Language, Literature and Culture

Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

The opportunities listed below are in no particular order. If you are interested in an internship where you can use a language other than English, please use your browser's search tool to search this page for that language (French, Spanish, etc.). Most of these opportunities are unpaid. If you are seeking a paid internship, please search using 'paid'.

Internship at the Embassy of France, Washington DC

Description: For application process and more information, please visit:
•Interns must be currently enrolled, full-time students in an American university
•A proficiency in French and native speaking level in English is required.

Time Frame: Fall Semester
Location: Washington D. C.
Application Deadline: Check website for fall internship application deadline

Bilingual Paralegal Office Support (English/Spanish)

Description: For more information, please visit:
• responsible, well-spoken,professional, and have a strong work ethic
• Need to assist with answering phones, returning client phone calls, filing, dopying, and attending seminars to advance your educcation

Time Frame: variable
Location:Windsor, CT
Application Deadline: ASAP

IES Abroad Internships

Description: For more information please visit:
Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame:
part-time or full-time
Location: Various

Jet Program Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)

Description: For more information and application requirements, please visit:

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) ptogram is a Japanese Government-sponsored program to improve English language education and promote  grass-roots level international exchange in Japan. Founded in 1987, the JET Program now includes 4000 participants from 40 nations.

ALTS--Assistant Language Teachers are placed in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan where they work in public schools aiding Japanese teachers of  English. JETS become involved in school and community life, teaching about their own culture, while learning about Japan.

• Candidates should be flexible, adventurous and enjoy working with children
• Japanese language is not required for the ALT position.
• Applicants must hold a  Bachelor's Degree by July 2015.
• JET is open to citizens of 40 countries, but candidates must apply in their country of citizenship.
• Candidates should be mature, flexible and interestd in learning about Japan while sharing their own culture.

Time Frame:TBD
Application Deadline: August 28, 2015

Japan Internships


For more information, please vist:

Location: Japan

ASL Internships


For more information, please visit:

Application Deadline: July 1, 2015 for fall 2015 internship

Application Deadline: May 01, 2015


After School Intern-Girls INC.


About Girls Inc. of Worcester:
Girls Inc. of Worcester, located at 125 Providence St. in Worcester, MA, works to inspire all girls to be
strong, smart, and bold by offering quality research-based programs in a safe environment, providing
opportunities for girls to take healthy risks, and helping girls to build leadership skills and master physical;
intellectual; social and emotional challenges. All internships offered through Girls Inc. of Worcester are
unpaid and run on a seasonal basis (Fall: September-December, Spring: January-April, and Summer: May-
Position Description:
The After School Intern will work directly with the girls, providing critical assistance to the program staff in
the after school program. Girls Inc. of Worcester’s current programs include: Homework Help, Computer
Lab, Health and Fitness, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and Art.


• College and/or work experience in any of the following fields: human services, education, health
sciences, and/or psychology
• Experience and sensitivity to working with people from diverse backgrounds
• Personal commitment to empowering and inspiring youth
• Strong communications skills
• Must successfully complete a CORI background check
• Team building skills are a plus

Compensation: Unpaid Internship
Time Frame: After school hours, approximately from 2PM to 6PM.
Location: Worcester
Application Deadline: June 01, 2015

Teen Program Intern-Girls INC.


About the Girls Inc. of Worcester:

Girls Inc. of Worcester, located at 125 Providence St. in Worcester, MA, works to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold by offering quality research-based programs in a safe environment, providing opportunities for girls to take healthy risks, and helping girls to build leadership skills and master physical; intellectual; social and emotional achallenges. All internships offered through Girls Inc. of Worcester are unpaid and run on a seasonal basis (Fall: September-December, Spring: January- April, and Summer: May- August).

Position Description:

The Teen Progran Intern will use personal expertise and talents to enhance the current teen program offerings. Girls Inc. of Worcester's extensive teen programming includes: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum, confidence building exercises, Anti-bullying educaion, expressive arts performance, and much more. The Teen Program Intern will work closely with the Program Director to bring these initiatives to life for the girls and further develop the present array.

