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The vision of the Alamo Asian American Chamber of Commerce is to act as catalyst for creating local and international alliances in support of business growth through advocacy, educational and informative programs and cultural initiatives.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210.701.1889
The Chamber promotes academic and commercial partnerships across the globe with the ultimate goal of fostering closer relations between the U.S. and emerging markets. The Chamber serves as a catalyst and force-multiplier for its clients and members, leveraging the collective experience, skills, and contacts of its world-class leadership team and advisors to develop and strengthen global partnerships.
The Chamber is fully dedicated to transforming vision into reality, offering a full range of customizable services to help its partners and clients achieve their global initiatives.
For more information, visit https://alhambrauschamber.org/internships
The Ambassador Summer Internship Program is an internship program for currently enrolled college students sponsored by the City of San Antonio. The program exposes students to professional opportunities and innovative career paths through paid internships, Peer-to-Peer networking sessions, and community service projects. Program participants are placed with government entities, non-profit agencies, and private organizations to gain experience in high-demand occupations in an effort to attract San Antonio’s graduating professionals to career opportunities within the local community.
For more information, visit https://www.sanantonio.gov/humanservices/educationservices/ambassadorprogram
American Gateways has served the Central Texas immigrant community since 1987. Founded as the Political Asylum Project of Austin (PAPA), we began as a dedicated group of volunteers working to serve increasing number of refugees fleeing war in Central America. Since then we have grown to provide a broad range of immigration legal services to low-income individuals and families throughout the region. Our new name reflects our expanded services and our objective of promoting the rights of our clients through every portal of immigration relief.
For more information, visit https://americangateways.org/get-involved/
Each year the Blanton Museum of Art recruits graduate and undergraduate students for a range of paid and unpaid pre-professional opportunities. Students gain experience and knowledge within the museum environment and work on meaningful projects under the guidance of museum professionals. Students are also invited to participate in a variety of enrichment activities, which may include professional development seminars, docent trainings, exhibition openings, public programs, and tours. The Blanton welcomes and encourages students from all backgrounds to apply and is dedicated to developing a culturally diverse internship program.
For more information, visit https://blantonmuseum.org/membership/studentvolunteeropps/
Center for Survivors of Torture (CST) exists to facilitate healing, ease transition into new beginnings, and foster hope in survivors of trauma, by providing specialized services addressing their comprehensive psychological, medical, and social needs; generating legal referrals; providing training opportunities for state-of-the-art professional service delivery; and collecting outcome measurements.
CST interns are critical in helping us restore lives in survivors. Our staff is driven by the cause to help men, woman and children from all over the world who have endured torture.
For more information, visit https://cstnet.org/internships/
Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos opened its doors on September 18, 2010. As a non-profit community-serving organization, we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of San Marcos, Texas. Being located at the heart of one of the first Mexican American "barrios" of San Marcos, Centro provides a unique space for people to learn about or share their Hispanic Heritage and to participate in our public programs, classes, and events. The cultural center is made up of four components: an art gallery, a library, and museum.
If you're interested in volunteering or pursuing an Internship at Centro please contact Dr. Ricardo Espinoza at (815) 503-2250 or email@example.com
The City of Austin provides internship opportunities in several different departments.
For more information, visit https://www.austintexas.gov/department/city-austin-college-internship-program
The Global Engagement Division welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to apply for internships. These selective internships will provide successful candidates with a valuable insight into the world of international diplomacy, protocol, and international business. The internships are unpaid but may count as college credit depending on pre-approval by the student's college or university.
For more information, visit https://www.sanantonio.gov/IRO/Programs-Services#253223141-internship-opportunities
The Consulate General Austin is one of the official representatives of Mexico in the United States. The Mexican Consulate assists and protects citizens of Mexico, facilitates trade and friendship between Mexico and the United States, and assists with bureaucratic issues to Mexican citizens as well as to Americans traveling to Mexico.
For more information about the Austin office, visit https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/austin/
The Consulate General of Mexico in Houston has a mission to conduct the foreign policy of Mexico through dialogue, cooperation, promotion of the country and attention to Mexicans abroad, as well as coordinate the international performance of the Government of the Republic.
