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The Office of Experiential Learning at WTAMU is another resource for students seeking internship opportunities locally, regionally and nationally.

Pathways to Federal Careers for Students and Recent Graduates

The Pathways Programs will replace existing internship and hiring progroms currently available through the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). This includes Internship programs, Recent Graduate Programs, and the Presidential Management Fellows Program

www.usajobs.gov/studentjobs

Wolf Trap Internships (Various Internships available in the Washington, D.C. area)

The Wolf Trap Internship Program is designed to provide meaningful hands-on training and experience in the areas of arts administration, education, and technical theater. Internships offer the practical opportunity to become an integral member of the staff and to work side-by-side with professionals producing, promoting, and administering the full spectrum of the performing arts.

www.wolftrap.org/Education/Internships_for_College_Students.aspx

National Public Radio (NPR)

NPR interns play a vital role in NPR's daily operations in almost every division of the organization - from Communications to our programs to NPR Music to the General Counsel's Office. Our interns work alongside experienced staff members to gain unparalleled experience in their chosen field and contribute their talents and energies to NPR's mission.

Various internships are available and more information can be found on the NPR website:

www.npr.org/about/careers/internships.html#opps

World Health Organization (WHO)

Internships are available in a wide variety of areas related to the technical work of WHO in Switzerland. The duration of WHO internships is between a minimum of 6 weeks to a maximum of 12 weeks. Exceptionally, internships may be extended up to 24 weeks to respond to special academic requirements or particular needs of the receiving program.

www.who.int/employment/internship/interns/en/index.html

United Ways of Texas Robert M. Tinstman Fellowship

Fellowship interns (also called Fellows) will gain a deeper understanding of nonprofit organizations. A Fellow’s duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Communications/marketing support
  • Campaign support
  • Grant development/Fundraising
  • Local initiatives
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Community needs assessment
  • Administrative help

Fellowship interns will work a minimum of 20 hours/week. Fellowship applicants must have 45+ college credit hours and a minimum of 3.0 GPA overall. Undergraduate and graduate students of an accredited college or university are eligible to apply. The United Way system is comprised of professionals of diverse backgrounds, therefore students of any major course of study will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong history of volunteer work or involvement with non-profit organizations. Successful candidates will receive an enriching opportunity to gain professional experience in the nonprofit sector and a monthly stipend, to total $1500 for the fall.

www.uwtexas.org/member-services/Tinstman_Fellowship

Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program

The Senate Hispanic Research Council is dedicated to strengthening the next generation of young leaders with this enriching fellowship program. Participants in the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program will gain invaluable experience and exposure to the Texas Senate as full-time legislative aides in the Capitol during the 82nd Legislative Session. Each participant is assigned to the office of a state senator or the Lieutenant Governor to perform a variety of legislative tasks. Complementing the work experience, they will meet with local and state leaders for weekly sessions about leadership and policies that shape communities. In addition, Scholars and Fellows receive a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses.

Legislative Tasks and Duties:

  • Draft legislative research summaries, bill analyses, floor statements, articles and press releases.
  • Prepare member floor packets.
  • Track bills.
  • Attend legislative meetings.
  • Conduct meetings with lobbyists and advocacy groups.
  • Perform policy research.
  • Monitor committee hearings.
  • Manage constituent relations.
  • Handle inter-office communications.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Scholars: An undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution with at least 60 semester hours completed.
  • Fellows: A graduate student currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution.
  • Recent graduates are also welcome to apply.
  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Possess high academic achievement.
  • Demonstrate an interest in government and public policy through active participation in community service activities.
  • Possess exceptional writing, comprehension and analytical skills.
  • Display leadership qualities and potential for further growth. 

www.tshrc.org/Luna_Scholars_App_2011.pdf

Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellowship Program:

IIPP enhances US national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service, and awareness among a broader, more representative cross-section of the American citizenry. We prepare a cadre of well-trained, language proficient minority young people to compete in the global marketplace. IIPP helps ensure that those entrusted with the affairs of the United States reflect the diversity that defines us as Americans and confronts us as citizens of our global village.
With nearly two decades of demonstrated excellence as the leading provider of international affairs and public policy education for minority college students, IIPP has educated and trained hundreds of Fellows. Our focus is on providing quality education and practice opportunities to minority students beginning in their sophomore year of college. We offer these opportunities through our sequenced six-component program, which includes:

  • Sophomore Summer Policy Institute
  • Junior Year Study Abroad
  • Junior Summer Policy Institute
  • Summer Language Institute
  • Internships
  • Internationally Focused Advanced Degree

