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Locations: Currently Virtual
Openings: Summer 2021

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We partner with students at accredited colleges and universities to connect their talents, passions, and education to internship opportunities. 

Interns have worked with our legal office, our monitoring and evaluation office, our communications and marketing department, IT, as well as our global health, clean water, and protection focus areas.

If you do not see a listing for an opportunity, please feel free to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration regardless and share what you hope to work on.

Although internships are normally based in our office located in Alexandria, Virginia, and occasionally in one of our offices globally, all internship are currently virtual due to COVID-19. 

World Hope offers unpaid full and part-time internships. We are happy to host interns who are able to receive academic credit or a stipend through their college or university. However, please note that it is not a requirement in order to intern with us.


Love communicating directly with people,  community organizing, or event management? Have strong content development or copy writing skills? Passionate about advocacy and outreach and good at executing on a plan? You may find this internship a perfect match! 

Especially good for comms and international development studies…


Have a good grasp on writing and/or editing? Enjoy sharing information or stories from multilpe perspectives or to varied audiences? Have a strong sense of creativity and organization skills and have a capacity for good research? This may be the internship for you!

Especially good for comms, writing, and international development studies…


Are you electrified by successfully pulling off a great event? Do you just love attending to all the details and ensuring people have a meaningful experience and walk away with something good? Are people and project management your thing? Then you’re in luck, because this internship may be just right for you!

Especially good for – well, you know who you are…


In law school and interested in experiencing how a legal office works in the international development/non-profit sector? Interested in international contract negotiations, policy development and implementation, or navigating legal requirements across continents and a global alliance? Inquire with us today! 

Monitoring and Evaluation Intern

Interested in the intersection of data, storytelling, events, and reports? Have both strong communications and analytical skills? Care to learn more about the internal and external workings of a global NGO? This may be the internship for you


Are you pursuing graduate studies in one of our four focus areas – clean water & energy, global health, protection, or social ventures? Do you like doing research-based projects? Have strong writing skills and interested in publishing in your area? Let us know! 

What you need to apply:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • At least once reference letter
  • Writing sample – encouraged but not required

Summer 2021 Intern: Ashleigh Gushiken

A rising Junior at George Washington University, Ashleigh is spending her summer addressing human trafficking and learning about life in the NGO space. Here’s what she thinks of her experience so far…

Spring 2021 Intern: Anja Lendi

“I have always said that in whatever I do, I want to help someone somewhere. So to work on several projects that help people in need is a dream come true for me.”

Fall 2020 Intern: Kaylee Abato

Meet Fall 2020 intern Kaylee Abato. Kaylee is interning in our communication department, focusing on getting the word out about the importance of WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) for healthcare…

Summer 2020 Intern: Grace Payne

Meet Summer 2020 fellow Grace Payne. This summer Grace is serving as our Legal Intern under our Chief Legal Officer. She is a huge help to WHI as her work allows our professional staff to focus more energy on the projects on their plates! This is especially...

Summer 2020 Intern: Julie Bandy

Meet Summer 2020 intern Julie Bandy. Julie is interning with World Hope Interantional (WHI) Canada as our Donor Engagement Assistant. She is a huge help to WHI as her work allows our professional staff to focus more energy on the projects on their plates! This is...

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