The School of Anthropology internship program began with the founding of the school over 100 years ago when Byron Cummings started a teaching curriculum in the classroom and in the field. Find out how you can learn and experience what it is to be an anthropologist through an internship!
How to Enroll in an Internship
ANTH 393, 493
Internship courses are available for all students who are interested in developing research and special interest projects. Internship courses are variable in unit value.
To sign up for any internship opportunity:
- Discuss an internship opportunity with an Anthropology advisor or faculty member.
- Choose a School of Anthropology faculty member you would like to work with as an advisor to undertake this opportunity.
- Make an appointment with the faculty member and be prepared to explain to that individual how the opportunity will provide you with important knowledge and skills related to anthropology.
- If the faculty member agrees to work with you, negotiate the requirements for the internship and any specific work product you must produce (writing a paper or journal, preparing and giving a presentation, etc.) as well as the number of credits.
- Review the School of Anthropology's internship policies and fill out an application form; get it signed by the faculty member.
- Fill out a change of schedule form and submit it, along with your application form, to the Anthropology undergraduate academic advisor who will register you for your credits.
- Each faculty member has a separate section number for registration purposes. Be sure to enroll in the appropriate section for the following courses:
- Anthropology 393 (Juniors)
- Anthropology 493 (Seniors)
For a select list of internships, check the different categories below. This is not an exhaustive list and we welcome new suggestions.
Please Note: The list of internship opportunities do not constitute endorsement by either the University of Arizona or School of Anthropology, nor does it suggest that if you undertake any these internships you will automatically receive credit for them within the School. Internship opportunities must be approved by an Anthropology faculty advisor in advance, and must be relevant to anthropology. Please keep this information in mind when pursing these internships.
View the Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Internship Opportunities document for a previously compiled list of external internships related to the field of anthropology.
Please email any additional information or questions to Dr. Eleni Hasaki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arizona State Museum (ASM) is the preeminent institution engaged in the anthropology and history of the Southwest U.S. and northern Mexico. ASM has a long tradition of internships, as early as its founding in 1893 and certainly since Byron Cummings took over in 1915.
Requisites for Internships
Internships at the Arizona State Museum are open to students in good academic standing who have maintained at least a 2.0 grade point average at the University of Arizona and are at least sophomores in standing. ASM interns work directly with museum staff, research faculty or post-doctoral researchers, and may work individually or on a project team.
Internships are tailored to the goals of each individual within the internship initiatives. Through museum work, interns gain professional experience and may be employed beyond their internship as warranted by their performance and project requirements.
Registering for an Internship at the Museum
To receive Anthropology credit for internships at the Arizona State Museum:
- Review the offices and laboratories at the Arizona State Museum listed in this booklet. Choose an area in which you are interested in pursing your internship.
- Contact Darlene Lisarraga, email@example.com, and indicate where your interests lie from the research areas listed below.
- If you are selected for an internship, negotiate the requirements for the internship and any specific work product you must produce (writing a paper, keeping a journal, preparing and giving a presentation, etc.)
- Since many staff members at the museum aren’t affiliated faculty in the School of Anthropology, make sure the direct advisor you are working with is either a SOA affiliated faculty or get suggestions from that individual as to who to ask to be your official SOA advisor for certifying and grading your internship. If that individual doesn’t know who to ask, contact the Advisor in the SOA, who can provide suggestions.
- Review the School of Anthropology's internship policies and fill out an application form. The SOA offers internships at the Junior and Senior level, numbered 393 and 493. All internships are graded on an “S” Superior, “P” Pass and “F” Fail scale and are therefore not included in a student’s GPA.
- Register for your internship, by filing out a change of schedule form and submitting it, along with your internship application, to the Anthropology undergraduate academic advisor, who can then register you for your internship. ANTH 393 internships can vary in credit from 1-4 credits, while ANTH 493 internships can vary in credit from 1-6 credits. As per the standards set by the Arizona Board of Regents, a student is required to do three hours of work per week for each credit earned; thus each credit requires 45 hours of work over a semester.
Collections, Library, and Archives
Archaeological Collections, Second Floor, Room 218
Arizona State Museum’s archaeological collections offer student and faculty researchers opportunities to learn about the past 10,000 years of living in Arizona – from mammoth hunters to historical homesteaders. While the collection centers on this life, it also contains small assemblages of artifacts from surrounding states, including Sonora and Chihuahua in Mexico, and elsewhere, such as the Mediterranean.
