Global Experiences has international internships with non-profits, NGO's, and charities in numerous program cities, who work in a huge range of advocacy issues and topics.
Check out our list to see opportunities in everything from animal right to international development to consumer advocacy.
If you care about a cause and are looking to enter the NGO community, your foot in the door is with one of the employers below.
A great opportunity to gain digital publishing experience in the non profit world. This organization has a great cause and you have the chance to be a part of it! This position involves the managing of digital assets, working with the operations department to deliver e-books and publishing workflow. This position requires a proactive intern that does not need hand holding and in return you will be given projects and responsibilities.
Ideal Candidate: Candidates must love books, be fluent in spoken and written English, and have strong technical skills.
This charity is focused on helping NGOs promote their cause and gain the appropriate funding needed to implement change. Their three main areas of development are Environment, Animal Rights and Education. The intern will work with clients on promoting their cause; help out on social media projects; brainstorm on creative solutions to increase visibility; assist with various marketing and PR tasks.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a good attitude; an interest in NGO/Business/Events/Marketing/PR; and be enthusiastic about creative ways to get the organization noticed. The office is informal and everyone works together at times so team players are necessary.
Innovative Dublin based housing charity way are looking for an intern to research and prepare a report on the charity's 40 year history and measure the impact of our service on our tenants and other stakeholders.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate:
1. Must be committed to, and passionate about, working with people and empowering them to overcome the issues they are faced with.
2. Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
3. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with vulnerable people.
4. Knowledge of the needs of those experiencing homelessness, unemployment, mental health issues and interpersonal difficulties.
5. Ability to work alone and on own initiative.
6. Have some research experience
Marketing/Social Media/Nonprofit Management Placement with a Large Health-related Charity
This centrally located charity in Dublin works to raise awareness of a food-based allergy, and to improve the lives of an organization suffering from the allergy.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to work within all facets of a nonprofit, volunteer based organization with a particular interest and/or background in Marketing and Social media. Candidate should also have a genuine interest in dispersing the type of information that can really help make peoples lives better.
This organization is dedicated to creating programs that support migrant and refugee women in Ireland through training, conducting research and needs assessments. Tasks may include working to develop a violence prevention training campaign, managing social media efforts, writing press releases, and working to develop a strategic communications plan.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background in international relations and communication with a desire to work on behalf of migrant women from Africa.
Established in 1941, this international development organization works toward sustainable development and the eradication of poverty through skilled professionals with local partner organizations in 11 countries. They advocate change in policies and practices in Ireland and Europe. Their approach is to combine skill-sharing with policy change focused on three main themes: (1) sustainable environment; (2) participation and effective governance; (3) HIV/AIDs prevention, treatment, and education. Depending on the current projects and campaigns, interns assist with various marketing plans and work on communications strategies to create awareness of the organization and their programs. Video production interns will concentrate on editing footage and utilizing production skills to create promotional videos.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will want to contribute to structural policy change on a global level fundamental to effective government and sustainable environment.
A community resource center for LGBT people, their families and friends based in central Dublin is seeking an intern. This organization's primary goal to offer a safe space for people to inform, meet, organize and effect positive change. This organization is very often the first point of contact for people into the LGBT world and also the place in which lots of groups and organizations have started off. Tasks may include: assistance with office administrative tasks, research, fund-raising, peer support groups, managing volunteers, consults/referrals, etc.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal intern will be passionate about LGBT issues and rights and will have strong MS Office skills, interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to work as a resource for a vital community organization.
This volunteer membership organization works in three main areas: Empowerment for the African Community in Ireland, Education to address the need for an effective African Perspective in Ireland, and Policy and Research to influence policy decisions in Ireland. The organization also works to promote and advocate for refugees who are in Ireland and to create a better impression for the African members of the community. Interns may also have the opportunity to work with the youth program and initiate special projects.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a passion for working to advance this organization's cause, strong writing and research skills, as well as the ability to work well without supervision.
Research Assistant Intern for Healthy Living and Nutrition Organization
This independent, nonprofit charity's principal activity is to further the knowledge and practice of optimum nutrition through the education of public health officials. They also serve to preserve and protect the health of the general public by giving advice, assistance and treatment. The role will give you exposure to the following areas:
Developing conducting and analyzing social research;
Development of statistical analysis techniques and their application;
Developing skills in communication techniques with the general public;
Development of writing skills to publishable quality;
Engagement in a research intensive project environment.
Ideal Candidate: Has a background in a discipline that is commensurate with socio-economic ideas, methods, research and reporting;
Confident in using spreadsheets and statistical software;
Confident and well spoken with a tidy professional appearance;
Has a personable manner in order to successfully engage with the public;
Has good IT, numerical and oral literacy;
Can demonstrate a good command of written English;
Shows motivation and ability to work independently and as part of a team;
Good organizational and verbal communication skills in public arenas.
