WashingtonInternships

Who wouldn't want to intern in the world's most famous capital! By participating in the Global Experiences' summer internship program in Washington, DC, you can explore the epicenter of US government and home to icons of American democracy and culture. It is a great location for both US citizens and international students to gain unparalleled work experience in a wide range of professional areas.

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  • BENEFITS Why GE
  • INCLUDES What to Expect
  • CAREERS Available Fields
  • ELIGIBILITY Am I Eligible?
  • TESTIMONIALS What Others Are Saying
  • NEXT STEPS Fees & How to Apply
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About Washington, DC Internships

As a city populated by just under one million people (with thousands of tourists from all over the globe visitng each year), Washington DC is dominated by national and international institutions such as the Smithsonian Museum, the US Capitol, the White House, countless businesses, lobbying organizations, and many international and domestic non-governmental organizations. Within this diverse and powerful city, we will develop an internship for you that best meets your personal and professional goals.

Academic Credit

Yes, you can earn academic credit for this program. The best credit option will be determined by your home university and academic advisor, and we can work with you to determine if credit through your school is possible. The other way is to earn independent credit from our US-based affiliate university, Eastern Washington University. We will work with you and your school to attain credit if possible and help you navigate the process.

More information regarding academic credit options.

Washington, DC Internships Schedule

The following is a schedule of Dates & Fees for the Washington, DC internships.

Program Name: USA: Washington, DC 8 weeks (Summer)

Start Date: 6/7/2014
USD Cost: $6490.00


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Washington, DC Program Inclusions

Our comprehensive Washington, DC internship program in provides much more than just your customized guaranteed internship. We focus on matching you with the best employer so you have a great practical work experience but we also include a range of other program components to make sure you have an excellent overall experience.

Guaranteed Custom Internship Placement

At Global Experiences, we guarantee placement to all participants accepted into its Washington, DC internships. Unlike traditional recruitment companies, we work with each applicant on a one-to-one basis to understand their talents, expectations and match them with the best employer in their prospective career field. Most placements are unpaid with some offering a small stipend. By getting to know each individual applicant, learning of their academic background, career objectives, language proficiency (where relevant) and overall expectations we are able to place each individual in a work environment that will help them gain valuable work experience. We help each prospective intern create an effective resume, professionally prepare for an interview with potential employers, and psychologically prepare for their program.

Excursions and Social Events

Global Experiences wants to you to work hard and also play hard with our excursion and activities calendar designed for you to make the most of your summer. Global Experiences offers regular happy hours to help you network with your peers in Washington DC's vibrant social scene. You can travel independently or with fellow interns, using the Global Experiences travel resources to fill your social calendar. We also include excursions in each of our programs. Below are some examples.

Spirit of Washington Cruise
Start your program right by getting to know other Global Experiences students and enjoy the majestic sites of Washington, DC at night. Experience a luxurious evening aboard the Spirit of Washington for a three-hour escape to elegance and total entertainment experience only a true luxury cruising vessel can provide.

Washington Nationals Baseball Game
A stay in DC would not be complete without experiencing America's favorite pastime. Join the crowd and other Global Experiences interns and cheer on your summer home team the Washington Nationals.

More than the Monuments Walking Tour
Begin your second weekend in DC with a walking tour of the city. Not only will you learn everything about the monuments, you'll learn about George Washington's love for dogs, how Hollywood was involved in WWII, why Abraham Lincoln wore a beard, why Benjamin Franklin electrocuted a turkey, what makes the President's car so cool, why the White House is painted white, why French women loved Thomas Jefferson, which President invented the 7th inning stretch....And much, much, much more. This is not your average tour!

Tour the White House or US Capitol
Summer interns this past year were invited to the White House, a rare and unique opportunity to see inside the world's most iconic building and center of US power. Participants in the 2010 summer program will also have the opportunity to visit the White House or the US Capitol building.

Example Events (actual events offered may differ)
Spirit of Washington Cruise TBD
Nats baseball game vs. Colorado TBD
Monument Walking Tour TBD
Capitol Tour TBD
White House Tour TBD

Housing in Washington, DC

Participants in the Washington DC program will stay at the George Washington University in single rooms within a student residence just a few blocks from the White House. The housing is in a great location close to all of the internship sites and within easy access to the DC metro.

