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  • Local/State Internships

    • The vision of the Alamo Asian American Chamber of Commerce is to act as a catalyst for creating local and international alliances in support of business growth through advocacy, educational and informative programs and cultural initiatives.

      For more information, email the Alamo Asian American Chamber of Commerce or call 210.701.1889

    • Alexa Management is a small hospitality development and management company located in Austin, TX, but manages properties in Austin, Round Rock and Wimberley currently.

      They are seeking an intern that's looking for a full hospitality experience. Interns would have quality time shadowing everyone in the organization, from the Principal and Office Manager to Director of Sales & Marketing and Food & Beverage Director. They would have an opportunity to see hotels from the inside-out, and from the development stage to the day-to-day operation. Their tasks would vary depending on where they are working that day/week.

      Students interested in hospitality/development/management or marketing/social media should email Alexa Management specifying their degree/concentration requirements.

      *This internship may be best suited for Travel/Tourism or International Business.

    • The Chamber promotes academic and commercial partnerships across the globe with the ultimate goal of fostering closer relations between the U.S. and emerging markets. The Chamber serves as a catalyst and force-multiplier for its clients and members, leveraging the collective experience, skills, and contacts of its world-class leadership team and advisors to develop and strengthen global partnerships.

      The Chamber is fully dedicated to transforming vision into reality, offering a full range of customizable services to help its partners and clients achieve their global initiatives.

      For more information, visit the Alhambra-U.S. Chamber website

    • The Ambassador Summer Internship Program is an internship program for currently enrolled college students sponsored by the City of San Antonio. The program exposes students to professional opportunities and innovative career paths through paid internships, Peer-to-Peer networking sessions, and community service projects. Program participants are placed with government entities, non-profit agencies, and private organizations to gain experience in high-demand occupations in an effort to attract San Antonio’s graduating professionals to career opportunities within the local community.

      For more information, visit the City of San Antonio's Ambassador Summer Internship Program listing.

    • American Gateways has served the Central Texas immigrant community since 1987. Founded as the Political Asylum Project of Austin (PAPA), we began as a dedicated group of volunteers working to serve increasing number of refugees fleeing war in Central America. Since then we have grown to provide a broad range of immigration legal services to low-income individuals and families throughout the region. Our new name reflects our expanded services and our objective of promoting the rights of our clients through every portal of immigration relief.

      For more information, visit American Gateways.

    • Attorneys Benjamin Blackburn and Daniel Betts, both graduates of Texas Law, seek to provide personalized and comprehensive defense for clients who find themselves in difficult or unexpected situations. Blackburn Betts specializes in DWI defense, domestic violence, gun charges, drug charges, and theft charges. An internship at Blackburn Betts will provide you the opportunity to learn about the criminal justice system and the day-to-day workings of a law firm. 

       As an intern, you will: 

      ·  Assist with answering the phones, taking payments, scheduling appointments, and assisting clients

      ·  Review discovery such as DMAV and body camera videos, audio from hearings, police reports, and photographs

      ·  Assist with filing subpoenas and other motions

      Those who apply should be comfortable working under minimal supervision and must be able to pass a criminal background check. Spanish speakers are preferred.

       This internship is in-person and Interns will be paid $15.00/hour.

       To apply

      Please send a resumecover letter, and the hours which you are available to work to with the subject line "Legal Internship 2023 (Name)." 

    • Each year the Blanton Museum of Art recruits graduate and undergraduate students for a range of paid and unpaid pre-professional opportunities. Students gain experience and knowledge within the museum environment and work on meaningful projects under the guidance of museum professionals. Students are also invited to participate in a variety of enrichment activities, which may include professional development seminars, docent trainings, exhibition openings, public programs, and tours. The Blanton welcomes and encourages students from all backgrounds to apply and is dedicated to developing a culturally diverse internship program.

      For more information, visit the Blanton Museum of Art.

    • Center for Survivors of Torture (CST) exists to facilitate healing, ease transition into new beginnings, and foster hope in survivors of trauma, by providing specialized services addressing their comprehensive psychological, medical, and social needs; generating legal referrals; providing training opportunities for state-of-the-art professional service delivery; and collecting outcome measurements.

      CST interns are critical in helping us restore lives in survivors. Our staff is driven by the cause to help men, woman and children from all over the world who have endured torture.

      For more information, visit the Center for Survivors of Torture.

    • Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos opened its doors on September 18, 2010. As a non-profit community-serving organization, we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of San Marcos, Texas. Being located at the heart of one of the first Mexican American "barrios" of San Marcos, Centro provides a unique space for people to learn about or share their Hispanic Heritage and to participate in our public programs, classes, and events. The cultural center is made up of four components: an art gallery, a library, and museum.

      If you're interested in volunteering or pursuing an Internship at Centro please email your request to Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos or call 512-878-0640.

    • The City of Austin provides internship opportunities in several different departments. 

      For more information, visit the City of Austin's Internship Program website.

    • The Global Engagement Division welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to apply for internships. These selective internships will provide successful candidates with a valuable insight into the world of international diplomacy, protocol, and international business. The internships are unpaid but may count as college credit depending on pre-approval by the student's college or university.

      For more information, visit the City of San Antonio's International Relations Office.

    • The Consulate General  Austin is one of the official representatives of Mexico in the United States. The Mexican Consulate assists and protects citizens of Mexico, facilitates trade and friendship between Mexico and the United States, and assists with bureaucratic issues to Mexican citizens as well as to Americans traveling to Mexico.

      For more information about the Austin office, visit the Austin Consulate General of Mexico.

      The Consulate General of Mexico in Houston has a mission to conduct the foreign policy of Mexico through dialogue, cooperation, promotion of the country and attention to Mexicans abroad, as well as coordinate the international performance of the Government of the Republic.

      For more information about the Houston office, visit the Houston Consulate General of Mexico.

    • Cultural Awareness International, Inc. is a Dallas based multicultural and multinational consulting firm with over 20 years experience in intercultural training, relocation, and human resources.  Interns responsibilities include: assisting both the intercultural and relocation departments with project coordination; research on various cities and countries worldwide including culture specifics; and assisting with cross cultural program development.

      For more information, visit Cultural Awareness International.

    • The Equal Justice Center (EJC) is a non-profit law firm and social justice organization which empowers the immigrant community by providing free legal services throughout the state of Texas.We advocate for systemic reforms that strengthen immigration rights and work towards securing permanent immigration solutions for Dreamers. We also provide legal representation that enables workers recover unpaid wages and combat other basic injustices they encounter in the workplace.

      For more information, please visit the Equal Justice Center.

    • Girls Empowerment Network is seeking strong leaders with a passion for girls’ issues to fill a number of unpaid internships within our agency. All interns must be committed to the mission of Girls Empowerment Network, be team-oriented, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have reliable transportation. Internships typically last one semester (fall, spring or summer) and are anywhere from 10-40 hours/week. Please use the application form to specify which areas of our work you are most interested in.

      For more information, please visit Girls Empowerment Network.

    • GlobalAustin is a nonprofit organization that offers a broad array of intercultural services for international students and visitors to Central Texas.  They actively promote the idea of Citizen Diplomacy. GlobalAustin is involved in both the private and public sectors, working especially with students, government representatives, and corporations with firm international links. 

      For more information, visit GlobalAustin.

    • In order to be considered for General employment with Hays County, please submit the following documents:

      • Hays County General Employment Application
      • Cover Letter
      • Resume

      For more information, visit the Hays County Internship Page.

    • Human Rights Initiative (HRI) provides free legal services to people who have suffered human rights abuses. HRI also provides social services to its legal clients, including

      Human Rights Initiative of North Texas offers competitive Spring, Summer, and Fall internships for graduate and undergraduate interns depending on need.

      Qualified applicants please submit your resume, writing samples, and a tailored cover letter specifying interest to Layne Faulkner. No phone calls will be accepted. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and this position may close at any time after a candidate has been identified.

      For more information, visit Human Rights Initiative North Texas.

    • Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT) exists to build healthy relationships between the faith communities of Central Texas. iACT teaches English as a Second Language and cultural skills to newly-arrived refugees. 

      For more information, visit Interfaith Action of Central Texas.

    • Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston is a voluntary resettlement agency. They provide housing, food, ESL, job placement and training, health assessments and processing.

      For more information, visit Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston.

    • Founded by labor rights activist César Chávez & Dolores Huerta, LUPE builds stronger, healthier communities where colonia residents use the power of civic engagement for social change. From fighting deportations, to providing social services and English classes, to organizing for streetlights and drainage, LUPE responds to the needs of the community, and takes action that creates a chance for a better life.

      Learn about social justice, community organizing, and work for social change by interning with us.

      At LUPE, our internships are custom fit. We work with your schedule, interests, and tailor projects so that they benefit you the most. We work with interns to make the internship as beneficial as possible to all who would like to intern. We create flexible schedules and expectations tailored to the intern.