Our unique combination of short seven-week summer global policy institutes: a unique study abroad experience focusing on global public policy, service and research; and a pro-active and culturally sensitive approach to minority education that fosters international service and non-profit sector leadership provides IIPP with the means to meet the needs of its diverse students and help them succeed.
IIPP also provides outreach, recruitment and technical assistance services, as well as offering HBCUs and other minority institutions valuable resources to strengthen their international studies and globalization infrastructures.

www.uncfsp.org/spknowledge/default.aspx

 HACU National Internship Program

HACU offers paid internships in Washington, D.C. and other locations nationwide each spring, summer, and fall semesters. The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP), recognized as the largest Hispanic Internship program in the country, provides students with opportunities to gain experience within the federal government or the corporate sector; HACU internships give students a chance to explore career paths and network among professionals.
All majors are encouraged to apply.

http://www.hacu.net/hacu/HNIP_EN.asp

Abroad China, Inc.

An internship in China is a life changing opportunity, exposing individuals to a business environment and a culture far different from their own. However, it is important to understand that it is not JUST about the internship, but the overall experience of working and living in a foreign country; gaining exposure and being placed in situations that build character and skills that are useful in any future job.
Abroad China places each intern on an individual basis, based on the intern's field of interest and qualifications.

www.abroadchina.net/internship/internship.asp#

Cultural, Diversity, Success (CDS) Internships Abroad

CDS offers personalized, high-quality intercultural training programs for students and young professionals. Internships are available in Argentina, Germany, and Spain for 3- to 12-months, depending on the program. In cooperation with partners InWEnt in Germany, COINED in Argentina, and CDS representatives in Berlin and Madrid, CDS is able to tailor internships to applicants’ skill sets and career goals. In addition to individualized internship placements, participants also receive assistance with language training, resume writing, pre-departure cultural and logistical issues, as well as in-country and re-entry support.

www.cdsintl.org/internshipsabroad/

Federal Internship Opportunities

One of the best ways to gain experience and make connections within government is to intern with a federal agency. You can also start making a difference now by working on issues that matter to you and positively impacting our collective future. Take advantage of this valuable resource and search for internships that match your interests, experience and skills.

www.makingthedifference.org/federalinternships/directory

Library of Congress Junior Fellows summer internship

Undergraduate and graduate students spend 10 weeks working in the collections of the world's largest repository of human knowledge. Interns explore digital initiatives and inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve and research special collections materials in many different formats in various divisions.

www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/

The Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program

The Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program provides summer internship opportunities for minorities, women, and economically disadvantaged students pursuing environmental, engineering, science-related, and public administration careers at colleges and universities across the United States. The purpose of the program is to expose undergraduate and graduate students to environmental issues and provide them with opportunities to gain professional experience. The program honors the late U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland's effective efforts to promote a clean and healthy environment. He emphasized and demonstrated the importance of heightened awareness and involvement of minority participation in the protection of public health and environmental issues and consistently addressed public health issues related to the minority community. Congressman Leland was one of the nation's most effective leaders on environmental issues and mentored many of today's Texas leaders. He remained a community activist who always took time to help the underprivileged and under represented. This program was initiated to celebrate and honor his work.

tceq.state.tx.us/adminservices/employ/mickeyleland/index.html

Mohonk Preserve Environmental Internships

Mohonk Preserve is one of America’s largest and most historic private, non-profit nature preserves. For over 40 years the Mohonk Preserve has been protecting over 6,500 acres of the Northern Shawangunk Mountains in Ulster County, New York. The Preserve has programs in land stewardship, environmental education, and scientific research, which preserve the integrity of the Shawangunk natural landscape and promote an understanding of the environment. Sussman Internship: Students can affiliate with either the Preserve’s Research or Land Stewardship Departments, or they can design an interdepartmental project linking both areas. On-site housing is available. Research staff document and explain long-term environmental change on the ridge. Approved Sussman interns can conduct research projects in priority areas such as climate change, rare species, deer ecology, and cultural/landscape history, among others. Preserve Stewardship staff work closely with Research to implement our Land Management Plan. Approved Sussman interns can conduct land management projects in areas such as fire management, old fields and cliff/talus monitoring, and visitor impact assessment, among others.
Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship: Thom Scheuer, the beloved Head Ranger of Mohonk Preserve from 1972 until his death in 1999, dedicated his work and life to protecting and maintaining the Preserve as a place for high quality outdoor enjoyment within a world-class ecosystem. His timeless legacy is that of land stewardship of a place involving people in a common land ethic. The 2010 Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship at the Mohonk Preserve provides interns an opportunity to work with Land Stewardship staff where they will assist with: basic ranger duties, promoting visitor safety and enjoyment, trail and road design, construction, repair, monitoring overuse and other impacts on the land, boundary line inspection and reporting, and conservation easement monitoring.