For more information about the Houston office, visit https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/houston/
Cultural Awareness International, Inc. is a Dallas based multicultural and multinational consulting firm with over 20 years experience in intercultural training, relocation, and human resources. Interns responsibilities include: assisting both the intercultural and relocation departments with project coordination; research on various cities and countries worldwide including culture specifics; and assisting with cross cultural program development.
For more information, visit https://culturalawareness.com/
The Equal Justice Center (EJC) is a non-profit law firm and social justice organization which empowers the immigrant community by providing free legal services throughout the state of Texas.We advocate for systemic reforms that strengthen immigration rights and work towards securing permanent immigration solutions for Dreamers. We also provide legal representation that enables workers recover unpaid wages and combat other basic injustices they encounter in the workplace.
For more information, please visit https://www.equaljusticecenter.org/take-action/intern.html
Girls Empowerment Network is seeking strong leaders with a passion for girls’ issues to fill a number of unpaid internships within our agency. All interns must be committed to the mission of Girls Empowerment Network, be team-oriented, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have reliable transportation. Internships typically last one semester (fall, spring or summer) and are anywhere from 10-40 hours/week. Please use the application form to specify which areas of our work you are most interested in.
For more information, please visit https://www.girlsempowermentnetwork.org/about-us/careers-internships
GlobalAustin is a nonprofit organization that offers a broad array of intercultural services for international students and visitors to Central Texas. They actively promote the idea of Citizen Diplomacy. GlobalAustin is involved in both the private and public sectors, working especially with students, government representatives, and corporations with firm international links.
For more information, visit https://www.globalaustin.org/internship-application
The Texas House of Representatives is composed of 150 members, each elected for a two-year term. The Texas Legislature meets in Regular Session for about five months every other year.
Students interested in legislative or policy internships may find more information by visiting https://house.texas.gov/resources/employment/
Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT) exists to build healthy relationships between the faith communities of Central Texas. iACT teaches English as a Second Language and cultural skills to newly-arrived refugees.
For more information, visit http://interfaithtexas.org/volunteer-opportunities/
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston is a voluntary resettlement agency. They provide housing, food, ESL, job placement and training, health assessments and processing.
For more information, visit https://www.imgh.org/donate/support-volunteer-houston/
Located in San Antonio, the Migrant Center for Human Rights works to advance the human rights of all migrants by increasing legal knowledge and access to legal services.
They provide free and low-cost legal services to detained, low-income immigrants facing removal from the United States at the third largest adult detention center in the U.S.: the South Texas Detention Complex located 65 miles southwest of San Antonio in Pearsall, Texas (bed capacity: 1900).
For more information, visit https://migrantcenter.org/workwithus/
The Office of the Texas Governor offers both unpaid and paid semester long internship positions. Interns with the Office of the Governor work on a wide range of political and community issues.
For more information visit https://gov.texas.gov/organization/human-resources/Internships
Rainforest Partnership is an international nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas. Our mission is to protect and regenerate tropical rainforests by working with the people of the forests to develop sustainable livelihoods that empower and respect both people and nature. We envision thriving tropical rainforests that support a healthy, vibrant planet.
They partner with communities in South America to develop sustainable economic alternatives to deforestation, making it more valuable for them to keep their forests standing.
For more information visit, https://rainforestpartnership.org/
Founded in 1978, Refugee Services of Texas (RST) is a social-service agency dedicated to providing assistance to refugees and other displaced persons fleeing persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group - as well as to the communities that welcome them. RST provides services to hundreds of refugees, asylees, survivors of human trafficking, and related vulnerable populations from over 30 different countries of origin each year. Originating in Dallas, RST now has service centers in Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and Rio Grande Valley.
For more information visit, https://www.rstx.org/make-an-impact/internships.html
Since 1894, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, along with the support and contributions of our members, has been propelling business success and impacting San Antonio’s military installations, infrastructure, economic development, workforce, and more.
The mission of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is to be an advocate for all of our members and the business community in building and sustaining a diverse and prosperous economy.
