International Development, Not-for-Profit, and NGO Internships

Prove Your Dedication with a Remote Not-for-Profit or NGO Internship

Certainly not one to go unnoticed by future employers, international development or NGO internships enable you to gain exposure to careers in international affairs, global issues, political science, and social impact. Through working remotely with a host organization, you’ll gain an understanding of important causes, policies, and initiatives in another country. On an international development internship, you’ll benefit from first-hand experience within the operations of an NGO/NPO, as well as the obstacles they face daily. All of which are incredibly beneficial when considering a career in international development.

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Key Projects on Internships in International Development and NGOs

There’s no better place to learn about the world of international development, non-profit organizations and NGOs than in this internship. You’ll be putting your academic and theoretical skills into practice with community outreach projects, supporting international development grants, tracking and analyzing political and humanitarian developments in select countries, and assisting with logistics for workshops and field visits.
Not-for-profit, NGO, and international development internships can bring various projects and roles. Here’s a taste of what you can expect:

★ Grant Support Intern
Many organizations in the non-profit sector rely on grants to operate and do their incredible work. During this NGO internship, you’ll support the project management and coordination of international development grants including quarterly reporting and future grant submissions.
★ Humanitarian Development Intern
On this remote internship, you’ll contribute to country-specific research, track and analyze political, security, and humanitarian developments in particular countries, and produce infographics related to key developments needed.
★ Field Logistics Intern
The wonderful thing about remote internships is that you can gain a wide range of experience without needing to be physically within the organization. This non-profit internship is a great example, as you’ll assist with logistics for workshops and field visits.

Key Skills You’ll Gain on

Your International Development, NGO, or Non-Profit Internship

Intercultural Skills
To support NGOs as well as international development, intercultural skills are an obvious necessity. Regardless if the NGO is of an international nature, all supporters will still be supporting multiple cultures and stakeholders requiring these skills to be ultimately successful.
Tolerance for Ambiguity
Being able to navigate situations with high levels of ambiguity is a skill that will transfer to so many different roles. During a non-profit internship, you may encounter various obstacles without adequate solutions, and it is an important skill to continue to move forward without always knowing the clear path.
The ability to be aware of your place, background, and opportunities given, while supporting others will be crucial in providing empathetic and quality assistance.

Did you know?

1 in 4 interns

 are offered a position at the end of their internship by their host company

* End of program feedback data, April 2022


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