• Must have an interest in and affinity for working with teen girls
• Must be a positive, hardworking, team player
• Must help facilitate progams in a way that respects girls and encourages them to take healthy risks and try new things.
• Must successfully complete a CORI background check
Resulting skills and experience gained:
• The opportunity to use personal skills to help individuals and the community
• Experience in quality, research-based, gender specific programming
Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: Mostly after school hours, approximately from 2 pm to 6 pm and daytime hours for prep time and on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with some variance from program to program. Flexible hours are available.
Application Deadline: June 01, 2015

The Tandana Foundation: ESL Teaching Internship

Description: For more information and application process, please visit:
• Conversational Spanish
• Experience working with North Americans
• Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse array of people, to solve problems creatively, and to promote a positive experience for all involved
• Self-motivation, responsibility, and an ability to work independently
• Demonstrated interest in elementary education or ESL
• Minimum age is 19, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian
Compensation: The intern must pay his or her own travel and living expenses
Time Frame: Minimum time committment is 85 days
Location: Mountain villages in the Otavalo canton of Ecuador

Latin American Association Internship Program

Description: For more information, please visit:
• Strong writing and organizational skills
• High attention to detail
• Creativity
• Ability to meet deadlines and produce results
• Some level of English/Spanish skills
• Ability to work at least 20 hours per week
• Biligual English/Spanish preferred
• Flexible Schedule preferred
• Experience in PR positions preferred
Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: At least 20 hours per week
Location: Metro- Atlanta
Application Deadline: Applications for all of our internship positions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Check website for priority consideration deadlines.

Bilingual Hostel Internship

For more information, please visit:
• Good level of English and Spanish language skills
•  Be able to work as part of a team
•  Must have completed at least 45 credit hours and achieved a minimum  of 2.5/4.0 GPA
Compensation: Academic Credit
Time  Frame:
Valencia, Spain

French American Center Internship

Description: For more information, please visit:
Compensation: Accommodations [$400-$600/month], meals[$300-$400/month], medical insurance [$60-$70/month], and pocket money [$200-$300/month] are the responsibility of the intern
Time Frame:
4, 8, or 12 weeks
Location: South of France



If you love to learn, we'd love your help. CourseWorld ( is the first online education platform for the liberal arts. A fast-growing nonprofit startup, our free video library includes over 19,000 lectures in the Arts and Humanities.

We offer two types of internships (or you may do a combination):
VIDEO INTERN: Help build our virtual library by adding, tagging, and categorizing videos (30 per week) within a desired subject specialty. Whether your passion lies in the Humanities (e.g., Literature, Languages, Philosophy) or the Arts (e.g., Art History, Music, Theater), you'll be helping to build a valuable educational resource--and hopefully learning a lot in the process.

MARKETING/PR INTERN: Help promote our grassroots initiative by growing our community on Facebook (, Twitter (, and Pinterest ( Write and edit status updates; contribute to online discussions; design witty image macros and quotes; and/or write and pitch guest blog posts.

•Sincere love of learning -- and passion for a particular subject/specialty - Self-motivated, independent, and highly disciplined - Detail-oriented - Responsible and deadline-driven
Compensation: Unpaid, but course credit may be available depending on your school.
Time Frame: Commitment is 5 to 8 hours per week for a minimum of two months.
Location: you can work from anywhere
Application Deadline: September 18, 2015


Internships in France

Description: For more information and deadlines, please visit:

Compensation: unpaid
Time Frame: Variable
Location: France

Internships Abroad with Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD)

As an FSD intern, you will gain invaluable exprience by working directly on grassroots initiatives in your area of interest. As you work wih FSD's in-country staff, you will receive on-site training and real-world skill building. Our rigorous International Internship program allows you to live with a host family and gain highly transferable skills in project design and management, participatory leadership, community assessments, budgeting/financial managment, and cross-cultural communications

Qualifications: No specific qualifications
Compensation: unpaid
Time Frame: academic year or summer
Location: various
Application Deadline: July 07, 2015

Summer Internship Program in Germany

Description: For more information please see:

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program

For More Information, please see: OR

Compensation: unpaid

Location: Internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S.