ASM Library and Archives, Second Floor, Room 201
The ASM Library is a non-circulating research collection specializing in the anthropology of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Browse titles related to archaeology, ethnology, ethnohistory, and material culture of the Southwest in the online catalog. The historic library reading room is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11am-4pm.
The ASM Archives cares for approximately 2,000 linear feet of paper documents related to the archaeology and ethnology of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The archives collects original research notes and papers, correspondence, records from contract archaeology firms, field notes and reports from archaeological field schools, project files, and institutional records. Access to the ASM Archives is by appointment only.
Photographic Collections, Visit staff in the ASM Library
Arizona State Museum's photographic collections contain more than 500,000 prints, negatives, and transparencies illustrating the prehistory and ethnology of the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Visitors will have an opportunity to view a representative sample that spans much of the scope of the collection.
Ethnological Collections, Second Floor, Room 216
ASM's ethnological collections—about 35,000 items—represent over 400 different culture groups. More than one third are from the SW United States and NW Mexico. In addition to the collections from the Southwest, the remaining collections are from other parts of North America, Central and South America, Africa, Oceania and Asia.
Archaeological Repository Collections, ASM South, Basement, Visit Repository staff in Room 218
Established in 1984, the ASM repository receives and manages collections excavated on both public and private lands across the state focusing on the historic and prehistoric cultures of Arizona. The collections currently include c. 30,000 cubic feet of comparative sherds, chipped and ground stone, shell artifacts, faunal bone, and environmental samples. These objects, as well as accompanying field notes and reports, are available for research.
The repository provides a means for students to gain experiences with material culture of the Southwest, while learning about museum practices and standards. Students frequently assist in the inventory and cataloguing collections.
Bioarchaeological Lab/Program, Third Floor, Room 311
The ASM Bioarchaeology Laboratory and Collections provide students and faculty alike with opportunities to learn about the biological variation of past peoples. Human Osteology (ANTH 468/568)—the study of the human skeleton—is offered as a class every fall semester and provides the critical initial training for a career in bioarchaeology, bioanthropology, or forensic anthropology. Our collections offer extensive research potential for professionals and students and we conduct field research and training in the documentation of human skeletal remains.
Conservation Laboratory, First Floor, Room 125, Behind The Pottery Project Exhibit
ASM’s conservation laboratory, established in the late 1970s, was the first, and remains the only, museum conservation laboratory in the state dedicated to the preservation of and technical research on anthropological collections. The Preservation Division actively supports and promotes the museum's policy to preserve and protect the collections entrusted to its care. Conservation is the discipline that applies scientific, mathematical, economic, social, artistic, and practical knowledge to research and analyze, design treatments, and prevent damage to our cultural heritage.
Homol’ovi Research Program/Rock Art Ranch, ASM South, Room 301
The Arizona State Museum’s Homol’ovi Research Program has explored 13th-14th century ancestral Hopi communities near Winslow, Arizona since 1984, as well as more recently at Rock Art Ranch where artifacts as old as 13,000 years have been recovered. An enormous artifact assemblage and database offer undergraduate and graduate students diverse opportunities to gain experience in laboratory analysis or find research topics for independent studies, senior or master’s theses, or dissertations.
The Pottery Vault, Room 123, Behind The Pottery Project Exhibit
Take a tour of the pottery vault, which stores some 20,000 Southwest Indian whole-vessel ceramics that are the focus of ASM's Pottery Project. Spanning 2000 years of life in the unique environments of the American desert Southwest and northern Mexico, the collection reflects almost every cultural group in the region.
Stanley J. Olsen Laboratory of Zooarchaeology, Third Floor, Room 311A
The Stanley J. Olsen Laboratory of Zooarchaeology, located on the third floor, is one of the top laboratories for zooarchaeological research in North America. The Lab houses a large reference collection of close to 4000 fish, bird, reptile, amphibian, and mammal skeletal specimens from over 600 species. The collections include specimens from six continents, and the core of the collection comes from the southeastern and southwestern North America. The SJO Lab has great opportunities for students and volunteers to learn about curation of skeletal collections and about zooarchaeological analysis.
