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International Internships in International Relations

Internships in international relations offer exactly what the role professes in terms of garnering a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of cross-cultural communication and global policy. World Endeavours gives interns the chance to work abroad to gain perspective in understanding the scale and the stakes of international issues, empowering them with the cultural vocabulary needed to work for organizations with an international presence. Having international work experience on a résumé demonstrates an international relations job seeker’s adaptability to new circumstances and commitment to an ever-growing, constantly evolving field.

As an intern in the field of international relations, participants can engage with issues of global importance, such as human rights, globalization, humanitarian action, and international economic development. The tasks of the internship may include assisting with research on international policy, drafting and fact-checking reports, writing grant applications, or assisting with public awareness efforts. International relations internship tasks may also include some administrative support work.


World Endeavors’ international relations internships provide a wide range of experiences, working with businesses that range from consulting firms and international NGOs to political think tanks to migrant and refugee resettlement operations. Intern tasks may include conducting research on complex international issues, liaising with colleagues and clients from many different countries, providing assistance with translations, and applying for grants. Our international relations internship programs are offered in some of the best intercultural hubs in the world, from France to England, as well as unique locations like South Africa, Thailand, and Argentina.


  • Develop communication skills in an international environment
  • Gain perspective in understanding the scale and the stakes of international issues
  • Learn how to adapt to new circumstances and build commitment to the field of diplomacy
  • Engage with issues of global importance, such as human rights, comparative politics, humanitarian action, and international economic development
  • Assist with research on international policy, drafting and fact-checking reports, writing grant applications, or assisting with public awareness efforts

Every World Endeavors Internship Program Includes

Our internships are as unique as the countries that host them, but there are program features that unify all of our internship experiences.


  • Professional customized internship placement
  • Year-round program availability
  • Flexible durations from 2 to 6 months


  • Resume clinic and interview skills workshop
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Professional competencies development


  • Variety of options available – host family, shared apartment, student residence
  • Vetted and selected with quality, safety and proximity to your placement in mind


  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • Post-program assistance with resume updates and completion certificate
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network


  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator
  • Internship placement supervisor


  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance
  • Professional liability insurance

Our Top Intern Abroad Destinations

World Endeavors volunteers support communities in several destinations in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, economically developed and developing, and English-speaking and non-English speaking.

How to choose the best Internship program

Choosing your internship program is easy when you evaluate your priorities. Follow these steps to guide you toward your ideal program.

Explore a New Career

Interning abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your professional and personal interests, and help define your career path. Peruse our internship fields and past examples to find the best fit.

Choose Your Dream Destination

Finding a meaningful way to combine interning and travel to your dream location is a big incentive. Carefully consider which destinations suit your interests and international internship goals.

Improve Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit your budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.


International Relations Internship FAQs

How do I sign up for international relations internships?

You can sign up for international relations internships directly through our website by browsing our programs above to see our different opportunities in various locations that can cater to your specific needs and desired internship placement. When you’ve found the perfect international relations internship program suited to your interests, fill out our application form and our advisors will contact you to help guide you through the process of finalizing a placement!

Do I need a visa for international relations internships?

Depending on the country you choose, you may need a visa. Visa restrictions and requirements vary from country to country. As a part of our enrollment process, our staff will help prepare you to obtain a visa should one be necessary for your internship in international relations with us.

What locations are best for international relations internships abroad?

All locations where we offer international relations programs provide a unique, immersive and rich experience, expertly cultivated to give our interns the best grounding and development within international relations. Some of our best international relations internship placement locations include France, England, South Africa, Thailand, and Argentina, but there are many more to check out!

What are the requirements for our international relations internship programs?

Requirements for each specific destination and internship may vary slightly, but our team will help guide you to understand best which internships you’re eligible for as well as what requirements you’ll need to provide. At the most basic level, we require the following for interns:

  • Age 18 or above (with some exceptions)
  • Hold a current, valid passport
  • A passion and interest for international relations, or whichever field of interest you choose!

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How to apply for an Internship Abroad

You’ve decided to intern abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!


Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.


Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.


Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!


You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to gain skills and grow your network abroad!