CIA Internships

For more information, please visit:


For students majoring in engineering, computer science, math, economics, physical sciences, foreign languages, business administration, accounting, international relations, finance, logistics, human resources, geography, national security studies, military and foreign affairs, political science or graphic design


a) US citizenship
b) 3.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale
c) Foreign language skills and previous international residency are pluses
d) Medical/polygraph examinations and background investigation required
Compensation: paid internships and transportation costs, assistance with housing, tuition, and health insurance
Time Frame:
3+ semesters
Washington DC metro area
Application Deadline: Students may apply to the National Clandestine Service Undergraduate Internship Program for Summers 2016/2017 between 1 January to 30 April 2015.

Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce

Description: For more information please visit:
Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: Year- Round; full or part-time
Location: various Massachusetts offices

Institute for Central American Development Studies- Summer Internship and Cultural Training Program

This summer program is best for those who are intersted in a field experience in Costa Rica or Nicaragua, but not necessarily a structured academic program

No two internships are alike,but all require intern's individual initiative and creativity for carrying out appropriate tasks.

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: 20-30 hours per week
Location:Costa Rica or Nicaragua
Application Deadline: Check website for application deadlines:

French American Chamber of Commerce, New England Chapter

Plese visit their website for various opportunities:

China Internship Program-Get Work Experience Abroad!


CRCC Asia is seeking ambitious, talented and hardworking students and graduates for its China Internship Program. Chinese language skills are not necessary, fluent English is the only language requirement.
Our program has been featured in numerous high profile media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek and the BBC. Click here to read more:
This is an incredible opportunity to gain excellent professional experience and transferable skills in one of the worlds most important and fastest-growing economies. You will be working in a company in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, or Sanya where you will be required to work independently and in international teams. Our internships last 1, 2, or 3 months, starting every month all year round.
There are many sectors available including (but not limited to) Business Development, Finance, Marketing, Advertising, Legal, PR, Pharmaceutical, NGOs, Sustainable Energy and Engineering.
Typical tasks include: conducting research, writing reports, giving presentations, working in teams on strategy, accompanying colleagues on client meetings and business administration.
Our China Internship Program is highly regarded by employers and is certain to make a positive impact on your Resume. Many of our previous interns are now working in top international firms.

CRCC Asia offers other programs including: Intensive Mandarin courses, Hospitality Internships on the tropical resort of Sanya, and a China travel program, all of which can be done in conjunction with or in lieu of our Internship Program. More information can be found on our website,

All CRCC Asia Programs provide a full package of support, activities and networks from the moment you join the program until well after your return from China. Due to Republic of China visa regulations internships are unpaid. International internship experience in China can only be possible through an unpaid internship, however we ensure that every aspect of your trip to China from your internship to our regular social and cultural activities is managed in a friendly and professional manner.

Our Comprehensive China Internship Program Includes:
• Guaranteed internship in a sector of your choice
• Visa processing for China
•Airport pickup
• Accommodation for duration of internship
• Welcome banquet
• Welcome pack
• SIM card and city guide
• Introduction course and cultural training
• Weekly Beginner Mandarin lessons
• Social and networking events
• English speaking supervisor
• Full support and guidance from our Beijing/Shanghai/Shenzhen/or Sanya office

How To Apply:
Apply online at


•All applicants must have completed or be currently enrolled in a degree program.
• We are also looking for you to exhibit a strong academic record, and an interest in foreign travel and culture.
• Fluent English is essential; if you speak some Chinese and would like to practice your language skills we can find you a company where this is possible.

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: Our Internships last 1, 2, or 3 months. 
Location:  Beijing/Shanghai/Sanya/Shenzhen

Study Abroad in China

Description: For more information, please visit:

Summer Teaching Assistant Program in France

for more information, please visit:

Embassy of the United States -Paris, France


For more information, please visit:

Internships in Spain, Italy, France, China, and more

For more information and deadlines to apply, please visit: OR OR