science writing.
- Association for Women in Science: Internships
- The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) National Office has paid internships available year-round, each lasting 2-4 months.
- American Psychological Association: Undergraduate Research Opportunities & Internships
- Provides links to various opportunities.
- Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship
- The U.S. Department of Energy has established a national program titled the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship. Under it, Brookhaven National Laboratory and other labs offer student appointments for spring, summer, and fall terms.
- Research and Training Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health
- Includes both undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs.
- Center for Disease Control: Student Jobs and Career Development Programs
- Includes both paid and non-paid experiences.
- Association of Zoos and Aquariums
- Review the job listings and conduct a keyword search for “intern”or “internship”.
- Mote Marine Laboratory
- Conduct a keyword search for internships to find the pages.
- Scientific Research Internships at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
- Research opportunities at a pharmaceutical corporation.
Tip: Many pharmaceutical companies have up-to-date internship information on their websites. If you need help identifying existing pharmaceutical companies, visit UCS during walk-in advising and ask about the CareerSearch database.
- Washington D.C. Internships in Press, Media and Communications
- A site from UCSD with links to numerous organizations.
- Turner/Time Warner
- Opportunities in entertainment, news, and sports.
- NBC Universal
- Most of the internships require that you seek and secure college credit before beginning the internship.
- Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
- Television Academy Foundation internships are designed to give qualified full-time students (undergraduate and graduate) in-depth exposure to professional television production, techniques and practices.
- Associated Press Internships
- Opportunities in news, photography, video, online video, graphics, and multimedia.
- Internships at NPR
- The internship program is designed to provide students and recent graduates with an opportunity to learn about broadcasting and the supporting areas of NPR.
- Jobs in Sports
- Available for free through the MyUCS portal. See MyUCS login information above in the “General Resources” section.
- Work in Sports, Sports Internships
- Job posting site that works with employers in the sports industry. Requires a membership fee to have access to the postings.
- Teamwork Online, Sports Jobs
- Select any of the sports organizations on the left-hand side and look for the internships link.
- Jobs in Athletics – Sports Internships
- Advice on how to pursue/create your own opportunities.
- United States Golf Association Internships
- USGA Museum Archives summer internships are paid.
- PGA Tour Internships
- Designed to expose interns to the business side of golf.
- Book Jobs: Publishing Internships
- Links to numerous organizations.
- Institute for Humane Studies Internships
- Internships in journalism, production, broadcast journalism, and policy.