The African Community Center (ACC) accepts refugees who have fled persecution in their home countries and have received third country resettlement through the UNHCR and the U.S. State Department. Refugees come to Colorado from all regions of the world. ACC welcomes people from all over the globe. Interns play a key role in helping further their mission to help refugees rebuild safe, sustainable lives in Denver through supportive networks of people, services, and community activities.
AIESEC is the largest student run organization in the world and provides international internship experiences for all students in the most personal and inexpensive way possible. The program is roughly divided in to two main focus areas, the first intended more for short-term, volunteer internships (great for undergraduate summer opportunities) and the other intended more for longer, professional internships that are paid (great for a semester abroad, recent grads looking to land a job).
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) is one of the nation’s oldest and most experienced independent liberal lobbying organizations. We're committed to liberal politics, liberal policies, and a liberal future and offer internships throughout the year. An ADA internship offers students an opportunity to experience a variety of projects and activities.
Bhakti Chai is a socially-responsible and earth-friendly tea company based in Boulder, Colorado. Check under the job listings under the categories available to find jobs and internships at their Boulder and Longmont offices and micro-brewery.
The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution dedicated to preventing terrorism and enhancing community safety through education, empowerment, and engagement. Interns assist with the logistics and trainings for the Community Awareness Program, interact with national foreign policy and security leaders, assist with event logistics, research and report on the latest publications, and assist with the CELL’s youth programs and outreach. In the process, you will gain a greater and unique understanding of the CELL and its mission. Minimum of 15-20 hours per week required; hours and days flexible. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter in pdf format to Assistant Director Jordan Clark at email@example.com.
CTIR's vision is for every student to develop global awareness and understanding, and to engage in global issues in a way that leads to positive action. Two interns will be accepted. One for donor relations/follow up - and one for research, writing, materials development. CTIR/WAC interns have a chance to take on a real-world project that helps them gain experience and understanding of how fundraising is conducted. Please indicate which option/skill sets are most appropriate.
City and County of Denver provides work experience to individuals in a multitude of diverse degree programs. Interns roles and responsibilities will vary by specific assignment in many different business environments from the Mayor's Office to Mountain Parks. Internships with the City and County of Denver open the doors to multiple city agencies that provide a variety of exciting, rewarding and diverse learning opportunities for students. City interns gain meaningful, hands-on work experience while being able to utilize academic knowledge, theories and skills on the job.
The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is dedicated to leading a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis by using cutting-edge communications and grassroots strategies to educate the public about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis. If you would like to inquire about an internship at the Boulder office, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will let you know if there are any current positions available.
Comunidad Connect works in Nicaragua to connect opportunities for social, economic, and environmental development with local and global resources. Programs include rural health, clean water access, organized sports, and service learning. Interns can work from the US on administration and fund development (Spanish not required) and in Nicaragua on program implementation (fluency in Spanish required). In either case, interns will learn the inner workings of an international nonprofit and have access to senior management.
Originally founded in 1948 as a forum on international affairs, the CWA expanded rapidly in its early years to encompass the arts, media, science, diplomacy, technology, environment, spirituality, politics, business, medicine, human rights, and so on. Roger Ebert, who participated in the CWA for four decades, always referred to the CWA as "the Conference on Everything Conceivable."
Students have the opportunity to intern through both of Congressman Perlmutter’s offices. Through interning in the Washington D.C. office or the district office in Lakewood, CO, interns will learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office through attending hearings, helping with the constituent communications on various issues before the House.
Congressman Polis' office is always accepting resumes from anyone interested in interning for academic credit. By assisting the congressman’s Washington and district staffs, interns have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about how a Congressional office provides constituent services and interacts with the community.
Students have the opportunity to intern through her Denver, CO and Washington, D.C. office locations. Congresswoman DeGette’s Internship Program provides an opportunity for students to serve their community and learn through hands-on experience. Interns will have the opportunity to attend community meetings, help develop Congressional events, direct constituents to appropriate resources and provide project assistance to Congressional staff.
The Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB) is an educational, outreach, and networking organization at CU-Boulder. CCB focuses on enhancing the value and use of climate, water, and weather information for the betterment of societies. CCB has internships that provide students with opportunities to research environmental topics, including disasters and disaster readiness, drought, floods, and the effects of El Niño. For more information, contact CCB Director Dr. Mickey Glantz at email@example.com or CCB Project Manager-Robert Ross firstname.lastname@example.org.
