Internships & Fellowships

An internship for MIAGE students and alumni is typically an experience that:

  1. relates to your planned career goal(s),
  2. is a responsible position with professional supervision, and
  3. provides master's-level learning experiences.

If you are interested in an internship listed below please contact the agency hosting the internship opportunity. To post your internship on this page please send the description, complete with job duties, time frame, pay and contact information to miage@utah.edu.

University of Utah Internship Programs: International Business, Foreign Policy, Federal Government, and International Development

Hinckley Institute and University of Utah's Office for Global Engagement

The Hinckley Institute runs the University of Utah’s Global Internship Program in partnership with the University of Utah’s Office for Global Engagement. Through their support, the program has grown into what is considered in U.S. academia one of the most comprehensive and prestigious international internship programs.  The goal of the global internship program is to provide students with full-time, global work, cultural immersion, and career development opportunities.

Internships are available in over 50 nations with businesses, governments, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations.

University of Utah, Career Services

A comprehensive list of resources arranged for University of Utah students.

Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is the hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Utah. The Institute offers a wide variety of programs and engagement opportunities for students to learn about and engage in all phases of the entrepreneurship and innovation process. All programs are open to students across campus from any major or background.

Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center

The mission and purposes of the James Lee Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center (SGII Center) are to accelerate and advance the understanding and application of principles of free enterprise to create scalable and sustainable, global societal change.

The SGII Center offers unparalleled learning opportunities for students to:

  • Work alongside leading impact investment funds, foundation and social enterprises to analyze investment opportunities in a variety of industries and regions.
  • Gain access to an extensive network and interact daily with industry-leading experts and social entrepreneurs throughout the world.
  • Find top jobs in exciting industries. Former UIF/SGII Center Interns have moved onto opportunities such as Bain & Company, Goldman Sachs Investment Banking, Capital One, PwC Consulting, and Cornerstone.

World Trade Association of Utah

Bringing together Utah professionals to promote, network, and expand international trade & commerce.

Going Global

Provides an international job board, country guides, and cultural advice. Log in to UCareerLink and click the Going Global icon on the left navigation pane.

iHipo, International Internships

Over 900 global internship opportunities.

Intrax, Global Internships

Intrax Global Internships provides practical, professional experience in major economic centers around the world: London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore and Santiago. Every intern receives a customized placement determined by his or her academic background and professional goals. Areas of focus include functions such as finance, marketing, public relations & advertising, human resources, entrepreneurship, government/NGO, engineering, and IT. Intrax offers both a summer cohort program as well as long term placements available year-round. These internships are with companies large and small in major economic centers in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

TransitionsAbroad.com

An extensive resource for overseas internships.

International Business & Foreign Policy

Aon

Booz Allen

Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals:

Strengthen American democracy;

Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and

Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.

Control Risks

Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher.

The Council on Foreign Relations’ Internship Program offers outstanding volunteer opportunities for college students, graduate students, and graduates focusing on international relations and who are pursuing a career in foreign policy or a related field.

Volunteer interns are recruited year-round on a semester basis to volunteer in both the New York and Washington, DC, offices, and all volunteer internships are filled on a rolling basis. An intern’s volunteer duties generally consist of program coordination, research, editing, and writing. The volunteer internships are unpaid.

The Economist Group

Eurasia Group

Foreign Affairs

Leading forum for serious discussion of American foreign policy and global affairs.

Foreign Affairs keeps a Job Board with an extensive list of internship and job opportunities.

Foreign Policy Association

Serves as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.

Internships, job, and volunteer opportunities with international organizations and institutes that work to shape global foreign policy.

The Federation of International Trade Associates

Dedicated to the promotion of international trade, import-export,
international logistics management, international finance and more.

Business and foreign policy opportunities.

McKinsey & Company

Oxford Analytica

Federal Government

African Development Foundation, a United States Government Agency

Offers unpaid internships for undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates who have an interest in Africa.

Central Intelligence Agency

Offers domestic internships for undergraduate and graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds.

European Union, Delegation of the EU to the United States

Provides unpaid internships in Washington, DC and New York.

International Atomic Energy Agency

Internships for students who have completed two years of full-time study at a university or who have completed a degree program within the last two years.

International Fund for Agricultural Development

offers placements for current undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of majors.

National Security Agency

Offers the Washington, D.C. Summer Language Program which gives students the opportunity to sharpen their language skills while working as an apprentice to a senior NSA language analyst.

Peace Corps

Offers worldwide opportunities for "the toughest job you'll ever love."

USAID

Offers both paid and unpaid internships for undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of majors.

USAJobs

Provides a listing of all U.S. government positions both domestic and international.

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Offers unpaid internships in communications, policy analysis, legal research, and government relations.