      For more information, visit La Unión del Pueblo Entero.

    • Located in San Antonio, the Migrant Center for Human Rights works to advance the human rights of all migrants by increasing legal knowledge and access to legal services.

      They provide free and low-cost legal services to detained, low-income immigrants facing removal from the United States at the third largest adult detention center in the U.S.: the South Texas Detention Complex located 65 miles southwest of San Antonio in Pearsall, Texas (bed capacity: 1900).

      For more information, visit the Migrant Center for Human Rights.

    • The Office of the Texas Governor offers both unpaid and paid semester long internship positions. Interns with the Office of the Governor work on a wide range of political and community issues. 

      For more information visit the Office of the Texas Governor.

    • Founded in 1976, Omega International Group (OIG), is a knowledge-based consulting firm providing comprehensive strategic industry solutions and consulting services to clients in the public and private sectors worldwide.

      Dedicated to delivering high-quality services and solving complex business problems, Omega prides itself in results that build long-term relationships that lead to repeat business. 

      For more information, visit Omega International Group.

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    • Founded in 1987 at the Refugee Assistance Project by community activists in South Texas, RAICES has grown to be the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas. With offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio and staff based in Houston and Washington, D.C., RAICES is a front line organization in the roiling debate about immigration and immigrants in the world. As an organization that combines expertise developed from the daily practice of immigration law with a deep commitment to advocacy, RAICES is unique among immigration organizations.

      A diverse staff of 110 attorneys, legal assistants, and support staff provide consultations, direct legal services, representation, assistance and advocacy to communities in Texas and to clients after they leave the state. In 2016, RAICES staff closed 43,000 cases at no cost to the client. Our advocacy and commitment to change are driven by the clients and families we serve everyday as our attorneys and legal assistants provide legal advocacy and representation in an immigration system that breaks apart families and leaves millions without pathways to legal status.

      For more information, visit RAICES.

    • Rainforest Partnership is an international nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas. Our mission is to protect and regenerate tropical rainforests by working with the people of the forests to develop sustainable livelihoods that empower and respect both people and nature. We envision thriving tropical rainforests that support a healthy, vibrant planet.

      They partner with communities in South America to develop sustainable economic alternatives to deforestation, making it more valuable for them to keep their forests standing. 

      For more information visit the Rainforest Partnership.

    • Founded in 1978, Refugee Services of Texas (RST) is a social-service agency dedicated to providing assistance to refugees and other displaced persons fleeing persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group - as well as to the communities that welcome them. RST provides services to hundreds of refugees, asylees, survivors of human trafficking, and related vulnerable populations from over 30 different countries of origin each year. Originating in Dallas, RST now has service centers in Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and Rio Grande Valley.

      For more information visit, Refugee Services of Texas.

    • Since 1894, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, along with the support and contributions of our members, has been propelling business success and impacting San Antonio’s military installations, infrastructure, economic development, workforce, and more.

      The mission of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is to be an advocate for all of our members and the business community in building and sustaining a diverse and prosperous economy.

      For more information, visit

    • San Antonio Council for International Visitors (SACIV) is a non-profit organization that arranges professional programming for emerging international leaders who have been selected by the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to come to the United States. Hundreds of these international visitors come to San Antonio each year, providing opportunities to the community for fostering economic development and cross-cultural understanding. 

      For more information, visit the San Antonio Council for International Visitors.

    • The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the leading resource, advocate, and access point for Hispanic businesses, Hispanics in business, and the Hispanic market.

      The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the first organization of its type in the United States, having been originally chartered as the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in 1929. Today, there are about 35 Hispanic chambers of commerce in Texas and about 600 across the nation.

      For more information, visit the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

    • Splash Coworking invites you to a space that flows and springs creativity, by creating a splash in the community of San Marcos, Texas. Splash Coworking creates a ripple from the headwaters of entrepreneurship, business, social innovation, culture, and community. We create a platform to dive into the river of business development and sustainable practices. 

      For more information, visit Splash Coworking.

    • Based in Austin, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality strives to protect human and natural resources consistent with sustainable economic development in Texas.  One main focus of the TCEQ is environmental quality along the U.S.-Mexican Border, especially with respect to water rights.

      For more information visit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

    • The Texas Democratic Party is seeking Political Interns. You will learn about modern political campaigns and play a role in our coordinated campaign effort to elect Democrats up and down the ballot across the entire state of Texas. Interns will get the opportunity to conduct research, work with VAN, assist in managing volunteers, create social media content, and support special projects as needed.

