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General Environment/Development Internship Listings

Best Starting Point - Sign up to receive job announcements here from multiple sources : National internship database

Idealist : Environmental and socially responsible database

Student Conservation Association  SCA Internship Page Internships throughout the United States; two different links on page for regular conservation internships and diversity internships in the field.

Interns' Guide to Washington, DC by the Washington Post

Specific Internships, Jobs & Organizations

        Note:  Almost all of those listed below are based in the Washington, DC area.


Policy, Economic, and Trade-focused Internships

Center for Economic and Policy Research CEPR : Economics/Policy


Center for International Policy CIP Internship Page : Promoting U.S. foreign policy based on human rights, demilitarization, and cooperation


Center for Strategic International Studies:  CSIS internship page


Council on Hemispheric Affairs : Monitoring political and economic issues in the hemisphere


Public Citizen Internships Intern-Public Citizen : Energy/Trade


The Bank Information Center Home Page BIC Internship : Environment/Social Justice


The Carmen Group : Government relations firm


The Development Group for Alternative Policies Home Page  Development GAP Internships : International economic order


The European Institute  EI Internship Page : Transatlantic policy and trade issues


The Institute for Policy Studies  IPS Internship Page : Multi-purpose policy think-tank


The Inter-American Dialogue The Inter-American Dialogue Internship Page : Inter-American Relations


The National Academy of Public Administration  : Improving government performance


The Nixon Center  The Nixon Center Internship Page: Enhancing American security and prosperity through the political system


UNICWASH Home Page UN Employment and Internship Opportunities : Business/Library/General Internships


U.S. Public Interest Research Group  U.S. PIRG Internship Page : Watchdog for national public interests in DC


Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


World Bank Group  WB Internship Page : International development assistance


Development-focused Internships

Americans for Democratic Action ADA Internship Page : Liberal political organization dedicated to individual liberty and social and economic justice


Amnesty International  AI Internship Page : Human rights defender


Ashoka  Ashoka Internship Page : Developing social entrepreneurs around the world


Association of Third World Affairs  DC: Third World Issues/Policy


Bread for the World Bread for the World Internship Page DC: Christian Organization/World Hunger


Center for Economic and Policy Research CEPR Internship Page :  Support Democratic debate/Social issues


Congressional Hunger Center  CHC Internship/Job Page : Work with domestic and international hunger issues


FINCA: Village banking FINCA Jobs and Internships : Microfinance/Poverty


Human Rights Watch  HRW Internship Page: Defending human rights worldwide


InterAction  InterAction Internship Page : Humanitarian/Social justice


JICA USA Office  : Japanese development agency


Jubilee USA : Canceling third world debt


New American Dream New American Dream Internship Page:  Help consumers protect the environment/Social justice


Organization of American States OAS Internship Page Link to internships under opportunities on navigation bar DC: Poverty/Human Rights/Democracy


Oxfam America Oxfam America Internship and Volunteer Page :  Development organization/poverty/hunger/social injustice


Population Action International Home Page No internship listings at this time


The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) CEDPA Internships DC: Development/Population


The Development Group for Alternative Policies (GAP)  D'GAP Internships : Ensure communication between South and Northern aid/policy decisions


The Population Institute  The Population Institute Fellowships :  Over-population/Reproductive Rights/Environmental Issues


Witness for Peace  WFP Internship Page : Human rights/Stable economies/Peace/Justice


50 Years is Enough!  50 Years is Enough! Internship Page :  DC: Network for global justice


Environmentally-focused Internships

Amazon Alliance  AA Internship Page : Defending the rights, territories, and environment of indigenous people of the Amazon Basin


Anacostia Watershed Society : Clean the water, honor the heritage


Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE)  ACE Internship Page :  Watershed Watch Interns/Environmental education


Beyond Pesticides  BP Internship Page : Working to reduce pesticide usage


Center for Environmental Citizenship (CEC) : Holds politicians accountable/Environmental concerns


Centre for Science and Environment CSE Volunteer Page : Environmental awareness/ India based


Center for International Environmental Law  CIEL Internship Page  : International environmental law


Coalition for Smarter Growth Coalition for Smarter Growth Internship Page : Fighting sprawl and promoting livable communities


Conservation International  CI Internship and Employment Page : Conservation organization maintaining earth’s heritage


Earth Share : Network of NGO’s/Environmental Education


Earthjustice  Earthjustice Internship and Volunteer Page: Environmental law firm


Environmental Law Institute ELI Employment/Internship Page :  To advance environmental protection by improving law, policy, and management


Environmental Protection Agency  EPA Office of International Affairs  EPA Student Opportunities Page : International environmental issues


Environmental and Energy Study Institute EESI Internship Page : Information and idea exchange


Free The Planet!  FTP Internship Page : Student environmental movement/Range of environmental issues


Friends of the Earth  FOE Jobs/Internship Page : Environmental health/Watchdog


Greenpeace USA  Greenpeace Internship Page :  Uses non-violent direct action and creative communication to bring attention to environmental issues


Green Seal--Homepage :  Product certification NGO/Reduce hazardous waste


International Ecotourism Society (TIES)


IUCN (World Conservation Union) IUCN Internship Page : Coalition of governments/NGO’s worldwide/Conservation/Sustainable resource use 


National Council for Science and the Environment   NCSE Internship Page : Working for scientific basis to environmental decision making


National Marine Sanctuaries  : Informational and research government group


Save America's Forests  SAF Internship Page : Lobbying for stronger forest protection


Sierra Club  Sierra Club Internship Page: Conservation/Responsible use/Lobbying


The Antarctica Project (TAP)  : Conservation organization working specifically with Antarctica


The Clean Water Network : Advocate for clean water standards


US Green Building Council  : Green building certification/Educator


Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)  WEDO Internship Page:  DC: Human Rights/Environment/Women’s political influence


World Wildlife Fund:  Globally, the largest environmental NGO group - many areas of work  


World Resources Institute  WRI Internship Page : Environmental think-tank looking for practical answers to environmental problems


Africa-focused Organizations

Africa Action Home Page Africa Action Jobs/Internship Page:  Works for political, economic and social justice in Africa.


African Wildlife Foundation AFW Job/Internship Page:  Protecting African wildlife and lands


Africare, a leader in aid to Africa Africare Employment Page : Africa/Hunger/HIV-AIDS


Corporate Council on Africa  CCA Internship Page : Working on trade issues between U.S. and Africa


Innovative Resources Management, Inc. Sustainable development/Biodiversity/Africa-Focused 


Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Washington Center OCED Recruitment Page:  Int’l Organization of the industrialized, market-economy countries


The Washington Office on Africa (WOA)  WOA Internship Page: Justice work/Africa advocacy


TransAfrica Forum TransAfrica Forum Internship Page : U.S.-African Policy/ Education/Research


USAID in Sub-Saharan Africa USAID Student Programs Page :  U.S. Agency for International Development


Latin America/Costa Rica-focused Internships

Esquel Group Foundation EGF Internship Page:  Provides services to NGOs, foundations, and organizations in Latin American and the Caribbean


UN ECLAC - Washington Office UN ECLAC- Washington Office Internship Page:  UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; scroll all the way down to the bottom of internship page for information.


Australian Embassy   Australian Embassy Internship Page


D.C. Law Students in Court


Institute of International Education : International education exchange


Republic of the Marshall Islands


Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund


Washington, D.C. Office of White & Case LLP


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