AZSITE, ASM South, Room 207, Visit staff in the ASM Library
AZSITE is a Geographic Information System (GIS) that serves as a consolidated informational network of recorded cultural resources; including prehistoric and historic sites and properties, and surface surveys within the state of Arizona and a 40-mile buffer around the state.
The AZSITE Consortium is a partnership formed by the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, the Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona, the School of Human Evolutionary and Social Change at Arizona State University, and the Museum of Northern Arizona. The consortium was created to facilitate the integration and shared management of cultural resources information for the entire state through AZSITE, an electronic cultural resources inventory.
Office of Ethnohistorical Research (OER), Third Floor, Room 320
The Office of Ethnohistorical Research (OER) offers plenty of resources for student and faculty researchers interested in the ethnohistory, documentary history, environmental history, and/or political ecology of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.
OER holdings include a 1,200-reel microfilm collection with tens of thousands of Spanish-language documents pertaining to the Spanish Borderlands, as well as a library with more than 8,000 secondary works, reference materials, indexes to major archival collections, maps, and guides to paleography and translation. Our research program also provides opportunities for students and volunteers to gain hands-on experience with transcribing, translating, and interpreting documents related to the past of this region’s Native peoples.
Responding to the need to prepare students to play an active role in civic life and to make anthropology more relevant to today's concerns, the internship program at the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology provides students with the knowledge, tools, and experiences necessary to effectively approach and address problems at the community level.
BARA interns work directly with research faculty and may work individually or on a project team. Internships are tailored to the goals of each individual and interns have access to the University of Arizona library, computing, and other resources. They gain professional experience and present the results of their work in campus seminars, professional society meetings, and publications.
The UA Office of Federal Relations has internships are available for United States senators or congressmen. Congressional internships provide an opportunity for students to gain career-related experience while learning about public service and developing an understanding of the legislative process. Interns also receive UA course credit.
Applications are accepted at local congressional offices; if you have an internship in Washington D.C. the UA may provide a stipend to you.
UA National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade
The National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade is a 501(c3) non-profit research and educational institution affiliated with the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. The Center is dedicated to developing the legal infrastructure to build trade capacity and promote economic development in the Americas.
UA Press Publishing Internships
This internship is a great opportunity for those interested in a publishing career or the book business in general. If chosen for this position, you will learn how manuscripts are submitted, acquired, reviewed, and selected for publication. You will improve research skills through research for special projects and grants. You will also have an opportunity to interview people at the UA Press from other departments to find out what they do. Summer and fall internships are available.
UA/NASA Space Grant Consortium
You are attending a world-renowned research institution. Can you imagine yourself working with a faculty mentor to probe the origins of the universe? To develop a lunar rover controlled over the internet? To create innovative educational materials for teaching science in elementary and secondary schools? To study the effects of zero-gravity on muscles and other organ systems? To devise a system for "mining" fuel from the Martian atmosphere? Or to study the effects of climatic and other changes on planet Earth?
The UA/NASA Space Grant Program will employ full-time undergraduate students 10-20 hours per week for the academic year in research programs, working alongside upper-level graduate students and practicing scientists. We seek a diverse group of students that is dedicated, enthusiastic and eager to learn. You do not need to be a rocket scientist or even a science or engineering major to apply. Applications are especially encouraged from members of under-represented minority groups and from women.
If you are ready for a challenge, application forms are available from Susan A. Brew, Space Grant Program Coordinator (520-621-8556) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) in room 349 of the Kuiper Space Sciences Building. Hurry! You just may discover the lodestar of your academic career!
American Friends Service Committee
Full-time program intern. Some weekends and evening meetings required. The current program emphases are: criminal justice reform, developing local responses to the injustices of global economy; conducting conflict resolution workshops with prison inmates and community members; opposing military recruitment in public schools; and advocating for a humane and fair immigration policy.
The Arizona Historical Society offers opportunities to gain valuable hands-on experience, increase skills, and earn college credit. Tasks include oral history transcription, library and archives projects. You may work with artifacts and exhibits, education programs, or general assistance.
The mission of Ben's Bells is to inspire, educate, and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness, and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby strengthening ourselves, our relationships, and our communities.
The BorderLinks Bi-National Intern Program provides the opportunity for individuals from the United States, Canada and México to live and work together at the Casa de la Misericordia for one year. In the past the work has primarily been to develop activities and programs for neighborhood children and adults at the Casa de la Misericordia, the site of much of BorderLinks' work in Nogales, Sonora. Bi-National Interns needed from Sep-July.