CoPIRG is currently looking for the next team of CoPIRG interns to fight for the public interest on these issues and more. CoPIRG’s Action for a Change Internship offers an excellent opportunity to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world, gaining valuable skills, meeting new people, making a difference in your community and opening doors to future employment.
CU in D.C. is a program for students who want to put classroom learning into real world action. The program is a semester-long experience that combines a professional internship with CU coursework in Washington D.C. Internships in Washington D.C. offer students an opportunity to build bridges between knowledge gained in the academic environment of CU, and practical experience gained in the exciting, fast-paced world of the nation’s capital.
Are you interested in a paid internship next summer? Consider CU Public Interest Internship Experience (PIIE). PIIE offers $4,320 stipends to select undergraduate students who participate in summer internships at our partner nonprofit and government agencies in Colorado. CU PIIE is looking for students interested in creating change in their communities. Follow your passion and make a positive impact!
Dovetail solutions is a one-of-a-kind PR and positioning firm specializing in strategic community investment. As a part of the Dovetail team, you will utilize your studies and apply theory to practice in a real-world setting, gaining the experience to make you a competitive candidate in your upcoming job search. You will gain insight into your desired field, determine whether or not you have an interest in PR, marketing, and/or branding, improve your network and be of service to your community.
Elephant Energy is a Denver-based non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life in un-electrified communities around the globe by fostering access to appropriate sustainable energy technologies. Elephant Energy engages local businesses and entrepreneurs to supply affordable, clean, and practical energy technologies to their local communities.
This is an educational work environment and the students are expected to produce quality work with the desire to push themselves. Analysts will be working side by side with motivated and energetic real estate professional who will teach them the skills necessary for success. Formations, LLC is always looking for highly motivated and capable individuals to be a part of our team.
Global Greengrants works to mobilize on-the-ground resources to fight environmental degradation, promote sustainability, and support social justice around the world. Awarding upwards of 700 grants per year, Greengrants supports grassroots environmental activists on some of the most pressing issues of our time in the effort to achieve a sustainable future.
This program offers a variety of opportunities and possibilities for interns to gain both academic and professional experience. The Governor’s Office Internship and Experiential Learning Program is a select internship experience designed for students who are innovative and passionate about public service.
This is an analyst internship at HandofReason.com. As a new international relations blog, we provide overviews and analysis of the most prominent work across numerous disciples including intentional development, sociology, strategic studies, and others.
Hope Shines, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance and improve the lives of orphans in Rwanda, Africa, is seeking an unpaid intern to assist in the ongoing development and implementation of its communications and outreach efforts. This position will require 10-20 hours per week. An internship with Hope Shines will provide significant experience in the day-to-day operations of an international non-profit organization.
The mission of the "I Have a Dream" program is to motivate and empower children from low-income communities to reach their education and career goals by providing a long-term intervention program of mentoring, tutoring, and cultural enrichment. Upon graduation from high school, each Dreamer is eligible to receive a last-dollar, four-year tuition-assistance scholarship for college or vocational school.
iE internships are a way for you to dive deep into the issue of child trafficking and exploitation. Get college credit, launch your non-profit career, or just dedicate a focused season of your life to impacting the lives of vulnerable and victimized children. You will work alongside leaders of the issue, learn iE's methods, and have opportunities to travel on advocacy tours and field expeditions.
Impact is a nonprofit that runs grassroots campaigns to win positive change for our environment, our democracy and our future. The organization works on the big issues facing society today, like global warming, clean water and the influence of big money on American democracy. As an intern with Impact, you’d work with a team of Campaign Organizers to educate and engage more students and citizens on these issues. You’d help get media exposure for the projects and issues, build coalitions, organize events and even meet with Colorado Congressmen.
The Center is an autonomous non-profit institution begun in 1974. Its activities include annual international energy conferences; a publications program with the biannual Journal of Energy and Development since 1975, an occasional paper series, and books; analysis, forecasting, and policy projects for such groups as the World Energy Council (London) and Toyota; and training and academic support through internships and fellowships.
The Invictus Initiative is seeking passionate, qualified interns, interested in international development. They are a nonprofit organization focused on building unconquerable relationships that bring together the skills and resources needed to initiate sustainable solutions, improve communities, and transform lives. Solution categories include Engineering, Business, Education, Agriculture, Human Rights, and Medicine. Invictus currently works in Brazil, Nicaragua, Kenya, India, and Nepal.
