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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


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•Interns must be currently enrolled, full-time students in an American university
•A proficiency in French and native speaking level in English is required.

Application Deadline: March 9, 2015 for Summer Internship

Congressional Internship Program

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IES Abroad Internships

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Jet Program Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)


TheJapan 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 Japane4se teachers of  English. JETS become involved in school and community life, teaching about their own culture, while learning about Japan.

Qualifications: •Candidates shiould 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 Japn while sharing their own dulture.
Time Frame:TBD
Application Deadline: August 28, 2015

Japan Internships


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ASL Internships


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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
· Teaming 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 yo be strong, smart, and bold by offering quality research-based programs in a safe environment, providing opportuniyirs for girls to take healthy risks, and helping girls yo 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 talnts 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 wiyh yhe Program Director to bring these initiayives 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 progaams 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 yo 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


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Latin American Association Internship Program


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Bilingual Hostel Internship

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Location:Location: Valencia, Spain

French American Center Internship


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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.
This is a virtual/remote opportunity -- i.e., you can work from anywhere.
Commitment is 5 to 8 hours per week for a minimum of two months. Unpaid. Course credit may be available depending on your school.

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
Time Frame: Commitment is 5 to 8 hours per week for a minimum of two months.
Application Deadline: September 18, 2015

Blingual Public Advocacy Intern for ACLU

The AClu of Massachusetts, a public inteest organization that defends civil rights and civil liberties, is seeking a person who is fluent in English and Spanish to help our outreach efforts in the Latino community.  The person will write articles for publication on our websites and in media outlets and translate materials. He or she may also present on our issues, communicate with advocates and community members in Spanish, attend community meetings in Spanish and speak one-on-one with Spanish speakrs on a vriety of issues. The intern/volunteer will address a variety of the issues the ACLU covers, from immigrant rights to free speech to LGBT issues. Articles will be posted on, and/or our social media outlets. The intern/volunteer will be placed in the Field Department and will work primarily with a lawyer in the Field and Legal Departments.

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The applicant should be able3 to read documents in English and Spanish , communicate fluently in both languages, and write weill in Spanish

Compensation: unpaid
Time Frame: The start/end dates are flexible. It is also possible yo eork remotely.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

Internships in France


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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 ill receive on-site training and real-world skillbuilding. Our rigorous Internaional Internship program allows you to live with a host family and gain highly transferable skills in project design and managemeny, participayory leadership, community assessments, budgeting/financial managment, and corss-cultural communications


No specific qualifications

Compensation: unpaid
Time Frame: academic year or summer
Location: various
Application Deadline: July 07, 2015

Summer Internship Program in Germany

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U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program

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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

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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 langauage skills and previous international residency are pluses
d) Medical/polygraph examinations and background investigation required
Location: Washington DC metro area
Deadlines: 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

compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: Year- Round; full or part-time
Location: various Massachusetts offices

Summer Intern: Jonah Goldberg


Bestselling author and columnist, Jonah Goldberg, writes on U.S. politics and culture as a fellow at AEI. One of the most prominent conservative political commentators today, Goldberg frequently appears on television and radio shows, and his syndicated columns are circulated widely across the United States.  Interns will conduct research on a large range of policy-related topics to assist Mr. Goldberg with his columns, lectures, and media appearances.


The ideal candidate will possess strong research and writing skills, as well as a demonstrated interest in U.S. politics, culture, and the media.

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: 20-30 hours per week
Location:Washington D.C.
Application Deadline: March 11, 2015

French American Chamber of Commerce, New England Chapter


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China Internship Program-Get Work Experience Abroad!


CRCC Asia is seeking ambitious, talented and hardworking students and graduates for its 2014 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.
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.We have internship programs running throughout 2014. 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
Induction 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:
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•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

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Summer Teaching Assistant Program in France

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Embassy of the United States -Paris, France


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Internships in Spain, Italy, France, and China

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