For more information, visit https://www.sachamber.org/
San Antonio Council for International Visitors (SACIV) is a non-profit organization that arranges professional programming for emerging international leaders who have been selected by the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to come to the United States. Hundreds of these international visitors come to San Antonio each year, providing opportunities to the community for fostering economic development and cross-cultural understanding.
For more information, visit https://www.sacivtx.org/
The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the leading resource, advocate, and access point for Hispanic businesses, Hispanics in business, and the Hispanic market.
The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the first organization of its type in the United States, having been originally chartered as the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in 1929. Today, there are about 35 Hispanic chambers of commerce in Texas and about 600 across the nation.
For more information, visit https://www.sahcc.org/
Based in Austin, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality strives to protect human and natural resources consistent with sustainable economic development in Texas. One main focus of the TCEQ is environmental quality along the U.S.-Mexican Border, especially with respect to water rights.
For more information visit, https://www.tceq.texas.gov/jobs/mickeyleland
Based in Austin, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has the important position of advocating for policies at the federal, state, and local level that are beneficial to the agriculture sector, an essential component to the Texas economy. The TDA aids with consumer protection, economic development, healthy living, and controls production agriculture.
For more information, visit https://texasagriculture.gov/About/Employment/InternshipProgram.aspx
Today the General Land Office manages state lands, operates the Alamo, helps Texans recovering from natural disasters, helps fund Texas public education through the Permanent School Fund, provides benefits to Texas Veterans, and manages the vast Texas coast.
For more information, please visit https://s3.glo.texas.gov/glo/the-glo/jobs/listings/index.cfm
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) provides unpaid internships for motivated undergraduate students and individuals. Interns are selected based on factors such as scholastic achievement, grade-point average, demonstrated leadership skills, participation in extracurricular activities, and communication skills.
Internships are unique and tailored to each intern's needs, interests, and schedule. The agency has three internship terms: Spring (January through April), Summer (May through August), and Fall (September through December).
For more information, visit https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/careers/fellowships-volunteer-programs-and-employment/intern-program
While the Secretary of State mostly focuses on domestic issues, one of the functions is to serve as the Governor's liaison for Texas Border and Mexican Affairs.
For more information, visit https://www.sos.state.tx.us/about/jobs/index.shtml
The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. The Lone Star Chapter (Austin) is particularly involved in international issues such as preventing the building of border walls because they are environmentally and economically disruptive to natural wildlife areas.
For more information, visit https://www.sierraclub.org/texas
Based in Austin, Well Aware is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that funds and implements sustainable clean water systems to drive economic development and empower communities in East Africa.
For more information, visit https://wellawareworld.org/get-involved
The World Affairs Council has several members in Texas: Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso and Corpus Christi
An internship with the World Affairs Council of San Antonio offers a career development opportunity with a unique perspective on current geopolitical events, how they impact San Antonio and the United States, as well as valuable insight and exposure to the workings within our international community. While working closely with the Council’s leadership on major projects, interns will build skills in event & program planning, marketing & communication, and organization management.
For more information, visit https://wacofsa.org/internship-opportunities/
WAC Austin exists to serve Central Texas residents of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in the world at large. WAC Austin seeks to provide those individuals with top-quality programming and events, and create conduits for interaction with international experts and decision-makers. The World Affairs Council of Austin focuses on three areas of programming: Culture, Education, and Global Trade.
For more information, visit https://wacaustin.org/
The Council in Houston has provided programs since 1969 and is currently one of the largest public forums in the region. Now, more than ever, it is important that we equip residents of our Global City with the tools to succeed in an interconnected global world, where the actions of one citizen, one community, one nation, can impact us all.
For more information, visit https://wachouston.org/about-us/the-people/internships/
The Council has been educating North Texans (Dallas/Fort Worth) on global affairs since 1951. Today, it serves as a gateway to the world for the region, offering an impressive range of programs and events for the public and its 4,000 members. The Council presents around 90+ programs annually, primarily focusing on the international aspects of business, politics, culture and foreign policy. Through the Global Young Leaders education program, the Council takes international education directly into North Texas schools. Additionally, it coordinates visits to North Texas of delegations and leaders from around the world through the International Visitor Program and the City of Dallas Office of Protocol.