Other Important Inclusions

  • Optional academic credit provided by accredited US university. Inquire further with a program consultant
  • Travel Medical Insurance (Emergency Medical + Personal Liability) valid for a full year irrespective of your program length
  • On the ground support & 24/7 emergency contact
  • Information and assistance obtaining required visa (as necessary)
  • Welcome social event and orientation meeting
  • Extensive pre-departure information provided by enrollment coordinator and online portal
  • Dedicated program coordinator to prepare you for your program

Career Fields Available in Washington, DC

We offer a wide range of career field options in our Washington, DC internship programs. If you do not see yours listed below please contact a program consultant as we are able to find placements in other areas.

Career Fields in Washington, DC



Advertising/Marketing/PR

Marketing/PR in Public Advocacy

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This prominent professional public service organization is seeking an intern to assist with research and data analysis. This organization serves to advance the art, science, teaching, and practice of public and non-profit administration. This organization promotes the value of joining the public service profession, building bridges among all who pursue public purposes, while providing networking and professional development opportunities to those committed to public service values.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal intern should have strong written and oral communication skills. This organization is open to students from a variety of majors. Excellent computer skills with strong attention to detail.

  • 6/8/2013
  • 8 weeks

Markeing/PR for a Women's Style Magazine

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A lifestyle magazine for US Latina women is looking for a marketing/PR intern to assist in its general marketing efforts. The intern will gain skills in traditional marketing tactics, as well as new age marketing and PR strategies. Internship tasks may include: Researching market trends and venues for promotion of the company; Interfacing with customers; Follow-up with Sponsors; Research possible sponsorships; Dynamic on-site marketing; Pitching and following-up products to be released in columns; Preparing Media Kits.

Ideal Candidate: Excellent interpersonal communication skills, telephone, MS Word - mail merge, Excel, Power Point, Access, speaks Spanish (preferred) and English fluently.

  • 6/8/2013
  • 8 weeks

Marketing/PR in Academia

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An active learning community with a rich history that spans nine decades, this organization's range of programs and services includes continuing education, academic programs, career development and certificate programs. They are looking for an intern to work on the Marketing/PR side of the organization, promoting their opportunities, organizing conferences, conducting research, interviewing alumni for testimonials, and general promotion through traditional and new age advertising.

Ideal Candidate: International Relations, Government/Policy, or Marketing/PR students should apply. Advanced writing skills, MS Office Suit proficiency, and phone skills are all required.

  • 6/8/2013
  • 8 weeks

Worldwide Nonprofit Dedicated to Children

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This international organization is one of the world's largest charities dedicated to preserving families and keeping children healthy in the face of poverty and adversity. They operate in over 130 countries. Internship tasks may include: internet and social media marketing; research; writing assignments; PR; fundraising; volunteer recruitment and networking; report generation; information systems and client relations management; data entry; event planning; and more! The position can be customized to match each individual's skills, qualifications and interests.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have the desire to work on behalf of children and should be able to demonstrate that on his/her resume. Strong MS Office skills as well as an ability to work with fundraising and event planning is desired.

  • 6/8/2013
  • 8 weeks

Media for Environmental NGO

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Length

America's largest and most influential grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the environment is seeking a Marketing intern to assist with the following tasks: ~Pitching stories to the media ~Drafting and editing press materials, including content for social media and blogs ~Monitoring and compiling media coverage ~Attending Congressional hearings ~Providing general support for the Media team ~Other individual projects as assigned

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate would be a self-motivated, energetic, strategic thinker with very strong writing abilities, good phone skills, and a passion for environmental and social justice. Willingness to take risks and manage own projects is a plus. Responsibilities will be tailored to personal skills and areas of interest.

    Nonprofit Environmental PR

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    A national environmental NGO based in Washington is looking for a public relations or information technology intern to assist in their campaign outreach, social media utilization, and their general mobilization and recruitment efforts. Those who are PR or tech savvy with an interest in environmental issues will get to work on the front lines of environmental protection in a political capacity while gaining practical skills in their field. Interns will organize press conferences, pitch stories to reporters, respond to breaking news and requests for information/interviews and assist in writing and placing opinion pieces.

    Ideal Candidate: PR, Journalism, or Creative Writing majors with good writing skills and an interest in environmental preservation. Knowledge or social media utilization is also required.

    • 6/8/2013
    • 8 weeks

    Art, Art Museums and Galleries

    Theatre Design Internships at Dynamic DC Arts Nonprofit

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    A DC Based Arts Nonprofit is offering unique design internships in Set, Lighting, Props, Sound, and Costume Design! Interns will have the opportunity to… - Assist a professional DC designer on three full-length productions - Design projects within the Festival - Attend production meetings and rehearsals - Play an essential role in tech week - Attend intern meetings and events aimed to enhance the intern - Learn about the new play process by attending the Festival Workshop Weekend (a play development weekend for the playwright and production team) - Props and Costumes Design - Interns may also have the opportunity to design for the Festival's Ten-Minute Plays

    Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidate will have previous set, prop and/or costume design experience and a genuine love of theatre, especially at the grassroots and community level. Vast amounts of experience not required, but a huge amount of love for theatre is!