Humane Borders, motivated by faith, will work to create a just and humane border environment. Members will respond with humanitarian assistance to those who are risking their lives and safety by crossing the United States border with Mexico.
International Refugee Committee
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the
IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
Iskashitaa Refugee Network works with United Nations refugees who have been resettled to Tucson. Our programs include gleaning, food preparation, sewing and crafts, English as a Second Language, and more classes.
Pima County Cultural Resources and Historic Preservation Office
Pima County is rich in history, cultural diversity, living traditions, and regional character, all of which define our collective cultural heritage and community identity, where our Native American, Spanish Colonial, Mexican, and American traditions intersect with the natural environment to create a unique, multi-storied cultural landscape. The Pima County Cultural Resources and Historic Preservation Division honors this heritage by working to preserve our cultural and historical properties, including ancestral sites, traditional cultural places, historic buildings, districts, objects, living traditions, and working landscapes.
The Sonoran Institute works with communities to conserve and restore important natural landscapes in Western North America, including the wildlife and cultural values of these lands.
The Pima County Health Department is dedicated to help the residents of Pima County achieve and maintain an optimal level of wellness. The Health Department and its partners are committed to embracing and promoting diversity throughout our programs.
We encourage an active network of public health and safety professionals and community-based organizations. We are the community voice of public health based on our knowledge, experience, skills and accessibility.
HIV/STD Program Barbara Kramer 624-8271
Arizona PIRG Student Chapters Internships
Arizona PIRG interns earn course credit by working on research projects or campaigns. The purpose of the internship program is to provide the opportunity to take education out of the classroom, to do hands-on work, learn important skills, and make a direct impact on public interest issues. On each of its college campuses, Arizona PIRG organizers work closely with university faculty to offer course credit internships that combine classroom learning with hands on experience. Arizona PIRG offers internships on all of its campaigns.
At Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park in Globe, Arizona, visitors walk through a 700-year old Salado Culture pueblo, climb ladders to second story rooms and view the typical furnishings of the era. Numerous artifacts of this remarkably advanced culture are also displayed in the Besh-Ba-Gowah Museum. Besh-Ba-Gowah has one of the largest single site archaeological collections in the Southwest and is one of the most significant finds of Southwest archaeology. It is one of the largest and most complex of the Salado communities.
Museum of Northern Arizona Heritage Program Internship
The mission of the Museum of Northern Arizona is to inspire a sense of love and responsibility for the beauty and diversity of the Colorado Plateau through collecting, studying, interpreting, and preserving the region's natural and cultural heritage. This unpaid internship is open to students; activities include planning and implementing educational programs, participating in festival art collection trips and facilitating festivals. Please contact Pats Shriver: email@example.com
State of Arizona Internship Program
Welcome to “Arizona Interns-In-Action” – where intern opportunities are available at over 50 State of Arizona government agencies. This program has been developed for interns to gain practical training and hands-on, real-world experience that will help them meet their educational goals and prepare for their professional careers. State agencies benefit from selecting interns in career fields of study that relate to their agencies, and interns can be great sources of assistance as they put into practice what they have been learning. Many individuals who start at the state as interns go on to become full time state employees, as you’ll discover when you read their stories.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The Science and Technology Council Internship Program of the Academy offers an extraordinary opportunity for full-time continuing students to experience a real-world production environment or to participate in advanced technology development efforts. The Council Internship Program is geared towards students who are planning to pursue a career utilizing or developing cutting-edge technologies for motion picture production. In particular, prospective interns should be interested in the development of CG technology for motion pictures, imaging science for motion pictures, robotics, sound, archiving or the technical aspects of the creation of digital characters or visual effects.
American Anthropology Association
The AAA offers two summer internships in Washington D.C. for upper-level undergraduates and first-year graduate students. The internships involve a split between working in the AAA office and working either at the Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) of the Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC) or the National Museum of African Art.
California Academy of Sciences
The California Academy of Sciences is a multifaceted scientific institution committed to leading-edge research, to educational outreach, and to finding new and innovative ways to engage and inspire the public. Internships at the Academy allow college/university students to gain hands-on experience on the public floor, in the labs and collections archive, and out in the community. These programs are valuable stepping stones toward careers in the natural sciences.