For more information, visit https://www.dfwworld.org/who-we-are/global-young-leaders/internships
The American Foreign Service Association, established in 1924, is both professional association and exclusive representative for the U.S. Foreign Service. AFSA’s close to 16,800 members include active-duty and retired Foreign Service officers and specialists at the Department of State, as well as members of the Foreign Service from the U.S. Agency for International Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, Foreign Commercial Service, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and U.S. Agency for Global Media.
For more information, visit https://www.afsa.org/internships-afsa
Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) are sister organizations providing the most trusted forum for debate on issues affecting the Western Hemisphere. Headquartered in New York City, AS/COA also has offices in Washington and Miami and holds high-level events across the United States and Latin America.
For more information, visit https://www.as-coa.org/about/careers
The Brookings Internship program provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to engage in career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills.
The mission of the Internship program is to provide students and recent graduates with a pre-professional, meaningful, and practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest. Interns may work with Brookings’s staff in research areas - Economic Studies, Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development, Governance Studies, and Metropolitan Policy. Brookings also offers students the opportunity to intern in departments such as communications, human resources and central operations management.
Cato’s paid internships are for undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students, law students, and early-career professionals who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace—principles that, taken together, constitute libertarianism.
Most Cato interns work primarily as researchers for our policy scholars. Individual department placements include defense and foreign policy, healthcare policy, constitutional studies, and numerous others.
For more information, visit https://intern.cato.org/
The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.
Interns will directly engage with the organization’s policy experts and participate in a variety of activities, including trainings, research, writing, and web-based projects designed to enhance their professional skills.
For more information, visit https://www.americanprogress.org/internships/
The Center for International Policy was created to make a peaceful, just and sustainable world the central pursuit of U.S. foreign policy by developing and disseminating common-sense foreign policy solutions, that can challenge and replace the American exceptionalism paradigm.
Applicants for internships should submit application materials for any of the internships listed below at any time. We begin reviewing applications in November for the spring semester (January-May), in March for the summer semester (May-August), and in June for the fall semester (August-December) and continue on a rolling basis. Start dates, end dates, and weekly schedules are flexible.
For more information, visit https://www.internationalpolicy.org/internships
The Center for Immigration Studies is the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to the research of U.S. immigration policy and is a leading voice in the drive to inform policy-makers and the public about immigration’s far-reaching impact. The Center is animated by a unique pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision that seeks fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome for those admitted.
The CIS program offers practical experience as well as educational and skill enhancing opportunities. Interns attend congressional hearings, immigration court, and Center and other immigration-related events where they can learn from the nation’s leading policy-makers.
For more information, visit https://cis.org/Center-Immigration-Studies-Internship-Program
CEJIL’s internship program is primarily directed at students and graduates who wish to have more practical experience in the field of human rights to complement their academic and professional training. CEJIL aims to provide broad and realistic knowledge of the functioning of the Inter-American System as well as the human rights situation in the hemisphere.
Internships are available in all four locations: Washington, DC (USA), San José (Costa Rica), Río de Janeiro (Brazil) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). Although it is possible to apply to more than one office, each handles its selection process independently.
For more information, visit https://cejil.org/en/internships-in-cejil/
CSIS offers full-time and part-time internships for undergraduates, advanced students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. Interns participate in a variety of activities that support individual programs, including research, writing and project development.
For more information, visit https://www.csis.org/programs/about-us/careers-and-internships/internships
Offered throughout the year in the Washington, DC area, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) programs span various fields of study. From accounting and finance, to foreign languages, economics, engineering and information technology. As you work alongside experts in your field, you will obtain real-world insight into the CIA and Intelligence Community – preparing you for a career more impactful than you ever dreamed possible.
For more information, visit https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-programs/
During CHCI’s paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduate students experience what it’s like to work in a congressional office, while participating in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service.