      Communications (TV/Radio)

      Civil Society Communications Internship with Exciting Nonprofit

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      This dynamic nonprofit creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean. They are looking for a Civil Society Communications Intern with experience working with local, national, international NGOs to work closely with the programs team.

      Ideal Candidate: Education Required: Currently obtaining an undergraduate or graduate degree in PR, Advertising, English, Journalism, International Relations or related field. Applications from recent graduates will also be accepted. Language Proficiency Required: Excellent oral and writing abilities in English and Spanish Qualifications: -Exceptional writing skills and solid organizational skills -Familiar with design, layout, photo editing, and video editing -Advanced knowledge in editing programs and software -Ability to handle multiple projects and complete tasks on time -Interest in international affairs, particularly the Western Hemisphere -Knowledge of key actors and issues in international development, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean

        Education

        Art and Education

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        Length

        At its office near the Kennedy Center in Washington, this organization offers unpaid internships around the year to outstanding university students. Full time interns work between 35 and 40 hours a week. An intern's responsibilities may include fundraising, marketing of the organizations magazine, promotion of the Arts Olympiad to schools, social media, and writing and research.

        Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be expected to provide a writing sample CV/ Resume and cover letter

          Arts and Education Intern

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          Length

          Interns work on a variety of tasks at this organization. Interns are involved in supporting the staff in development initiatives; including generating reports, identifying prospect leads and assisting staff in responding to requests for proposals. Interns are also involved in supporting the logistical, administrative, or other functions of this organizations. All interns work to support the daily activities necessary to run a small non-profit Some examples of tasks required may include the following: DEVELOPMENT o Help prepare reports for funders, identify potential funding leads and help prepare proposals in response to requests for proposals. o Maintain electronic archives of development correspondence and activities. COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH Work on development of e-newsletter and media releases as well as Web site and Facebook page content. o Draft e-newsletter for approval by staff. o Assist with general administrative and logistic support for all member events and programs. o Photo document member events and programs. o Assist staff with the web-site redesign. PROGRAMS Arts for Every Student and Professional Development Initiatives o Work with staff to produce necessary documents for successful program implementation for SY 2013-2014. o Edit content for the annual Catalog. o Assist staff in the teacher training workshops. o Assist staff with the upload of member offerings into on-line registration system

          Ideal Candidate: • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, administrative skills. • Excellent communication, customer service and teamwork skills. • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills. • Attention to detail. • Ability to multitask. • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite Preferred Qualifications • Prior internship experience in a non-profit or for-profit setting. • Prior experience with DC Public and Public Charter Schools. • Working knowledge of HTML or website applications.

            Environmental Science

            Environmental Advocacy

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            Length

            A national environmental NGO based in Washington is looking for an legislative intern to help in the fight for environmental policy reform! Students with a passion for environmental preservation and politics will find this placement to be an amazing introduction to legislative lobbying and research in the nation's capital. Government/Policy or environmental majors are encouraged to apply for this role, which will see them advocating in the halls of congress!

            Ideal Candidate: 3rd year public policy, government, or environmental student with good research skills, writing ability, and a passion for environmental preservation.

            • 6/8/2013
            • 8 weeks

            International Environmental Advocacy

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            Length

            This international environmental organization is based in Washington,D.C. with branch offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Wuhan. Founded in 1996 by a group of scientists and professionals concerned with China's environmental problems, the company aims to ensure a healthy global environment and continued economic development by helping China solve its environmental problems. Interns conduct research on environmental issues related to China, contribute to research papers and reports, and attend some seminars/meetings, etc. in town and submit summary reports from these events.

            Ideal Candidate: Public Policy, International Relations, or Environmental Advocacy majors with research and advanced writing skills should apply.

            • 6/8/2013
            • 8 weeks

            Field Internship for Environmental NGO

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            This organization acts as a strong advocate on a broad range environmental issues, including promoting energy efficiency, protecting our open spaces, cleaning up our air and water, and to advancing global warming solutions. They speak out and take action at the local, state, and national levels to protect our precious natural resources.

            Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate should have commitment to environmental causes. Strong writing and analytical skills are needed for this role as well as the ability to speak persuasively. A great attitude is key for this position as well.