      For more information, visit Texas Democrats.

    • Based in Austin, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has the important position of advocating for policies at the federal, state, and local level that are beneficial to the agriculture sector, an essential component to the Texas economy. The TDA aids with consumer protection, economic development, healthy living, and controls production agriculture.

      For more information, visit the Texas Department of Agriculture.

    • Today the General Land Office manages state lands, operates the Alamo, helps Texans recovering from natural disasters, helps fund Texas public education through the Permanent School Fund, provides benefits to Texas Veterans, and manages the vast Texas coast.

      For more information, please visit the Texas General Land Office.

    • The Texas House of Representatives is composed of 150 members, each elected for a two-year term. The Texas Legislature meets in Regular Session for about five months every other year. 

      Students interested in legislative or policy internships may find more information by visiting the Texas House of Representatives.

    • The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) provides unpaid internships for motivated undergraduate students and individuals.  Interns  are selected based on factors such as scholastic achievement, grade-point average, demonstrated leadership skills, participation in extracurricular activities, and communication skills.

      Internships are unique and tailored to each intern's needs, interests, and schedule.  The agency has three internship terms:  Spring (January through April), Summer (May through August), and Fall (September through December).

      For more information, visit the Texas Office of the Attorney General.

    • While the Secretary of State mostly focuses on domestic issues, one of the functions is to serve as the Governor's liaison for Texas Border and Mexican Affairs. 

      For more information, visit the Texas Secretary of State.

    • The Alliance is a leading nonprofit organization for welcoming and empowering those who face financial, educational, health, language or cultural barriers to realizing their dreams. Beyond core refugee settlement, social-educational, and wellness services, The Alliance houses several innovative social enterprises: Alliance Language Network, the Driver's Education and Mobility Center, and The Community Cloth, a micro-enterprise initiative for artisan refugee women. All increase support for client self-sufficiency and employment opportunities so clients can thrive in our community.

      If you are a student interested in an internship position, please email at The Alliance to inquire about current opportunities. Internships will be accepted until the available positions are filled. The Alliance only offers unpaid internships at this time. We accept applications from all students studying a variety of subjects, but are particularly in need of students studying international studies/relations, community development, social work, communications, marketing, public relations, public health, or related field.

    • The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. The Lone Star Chapter (Austin) is particularly involved in international issues such as preventing the building of border walls because they are environmentally and economically disruptive to natural wildlife areas.  

      For more information, visit The Sierra Club.

    • Travelstride is the #1 community marketplace for extraordinary world travel, made easy. We host more than 50,000 expert-planned trips - from group tour packages, to expedition cruises, to independent adventures. With itineraries across every continent planned by 1,000+ of the best local experts and global companies, everyone can find the perfect trip for their style and budget. The Travelstride community enables travelers of all stripes to explore the world with curiosity, confidence, and connections.

      All internships are 6 months or longer and for school credit only (unpaid) with the ability to earn up to $4,000 in travel credits and monthly transport and meal credits, to ensure you get to do real meaningful projects - no coffee fetching here!

      Travelstride is based in Austin and San Francisco, with team members spanning the globe.

      For more information, visit Travelstride.

    • The United Nations Association-Austin Area Chapter, the local chapter of the national 501(c)3 non-profit organization United Nations Association - United States of America (UNA-USA), is a membership organization dedicated to building understanding of and support for the sustainable development goals of the United Nations, within the United States of America. The UNA-USA is a member of the World Federation of UNA (WFUNA).

      For more information, visit the United Nations Association.

    • Based in Austin, Well Aware is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that funds and implements sustainable clean water systems to drive economic development and empower communities in East Africa.

      For more information, visit Well Aware.

    • The World Affairs Council has several members in Texas: Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso and Corpus Christi 

      An internship with the World Affairs Council of San Antonio offers a career development opportunity with a unique perspective on current geopolitical events, how they impact San Antonio and the United States, as well as valuable insight and exposure to the workings within our international community. While working closely with the Council’s leadership on major projects, interns will build skills in event & program planning, marketing & communication, and organization management. 

      For more information, visit World Affairs Council San Antonio.

      WAC Austin exists to serve Central Texas residents of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in the world at large. WAC Austin seeks to provide those individuals with top-quality programming and events, and create conduits for interaction with international experts and decision-makers.   The World Affairs Council of Austin focuses on three areas of programming: Culture, Education, and Global Trade. 

      For more information, visit World Affairs Council Austin.

