Non-profit internships give you the chance to work on a variety of issues and causes. Internship placements with NGOs are some of our most popular and many of our program locations have excellent opportunities. Experience in non-profits and NGOs can be a great stepping stone for psychology, law, and government careers.
Our employers cover a wide range of topics including animal rights, immigration, domestic violence, women's rights, environmental advocacy, along with other international issues. If there is a cause you care about, we will do our best to match you with an employer that works on that issue. Have a look at our NGO internship examples and student stories to learn more.
I loved my internship and learned so much about the field I am passionate about. I would never have found this internship without GE. Going into the program I did not know what I wanted to do with my life, they talked me through what I wanted to do and the next steps to take. I am so happy that I choose GE and London!
Dartmouth College - London
This internship abroad was the perfect opportunity to travel and work in a field that I am so passionate about. GE did a fantastic job at placing me at an internship that met all my needs. I would recommend this experience to every student.
Salisbury University - Dublin
I interned for a service that provided help for young people who suffer from drug/alcohol problems. I learned so much from my colleagues, got to apply my degree to real life situations, and made some great connections. Trust me, don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity!
College of Saint Benedict - London
I fell in love with my internship. My internship has changed the way I view my life and has helped me develop both professionally and socially. I will be forever grateful for Global Experiences.
University of Connecticut - Sydney
I genuinely did enjoy every moment of my Global Experiences internship. I gained a great amount of invaluable experience that I am thoroughly thankful for. Overall I learnt so much from my twelve weeks and also made some great connections. If you are interested in doing an internship abroad I would say go for it.
University of Lancaster - Sydney
This bioethics organization focuses on issues relating to global health and bioethics. This organization aims to promote an international forum on ethical guidelines in medical sciences. They also seek to guide medical practice toward a scientific perspective. They promote organ donation for transplantation, healthy aging, and age management medicine. The ideal candidate should have an interest in global bioethics issues.
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 the UN and governmental aid agencies to improve the quality of life of children living with chronic diseases. Intern tasks may include: writing proposals, assisting with fundraising strategies, engagement with indigenous communities at home and abroad, preparing newsletters, and communicating with projects on location. Specific projects can be developed to meet the needs and interests of the interns.
This is truly an excellent opportunity to gain digital publishing experience in the non-profit world. With offices in San Francisco, Barcelona, and Ghana, this organization has a great cause, and you have the chance to be a part of it! Their mission is to bring digital books to every child and their family to support literacy and improve lives. This position involves working with the operations department for file and data management, to deliver e-books to various markets worldwide, and publishing workflow. This position requires a proactive intern that does not need hand holding. In return, you will be given projects and responsibilities.
This national center for waste education, research, innovation and enterprise development aims to demonstrate excellence in waste prevention, reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery. Sustainability is at the core of the center which aims to break away from the traditional views of waste and waste management and instead, demonstrate the potential of waste resource. This is ideal for any intern with a passion for social enterprise impact. Reporting directly to the CEO, this sustainability administration internship role involves supporting a government funded sustainability project.
This community center was established in 1978 and addresses the needs of ’at risk’ young people. Working in collaboration with a highly qualified staff, funding agencies, parents and other stakeholders they seek to offer a quality service to the highest standards of best practice. They provide an appropriate space for the nurturing and development of young people. The risk profile of the service users includes those with early school departures, young people linked to the probation services, domestic instability, mental health issues, substance misuse and those involved with criminal activity.
This organization creates programs that support migrant and refugee women in Ireland. They help those who may have experienced isolation, racism and/or gender-based violence, through training, conducting research and necessity 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.
This international non-profit that is head quartered in New York City is looking for a Programming Intern. Intern will be responsible for research, writing, and programming support as assigned by staff. Interns will focus on international program events scheduled for the late fall and will work directly with the Director of Graduate Programs. He/she will work on programming logistics including fielding questions from participants and assist in management, tracking, and documentation of event communications.
Focusing on young people and their communities, this organization's mission is to promote mutual understanding and democracy globally by supporting discussion and active citizenship locally. They believe that free and open discussion is essential to the establishment and preservation of open, democratic societies. An intern with this non-profit can expect to gain hands-on experience with promoting our events through social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), assisting the staff with the logistics for each site, contributing to the community outreach in each location, identifying prospective collaborators, sponsors, and supporters, and assisting with administrative tasks and organization.
This bioethics organization focuses on issues relating to global health and bioethics. This organization aims to promote an international forum on ethical guidelines in medical sciences. They also aim to guide medical practice toward a scientific perspective. They promote organ donation for transplantation and healthy aging and age management medicine. The ideal candidate should have an interest in global bioethics issues.
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. Intern tasks may include: writing proposals, assisting with fundraising strategies, engagement with indigenous communities at home and abroad, preparing newsletters, and communicating with projects on location. Specific projects can be developed to meet the needs and interests of the interns.