U.S. Department of State

Offers government U.S. Foreign Service careers and internships.

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Internships in their regional programs of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, as well as Congressional and Public Affairs and Economic/Evaluations offices.

Nonprofit Organizations

The Borgen Project

The Borgen Project believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. We’re the innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.

 
Utah-Based Internships

Catholic Community Services

Manages Refugee Resettlement, Basic Needs Services and Treatment Services programs all aimed at helping people regain their lives.

Economic Development Corporation of Utah

EDCUtah is a public/private partnership, working with state and local government and private industry to attract and grow competitive, high-value companies and spur the development and expansion of local Utah businesses.

Governor's Office of Economic Development

GOED has opportunities for Fellows and Interns in a variety of areas, including: International Trade and Diplomacy Office; Marketing and Communications; Corporate Recruitment and Incentives;Tourism and Film Commission; and Economic Clusters.

HUB Salt Lake

Coming soon to Downtown Salt Lake City: The Hub will provide Utah’s entrepreneurs a dedicated space to connect and co-create socially-driven ventures. The Hub was founded in London in 2005 and is a global network of 5,000+ Changemakers spanning five continents who collaborate on enterprising ideas for a better world. With top rate universities nearby and a community known for its entrepreneurial spirit and drive to serve others, we believe creating the needed infrastructure for a high level of collaboration will provide a catalyst for finding solutions to some of the largest social, and environmental challenges we face today.

Contact the MIAGE Program Manager to see if HUB Salt Lake is currently extending internship positions.

International Rescue Committee

Assist refugees integrate into the Utah community.

LDS Church

Positions that focus on the international mission of the church.

Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy

Dedicated to promoting respect and understanding between the people of Utah and other nations. Since 1967, UCCD has worked as a private sector partner with the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Each year, UCCD welcomes nearly 500 emerging leaders from over 100 different countries to Utah for short-term professional and cultural exchanges. UCCD is a member of the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) and the Utah chapter of the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA).

U.S. Commercial Service - Utah

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Located across the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in nearly 80 countries, our global network of trade professionals connects U.S. companies with international buyers, providing them with market intelligence, trade counseling, business matchmaking, and advocacy/commercial diplomacy support.

The U.S. Commercial Service's Utah U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC) offers students Fall and Spring semester internship programs to gain invaluable practical business experience in the field of international trade. A keen ability to understand the international business environment and global geography is essential. Foreign travel, international studies, and multiple language capabilities add an important dimension to a candidate's application.

World Trade Center Utah

World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is a licensed and certified member of the World Trade Centers Association headquartered in New York City. The mission of WTC Utah is to guide Utah companies into profitable global markets. WTC Utah builds Utah’s international community by offering signature services: Assessment of a company’s current global position or international strategy, Education in the form of seminars and workshops to help develop global strategy, and Connections through the World Trade Center network and co-hosted local events to help in executing global strategy. In addition, WTC Utah offers customized market intelligence reports and access to the network of over 330 World Trade Centers around the globe that facilitates international trade and investment.

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Fellowships

National Security Education Program (NSEP) - David L. Boren Fellowship

Boren Fellowships help graduate students develop independent overseas projects that combine language and culture study with professional practical experiences. Awards for up to $30,000 over two years are given and require a commitment to U.S. Government service for at least one year.

More information about the Boren Fellowship and other language and cultural initiatives provided by the National Security Education Program can be found here: http://www.nsep.gov/initiatives/.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders

For prospective leaders from the U.S., Russia, or China; this program is under the patronage of the German Chancellor and incorporates an intensive language course in Germany, a four week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin, a study trip around Germany and a final meeting in Berlin.

American Research Institute in Turkey(ARIT)

ARIT supports and administers a variety of fellowships for scholarly research and for language study in Turkey.

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies(APAICS)

The APAICS fellowships provides scholars with an opportunity to work on policy issues as full- time staff members of a Congressional office, Federal agency, or non-profit community organization.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) - International Development Services Program

CRS gives people interested in a career in international relief and development an opportunity to increase overseas experience. The goal of the program is to place fellows in positions where they can draw on previous work and educational experience while broadening their skills.

Cultural Vistas - Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

This fellowship is a transatlantic initiative that offers students the opportunity to complete a development program in Germany. Over the course of a nine-month program, Bosch Fellows complete two work phases and 3 seminars at leading German institutions.

Cultural Vistas - Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

This program is a full-year work-study scholarship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. The program includes 2 months of German language training in Germany, 4 months of classroom instruction at a German university or college of applied science, and a 5 month internship in a participant's career field.

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress - Presidential Fellows Program

This program allows students to learn about governance, share research and scholarship, develop as future leaders of character, and become inspired to careers in public service. It offers a year-long opportunity to study the U.S. Presidency, the public policymaking process, and the Chief Executive's relations with Congress, allies, the media, and the American public.