      The Council in Houston has provided programs since 1969 and is currently one of the largest public forums in the region. Now, more than ever, it is important that we equip residents of our Global City with the tools to succeed in an interconnected global world, where the actions of one citizen, one community, one nation, can impact us all.

      For more information, visit World Affairs Council Houston.

      The Council has been educating North Texans (Dallas/Fort Worth) on global affairs since 1951. Today, it serves as a gateway to the world for the region, offering an impressive range of programs and events for the public and its 4,000 members. The Council presents around 90+ programs annually, primarily focusing on the international aspects of business, politics, culture and foreign policy. Through the Global Young Leaders education program, the Council takes international education directly into North Texas schools. Additionally, it coordinates visits to North Texas of delegations and leaders from around the world through the International Visitor Program and the City of Dallas Office of Protocol.

      For more information, visit World Affairs Council Dallas/Fort Worth.

  • National Internships

    • The American Foreign Service Association, established in 1924, is both professional association and exclusive representative for the U.S. Foreign Service. AFSA’s close to 16,800 members include active-duty and retired Foreign Service officers and specialists at the Department of State, as well as members of the Foreign Service from the U.S. Agency for International Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, Foreign Commercial Service, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and U.S. Agency for Global Media.

      For more information, visit the American Foreign Service Association.

    • Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) are sister organizations providing the most trusted forum for debate on issues affecting the Western Hemisphere. Headquartered in New York City, AS/COA also has offices in Washington and Miami and holds high-level events across the United States and Latin America.

      For more information, visit the Americas Society and The Council of the Americas.

    • At the Atlantic Council, we advance our mission of “shaping the global future together” by taking on global, generational challenges – those the next generation is inheriting.

      To meet this moment, we are committed to fostering the next generation of international affairs professionals. To this end, we have relaunched our internship program as the world-class, paid Young Global Professionals (YGP) Program. This new initiative is designed to provide exceptional young people with in-depth exposure to international affairs and an opportunity to play an active role in shaping real-world solutions to global challenges.

      We’re different than most think tank teams, and we like it that way! The Council is building a movement and we hope you’ll be a part of it. If this appeals to you, read on about how to join our fast-paced, global team of intellectual entrepreneurs.

      For more information, visit the Atlantic Council.

    • The Brookings Internship program provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to engage in career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills.

      The mission of the Internship program is to provide students and recent graduates with a pre-professional, meaningful, and practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest.  Interns may work with Brookings’s staff in research areas - Economic Studies, Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development, Governance Studies, and Metropolitan Policy.  Brookings also offers students the opportunity to intern in departments such as communications, human resources and central operations management. 

      For more information, visit the Brookings Institution.

    • Cato’s paid internships are for undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students, law students, and early-career professionals who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace—principles that, taken together, constitute libertarianism.

      Most Cato interns work primarily as researchers for our policy scholars. Individual department placements include defense and foreign policy, healthcare policy, constitutional studies, and numerous others.

      For more information, visit the CATO Institute.

    • The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.

      Interns will directly engage with the organization’s policy experts and participate in a variety of activities, including trainings, research, writing, and web-based projects designed to enhance their professional skills. 

      For more information, visit the Center for American Progress.

    • The Center for International Policy was created to make a peaceful, just and sustainable world the central pursuit of U.S. foreign policy by developing and disseminating common-sense foreign policy solutions, that can challenge and replace the American exceptionalism paradigm.

      Applicants for internships should submit application materials for any of the internships listed below at any time. We begin reviewing applications in November for the spring semester (January-May), in March for the summer semester (May-August), and in June for the fall semester (August-December) and continue on a rolling basis. Start dates, end dates, and weekly schedules are flexible.

      For more information, visit the Center for International Policy.

    • The Center for Immigration Studies is the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to the research of U.S. immigration policy and is a leading voice in the drive to inform policy-makers and the public about immigration’s far-reaching impact. The Center is animated by a unique pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision that seeks fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome for those admitted.

      The CIS program offers practical experience as well as educational and skill enhancing opportunities. Interns attend congressional hearings, immigration court, and Center and other immigration-related events where they can learn from the nation’s leading policy-makers.

      For more information, visit the Center for Immigration Studies.

    • CEJIL’s internship program is primarily directed at students and graduates who wish to have more practical experience in the field of human rights to complement their academic and professional training. CEJIL aims to provide broad and realistic knowledge of the functioning of the Inter-American System as well as the human rights situation in the hemisphere.

