Internship Academic Credit:

International and Area Studies 195CE (I A STD 195CE) allows students to receive 4 units of academic credit for an internship. I A STD 195CE is offered through the Center of Community Learning every Spring and Summer. The internship should take place off-campus and may be paid or unpaid. It is expected that interns will contribute roughly 8-10 hours each week to their internship. To make sure your internship is eligible for internship credit, visit the Center of Community Learning Internship page

 

 Credit for Major/Minor:

Students may petition to apply I A STD 195CE towards their major or minor. Please submit your petition through the Petition Form for your major/minor under "Current Students." Please consult with your major/minor counselor for information on which requirement this course may fulfill.

 

Enrollment:

In Summer, I A STD 195CE is only offered during Session A, and is a 10-week course. Internships must overlap with a minimum of 8 weeks out of the 10 week session to be eligible for credit. 195CE courses are NOT offered during Summer Session C. To enroll in the course for Spring or Summer, students must secure an internship and schedule an intake appointment at the Center for Community Learning.

Internship Funding:

 Suzan & Terry Kramer and Muriel F. Siebert International Internship Scholarships:

Multiple scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded to students enrolled in the International and Area Studies (I A STD) 195CE internship course spring or summer who have secured international internships, or internships that promote leadership and financial literacy. Students demonstrating financial need and good academic standing are especially encouraged to apply.

Eligibility, additional information, and application available HERE.

 

International Students

In order to accept an internship, International Students must earn academic credit by enrolling in a course like I A STD 195CE. The internship needs to be related to your major or minor. For any questions about employment and choosing internships related to your studies, please contact the Dashew Center. 


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Search for jobs and internships in government. Opportunities can range from positions in consulates, embassies, governmental departments and agencies, and more. 

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Location / Duration

Center for California Studies: Executive Fellowship Program

State government: placement of offices of Governor's executive branch: Health and Welfare Agency, the Department of Finance, the Department of Social Services, the Governor's Office, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and the Office of the State Treasurer

Sacramento / 1 year

$1,882 / month plus benefits

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Science

Washington D.C. and regional offices -- full-time (summer) or part-time (school year)

Political Campaign Interns: Search Government internships under Bruin View

Campaign development

Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and California

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): Volunteer Student Intern Program

All fields relating to economic development

Washington, D.C. and global

U.S. Department of State Internship Program

Business or Public Administration, Social Work, Economics, Information Management, Journalism, and the Biological and Physical Sciences

Washington, D.C. or at Embassies / Consulates abroad / 1 semester or summer

USA Jobs. U.S. Office of Personnel Management

All Federal Government: Search: Co-Operative Education, Federal Jobs by College Major, Internships, Outstanding Scholars, Student Temp Educational Prog (STEP), Summer Employment, Volunteer Service

U.S.

Search for opportunities in organizations and agencies that liase across mulitple governments. 

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Location / Duration

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Food Security, Rural Development

Global

International Labor Organization

Employment, economics and statistics, labour law and labour relations, social security and conditions of work, management development, small industry development, occupational safety and health, vocational rehabilitation, vocational training, gender and development studies, elimination of child labour, social protection, information technology, human resources, financial and budget studies

Geneva, Switzerland, or Field Offices

Permanent Mission of Italy to International Organizations in Geneva

All fields

Global

UNICEF -- Los Angeles Regional Office

International children's health and well-being: Advocacy and Fundraising

Los Angeles, semester or longer

United Nations Development Program Internship Program

All fields relating to Economic Development

Global- pursue opportunities through country offices abroad

United Nations Development Program: UN Volunteers

Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

Global

World Bank Internship Program /Young Professional Program / Junior Professionals Program

All fields relating to economic development

Washington, D.C.

Search for international jobs and internships in education and English teaching, health, human rights, and more.