Independent of all governments and funded by members and supporters, this organization campaigns for an end to the Chinese occupation of Tibet and for the fundamental human rights of Tibetans to be respected. Founded in 1987, this office is a vibrant hub of campaigning activity led by the director who is assisted by a strong team of staff and volunteers (more than 20,000 supporters) contributing to the public education and advocacy for change in Tibet. There are always important cases (on average 10-12 per year) which require letters, emails and/or faxes to be written to relevant authorities as well as staging talks and fundraising events, and also promoting the work and membership of the organization.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be passionate about working with grassroots advocacy, will have knowledge and understanding of the situation in China and Tibet and the displacement of a large nation of people, as well as writing, PR, research, and computer skills. Knowledge or experience of the use of social media in campaigns and best practice in SEO or writing for the web are also beneficial. A good telephone manner is a huge plus. Qualification in human rights, journalism or creative writing is preferred.
This independent, nonprofit charity's principal activity is to further the knowledge and practice of optimum nutrition through the education of public health officials. They also serve to preserve and protect the health of the general public by giving advice, assistance and treatment. Internship tasks: To support the Director of Communications and Fundraising in various projects, including a conference on pre and post natal nutrition. The intern will also help with the marketing of our Clinic product reviews and features, for our magazine, and help in developing website content.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background in nutrition and a passion for educating the public and promoting healthy eating.
This non-profit promotes the respect, dignity and wellbeing of children, young people and families living with and affected by HIV in an environment of aspiration. Our approach is grounded in responsive, expert programming with the aim to maximize choices and pathways for achievement and continuous learning. Interns in this position will gain experience advocating to create awareness and bring the community together. They will promote the organization’s cause and also assist in managing volunteers and coordinating fundraising events.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be passionate about the organization's cause, able to work well in teams, extremely organized, and have strong communication skills. Volunteer experience preferred.
Organization that Supports Women and Children Fleeing Domestic Violence
This internship offers an overview and insight into the work of a registered charitable organization that aims to help women and children fleeing domestic violence. They offer dedicated legal advice, counseling and parenting services and domestic violence workshops. They also offer children's services, which include individual and group support and counseling. The intern will support the Central Services teams and time will be spent within some of the different services offered, which include refuge, advice, HR and admin,and fundraising. The intern will be involved in new projects and may be involved in any in-house training.
Ideal Candidate: Passion to help women and children and a willingness and flexibility to work in a multidisciplinary environment
The vision of this organisation is for young people to feel confident and resilient to the challenges of the 21st century, possessing the necessary life skills. The group runs residential camps which develop confidence, resilience, and knowledge and understanding of opportunities for young people. Intern tasks may include: liaising with volunteers; managing online communities with young people; fundraising; marketing; project management; and more!
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in youth development, and a mature and outgoing personality.
This placement is with a UK charity which aims to prevent sight loss and death as a result of having retinoblastoma (Rb) through raising awareness, funding research and supporting those affected by it. Raising awareness among healthcare professionals is a top priority as frequently parents are turned away by their general physician and told there is nothing wrong with their child only to discover at a much later stage their child has eye cancer and that only surgery to remove the eye can save their child’s life. The purpose of the internship role is to aid the efficient and effective management of the office, provide administrative support to the staff team and work on various projects as required by the team.
Ideal Candidate: A genuine interest in gaining experience and knowledge of the nonprofit sector as well as skills in communication, organization, database management, social media, writing, basic bookkeeping, and event management.
This non-profit works to improve the quality of life for African women and children by improving existing markets and constructing new ones with sustainable living conditions. It provides direct services to thousands of women traders, who represent and immediately impact their families and hundreds of thousands of people they serve. The intern will report to the Program Manager and support communications & marketing, office administration, fundraising, and research.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be a graduate student with strong writing and research skills; a passion for human rights issues; computer skills: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and database software programs; familiarity with efforts to empower others in the informal sector.
Helping Indigenous Groups in the Native Title Process
This organization receives federal government funding to perform the functions of a Native Title Representative Body and is responsible for representing the interests of those who hold, or may hold, native titles. Their mission is to deliver high levels of legal, research and community facilitation services to indigenous groups in the native title process. The selected intern will learn about the treatment of Indigenous people in Australian history, cultural sensitivity and how to communicate with people from various cultures.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be interested in history, social sciences, anthropology, human rights or indigenous rights and have relevant coursework, research or volunteer experience to support.