      Internships are available in all four locations: Washington, DC (USA), San José (Costa Rica), Río de Janeiro (Brazil) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). Although it is possible to apply to more than one office, each handles its selection process independently.

      For more information, visit the Center for Justice and International Law.

    • CSIS offers full-time and part-time internships for undergraduates, advanced students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. Interns participate in a variety of activities that support individual programs, including research, writing and project development. 

      For more information, visit the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

    • Offered throughout the year in the Washington, DC area, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) programs span various fields of study. From accounting and finance, to foreign languages, economics, engineering and information technology. As you work alongside experts in your field, you will obtain real-world insight into the CIA and Intelligence Community – preparing you for a career more impactful than you ever dreamed possible.

      For more information, visit the Central Intelligence Agency.

    • Open to college students and recent graduates to serve as a Congressional Intern in the halls of power in Washington, D.C. You’ll gain invaluable experience in forging your career journey by working closely with the Hill staffers, policy experts, and elected officials who are tackling our nation’s most urgent challenges.

      Real-world experience in Congress will be enhanced by weekly programming sessions with CHCI.

      2022 Congressional Internship Application Deadlines:

      All applications launch: July 15

      Spring 2022 Internships:

      • Program Dates: January 24 – April 15, 2022
      • Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

      Summer 2022 Internships:

      • Program Dates: May 31 – August 5, 2022
      • Application Deadline: December 1, 2021 (standing deadline)

      Fall 2022 Internship:

      • Program Dates: August 29 – November 18, 2022
      • Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

      For more information, visit the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.

    • At the Center on Foreign Relations, interns do work that matters alongside smart and dedicated staff in a diverse and inclusive environment. Interns are paid a competitive hourly wage while gaining valuable experience through exposure to leading foreign policy experts. They are also offered professional development training as a foundation for future work in the field of foreign policy and international affairs. 

      For more information, visit the  Council on Foreign Relations.

    • For more than 30 years, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a major tax-exempt, nonprofit, and nonpartisan national research and information organization, has offered internships in Washington, D.C. in the fields of U.S., Latin American, and Canadian relations. These internships provide practical, entry level experience regarding a variety of political, economic, diplomatic, and trade issues. They also provide young scholars with excellent exposure to the policy making process. COHA seeks highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students as well as those who have already earned degrees. 

      For more information, visit the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.

    • HACU matches a student’s career interests, educational background, and previous work or volunteer experience with the needs and demands of our federal and corporate partners. Students receive paid round-trip airfare, housing arrangement assistance, emergency medical insurance, and a biweekly stipend, and most attend an intern orientation in Washington, D.C. Throughout the internship, students also participate in a wide range of professional development, networking, and cultural activities.

      For more information, visit the Hispanic Association of College and Universities.

    • Hispanic Federation (HF) is the nation’s premier Latino nonprofit membership organization. Founded in 1990, HF seeks to empower and advance the Hispanic community, support Hispanic families, and strengthen Latino institutions through work in the areas of educationhealthimmigrationcivic engagementeconomic empowerment, & the environment.

      Hispanic Federation serves as a national model for Latino social, political, and economic empowerment. With a strong presence in New YorkFlorida, North CarolinaPuerto Rico, and other key states throughout the U.S., HF works to uplift millions of Hispanic children, youth, and families across the country. In addition, our Washington, DC office gives HF a true national advocacy presence. HF works locally, state-wide, and nationally to strengthen Latino nonprofits, promote public policy advocacy, and bring to scale a portfolio of innovative community programs.

      For more information, visit the Hispanic Federation.

    • Hudson Institute is one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in the world. Founded in 1961 by Herman Kahn and headquartered in Washington D.C. the Institute offers internships in our office in Washington, D.C. to undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduate students. Hudson has garnered local, national, and international acclaim with its hands-on research and offers a unique opportunity for its interns to work with Hudson researchers in policy areas such as National Security Studies, Economic and Employment Policy, Middle East Studies, Cybersecurity and Quantum Initiative, Food Policy Center, South and Central Asia, and Political Theory.

      For more information, visit the Hudson Institute.

    • The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people. 

      For more information, visit the International Rescue Committee.

    • There is no better way to find out if JPMorgan Chase is the right place for you to begin your career than with an internship here. Internship programs are designed for you to work with us during your off-time and help you explore our firm and gain hands-on work experience before applying for one of our full-time roles.

      Our summer internship opportunities typically range from 10-12 weeks long, depending on the specific program.  We also offer longer-term and off-cycle internships for some regions and business areas.

