College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Social Sciences and Global Studies


The Washington Center

The Washington Center maintains ties with more than 1,000 internship sites in the governmental, international, business and nonprofit sectors. With help from TWC’s professional staff, students choose a substantive, supervised internship tailored to their academic and professional interests and needs.

Development Project Management Institute Trainings

Are you interested in a career in international development or social change? Would you like to work for a domestic or international non-governmental or grassroots community development organization?

Development Project Management Institute (DPMI) is a professional certificate program for those seeking training for careers in humanitarian relief, emergency response, poverty alleviation, and long-term community development.

National Council Summer Internship Program

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Washington, DC Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the Nation's Capital. The program features an energizing and demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounter designed to provide interns with a rich and varied experience during their time in Washington.

Panetta Institute - Congressional Intern Training

  • Nominated by the Presidents of 23 CSU campuses.
  • Two weeks intensive training and lectures at Institute, followed by two and a half months in Washington, D.C.

National Council on US-Arab Relations: Summer Internship

  • Full-Time, unpaid
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Application Deadline: typically end of Feb.

Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER)- Summer Internship

  • Unpaid
  • Length of Internship: Min. of 6 weeks - up to a year+
  • Application Deadline: typically near end of March.

CCRH Internship Program for Diversity in Nonprofit Housing & Community Development

  • Paid
  • Length of Internship: 1 year
  • Location: Watsonville
  • Application Deadline (priority): Typically in April.

Peace and Collaborative Development Network Internship Postings

U.S. Department of State

Experience the thrill and rewards of working in a student program at the U.S. Department of State. Whether you’re a high school student looking for summer employment, or a college or graduate student seeking a substantive internship supporting U.S. foreign policy, there’s no limit as to how far our opportunities can take you. At the U.S. Department of State, you’ll have the opportunity to gain insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, explore new career avenues and acquire lifelong skills as you represent America to the world. The U.S. Department of State offers a number of various internships and job opportunities throughout the year. Visit their website or contact the Diplomat in Residence to learn more.

  • Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm
  • Diplomat in Residence – DIR Northwest (Northern CA, WA, OR, AK)
  • U.S. Department of State
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