            • 6/8/2013
            • 8 weeks

            Environmental Law Intern

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            This non-profit organization is the nation’s leader in grassroots environmental litigation. This program develops and prosecutes the legal strategies for their nationwide grassroots campaigns. The cases center on promoting smart energy solutions, building safe and healthy communities, and protecting America’s legacy.

            Ideal Candidate: A law student interested in public interest, environmental litigation to work on all aspects of litigation, including undertaking legal research, preparing written memorandum, and conducting factual investigation. Depending on the cases to which the interns are assigned, students may also draft notice letters, briefs and other pleadings, attend court appearances, and work on discovery.

              Organizing and Policy Intern for Environmental NGO

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              Length

              America's largest and most influential grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the environment is seeking a Policy intern with the following skills: - Excellent writing and editing skills - Previous organizing experience - Experience working with diverse groups - Comfort using online tools, specifically google docs

              Ideal Candidate: Excellent writing and editing skills - Previous organizing experience - Experience working with diverse groups - Comfort using online tools, specifically google docs

                Conservation Campaign

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                Length

                This non-profit organization's campaign aims to cut America's oil consumption by stopping destructive and dirty fossil fuels and promoting real solutions such as smart transportation systems, clean cars, and clean, renewable energy that won't run out. Interns will provide support to all aspects of the campaign, including its three sub-campaigns: dirty fuels, green transportation, and green fleets & electric vehicles. Past job activities have included conducting research and writing, assisting in outreach efforts, organizing program activities and events, preparing educational materials, providing administrative support, and contributing to program blogs and social media.

                Ideal Candidate: Prospective interns will need excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated ability to research complex issues; be able to gather and synthesize complex information and communicate it in a clear and concise manner. Strong attention to detail and experience with grassroots organizing and campaigns is a plus. Above all the candidate must be enthusiastic about ending America’s oil addiction!

                  Event Planning

                  Event Management for a Women's Style Magazine

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                  Length

                  Any student with an interest in marketing, hospitality, or event planning will love this internship! A women's lifestyle magazine that hosts all kinds of events is looking for an intern to assist their team. Interns will get to plan professional and social gatherings, work with clients, and see projects through from beginning to end. The intern may also get to travel outside of the DC area to places like New York to help manage the events they put together!

                  Ideal Candidate: Excellent interpersonal communication skills, telephone, MS Word - mail merge, Excel, Power Point, Access, speaks Spanish (preferred, but not necessary) and English fluently. Flexibility for occasional out of state travel for events.

                  • 6/8/2013
                  • 8 weeks

                  Finance/Economics

                  Finance

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                  Length

                  The leading US Consumer Interest Group is looking for a finance intern to assist with the organization's wall street reform advocacy efforts. The intern will work with campaign and advocacy staff to demonstrate support for issues at the state and national level; writing and compiling reports. Over the course of the internship, he or she will learn the basics of a variety of issues, and then reach out to individuals, media outlets, organizations, and decision-makers to build visibility and gain their support.

                  Ideal Candidate: A strong commitment to consumer protection issues, strong writing and analytical skills , the ability to debate and speak persuasively, An enthusiasm for work in a fast paced, sometimes stressful atmosphere.

                    Grants and Contracts Internship

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                    Length

                    This organization is seeking interns on a rolling basis to learn about Grants and Contracts Management in a practical environment as a supplement to their studies. Interns will be involved in supporting an active, internationally-focused, non-profit organization. Interns will be able to gain wide exposure to grants management, financial reporting, cost analysis and audits, and other projects as they occur day to day in the department. Specific duties may include but are lot limited too the following: Compile supporting documentation for donor financial reports Assist in the preparation of financial reports Maintain project documents and update grant file Analyze financial reports and budgets using MS Excel and other software Assist with the budget development and review process Other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the Director, Grants and Contracts Occasional backup support the front desk.

                    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be: A junior, senior, or graduate student, majoring in finance, accounting or related field Strong, hard-working work ethic Excellent analytical skills with proficiency in Excel and other software Highly confidential manner Self-starting, enthusiastic and flexible approach to the organization Ability to work well individually as well as a member of a team Strong people and presentation skills Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously Excellent attention to detail Highly developed research and problem-solving ability

                      Government/Politics

                      Mid-sized government affairs firm

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                      This D.C.-based government affairs firm was founded with the primary goal of providing a select group of clients creative strategies to effectively represent them and their interests before the United States Government. This exciting internship provides students with a variety of opportunities. Interns typically assist principals in lobbying work for various areas including life sciences, military and defense fields. The candidate may also conduct research on laws, bills and topics as needed by company clients, write reports in both one briefs and white paper format, participate in conference calls with clients, and occasionally prepare white papers for submission to the Hill. He or she may assist with client communications, management of data and moving clients' requests forward, etc.