      For more information, visit JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is the preeminent U.S.-based nongovernmental organization devoted to the protection of unaccompanied and separated children. KIND envisions a world in which every unaccompanied child on the move has access to legal counsel and has their rights and well-being protected as they migrate alone in search of safety.

      KIND now has offices across the United States and in Mexico that provide unaccompanied children with holistic care that includes legal assistance and social services. Through strategic partnerships, we provide pro bono legal representation for refugee and migrant children across the country.

      In addition, we have connected thousands of children – and their caretakers – with essential medical care, mental health care, educational opportunities, and crisis intervention to ensure their safety and well-being.

      For more information, visit KIND - Kids in Need of Defense.

    • Founded in 1946, the Middle East Institute is the oldest Washington-based institution dedicated solely to the study of the Middle East. It is a non-partisan think tank providing expert policy analysis, educational and professional development services, and a hub for engaging with the region's arts and culture.

      For more information, visit the Middle East Institute.

    • The National Immigration Forum’s vision for the future is a 21st century immigration system that helps new Americans gain the opportunities, skills and status they need to realize their full potential.

      To achieve this vision, we bring together moderate and conservative faith, law enforcement and business leaders to weigh in with media and policy makers in support of practical and commonsense immigration, citizenship and integration policies.

      For more information, visit the National Immigration Forum.

    • The NCIS Honors Internship Program is a dedicated hands-on experience designed to provide educationally related work assignments for undergraduate and graduate college students in a non-pay status.

      This minimum 18-week experience immerses interns into unique experiences such as law enforcement, national security, intelligence, and cyber all while working alongside experienced NCIS personnel. This opportunity is open to all academic backgrounds. However, NCIS strives to place candidates in a wide array of disciplines that match their background, studies, and interests.

      For more information, visit the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

    • From Day 1, interns at NPR are given real-world, hands-on responsibilities. Working alongside top professionals in the field, interns do meaningful work across a variety of departments at NPR. Find out how you can contribute your diverse talents to gain invaluable experience at the heart of a thriving multimedia organization.

      Interns at NPR play a vital role in NPR's daily operations in almost every division of the organization — from NPR News and Music, to Communications and Engineering.

      Come join us on our mission to create a more informed public and help NPR do the kind of journalism that embraces the rich diversity of the country whether it's researching NPR's sources for our newsroom, assisting with audio production, editing web pages, conducting research for shows, pitching ideas, engaging with our social media channels, designing and developing embedded graphics for our digital platforms, or coding survey data.

      For more information, visit National Public Radio.

    • The Organization of American States (OAS) is the main political forum of the Region that promotes and supports Democracy, Human Rights, Multi-dimensional Security and Integral Development in the Americas. The OAS seeks to prevent conflicts and to bring political stability, social inclusion and prosperity to the region through dialogue and collective actions.

      For more information, visit the Organization of American States.

    • Refugees International focuses on the important refugee, displacement, humanitarian, and human rights issues that need urgent attention and action. Our advocates travel to some of the world’s most severe displacement crises to investigate first-hand the challenges displaced people face, create policy solutions, and demand action.

      Refugees International does not accept government or UN funding, enabling us to speak freely and independently. This means that the humanitarian groups that respond to refugee and other displacement crises often view Refugees International as a key ally. Our expert recommendations are highly valued by senior officials of the U.S. administration and Congress, the United Nations, and governments around the world—the very people whose decisions can bring immediate relief and lifesaving solutions to refugees.

      Refugees International was started in 1979 as a citizens’ movement to protect people fleeing Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Since then, we have expanded to become a globally focused advocacy organization, and a leading voice for the rights of displaced people worldwide. 

      For more information, visit Refugees International.

    • The Borgen Project believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. We’re the innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.

      For more information, visit the The Borgen Project.

    • A governmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve the life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy and human rights; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care and was founded by former President and First Lady Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter.

      For more information, visit the The Carter Center.

    • We believe an informed, engaged public with access to fact-based and balanced views on global issues helps to ensure effective US engagement and supports a more inclusive, equitable, and secure world. Founded in 1922, the Council is an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit organization that takes no institutional policy positions.

      The Council offers undergraduate juniors and seniors, and graduate students the opportunity to learn about our organization and participate in a variety of duties associated with ongoing projects through our internship program.

      All internship opportunities are unpaid and based in Chicago unless other specified. All 2021 internships will be conducted virtually. Please note that these are subject to change with each semester.

      For more information, visit the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

    • Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James leads an organization whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

      For more information, visit the Heritage Foundation.