A registered foreign aid agency, this company is dedicated to assisting children in developing countries with severe health issues. Mainly focused in Southeast Asia, they work together with major UN and governmental aid agencies to improve the quality of life of children living with chronic diseases. Interns will be involved in working with the Psychology Department in the hospital on needs focus; research; writing proposals and communicating with projects on location. Specific projects can be developed to meet the needs and interests of the interns.
Ideal Candidate: Background in social work, psychology, international development issues. Strong writing and organizational skills and ability to work independently.
This independent, non-profit organization 501(c)(3) that creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean. They are seeking a Disaster Management Intern with experience working with local, national, international NGOs to work closely with the Disaster Management team.
Ideal Candidate: Education Required:
Currently obtaining an undergraduate or graduate degree in International Studies, International Development or similar field. Graduate students preferred.
Language Proficiency Required:
Excellent oral and writing abilities in English and Spanish. Spanish language ability an asset.
-Working knowledge of and interest in humanitarian issues
-Possess excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills and have exceptional attention to detail
-Great interpersonal skills
-Demonstrated ability to work well with others and meet deadlines in a challenging, fast-paced environment
Civil Society Monitoring & Evaluation Internship with a Dynamic Nonprofit
This an independent, non-profit organization 501(c)(3) that creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean. They are seeking a Civil Society Monitoring and Evaluation Intern with experience working with local, national, international NGOs to work closely with the civil society development team.
Ideal Candidate: Education Required:
Currently obtaining an undergraduate or graduate degree in statistics, social sciences, economics, or related field. Applications from recent graduates will also be accepted.
Language Proficiency Required:
Excellent oral and writing abilities in English and Spanish
-Exceptional writing skills and solid organizational skills.
-Ability to handle multiple projects and complete tasks on time.
-Interest in international affairs, particularly the Western Hemisphere.
-Knowledge of international development issues and organizations, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean.
-Experience in design and management of database systems.
-Experience in program evaluation, and data analysis.
-Experience in indicator tracking, and results reporting.
This organization is looking for an intern to provide research, administrative and logistical support to Global Affairs Partnership (GAP) in the Team’s overall fundraising, development and policy activities. GAP is responsible for bilateral and multilateral fundraising, new program development, support to Sustainable Business Practice, and proposal development for global programs.
Ideal Candidate: Current BA or MA student of International Relations, Conflict Studies, Development, or a related area;
Written and spoken fluency in English;
Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, Internet Search Engines).
The ideal candidate will further exhibit:
A self-starting, enthusiastic and flexible approach to the organization and the position;
Demonstrable interest in conflict resolution;
Good writing, editing and communication skills;
NGO, fundraising and/or international experience and/or interest;
Excellent attention to detail; and
Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines.
This US governmental agency's office seeks bright, motivated students for an internship focused on membership affairs. Interns are fully integrated into the work of the organization and are exposed to the day-to-day activities of one of the oldest and most prestigious bi-national organizations in the world. Though some administrative work is required, participants work closely with staff on a wide range of professional activities from writing promotional material for membership campaigns to researching alumni around the world - including famous alum!
Ideal Candidate: Pursuing a degree related to international education, English writing, association management, curriculum development, international business, Foreign Service, or related fields;
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite;
Data entry experience;
Ability to keep to a tight timeline and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
Excellent customer service skills;
Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
Leading Consumer Advocacy Organization for Food and Water
This company is a leading consumer advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge campaigns that challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources, empower people to take action and transform the public consciousness about what we eat and drink. Since 2005, they have won significant victories to protect our food and water. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post and other major media outlets. They are looking for interns in grassroots organizing and advocacy, research and policy (separate teams for food, water, fish, and international programs), communications, social media, and social policy. Tasks may include: Building strategic coalitions with religious groups, labor groups, elected officials, citizen activists, businesses and students; Coordinating campaign events to engage citizens and pressure targets
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to social change. Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills. Desire to develop campaign organizing skills. Background and/or interest in public health, NGOs, government, and policy.
I decided to do an internship abroad because I love traveling and experiencing different cultures. I chose Barcelona specifically because I am an International Studies and Spanish major, and I wanted to improve my Spanish speaking skills. There are many Spanish-speaking countries and cities in the world, but Barcelona has so much to offer with its rich culture, friendly locals, beautiful architect, and sunny beaches.
I worked with the mobile and digital publishing team as a digital publishing assistant. During my time there I published digital books, researched market opportunities and potential partners, established partnerships with literary reviewers, wrote descriptions for the organization's mobile books, and reviewed books co-published by the organization. The team is such an impressive and inspiring group of people, and I'm so thankful that I had the opportunity to work with them.
I learned how non-profit organizations operate. I also learned a lot about different world cultures; not only did I get to read, review, and promote books from all over Africa, I also got to work with people from all over the world. Those are just two of many things I learned from my internship in Barcelona!