                      Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have strong research and writing skills, familiarity with "The Hill" and the ability to assist with client communication and management of data

                      • 6/8/2013
                      • 8 weeks

                      Media and Communication with a Major Consumer Advocacy Group

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                      Length

                      The leading US Consumer Interest Group is looking for a media and communication intern to assist the organization's advocacy efforts. The intern will work with campaign and advocacy staff to demonstrate support for issues at the state and national level; writing and compiling reports. Over the course of the internship, he or she will learn the basics of a variety of issues, and then reach out to individuals, media outlets, organizations, and decision-makers to build visibility and gain their support.

                      Ideal Candidate: A strong commitment to consumer protection issues, strong writing and analytical skills , the ability to debate and speak persuasively, An enthusiasm for work in a fast paced, sometimes stressful atmosphere.

                        Legislative Experience with a Major Consumer Advocacy Group

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                        Length

                        The leading US Consumer Interest Group is looking for a legislative intern to assist the organization's advocacy efforts in the US Congress. The intern will work with staff to actually craft and advocate for legislation that pushes the organization's position in consumer protection. The intern tasks will vary, but will include writing and compiling reports. Over the course of the internship, the intern will learn the basics of a variety of issues, and experience life in the public policy and lobbying side of Washington DC.

                        Ideal Candidate: A strong commitment to consumer protection issues, strong writing and analytical skills , the ability to debate and speak persuasively, An enthusiasm for work in a fast paced, sometimes stressful atmosphere. An understanding of the American legislative branch is ideal.

                        • 6/8/2013
                        • 8 weeks

                        Public Policy with a Major Consumer Advocacy Group

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                        Length

                        The leading US Consumer Interest Group is looking for a policy intern to assist the organization's advocacy efforts. The intern will work with campaign and advocacy staff to demonstrate support for issues at the state and national level; writing and compiling reports. Over the course of the internship, the student will learn the basics of a variety of issues, and then reach out to individuals, media outlets, organizations, and decision-makers to build visibility and gain their support.

                        Ideal Candidate: A strong commitment to consumer protection issues, strong writing and analytical skills , the ability to debate and speak persuasively, an enthusiasm for work in a fast paced, sometimes stressful atmosphere.

                        • 6/8/2013
                        • 8 weeks

                        Non profit focused on Latino legal civil rights

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                        Latino legal civil rights organization often described as the law firm of the Latino community is seeking an intern. This firm promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.

                        Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate should come with coursework or work experience in humanities, liberal arts, policy, or politics. The intern will have interest in the Latino community but does not have to be bilingual.

                        • 6/8/2013
                        • 8 weeks

                        International Diplomacy Intern

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                        This organization reaches beyond the scope of traditional diplomacy by addressing ethnic conflict, tribal warfare, and religious hostilities.

                        Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate must have strong writing samples that reflect an understanding of diplomacy and/or a desire to work for an organization of this type. Preferred qualities: experience with research, bilingual or multilingual, and strong MS Office skills.

                        • 6/8/2013
                        • 8 weeks

                        Largest civil rights organization working on behalf of the LGBT community

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                        This organization advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots efforts, and educates the public about LGBT issues

                        Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to the LGBT cause, a desire to continue this work on a professional level, and provide a writing sample.

                        • 6/8/2013
                        • 8 weeks

                        Graphic Design

                        Graphic Design for a Women's Style Magazine

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                        Length

                        A lifestyle magazine for US Latina women is looking for a Graphic Design intern to assist in the day to day production of the magazine. Interns will gain first-hand experience in design, page layout, and may even get to contribute directly to articles and features! Interns looking to gain experience in the competitive magazine industry are encouraged to apply.

                        Ideal Candidate: Excellent interpersonal communication skills, Graphic Design, Photoshop, Publisher, Power Point, speak Spanish (preferred) and English fluently.

                        • 6/8/2013
                        • 8 weeks

                        Creative Graphic Design Firm Downtown

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                        This company caters to clients in need of creative graphic design, publication management, smart marketing advice and improved sales. They provide services in all aspects of graphic design -- from concept development to print, mailing and distribution, marketing strategy, advertising, exhibit and sponsorship sales and stellar websites.

                        Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidate will have studied graphic design at the university level and have an impressive portfolio to showcase their knowledge and skill set.