    • If you are thinking of entering the world of diplomacy and public policy, an internship at the United Nations could be the ideal start for you.

      The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations. You will be given a real chance to work with our people. As part of our team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management, you will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of the United Nations.

      For more information, visit the United Nations.

    • The CBP Pathways Programs are paid internship opportunities for veterans, high school and college students, and recent graduates to gain valuable experience while working under the guidance of CBP professionals. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, participants may be eligible for conversion to a permanent position within CBP.

      When you join our elite team of CBP professionals, you will be assisting CBP in safeguarding our homeland, protecting the American people, and facilitating lawful trade and travel. Whatever your career interest may be, CBP has a list of major career opportunities for you.

      For more information, visit U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

    • The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. 

      The Department of Homeland Security offers a variety of prestigious scholarships, fellowships, internships and training opportunities to expose talented students to the broad national security mission.

      For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    • The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment. 

      For more information, visit the U.S. Department of State.

    • Spend two summers in an experiential-learning program designed to  expose  undergraduate students to U.S. diplomacy and the work of the Department of State. Established in 2014, this merit and needs-based  opportunity is available  to undergraduate  sophomore and junior  students with a 3.2 GPA or higher,  who are available to participate in two consecutive summer internships as rising juniors and seniors.

      For more information, visit the U.S. Foreign Service.

    • U.S. News & World Report is a digital first media company dedicated to helping consumers and business professionals make important decisions. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for more than 85 years.

      As a trusted authority providing empowerment and guidance that improves the quality of life for consumers and communities, U.S. News ultimately leads to better life decisions.

      For more information, visit the U.S. News & World Report.

      You may view/apply for this opportunity on Texas State Handshake.

    • The Victory Institute’s Victory Congressional Internship is developing the next generation of out public leaders. Each semester, the Victory Congressional Internship brings outstanding LGBTQ undergraduate students to Washington, DC, for an intensive leadership program, including:

      An 8-10 week Congressional internship with a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus or an LGBTQ-friendly member of U.S. Congress to learn firsthand about the federal legislative process; and

      An educational and leadership development program to learn about careers in policy-making and engage with subject-matter experts in the District of Columbia working across sectors

      For more information, visit the Victory Institute.

    • The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is a nine-month remote internship for U.S. citizen students, college-level and above, who would like to make a real difference in the work of the U.S. government. Since 2009, thousands of eInterns have expanded the efforts of the U.S. government, working remotely from their school, dorm room, apartment, local library or coffee shop – wherever they happen to be!

      Virtual interns work only on unclassified projects. They report to their mentors at the Department of State and other federal government agencies in the U.S. and around the world by email, phone, or video chat.

      Typically opens in July of each year. 

      For more information, visit the Virtual Student Federal Service.

    • Vital Voices Global Partnership invests in women leaders who are solving the world’s greatest challenges – from gender-based violence to the climate crisis, economic inequities, and more. We are “venture catalysts,” identifying those with a daring vision for change and partnering with them to make that vision a reality.  We scale and accelerate impact through long term investments to expand skills, connections, capacity and visibility. Over the last 24 years, we have built a network of 18,000 change makers across 182 countries, each of whom are daring to reimagine a more equitable world for all.   

      In 1997, Vital Voices was created to make space for women to be heard. Our founders knew then what has now become a universal truth: that women are essential to progress in their communities. Our world cannot move forward without their full participation.

      For more information, visit Vital Voices.

    • The White House Internship Public Leadership Program allows students to assist with assignments that include conducting research, managing inquiries, attending meetings, memo writing, and staffing events. 

      For more information, visit the White House Internship Program.

Additional Internship Resources


Career Services: Texas State University

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USAJOBS is the official website for federal government jobs and where you’ll find nearly all government job opening announcements. They contain details about duties, minimum qualifications, salary range and basic benefits. With thousands of announcements to sift through, searching for the perfect position on USAJOBS may seem daunting. However, with step-by-step instructions and a few tips, you’ll be on your way to finding the right job for you!

View the complete and updated Federal Internship Directory.


GoinGlobal is a wonderful resource for students who want to intern or work in the U.S or in another country. Take advantage of GOINGLOBAL’s many features:

Use the Country Career Guides to learn about job markets, opportunities and more in over 40 countries!

Explore Job Postings and Internship Listings to find opportunities in locations around the world.

If you’re an international student, check out the H-1B Info directory to find the employers in the United States who are sponsoring work visas for internationals.

For questions about GOINGLOBAL, contact Career Services at 512.245.2645.