Summer Internship Program


Why was the program created?

Since 1963 ACDI/VOCA has worked to empower communities around the world through economic development. To help ensure ACDI/VOCA’s continued work overseas we understand the importance of investing in the professional and academic development of students in international studies. ACDI/VOCA’s internship program gives graduate students enrolled in master’s degree programs the opportunity to expand their professional knowledge and experience in international development through our summer internship program located at our headquarters in Washington, D.C.


What will I learn from this opportunity?

You will gain professional experience in the field of international development working on programs that focus on agribusiness systems, enterprise development, financial services, community development and food security.


What are the work responsibilities and expectations?

Working in a team-oriented environment, you will share in the satisfaction of serving our overseas beneficiaries. You will learn firsthand how headquarters and field staff work together to support development projects. You may also participate in proposal development by researching technical and budget information and helping to conceive new projects.


When is the next internship opportunity available?

ACDI/VOCA offers an internship program during the summer months. The 2013 summer internship program began on June 3, 2013, and ended on August 31, 2013. Graduate students may choose to leave the internship program up to two weeks early in order to prepare and return back to school.


What are the requirements?

You must be currently enrolled in a master’s degree program with a concentration in international development or a related field, and you must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.5.


Will I receive compensation?

ACDI/VOCA’s internships are paid.


How do I apply?

Please check back in January 2015.


Do you offer overseas opportunities for graduate students?

We offer overseas volunteer opportunities for qualified graduate students through our Service Learning Corps. The program is competitive and is driven by our needs in the field. Learn more about the Service Learning Corps.


ACDI/VOCA is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.


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