                          Human Resources

                          Human Resources Internship

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                          This non-profit organization is seeking interns on a rolling basis to learn about Human Resources in a practical environment as a supplement to their studies. Interns will be involved in supporting an active, internationally-focused, non-profit organization in many different facets of HR. Interns will be able to gain wide exposure to recruiting, employee relations, benefits administration, training and meeting coordination, audits, and other projects as they occur day to day in the department.

                          Ideal Candidate: The successful student will be: A junior, senior, or graduate student, majoring in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology, Business, or a related field. Strong, hard-working work ethic. Mature, pleasant and honest manner with a high degree of professional and personal ethics and highly confidential. Positive customer service attitude French language skills a plus Excellent organizational skills with a proactive style and the ability to meet deadlines, both as instructed and self-imposed Self-starting, enthusiastic and flexible approach to the organization Strong people and presentation skills Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously Ability to learn and implement tasks quickly Excellent attention to detail Excellent and professional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Computer proficiency and experience with Internet research Highly developed research and problem-solving ability Desire to work in a non-profit setting Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively and independently in a team environment, with the ability to respond rapidly to changes, yet remain focused on the priorities

                            Information Technology/Computing

                            IT/Web for a Prestigious University

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                            The Provost's office of a historic and prestigious University in downtown Washington DC is looking for a tech savvy web developer to assist in the completion of an international education system. The school sends many students to China, and needs someone to help develop their system that will facilitate cross-border exchange. The intern will work with both the Provost and the IT department, gaining new tech skills and a large part in a very important project.

                            Ideal Candidate: At least 2 years of web development or programming experience. Work with MS Publisher is a must. Knowledge of Java, C++, and other languages is a plus.

                            • 6/8/2013
                            • 8 weeks

                            IT/Coding for Historical and Political Project

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                            This internship placement is with a documentary editing project located on the George Washington University campus. The project collects, accessions, transcribes, and annotates material written by and to a historical figure relating to their post political life. Volumes I and II, which cover 1945-1952, have already been completed and Volume III is underway. In addition, the project’s website is being expanded, and project staff are engaged in outreach to students, teachers, scholars, and policy makers. Interns will perform research and assist with website development. Specific tasks will depend on the intern's interests and qualifications and the there is room for customization.

                            Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background in history, information technology/computing or library sciences. An interest in politics and American history is preferred.

                              Law/Legal

                              Non-profit Dedicated to Improving the Juvenile Justice System

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                              A national campaign dedicated to ending the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating children (under age 18) in the adult justice system and working to improve conditions within the juvenile justice system. Their cause works towards promoting a juvenile justice system that emphasizes appropriate rehabilitative and educational services.

                              Ideal Candidate: This organization seeks a candidate that supports juvenile and criminal justice reform. The organization is committed to creating a fulfilling and rewarding internship experience. Interns are fully integrated into the office and can be expected to perform some basic administrative tasks.

                              • 6/8/2013
                              • 8 weeks

                              Conservative, Nonpartisan Organization Promoting Transparency and Accountability in Government

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                              This organization investigates and uncovers misconduct in the government, providing civil authorities the ability to criminally prosecute corrupt officials.

                              Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background in Political Science as well as strong writing samples and research skills.

                                Criminal defense law firm

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                                This firm provides interns with firsthand, courtroom experience in Washington DC and neighboring Maryland. For those who qualify, this law internship offers a glimpse into the American criminal justice system, and unmatched mentoring and connections. Sample tasks include: -Preparing courtroom exhibits -Writing reports regarding investigative activities -Assisting with case development -Assisting the assigned attorneys in and out of the courtroom -Complete document research -Citation checking and proofing of briefs -Research possibly using either Westlaw or LexisNexis -Taking detailed witness statements -Performing extensive criminal background checks -Provide assistance to partners as needed

                                Ideal Candidate: Students studying law with a criminal justice background and an interest in the US legal system are encouraged to apply. Recent graduates, 1st and 2nd year law students preferred. Great attitude necessary!

                                • 6/8/2013
                                • 8 weeks

                                Policy and Research Intern

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                                This organization is dedicated to preventing children and youth from becoming involved in the courts and upholding the highest standards of care when youth are charged with wrongdoing and enter the justice system. Legal intern tasks may include: researching federal and state regulations; fact-checking; analyzing information and preparing summaries; PowerPoint presentations; assist with the execution of projects to develop resources; attend meetings, briefings and events to report back to staff.