An internship at LFS offers the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of refugee resettlement in the Denver area. Interns will work with individuals from diverse cultures who are forging new beginnings in the United States. Challenging, educational and professional work experience will be gained through professional training and real work assignments that will provide valuable insight to the worlds of refugee resettlement and non-profit organizations.
New Era Colorado is reinventing politics for our generation through innovative social and political action. We are building a long-term bloc of young voters across the state. New Era Colorado will be offering internships in the fall, spring and summer. The internship program will involve learning the tools of social change through political and social engagement. We are looking for interns for the following general roles: Issues-Based Research and Program Development; Public Relations/Communication; Legislative Affairs; Social/Events Outreach and Planning.
Interns will be assigned specific projects. The nature of the projects will vary and be discussed in more detail during interviews. Typical projects include general market research on behalf of Colorado exporters and projects that assist the ITO staff prepare for various trade events (trade shows, trade missions, etc.). As part of the program, interns will be invited to local trade-related events put on by ITO or their partner organizations. Please specify in your cover letter the term for which you are applying.
PeaceJam is an international education organization whose mission is to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. PeaceJam is looking for interns for communications and marketing, curricular program support and development, evaluation, film and video, communications and graphic design, outreach and organization and fundraising.
Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Project C.U.R.E.'s Internship Program provides upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level college students the opportunity to learn about global healthcare and the non-profit sector while gaining hands-on experience at our International Headquarters Office in Centennial, Colorado.
Reading Village is a small Boulder-based nonprofit that transforms lives through literacy in Latin America, currently serving four indigenous communities in rural Guatemala. Employment opportunities will be posted here as they become available, but we’re always looking for interns.
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute is a nonprofit microfinance organization based in Denver, CO. Through learning, lending and coaching, RMMFI grows community entrepreneurs who build microenterprises to advance along the pathway to self- sufficiency and self-worth. Please contact us at email@example.com to understand how you can use your talents to help Colorado's community entrepreneurs.
The Colorado program includes: assisting Constituent Advocates on a variety of issue areas, administrative support, drafting correspondence, representing the Senate office at meetings and events, and researching legislative issues. The D.C. program includes: assisting staff with providing mail and administrative support, drafting correspondence, attending hearings and briefings, and researching legislative issues.
Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights is a global women’s fund that protects, strengthens and sustains women’s human rights activists at critical moments. Due to our relatively small staff, dedicated interns are an important part of our team.
The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is a virtual internship program for undergraduate and graduate students to work on projects of global importance.There are over 330 projects with 15 U.S. Government agencies. VSFS is an academic year-long virtual internship beginning in August or September each year. Projects are in diplomacy, development, space, journalism, trade, environment, health, agriculture, technology, and more.
Western Export Services is a full service global exporter. They manage the sales, marketing, logistics and financing for distribution of food and beverage brands to markets worldwide. Their internship program is focused on the student’s educational goals, ensuring a great experience working on real projects. These projects may include market research, trend analysis, global values, product management, brand development and marketing. The intern program has positions available each semester, and over the summer. The company has been in operation for over 25 years, headquartered in downtown Denver, Colorado. Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Certificate in European Union Studies will allow students in a range of social science and humanities programs to pursue a specialization in the European Union (EU). This program is of particular interest to IAFS majors.
CU-Boulder's undergraduate energy certificate program provides a broad exposure to energy issues, with an emphasis on renewable and sustainable energy. Required coursework on energy science and technology, policy, and economics; coupled with electives on
The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) comprises 60+ schools in the Americas, Asia, and Europe dedicated to the improvement of professional education in international affairs and the advancement thereby of international understanding, prosperity, peace, and security.
The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations offers small class sizes which allows Graduate Students the opportunity to work closely with expert faculty who have extensive research experience and publish regularly on topics which form an essential component in the education of our students.
International relations, or international affairs, are a component of political science that studies relationships among countries, the roles of sovereign states, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and multinational corporations.
Overview of career opportunities in international affairs from the Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs (APSIA). Includes government, international business, journalism, policy, and humanitarian and development work.
This organization creates cooperative projects between Boulder and Nicaragua that bring clean water to rural communities, empower women to improve the health of their families, and foster educational and leadership opportunities for youth.
The Fund for the Public Interest (“the Fund”) partners with leading nonprofit groups from around the country, providing the kind of people power it takes to build organizations for the long-term, win hard-fought campaigns, and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day.
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute is a nonprofit microfinance organization based in Denver, CO. Through learning, lending and coaching, RMMFI grows community entrepreneurs who build microenterprises to advance along the pathway to self- sufficiency and self-worth.