Colonial Williamsburg Internship Program
In Colonial Williamsburg's 301-acre Historic Area stand hundreds of restored, reconstructed, and historically furnished buildings. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of the men and women of the 18th-century city—black, white, and native American, slave, indentured, and free—and the challenges they faced. In this historic place, we help the future learn from the past. Internships are offered in Field Methods and Techniques, Curation/Collection Management, African-American Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology and Conservation.
Crow Canyon Research Internships
The mission of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is to advance and share knowledge of the human experience through archaeological research, education programs, and partnerships with American Indians. Crow Canyon’s research focuses on the ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi) occupation of the Mesa Verde region. The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center maintains high standards of research and scholarship. Students and adults participating in the Center’s programs are closely supervised by research and education staff members in the field and the lab, ensuring a positive learning experience for them, as well as high-quality research for the profession. Crow Canyon offers paid summer internships to undergraduate and graduate students in archaeology, anthropology, education, and related fields.
The Digital Media and Learning Competition
The Digital Media and Learning Competition, supported through a grant to the University of California, Irvine and administered by HASTAC, has announced a second annual open-call competition that will provide $2 million in awards to innovators shaping the field of digital media and learning. Successful projects will promote participatory learning in a variety of environments: through the creation of new digital tools, modification of existing ones, or use
of digital media in some other novel way. Winners will receive funding to do an internship with a sponsor organization to help bring their ideas to implementation.
The Field Museum was founded in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago and has spent more than 120 years in the pursuit of scientific knowledge about the world around us. Interns at The Field Museum get extensive hands-on experience and an in-depth look at the inner workings of a world-class institution. Each summer, we host more than 200 internships representing almost every Museum department. In addition, there are numerous internships that take place during the academic year. Anthropology is one of the Museum’s four primary collections and research departments.
International Radio and Television Society Summer Fellowships
The Summer Fellowship Program, the most notable student out-reach effort of IRTS, teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Each year college juniors, seniors and graduate students are selected nationwide to participate in the nine-week Summer Fellowship Program.
ICPSR Summer Internship Program
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research runs a summer internship program for undergraduate students at the University of Michigan. The ICPSR summer internship program provides undergraduate students with a unique and expansive research experience that introduces all aspects of social science research and includes supported exploration of a research query from start to finish, data management training, and focused methodological education in quantitative research.
Minnesota Historical Society Internships
The Society offers a limited number of internships to advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in gaining professional experience in a public museum environment. Most internships at the Minnesota Historical Society are unpaid.
Mister Rogers Scholarship in Children’s Media
The scholarship is open to upper division undergraduates and graduate students who can demonstrate a commitment to any combination of at least two of the following fields: early childhood education; child development/child psychology; film/television production; music; and animation.
National Academy of Social Insurance
The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), a non-profit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance, provides outstanding graduate and upper division undergraduate students with challenging internship opportunities in
Washington, DC. Projects on social policy research and policy analysis, aging and long-term care policy, disability policy, and non-profit boards and fundraising.
National Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management (National Monuments are included under these categories)
Note – Students are sometimes paid a stipend or salary for these positions.
All three of these governmental organizations regularly offer internships for students. Some are coordinated through the national agencies, but many times it is the local National Park, National Forest or BLM who are searching for interns. You can check with local the National Forests, National Parks and the BLM to see if they have specific internships.
The national organization contact information is:
We have received individual internships invitations from:
Bandelier National Monument (http://www.nps.gov/band/index.htm )
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument (http://www.nps.gov/cagr/index.htm)
Flagstaff Area National Monuments (Wupatki, Sunset Crater Volcano, and Walnut Canyon National Monuments): http://www.nps.gov/waca/parkmgmt/flag_parks.htm
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/grand_staircase-escalante.html)
National Council for Preservation Education (with National Park Service Historic Preservation Internships) http://www.ncpe.us/
Petrified Forest National Park (http://www.nps.gov/pefo/index.htm )
Salmon-Challis National Forest (http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/scnf/home )
Western National Parks Association (http://www.wnpa.org/default_html.asp )
The Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums, 9 research centers, and affiliates around the world. An internship at the Smithsonian Institution is a prearranged, structured learning experience scheduled within a specific time frame. The experience must be relevant to the intern's academic and professional goals, and to research and museum activities of the Institution. An internship is performed under the direct supervision of Smithsonian staff and are arranged individually.