Schaefer Research Internship: Research staff carries on a broad program of ecosystem research projects including long-term studies on topics such as: weather, acid rain and lake pH, bird, mammal, and plant observations, cultural and vegetation history.

www.mohonkpreserve.org/index.php

Project Vote Smart-National Internships

The Project Vote Smart National Internship Program provides a unique lesson in the study of American politics. Students from across the nation and around the world come to our high tech research center in the Montana Rockies for ten weeks to help American citizens educate themselves about elected officials and candidates. By providing this information in an easy and accessible manner, Project Vote Smart believes that citizens can better defend themselves from the political hype and misrepresentation characteristic of present day political campaigns.

Interns play a crucial role at Project Vote Smart and make up the vast majority of our staff. The individual talents, ideas and hard work of our interns have been instrumental in the success of many of our most important programs.

www.votesmart.org/program_internships.php

Smithsonian: Internships

Are you preparing for a career in the sciences? Eager to spend a semester immersed in the study of American history? Or are you passionate about painting and art conservation? The Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex, is always looking for the brightest and most talented people to help us produce our world-class programs, exhibits, and research. Smithsonian interns have opportunities to make an impact, develop personally and professionally, and learn from people who are experts in their fields.

intern.si.edu/

Washington Internship Institute

Discover yourself in our nation's capital. Exciting internships help you determine your goals, refine your interests, and confirm your professional passion. Live with a multicultural student body and broaden your background and perspective. Create your future by interning in Washington, DC. Gain real-world job skills while making an impact in your field. Network with professionals who have years of experience and expertise. Give yourself a competitive advantage before entering the workforce, or graduate school. Prepare yourself to lead and succeed!

www.wiidc.org/d/

The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars

In addition to our academic seminars, The Washington Center offers opportunities year-round for college students to intern in substantive and responsible positions in the nation's capital and offers summer opportunities to intern abroad. The internship program serves over 1,500 students each year and utilizes various program and state initiatives that provide guaranteed financial assistance to over 85% of Washington Center students. Students attending this academic seminar should consider a full-time internship with The Washington Center.

www.twc.edu/

The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

www.whitehouse.gov/about/Internships

Kennedy Center Arts Management Internships (WTAMU sent an intern in Spring 2011)

The Kennedy Center Internship Program offers meaningful learning opportunities and on-the-job experiences to college juniors/seniors, graduate students, and recent college graduates (within two years of graduation) who are interested in beginning careers in performing arts management and/or arts education. Internships may be available in advertising, development, education (local and national programs), National Symphony Orchestra, press relations, production, programming, technology, volunteer management, and finance.

Internships in departments throughout the Kennedy Center are full-time, last 12 weeks, and are offered in the Fall and Spring. Each intern, with their supervisor, develops a list of learning objectives and goals that they would like to accomplish as well as being assigned a project to be completed during their time at the Kennedy Center. Interns attend weekly sessions that are led by executives of the Kennedy Center and other major arts institutions in Washington, D.C. Interns may attend performances, workshops, and classes presented by the Center, free of charge (space available), during their internship.

www.kennedy-center.org/education/artsmanagement/internships/

Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children

 FIMRC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving pediatric and maternal health in the developing world through the implementation of innovative and self-sustainable health improvement programs.

Through its network of outpatient clinics and partnerships, FIMRC asserts a multidimensional strategy that includes clinical services, extensive community outreach efforts and health education programs.

www.fimrc.org/

Foundation for Sustainable Development

 FSD supports the efforts of grassroots organizations in the developing world that are working to better their communities, environments, and the economic opportunities around them. Through their programs, they aim to raise international awareness of the challenges in developing countries and support cross-cultural communities in finding more effective solutions to development issues.

FSD provides comprehensive training and immersion programs for interns and volunteers who seek hands-on development experience in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. As a collaborative effort, FSD facilitates sustainable solutions through seven overlapping development subjects: microenterprise/microfinance, health, environment, youth and education, women's empowerment, community development, and human rights.

 www.fsdinternational.org/

Volunteer International

 A searchable database with listings for volunteer and internships abroad.

www.volunteerinternational.org/index.html

Inter-Exchange

InterExchange is a non-profit organization that promotes cross-cultural exchange through work and volunteer programs.

 www.interexchange.org/

Transitions Abroad

This website offers resources and practical information for working, volunteering, living and studying abroad.

www.transitionsabroad.com/