                                Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background in social sciences, education, social work, law and justice related fields. Second or third year law school student preferred, but not mandatory. Strong research and writing skills required. Experience working with a non-profit or advocacy organization is ideal.

                                  Immigration Legal Internship at DC Nonprofit

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                                  This organization is the only non-profit provider in the DC metro area that provides a wide range of immigration and family law assistance, as well as social services support, for all immigrants - including men, women and children - from anywhere in the world. This comprehensive and open approach gives all immigrants a single resource to go to. Our specialized services for immigrant children and for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking are truly unique in the area. Interns are needed to work on all aspects of client case management, including carrying active caseloads of immigration cases, preparing and submitting filings to US Citizenship and Immigration Services, etc. Intern will work directly with clients under the supervision of paralegals and licensed attorneys.

                                  Ideal Candidate: - Applicants must be highly proficient or bilingual in Spanish and English (speaking, oral comprehension, reading and writing) - Applicants who speak other languages (such as French, Amharic, or Thai), in addition to Spanish, are encouraged to apply - Previous experience working in immigration law is helpful but not required - Previous experience working with immigrant communities is highly desired - Applicants must work well independently and together with a team of attorneys, paralegals and social service professionals - Applicants must be detail-oriented, well-organized and responsible

                                    NGO/Charity

                                    Leading Consumer Advocacy Organization for Food and Water

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                                    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.

                                      Membership Affairs Intern

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                                      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.

                                        Global Affairs and Partnership Internship

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                                        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.

                                          Disaster Management Intern at Dynamic Nonprofit

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                                          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. Qualifications: -Working knowledge of and interest in humanitarian issues -Possess excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills and have exceptional attention to detail -Overseas experience -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

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                                            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 Qualifications: -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.

                                              Psychology/Social Sciences

                                              Communications Intern for Charity to End Sexual Violence

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                                              This NGO is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and has been recognized as one of the top 100 charities in America. They created and operate a national sexual assault hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 rape crisis centers across the country. The organization also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Tasks may include: •Writing articles for the monthly newsletter •Internet research •Media database creation and maintenance •Web-based social networking •Special events assistance •Media pitching •Organizational and college outreach

                                              Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate is passionate about helping victims and putting an end to violence. Those with strong writing and communications skills will flourish in this phenomenal, yet challenging placement. Psychology, Social Sciences, PR, English, and Communications majors are encouraged to apply.

                                                Social Services Internship

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                                                An organization whose focus is to combat poverty and expand opportunity for all people in the US with offices in DC, Boston, Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. We operate a national network of service centers, staffed by trained volunteers and partner with social service agencies and city offices to connect participants to resources such as healthcare, childcare, legal services, and food and clothing assistance. Full training is provided and you will participate in one-on-one meetings with community members in need of help prioritizing goals in order to better their quality of life. Assistance with resume-building, filling out job applications, food stamps, health care access, etc.

                                                Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate is passionate about helping others with a strong background in volunteering. Spanish or American Sign language skills would be helpful. Psychology, Sociology, Social Services and Counseling majors preferred, but enthusiasm and volunteer experience comes first.

                                                  Washington, DC Internships Eligibility

                                                  Participants in Washington DC internships are required to be 19-30 years old at the start of the program and have some relevant coursework in their preferred field of internship placement. Participants must also have a very high level of English necessary to participate in a university and professional setting. If you are uncertain regarding your eligibility please inquire with a program consultant.

                                                  Visa Eligibility

                                                  American citizens do not require a visa.

                                                  All individuals without U.S. citizenship wishing to take part in our Washington, DC or New York City internship programs must have a valid passport and obtain a J-1 Visa to legally participate. To qualify for the J-1 Visa, you must be a current university student OR will be starting our internship program within 12 months of graduating from your university.

                                                  Those requiring a J-1 Visa will incur a visa processing fee of $1,200 in addition to the cost of the program. This fee is not imposed by Global Experiences but is for the visa itself. Eligibility and formal acceptance into the program are determined based upon a conversation with one of our Program Consultants and a completed application form. Please inquire within for more information. Thank you!

                                                  Eligibility and acceptance is determined based on a completed application form and formal acceptance into the program.

                                                  Washington, DC Testimonials

                                                  Dozens of students have made the choice to pursue an internship in Washington, DC and all of them have a story. Check out the testimonials of some of our students and learn just how much they enjoyed this once in a lifetime adventure.