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Location / Duration

ACDI / VOCA

All agriculture, rural finance, community development, business management

Overseas / 2-4 weeks (some 1-2 month assignments)

Amnesty International

Law, international politics, international human rights law, international relations, intergovernmental organizations

London, Geneva, New York / 6 months

Council on International Educational Exchange Work / Volunteer Abroad Programs

All fields

Global

The Foundation for Sustainable Development

Microfinance/Microenterprise, Health, Environment, Gender Equity, Human Rights, Community Development, Youth and Education

8-52 Week internship in Nicaragua, Argentina, Bolivia, India, Kenya, Uganda

Global Volunteers

Education, Child Care, Construction, Public Health

Global and U.S.

Idealist -- Action without Borders

All fields

Global

International Cooperative Education

Retail sales, supermarkets, hotels/restaurants, agriculture, offices, hospitals, banks, computer science, engineering, marketing, recreation, and teaching

Belgium, Finland, Germany, Japan, Singapore and Switzerland / 1-3 months

International Jobs Database

All fields

Global

International Labor Organization

Employment, economics and statistics, labour law and labour relations, social security and conditions of work, management development, small industry development, occupational safety and health, vocational rehabilitation, vocational training, gender and development studies, elimination of child labour, social protection, information technology, human resources, financial and budget studies

Geneva, Switzerland, or Field Offices

International Medical Corps

Registered Nurses, Physicians, Psychosocial Advisors, Emergency Medicine Personnel, Public Health, Program Directors, Finance Officers, Nurse Practitioners, Logistics and Administrative Officers

Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Liberia, Pakistan, Russia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Uganda. 2 months or longer

International Rivers Network

Environmental Protection, Human Rights Advocacy

Berkeley, CA, and international: Africa, India, Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America

International Volunteer Programs Association Database

All fields

Global

JET: Japan Exchange and Teaching Forum

Teaching English as a Second Language

Japan / 1 year

OXFAM International

All fields relating to development

Washington, D.C., and international

Parliamentary Monitoring Group, South Africa

Democracy, Policy, Law

Cape Town, South Africa

Peace Corps

Education, Business, Environment, Agriculture, Health, Community Development

Global

Population Services International

Social Marketing for HIV/AIDS awareness, Public Health and Health Education

Washington, D.C., Europe, Eurasia, Haiti / 1-2 semesters

SOLIDAR

International labor issues, social services, trade unions

Brussels, Belgium

Stanford University's Africa Internship Database

All fields

Africa, various countries

Transparency International

Global corruption, democratic / transitional governance, civil society

Berlin, Germany

United Nations Development Program Internship Program

All fields relating to Economic Development

Global- pursue opportunities through country offices abroad

United Nations Development Program: UN Volunteers

Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

Global

University of Pennsylvania's Africa Internship Database

All fields

Africa, various countries

Volunteers for Peace

All fields

Global and U.S.

Volunteers in Asia

English-language education and English-language resource development

China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Singapore, Vietnam, U.S. / 1-2 year assignments

Search for opportunities to work or intern in organizations and agencies who focus on environmental protection and sustainability, and who have partnerships across the globe.

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Location / Duration

Center for Environmental Citizenship's Earth Net 

Environment and Sustainable Development

U.S.

Coalition for Clean Air

Environment, Advocacy

Los Angeles

Directory of Development Organizations

All Fields relating to Development

Global: sorted by World Region- excellent in-country contact information

Environmental Careers Organization -- Sustainable Communities Leadership Program

Urban Planning, Sustainable Development, Affordable Housing

California -- 12-24 weeks

Environmental Careers Organization Internship Database

Environmental Science

U.S.

Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development (IPED) at Fordham University's Database

All Fields relating to Development

Global

Green Corps: Environmental Leadership Training Program

Environment and Sustainable Development

Boston and U.S.- 1-year

Greenpeace

Environmental Activism

U.S.

International Rivers Network

Environmental Protection, Human Rights Advocacy

Berkeley, CA, and international

Population Institute -- Future Leaders of the World Fellowship

Population growth, family planning, environment

Washington D.C.- 1 year

Reef Check Foundation

Environment: Coral Reef Preservation

Los Angeles

Target Earth

Sustainable Development

Belize- 8 weeks

Tufts University Development 

All Fields relating to Development

Global

UN Volunteers

Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

Global

Search for opportunities in trade and agriculture. Become exposed to issues of food security, microfinances, child labor, and more. 