Student Conservation Association
Tap into SCA’s nationwide network of young conservationists and explore green career opportunities with professional internships in the ﬁeld. Whether your dream is to lead public programs as a park ranger, trek the backcountry as a ﬁeld scientist, or explore new sustainability solutions as an urban planner, SCA has something for you.
In its international programs, the chamber tries to respond to the critical need for global economic and business interdependence for US enterprise. There are two internship programs, one concentrating on the Washington Office of the Chamber of Commerce and the other dealing with the Center for International Private Enterprise, Latin American Programs.
Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. They work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. Currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, they investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. They received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work. Interns frequently coordinate various programs for the organization, as well as initiating projects.
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. They place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and decades of experience, we promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility.
Council on Hemispheric Affairs
The main focus of the council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) is to promote interests of the hemisphere. It monitors and encourages constructive U.S. policies toward Latin America and promotes good relations between Canada and Latin America. Interns are involved in all aspects of COHA’s work. Waiting list for internships as of August 2014.
For 40 years Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous communities around the world to defend their lands, languages, and cultures. We publicize Indigenous Peoples' issues through our award-winning publications; we mount letter-writing campaigns and other advocacy efforts to stop environmental destruction and abuses of Native Peoples' rights; and we work on the ground in Indigenous communities, always at their invitation. Our work is predicated on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Earthwatch specializes in archaeological and environmental internships, with an occasional cultural program.
German State Parliaments Internship Program
Èmigré Memorial German Internships in Bundestag (EMGIP – Bundestag) offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag.
Students must be able to fully communicate in German. U.S. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.
Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Its early work was primarily in the U.S., but since 1962 it has provided housing related assistance to 80 developing countries. This organization employs interns in its Silver Spring, Maryland office. Internships vary in duration and can be arranged for areas such as computer fund raising and audio-visual.
The Dialogue engages a broad spectrum of policy issues, as well as the challenges of individual countries and sub-regions throughout the hemisphere. It generates new policy ideas and practical proposals for action, and gets these ideas and proposals to government and private decision makers in local, national, and international organizations. The Dialogue offers full and part-time volunteer internships in the fall, spring and summer semesters for students interested in the dynamics of inter-American relations.”
"The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is an independent agency of the United States government that provides grants to nongovernmental and community-based organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean for innovative, sustainable and participatory self-help programs."
"The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1966. NACLA provides policy makers, analysts, academics, organizers, journalists and religious and community groups with information on U.S.-Latin American relations and on a range of political, social and economic issues in the Americas."
Organization of American States
The Organization was established in order to achieve among its member states “an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, to strengthen their collaboration, and to defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity, and their independence." Students work with professional staff of OAS and do a variety of jobs, including research, writing, designing projects, and administration.
The Center for World Indigenous Studies
The Center for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS) is an independent, non-profit [U.S. 501(c)(3)] research and education organization dedicated to wider understanding and appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous peoples and the social, economic and political realities of indigenous nations.
The Foundation for Sustainable Development
Founded in 1995, FSD achieves community-driven goals through asset-based development and international exchange in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Our model incorporates four programs that support underserved communities in a collaborative and sustainable manner: Capacity Building, Grant Making, International Development Training Program and Giving Circles. Internships are available in a variety of areas, including; Health, Nutrition, Education, Youth Development, Human Rights, Women’s Issues, Environment/ Conservation, Marketing, Microfinance, and many more."
The Middle East Institute is a non-profit organization that works to improve the public’s knowledge and understanding of the Middle East through lectures, courses, conferences and publications.
The US-Asia Institute was founded to promote understanding between the US and Asia through research, symposiums, coordinating exchanges, and through focusing on areas that are important to US-Asia relations.
The Washington Office on Latin America
The WOLA is a private, non- profit organization that attempts to influence US foreign policy to advance human rights, democracy and peace in Latin America.
The Workplace Project/Centro de Derechos Laborales
"The Workplace Project's mission is to fight the exploitation of Latino immigrant workers on Long Island through organizing, supported by community education, development of worker-owned cooperatives, leadership training and labor-related legal support."
Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
"The Washington Office on Latin America's interns are exposed to the dynamics of U.S. foreign policy –making at close range, focusing on the effects of U.S. policies on human rights, democratization and economic development in Latin America."