Centre International d'Études Pédagogiques - Assistants Étrangers en France

The objective of this program is to permit students to familiarize themselves with the language and culture of French countries while teaching in French schools.

Congressional Hunger Center - Mickey Leland International Fellows Program

This 2-year international fellowship helps to develop leaders committed to finding innovative and lasting solutions to hunger and poverty worldwide through direct programming and good policies.

Echoing Green Fellowship Program

Echoing Green invests in and supports outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver bold, high-impact solutions.

Fulbright

University of Utah Fulbright Process and Program Advisors

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine month fellowships for recent college and graduate school graduates to work on international peace and security issues with one of the twenty-eight participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. Scoville Fellows have the opportunity to work with senior-level staff and to conduct research, write articles and reports, organize talks and conferences sponsored by their host organization, and do public education and advocacy on a range of issues including arms control and nonproliferation, conventional arms trade, environmental and energy security, military budget, and peacekeeping. They may also attend coalition meetings, Congressional hearings, and policy briefings, as well as meetings with policy experts arranged by the program. Scoville Fellows are paid at an annual rate of $32,400 ($2,700 per month), and receive health insurance and travel costs to DC to begin the fellowship.

Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues. Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences. The program is open to all U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.

Human Rights Watch - Arthur Koenig Fellowship

This fellowship in international human rights is aimed towards recent graduates of law schools or graduate programs in journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide.

Institute for Humane Studies - Humane Studies Fellowship

Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to students planning academic careers and engaged in liberty-advancing research. The fellowships support students in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.

Institute of Current World Affairs - John O. Crane Memorial

This fellowship program aims to nurture expertise in foreign countries and cultures by supporting students who carry out a program of self-designed, independent study abroad for a minimum of 2 years.

International Research and Exchange Board - Short-Term Travel Grants

This program allows scholars to conduct research in 2 Eastern European countries for up to 8 weeks.

Institute for Humane Studies

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) provides Humane Studies Fellowships for students who have a clearly demonstrated interest in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies. Students should be interested in applying the principles of the institute's tradition to their work. Undergraduate juniors or seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply. Awards are based on academic and/or professional performance, relevance of one's work to the advancement of a free society, and potential for success.

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme

This program invites students to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan. Participants have the opportunity to serve in local government organizations as well as in public and private primary, junior high, and senior high schools.

J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund - Public Service Prize

This prize is meant to enable the recipient to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term. Preference is given to applicants who have already found such a position, but require additional funds.

Library of Congress - Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program

The purpose of this fellowship program is to give individuals the opportunity to use the Asian and Asian American Pacific Islanders collections in the Library of Congress to pursue scholarly research projects.

Nambu Foundation - Pasona Internship Program

The Pasona Internship program brings American students to Japan to form a stronger bond between Japanese and American business and academic communities.

National Endowment for Democracy - Reagan-Fascell Democracy Felowship

This is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers people from around the world the opportunity to spend five months at NED in Washington, D.C., so that they can undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region.

National Science Foundation - Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences at NSF (SBE) supports the research that underlies such findings, as well as other research that builds fundamental knowledge of human behavior, interaction, and social and economic systems, organizations and institutions. It does this through its Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) and Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES).

Presidential Management Fellows Program

The PMF program is a flagship leadership development program that aims to develop a cadre of potential government leaders.

USAID Fellows Program

These fellowships are intended to develop a pool of experts devoted to international assistance, provide individuals with practical work experience in the areas of humanitarian assistance and economic and social development, and benefit USAID by providing research, technical advice, and intellectual stimulus.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Graduate

The mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage and recovery efforts from attacks that occur. The program is intended to ensure a diverse and highly talented science and technology human resource base to achieve the DHS mission and objectives. An off-campus research internship at a DHS-designated facility will be required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, beginning or first-year graduate students, and attend an accredited institution in the U.S. or its territories. Students must also be pursuing a degree in the physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences including science policy, engineering, mathematics, or computer science. Applicants must have career and employment goals aligned with the mission and objectives of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Students must indicate a willingness to accept, after graduation, competitive employment offers from DHS, state and local security offices, DHS-affiliated Federal laboratories, or DHS-related university faculty or research staff positions.

Woodrow Wilson Foundation: Pickering (Graduate)

The Program's goal is to attract outstanding students who will be in Master's Degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology or foreign languages, and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2, be seeking admission to graduate school at a U.S. institution, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher throughout the program.

Other Resources

City Internships

The program operates in the world’s leading cities – London, New York, Los Angeles & Hong Kong – and provides an immersive and formative experience that is focused on enabling you to convert your skills, ambition and academic accomplishment to real-world success.