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Location / Duration

ACCION International

Microfinance, small loans to self-employed poor

Boston

ACDI / VOCA

All agriculture, rural finance, community development, business management

Overseas / 2-4 weeks (some 1-2 month assignments)

Everett Public Service Internship

Art, Education and Communications, Economic and Social Change, Environment and Health Advocacy, Social Justice and Human Rights

*NOTE: Program is currently not offered. 

Washington, D.C., New York City / 10 weeks

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Food Security, Rural Development

Global

International Development Exchange, IDEX

Asia, Africa, Latin America: food security, indigenous people's rights, labor issues, micro-credit, popular participation, women's empowerment, youth action

San Francisco

International Labor Organization

Employment, economics and statistics, labor law and labor relations, social security and conditions of work, management development, small industry development, occupational safety and health, vocational rehabilitation, vocational training, gender and development studies, elimination of child labor, social protection, information technology, human resources, financial and budget studies

Geneva, Switzerland, or Field Offices

Microfinance Gateway Database

Microfinance

International / U.S.

Society for International Development -- Washington Chapter

Economic Development- information exchange

Washington, D.C. / 3 months or more

SOLIDAR

International labor issues, social services, trade unions

Brussels, Belgium

United Nations Development Program: UN Volunteers

Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

Global

Watts Labor Community Action Committee

Community Development

Los Angeles

Search for opportunities in global health that focus on issues such as HIV/AIDS, public health, reproductive health, and more. 

Organization / Search Engine

Fields

Location / Duration

A3M: Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches

Public Health, Asian community

Los Angeles

African Community Resource Center

African Refugees, Domestic Violence Prevention, Community Health Education

Los Angeles

APLA: AIDS Project Los Angeles

Public Health, AIDS/HIV Community Education / Outreach

Los Angeles

BienEstar

Public Health, Latino Community

Los Angeles

CEDPA: Center for Development and Population Activities

Women's Reproductive Health, Family Planning

Washington, D.C.

Global Health Council Internship Program

International Health Facilities -- Information and Resource Development

Washington, D.C. and White River Junction, VT -- semester or summer

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

HIV/AIDS, women's health, international public health

Washington, D.C.

International Medical Corps

Registered Nurses, Physicians, Psychosocial Advisors, Emergency Medicine Personnel, Public Health, Program Directors, Finance Officers, Nurse Practitioners, Logistics and Administrative Officers

Global / 2 months or longer

L.A. Free Clinic

Public Health and Health Education

Los Angeles

Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)

International Public Health

New York

Operation USA:

Disaster Relief, International Public Health, Medical Supply Procurement

Port of Los Angeles

Planned Parenthood -- Los Angeles

Public Health, Reproductive Health and Education

Los Angeles

Population Council

International Public Health, Health Education

New York, Washington, D.C., (international?)

Population Institute -- Future Leaders of the World Fellowship

Population growth, family planning, environment

Washington D.C.- 1 year

Population Services International

Social Marketing for HIV/AIDS awareness, Public Health and Health Education

Washington, D.C., Europe, Eurasia, Haiti / 1-2 semesters

U.S. Doctors for Africa

HIV/AIDS, International Public Health, Africa

Los Angeles, Africa

United Nations Development Program: UN Volunteers

Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

Global

Search for opportunities in organizations and agencies that dedicate their work to disaster relief, humanitarian aid, community development, and more. 

Organization / Search Engine

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Location / Duration

Americorps

All fields relating to domestic community development

U.S., 10 months -- 1 year

Beyond Shelter

Housing, Community Development

Los Angeles

Bresee Foundation

Community Development, Tutoring

Los Angeles

Center for the Pacific Asian Family

Domestic Violence Prevention, Pacific Asian Community Development

Los Angeles

Chinatown Service Center

Translation (Cantonese), Community Outreach, Tutoring

Los Angeles

Coro Fellows Program

Community Development, Public Service / 9 months

Los Angeles

East Timor Action Network/L.A.