Youth unemployment is a global issue that Australia does not escape. Unemployed youth have increased exposure to at-risk behaviors and represent wasted potential for communities. Entrepreneurship programs empower youth with invaluable life skills to contribute to their local communities and the wider economy. This not-for-profit social enterprise seeks to foster the next generation of entrepreneurs through inspiration, education, and incubation of kid friendly business ideas. An intern at this non-profit can expect to gain experience in liaising with schools to ensure they are housed with all the materials they need, working directly with the Project Development Manager to deliver on all new projects within the foundation, assisting with meeting scheduling and travel arrangements, and engaging in the ideation and creative process workshops. There is a second position available for an accounting intern in which you can expect to gain experience in basic accounts book keeping, seeking approval for invoices and coding them accordingly, managing fortnightly reconciliations, and working with the CFO on larger projects.
This registered charity and not for profit exists to bring the benefits of yoga to disadvantaged people experiencing anxiety and depression who cannot access yoga easily. Their mission is to bring yoga to these people in order to improve their quality of life and reduce the symptoms of mental illness. Internship tasks may include but are not limited to: completing research in general and on competition, attending meetings with partners in the city, and has the opportunity to attend yoga classes once a week. This internship will also support a new initiative called Corporate Conscience Yoga focused on yoga-based corporate wellness.
This company is an international nonprofit, in particular they focus their projects on children in order to help to learn about the effects of growing up close to their parents in their town and culture. The ideal candidate will have prior study or experience in NGO management, marketing, and the ability to use social media.
A small NGO that works both inside and outside Italy to meet the needs of impoverished people. They address issues of a local area, whether it be medicine deprivation, mental health assistance, gentrification, etc, to help in the most effective and long-lasting ways possible. Founded in 1988 with a project in Guatemala, the NGO has spread to other locations like Mali and Somalia.
Started in 1968, this NGO was created to promote local culture, strengthen community competence, support processes of sustainable development, favor the protection of human rights, improve conditions of community resources, and support the education, wellbeing and development of new generations. The ideal candidate has a passion for social justice with a background in business and social media.
This charity is focused on helping NGOs promote their cause and gain the appropriate funding needed to implement change. Their three main areas of NGO development focus on conserving the environment, protecting animals, and non-profit projects that benefit people and communities. Intern tasks may include but are not limited to: Writing marketing texts. Building databases and contacting potential partners. Coordinating online volunteers. Proofreading and translating texts. Promoting their three main areas of development: Environment, Animal Rights and Education. Working with NGO's clients on marketing their cause. Offer creative solutions to increase visibility of the causes. Social media projects.
This is truly a great opportunity to gain digital publishing experience in the non-profit world. With offices in San Francisco, Barcelona, and Ghana, this organization has a great cause and you have the chance to be a part of it! Their mission is to bring digital books to every child and their family to support literacy and improve lives. This position involves working with the operations department for file and data management, to deliver e-books to various markets worldwide, and publishing workflow. This position requires a proactive intern that does not need hand holding. In return, you will be given projects and responsibilities.
This NGO was created in 2012 as a free online tool to allow e-commerce sites to fund social and cooperation projects through their users. Internship tasks may include but are not limited to, assisting the head of the NGO with partnership department, building relationships with US and UK organizations, and working on a new project focused on partnering with NGO’s in the US and UK to bring them new funding methods.
This confidential support service for young people up to the age of 19 works with youth living with or affected by drug and alcohol issues. This company provides youth with information on harm reduction and prevention. They also provide information and drop-in sessions for sexual health advice and direct support. Interns will assist project workers in virtually all roles of service, from encouraging youth engagement, to assisting project workers in their evaluations and even attend supervisory sessions where they can gain insight into administrative duties. Ideal candidates have a passion for social justice, psychology, and social sciences with an open mind and compassionate heart.
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.
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.
This NGO is the nation’s leading organization in lifelong environmental learning, connecting people to knowledge they use to improve the quality of their lives and the health of the planet. They achieve this by providing knowledge to trusted professionals and other leaders who, with their credibility, amplify messages to national audiences to solve everyday environmental problems. A background and interest in the environment, education, communications, marketing, or a related field will prove valuable to any intern in this role.
Interns are an integral part of the team. The internship can include assisting with research, grassroots organizing, media outreach, and working with U.S. and international non-governmental organizations. Interns are also likely to attend congressional hearings, think-tank briefings or other events as the eyes and ears of this organization. All interns are expected to do administrative support work, but they are generally assigned to specific projects according to their interests and qualifications.
This Economic Empowerment program assists refugees to become economically self-sufficient, with a major focus and emphasis on first job placement and retention The Refugee Training intern will work closely with the Economic Empowerment team’s training specialists to assist in the implementation of multiple job readiness and professional development trainings offered to clients.
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Applying for Global Experiences will put you in contact with an Admissions Counselor. We take time getting to know you, your background, and your career goals. After your interview and application, our team will decide if you are a good candidate for an international internship. After being accepted into our program, we guarantee you an internship in your approved career field. Once accepted you will work with our Placement Team to prepare for your tailored internship.