University of Oregon

Planning, Public Policy and Management

International Internships

There are numerous sites for international internship opportunities. 

UO Resources   Internship Databases   Nonprofit/NGO   Government, Intergovernmental/Other Resources

UO Resources

IE3 Global Internships
This OUS-wide program is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Earn academic credit while gaining professional experience abroad.

UO Career Center
Links to many international internships.

Internship Databases
Internships, fellowships, jobs.

Foreign Affairs
Internships and jobs database.
Searchable database of international internships.

InterAction--A United Voice for Global Change
Jobs and internships in the U.S. and abroad with international relief and development agencies.

Microfinance Gateway
Paid and unpaid internships with a focus on microfinance.

Resources and jobs for humanitarian professionals.


Microenterprise development internships.

Paid summer internships in international economic development. Graduate students only.

Internships with one of the largest NGOs in the world dedicated to the alleviation of poverty and empowerment of the poor.

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 accomodations 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.

Innovations in Civic Participation
Internships and fellowships on global youth service.

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
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.
Internships on human rights and sustainable development.

Oxfam America
Internships in international relief and development.

Nonprofit organization that works to break longstanding cycles of poor health.

Search for Common Ground
Paid and unpaid conflict resolution-related internships in U.S. and abroad.

Village Enterprise Fund
Internships in Africa and U.S. in the areas of international development, poverty reduction, and microfinance. Expenses on the ground in Africa provided.

Government, Intergovernmental/Other Resources 

International Internships by William Nolting, University of Michigan
Links to international internships in government, private enterprise, NGOs, and educational organizations.

The World Bank
Internships in Washington, D.C. and abroad. Graduate students only. Typically opens in December.

United Nations Development Programme
Internships for graduate students only. Application process is decentralized; internships are advertised on UNDP's job site.

World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO)
Excellent resource for NGOs.