The United Nations offers a varied “Internship Programme,” in which students can find valuable international experiences. Although many of the positions are intended for graduate students, many offices, including the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees accept highly qualified undergraduates. For a full list of internship opportunities with the United Nations visit here.
Domestic Internships with an East Asian Focus
Why should I find an internship?
Internships provide valuable opportunities to gain experience in any interest area. In current job searches, an applicable internship can be the deciding factor in YOU getting the job over an equally qualified candidate. It is also a great way to network, gain new skills, and improve upon your strengths.
Can I do an internship for college credit?
You can always do an internship for Wittenberg credit. First, take steps to talk to your advisor. You will both have to create a form of evaluation, or your respective department might already have internship evaluation requirements. Second, contact the Career Center or Registrar’s Office to gain the necessary forms. Third, after turning in all of your forms, make sure to check with the Registrar’s Office in case there are other forms, requirements, etc. that you must complete. For more information, please look at Wittenberg’s Career Center homepage.
Do I have to do my internship for credit?
No, you do not have to do an internship for credit, but internships for credit are strongly recommended for unpaid internships. Once again, an internship is a resume builder., so if you have the opportunity to work in a short term internship, do not hesitate to do so. Unpaid internships at for-profit companies within the United States must follow strict labor regulations.
The Southern Center for International Studies, based in Atlanta, GA, is offering internships for highly qualified undergraduates. The Center is a non-profit organization focused on education with regards to international affairs.
Columbusinternships.com is an internship database that aims at connecting students and employers to promote internship opportunities in Columbus. After a simple sign-up process, students gain access to a wealth of information regarding employment opportunities in Columbus and gain exposure to prestigious companies such as JP Morgan, COSI, Lane Bryant, and many others.
Internships PAID-World Security Institute Washington D.C.
The World Security Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to research on issues of global security and international affairs, offers internships for highly qualified undergraduates.
The Washington International Trade Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to the discussion of issues concerning international trade, is offering internship positions for highly motivated undergraduate students for Fall, Spring, and Summer work periods.
Please contact the East Asian Institute for information and placement assistance with these highly selective internships.
The National Council for International Visitors is currently accepting applications for two paid intern positions for the summer of 2011.
Please contact the East Asian Institute for information and placement assistance to these selective internships.
The International Business-Government Counsellors, Inc., which provides companies with advice, research, etc. concerning issues relating to business-government relations, provides internships for undergraduates on a trimester basis.
The Advocacy Center, a subsidiary of the U. S Commercial Service, offers internships to motivated undergraduates. It works to promote U.S. businesses in foreign markets by aiding in the export process.
Fall and Spring internships available in Washington D.C. with the Asian American Justice Center.
Internship in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii with the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council.
Internship – Human Rights in China (HRIC), New York
TTMI Co-op Program
- Program started at Toyota Motor Sales in Indiana to provide experience to interested students
- Most internships are completed on a one semester basis
- All program internships are located at the Princeton, IN manufacturing plant
- Students receive competitive wages and assistance in locating housing
- TTMI Co-op Program Web site
Smithsonian International Center
- Program open to students in their undergraduate junior or senior years
- Opportunity to work in a variety of international content areas including: the Office of
- International Relations, the International Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution Monitoring and
- Assessment of Biodiversity Program, and the Washington office of the Smithsonian Tropical
- Research Institute.
- Internship availability varies according to need; however, applications are accepted year-round.
- Smithsonian International Center Web site
Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati
- Open to students of all years; ideally those that are interested in US-Japan Relations
- Opportunity to work in a variety of content areas including: Corporate Directory, Cultural Education, Public
- Relations, Membership Development, and Website Development.
- Internships are customized to student’s area of interest and knowledge base
- Applications are accepted year-round
- JASGC Web site
United Nations Internship Program
- Intention is to provide students with practical experience in their respective areas of study
- All applicants must have completed their bachelor’s degree and be currently enrolled in a graduate level program
- Internship is offered on a two month basis three times a year
- All internships are located in the UN New York offices
- United Nations Internship Programme Web site
National Association of Japan America Societies
- Offers internships to college students majoring in such fields as international relations, East Asian studies, and non-profit management.
- Preferred applicants have an active interest in Japan, U.S.-Japan relations, public and non-profit management.
- Internships are unpaid; however, commuting costs are reimbursed
- All internships are located in Washington, DC
- NAJAS Web site
The US-China Business Council
- Internships consist of research, fact checking, compiling business for the China Business Review, etc.
- Preference is given to those able to commit to one year and have Chinese language skills
- Internships are part-time with pay starting at $7.50/hour
- All internships are located in Washington, DC
- The US-China Business Council Web site