Human Rights, East Timor, Indonesia, Advocacy work

Los Angeles

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Food Security, Rural Development

Global

Food First

Food security, human rights

Oakland, "virtual" internships

Habitat for Humanity -- L.A. Chapter

Housing development for low-income communities, public outreach

Los Angeles

Inter Action: American Council for Voluntary International Action Database:

Refugee Relief

Various

Operation USA:

Disaster Relief, International Public Health, Medical Supply Procurement

Port of Los Angeles

Public Allies -- Los Angeles

Community Development

Los Angeles / 10-month apprenticeship

Rav Tov Committee to Aid New Immigrants - Hayim Tovim Adult Day Care Center

Mr. Uri Mayerfeld
1061 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA, United States
90036
Primary Phone : (323) 937-5646 Ext: 103
Email : ravtov@juno.com
Fax : (323) 937-0491

English language training, social work, Persian immigrant community development

Los Angeles

Relief International

Disaster Relief, Humanitarian Aid

Westwood, Los Angeles

United Nations Development Program: UN Volunteers

Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

Global

Watts Labor Community Action Committee

Community Development

Los Angeles

Search for jobs and internships with organizations who focus on advancing access to education and technology.

Organization / Search Engine

Fields

Location / Duration

Academy for Educational Development (Family Health International)

Global education, health education and communication technology

Washington D.C. / Ongoing

America-Mideast Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST)

Arab/Middle East studies, international education or international development

Washington, D.C. / semester or summer

Center for Democracy and Technology

Internet policy; "Cyber-liberties" advocacy, free expression and privacy in global communications technology

Washington, D.C.

Institute of International Education

Education / Academic Advising to international students about U.S. education

Overseas- contact individual overseas offices

Teach for America

Public school teaching, community development

U.S.

VITA: Volunteers in Technical Assistance

Training and Capacity Building in Computer/Internet Technology / Development

Global

Volunteers in Asia

English-language education and English-language resource development

China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Singapore, Vietnam, U.S. / 1-2 year assignments

Search for positions in organizations dedicated to human rights, conflict resolution, public policy, advocacy, and more.

Organization / Search Engine

Fields

Location / Duration

Amnesty International: Legal and International Organizations Program Internship Program

Law, international politics, international human rights law, international relations, intergovernmental organizations

London, Geneva, New York / 6 months

Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center

Legal dispute / conflict resolution, Asian Pacific community development

Los Angeles

Center for Democracy and Technology

Internet policy; "Cyber-liberties" advocacy, free expression and privacy in global communications technology

Washington, D.C.

Center for National Policy

Public policy think tank; policy research

Washington, D.C.

CHIRLA: Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

Immigrant Rights Advocacy, Immigration Law

Los Angeles

Everett Public Service Internship

Art, Education and Communications, Economic and Social Change, Environment and Health Advocacy, Social Justice and Human Rights

*Note: Program currently not offered 

Washington, D.C., New York City / 10 weeks

Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR):

-Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship (9-12 months) $1600 / mth. + benefits

- IWPR/GW Fellowship in Women's Public Policy Research $10,000 stipend and tuition and fees for graduate study at George Washington University

Equal opportunity, economic and social justice for women

Washington, D.C.

New Voices National Fellowship Program: Ford Foundation and Academy for Educational Development-

Foreign policy, international economic policy, peace and security, international human rights, women's rights, racial justice, migrant and refugee rights

U.S.

Parliamentary Monitoring Group, South Africa

Democracy, Policy, Law

Cape Town, South Africa

Political Campaign Interns: Search Government internships under Bruin View

Campaign development

Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and California

American Friends Service Committee

Multiple internships for college students interested in social and economic justice, peacebuilding, international diplomacy

Pennsylvania, U.S.

Rock the Vote

Voting outreach

Los Angeles

SAJE: Strategic Action for a Just Economy

Poor and working class people's rights

Los Angeles

Transparency International

Transparency, Democratic governance

Berlin, Germany

U.S. Department of State Internship Program

Business or Public Administration, Social Work, Economics, Information Management, Journalism, and the Biological and Physical Sciences

Washington, D.C. or at Embassies / Consulates abroad / 1 semester or summer

Women in International Security

International Affairs, Gender Issues, Security

Global