For more information, visit https://chci.org/programs/congressional-internship-program/?utm_source=CHCI+General&utm_campaign=0a76fa2dfc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_26_06_40_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e7757f87d2-0a76fa2dfc-63081552
At the Center on Foreign Relations, interns do work that matters alongside smart and dedicated staff in a diverse and inclusive environment. Interns are paid a competitive hourly wage while gaining valuable experience through exposure to leading foreign policy experts. They are also offered professional development training as a foundation for future work in the field of foreign policy and international affairs.
For more information, visit https://www.cfr.org/career-opportunities/internships
For more than 30 years, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a major tax-exempt, nonprofit, and nonpartisan national research and information organization, has offered internships in Washington, D.C. in the fields of U.S., Latin American, and Canadian relations. These internships provide practical, entry level experience regarding a variety of political, economic, diplomatic, and trade issues. They also provide young scholars with excellent exposure to the policy making process. COHA seeks highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students as well as those who have already earned degrees.
For more information, visit https://www.coha.org/internships/about-internships/
HACU matches a student’s career interests, educational background, and previous work or volunteer experience with the needs and demands of our federal and corporate partners. Students receive paid round-trip airfare, housing arrangement assistance, emergency medical insurance, and a biweekly stipend, and most attend an intern orientation in Washington, D.C. Throughout the internship, students also participate in a wide range of professional development, networking, and cultural activities.
For more information, visit https://www.hacu.net/hacu/HNIP.asp
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.
For more information, visit https://www.rescue.org/
Founded in 1946, the Middle East Institute is the oldest Washington-based institution dedicated solely to the study of the Middle East. It is a non-partisan think tank providing expert policy analysis, educational and professional development services, and a hub for engaging with the region's arts and culture.
For more information, visit https://www.mei.edu/get-involved/internships
The National Immigration Forum’s vision for the future is a 21st century immigration system that helps new Americans gain the opportunities, skills and status they need to realize their full potential.
To achieve this vision, we bring together moderate and conservative faith, law enforcement and business leaders to weigh in with media and policy makers in support of practical and commonsense immigration, citizenship and integration policies.
For more information, visit https://immigrationforum.org/article/employment/
The Organization of American States (OAS) is the main political forum of the Region that promotes and supports Democracy, Human Rights, Multi-dimensional Security and Integral Development in the Americas. The OAS seeks to prevent conflicts and to bring political stability, social inclusion and prosperity to the region through dialogue and collective actions.
For more information, visit http://www.oas.org/en/saf/dhr/internships/
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.
For more information, visit https://borgenproject.org/ngo-internships/
A governmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve the life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy and human rights; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care and was founded by former President and First Lady Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter.
For more information, visit https://www.cartercenter.org/involved/educational-programs/internships-offered/index.html
Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James leads an organization whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
For more information, visit https://www.heritage.org/young-leaders-program
If you are thinking of entering the world of diplomacy and public policy, an internship at the United Nations could be the ideal start for you.
The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations. You will be given a real chance to work with our people. As part of our team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management, you will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of the United Nations.
For more information, visit https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=ip
The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector.
The Department of Homeland Security offers a variety of prestigious scholarships, fellowships, internships and training opportunities to expose talented students to the broad national security mission.
For more information, visit https://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/students
The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment.
For more information, visit https://careers.state.gov/interns-fellows/student-internships/
Spend two summers in an experiential-learning program designed to expose undergraduate students to U.S. diplomacy and the work of the Department of State. Established in 2014, this merit and needs-based opportunity is available to undergraduate sophomore and junior students with a 3.2 GPA or higher, who are available to participate in two consecutive summer internships as rising juniors and seniors.
For more information, visit https://careers.state.gov/interns-fellows/us-foreign-service-internship-program/
The White House Internship Public Leadership Program allows students to assist with assignments that include conducting research, managing inquiries, attending meetings, memo writing, and staffing events.
For more information, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/get-involved/
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FEDERAL INTERNSHIP DIRECTORY
USAJOBS is the official website for federal government jobs and where you’ll find nearly all government job opening announcements. They contain details about duties, minimum qualifications, salary range and basic benefits. With thousands of announcements to sift through, searching for the perfect position on USAJOBS may seem daunting. However, with step-by-step instructions and a few tips, you’ll be on your way to finding the right job for you!
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