                                                  Alli


                                                  University of North Dakota
                                                  Law/Legal

                                                  So, I found out I would be spending my summer in Washington DC as a Global Experiences intern way back in September of 2012. Needless to say I was beyond thrilled and it was difficult waiting about ten months to finally leave! I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my summer, working for a cause I am passionate about, learning new skills, and taking hold of every opportunity I’m presented with. Initially I had no idea what to expect. I’m from small town, Minnesota and attend college at the University of North Dakota…not exactly “big city” life. But this has most definitely been a memorable experience! Adjusting to life in the city didn’t challenge me as much as I originally anticipated. After a few days the streets become easy to navigate and riding the Metro is a breeze (just know where you are going)! I must say, I do feel like a local at this point! Especially when people ask me for directions! So far one of my favorite things about DC is the city at night. I’ve always loved city lights at night and DC has met all expectations regarding that matter! As for my internship, it has been one of the most rewarding jobs I have had. It is a non-profit organization that advocates for youth involved in the juvenile justice system and those who are at risk of delinquency. We promote evidence-based practices that rehabilitate youth in the system and also prevent delinquent and risky behavior. I have a strong interest in psychology and criminal justice, and more recently I have been focusing on juvenile justice. I am thankful that I am able to apply my knowledge here. I have been lucky enough to attend countless briefings and work closely with other similar organizations.

                                                  Blake


                                                  University of Central Florida
                                                  Government/Politics

                                                  The experience I had in Washington D.C. courtesy of GE, was one that I will not forget. The experience that we were presented is one that eclipsed my hopes going into the program. The group activities that were planned, the availability of GE contacts if we needed something, and of course, our internships, were what made this past summer so unforgettable. The city offers so much in terms of history, outside activities and tourist destinations that two months was not nearly enough time. I would have not had such a great chance to experience the city if not for GE, so I thank you guys so much. I made excellent professional contacts with my organization and am planning on contacting them in the future.

                                                  Nancy


                                                  Siena College
                                                  Environmental Science

                                                  "Interning in Washington, D.C. through Global Experiences was the best opportunity I had in my life. I worked for a non-profit Environmental Organization working to improve China’s environmental quality and I gained great experience by being able to attend meetings and do research on climate change. Not only did I have a great working experience but I also made friends that I will have for a lifetime and networked with many people. I would recommend anyone to take an internship through Global Experiences because the knowledge gained through working and networking, meeting new people, and being able to go to events was truly one of the greatest experiences of my life and has helped me grow as a person."

                                                  Briana


                                                  St.Mary's University
                                                  Government/Politics

                                                  "I loved my time in DC and in my internship. There were two other interns and we all worked together as a team. The leadership was very cohesive between interns and senior employees. I was pretty nervous about moving away from family and preparing for my next year living in Wales for a year. This experience taught me how to deal with internal struggles and the best way for me to overcome those challenges. It prepared me for what it is like living in a new city and being away from home. I encourage future interns to be as be opened-minded as possible. Enjoy the people around you and all of the different personalities, even if those difficult personalities, because they are a part of life. Plan as much as you can in advance, but be open-minded about the rest."

                                                  Talking Washington, DC

                                                  Our Placement Process

                                                  We excel at matching each intern with the best employer by learning about you and your expectations of your experience abroad. There is not another group or company that does this as well as Global Experiences.

                                                  Finding the career that is right for you is a journey that may last a lifetime. Global Experiences will help you identify your personal and professional interests and skills while affording you an opportunity to apply those in a real world work environment.

                                                  Global Experiences does not place you with just any company, but rather walks you through a comprehensive consultation to understand your academic background, learning and career objectives, language proficiency (where relevant), and whether you are interested primarily in the cultural travel experience or the professional development opportunity. Getting to know you and understanding all of these variables helps Global Experiences identify the internship that will best serve your needs and expectations.

                                                  We work with thousands of employers worldwide covering a broad range of academic and career fields. Once you inquire with Global Experiences, we learn as much about you and convey the types of placements that are available. We are generally able to let you know in our first contact whether you are a good candidate for our program. As we guarantee our internships, Global Experiences will not accept you into the program unless we are confident about finding a suitable placement.

                                                  Once you are accepted into the program and pay your program deposit, Global Experiences will immediately begin formalizing your internship placement. We will work with you to create an effective resume, prepare for an interview, and organize the documentation required to secure your visa. All participants will have access to a portal of pre-departure information that will help prepare you for your Global Experience.

                                                  Washington, DC Internships Schedule

                                                  The following is a schedule of Dates & Fees for the Washington, DC internships.

                                                  Program Name: USA: Washington, DC 8 weeks (Summer)

                                                  Start Date: 6/7/2014
                                                  USD Cost: $6490.00


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