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About CARE USA Domestic Internships

CARE USA welcomes and encourages students who are interested in making a difference in the world to consider pursuing an internship. The internship program seeks to provide closely monitored, project-driven professional and practical experience for undergraduate and graduate students interested in contributing to substantive CARE projects and initiatives. Important networking opportunities are also provided through participation in orientations and trainings that will include information on CARE's history, vision, and where individuals from within the organization will share more in-depth information on certain programs. Interns are placed domestically either at CARE USA Headquarters in Atlanta or in US field offices.

General Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for an internship at CARE, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate (Juniors & Seniors preferred), graduate or post-graduate academic program, or have graduated within the previous six months from the posting date
  • Interns who hold student visas must obtain appropriate work authorization from their educational institutions

How to Apply

CARE USA hires interns periodically throughout the year:

  • Fall Semester Interns – August and September
  • Spring Semester Interns – November and December
  • Summer Interns – April and May

Internship opportunities are posted on our Internship/Fellowship Career Site. To apply online, search our internships and fellowship postings below. New postings are usually posted during the periods listed above.

Internship applicants who receive funding support or academic credit should indicate on their applications the costs that they are able to cover.

Overseas Interns

The Overseas interns Program provides students of global development, global health and other related fields with valuable opportunities to gain international work experience. The program seeks to assist in the development of high potential, future leaders in the field of international development and humanitarian assistance through short-term, practical learning experiences. In addition to networking opportunities, fellows are also afforded participation in a series of professional development training offered through CARE’s online university, CARE Academy. The program focuses on approaches that provide optimal skill development and learning. Therefore, the fellowship program has adopted a management and leadership curricula that focuses on three learning strategies (1) On the job training assignments; (2) Coaching; and (3) formal training.

Placement in CARE Country Offices

The Overseas interns Program seeks to match successful applicants with assignments that fit closely with their academic background and stated areas of interest. The matching process occurs on a rolling basis and interested students are encouraged to apply at any time throughout the year. Most placements occur between the months of June and August; however, some also occur during other times of the year and may be of longer duration.

Note: CARE only employs interns in low or moderate risk locations. Interns who are partially or wholly sponsored by the university must provide a letter of permission to travel to the particular location(s). Prior to starting an assignment, the intern must have proof of health and evacuation insurance that covers him/her in that location (which may be provided by CARE); and complete CARE Academy’s online safety & security course. In addition, once the intern is in the country of assignment, he/she will receive a security briefing from the safety and security focal point or another manager.

General Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for an overseas internship at CARE, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Financial support from an academic institution or other agency
  • Legally authorized to work under the laws of the location of the internship
  • Apply for and obtain your own appropriate visa
  • Enrolled in a relevant graduate or post-graduate academic program, or have graduated within the previous six months
  • Have comprehensive medical coverage including emergency evacuation insurance for the duration of the internship (intern must provide proof of insurance)
  • Proficiency in the requisite language

Ideal candidates will meet the following qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in graduate program in a field relevant to CARE's work
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience in relevant field
  • Excellent time management, analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal/intercultural communication skills
  • Proficient in a second language (French, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Open minded and able to function effectively in diverse, multicultural environment
  • Top candidates will also possess a flexible, team-oriented work style

How to Apply

To apply online, search our internships and fellowship postings below.

Applications must include:

  • A current resume or CV, with names and contact information of at least three references
  • A cover letter that specifies the applicant’s particular programmatic and research interests
  • To be considered for assignments that are writing intensive, applicants should submit a writing sample.

Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted. If you are not contacted within 60 days of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the high volume of internship and fellowship applications, we are unable to accept phone calls.

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