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NGO/Non-Profit Internships Abroad

AIFS Abroad Internships in NGO/Charity.

Why an NGO/Non-Profit Internship Abroad is Right for You 

Gaining a profound understanding of NGO/Non-Profit within a global context is pivotal for your long-term career success. Our international NGO/Non-Profit internships are crafted to broaden your horizons while equipping you with vital professional skills. We tailor our internships abroad to align perfectly with your existing experience, educational background, and future aspirations.  

We advocate for a hands-on approach, urging employers to minimize “administrative tasks” and instead provide you with engaging and impactful projects. As an NGO/Non-Profit intern, you may find yourself immersed in diverse responsibilities, including program support, fundraising and development, volunteer management, and more. NGO/Non-Profit remains one of our most popular and sought-after career fields, with internship opportunities available across many of our locations. 

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Advantages of an NGO/Non-Profit Internship with AIFS Abroad

  • Stand out to employers with international NGO/Non-Profit work experience 
  • Professional development including interview coaching and career readiness program  
  • Guaranteed placement in a full-time internship  
  • Apply with two career fields, not just NGO/Non-Profit 
  • Customize your internship  
  • Academic credit through AIFS Abroad or your home university

NGO/Non-Profit Internship Placement Examples

AIFS Abroad has an excellent history of matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns based on their chosen career fields, skills, and interests. The following are just a few examples of internship placements that may be available.

NGO Internship with a Women's Rights and Community Outreach Organization

Organization focused on women’s rights, domestic violence, and community outreach. It is a space for meeting, participation, and solidarity for migrant and local women. It is a space for the empowerment of women through the sharing of experiences, solidarity, and participation in society. The organization is a meeting place for women from all over the world, concerned about improving their social or work situation, through training, job search, and well-being with themselves. Their services offer psychologic attention, legal advice, socio-labor consulting, occupational training, language and computer courses, among other activities.

Intern tasks may include:
– Offering customer service and assisting members
– Advising the circuit of public institutions at the service of migrated people
– Assisting with socio-labor orientation
– Giving support in legal advice
– Promoting and organizing courses (Catalan, English, computer science, Spanish, Sociosanitary, cooking, sewing
– Dealing with database (statistical work)

NGO Internship with a Women's Rights and Community Outreach Organization

Organization focused on women’s rights, domestic violence, and community outreach. It is a space for meeting, participation, and solidarity for migrant and local women. It is a space for the empowerment of women through the sharing of experiences, solidarity, and participation in society. The organization is a meeting place for women from all over the world, concerned about improving their social or work situation, through training, job search, and well-being with themselves. Their services offer psychologic attention, legal advice, socio-labor consulting, occupational training, language and computer courses, among other activities.

Intern tasks may include:
– Offering customer service and assisting members
– Advising the circuit of public institutions at the service of migrated people
– Assisting with socio-labor orientation
– Giving support in legal advice
– Promoting and organizing courses (Catalan, English, computer science, Spanish, Sociosanitary, cooking, sewing
– Dealing with database (statistical work)

Global Affairs and Communications Internship with a World-Renowned NGO

This NGO, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a private, non-profit organization started in 1977 by U.S. alumni. It is the largest organization of this type of alumni in the world and one of approximately 70 national alumni associations. Their mission is to engage current and former exchange participants in lifelong experiences that advance international understanding through volunteer service to communities, people-to-people diplomacy, and dialogue on global issues.

Intern tasks may include:

-Promoting membership by assisting with creating promotional content and campaigns
-Developing contact lists and spreadsheets of advisors and other contacts on campuses
-Conducting member outreach through calls and e-mails to coordinate registrations, dues payments, and donations
-Researching news and policy updates about the program, including political decisions and funding

Virtual Program Development & Operations Internship with Ugandan NGO

This NGO is a community-based organization that campaigns for the prevention of school pregnancy-based discrimination and gender equality in education. Since its foundation in 2021, they have reached hundreds of pregnant girls, child mothers, and their children to further progress in education through awareness, legal aid, day-care services, and psycho-social and financial support. Previous interns were responsible for assisting with fundraising campaigns, writing and submitting partnership proposals, and creating training guides, activities, and other educational materials for program participants.

Social Services Internship with Family Resource Centre

This social services internship is with a family center in Galway that supports young people and their families, specifically preschool to secondary school age youth. Intern tasks may include tbd.

Non-Profit Internship with The Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration

This operation is organized by a department of the government of Spain responsible for planning and carrying out the government policy on Social Security, foreigners, immigration and emigration. The Ministry’s purpose is to guarantee a sufficient and sustainable pension system, to establish new inclusive policies that reduce inequality, uncertainty and social exclusion and to develop a new legal framework to order and give security for migrants.

Intern tasks may include:
– Programming, carrying out and evaluating events
– Participating in different programming initiatives
– Carrying out participation activities within the center
– Knowing the social movement of the neighborhood and participating actively in it

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12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Barcelona, Spain
Spring 2026
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12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Paris, France
Fall 2024
13 weeks From $11,990
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Full Time Internship

8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Paris, France
Summer 2025
8 weeks From $8,790
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Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Paris, France
Spring 2025
13 weeks From $11,990
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Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Galway, Ireland
Spring 2026
12 weeks From $9,990
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Full Time Internship

8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
San Jose, Costa Rica
Summer 2025
8 weeks From $6,990
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Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Paris, France
Spring 2026
13 weeks From $11,990
Full Time Internship | Barcelona Featured Image
Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Barcelona, Spain
Spring 2025
12 weeks From $10,490

Earn Credit For Your Internship Abroad

AIFS Abroad’s international internship program is designed to complement your college degree. You can earn college credits through your home institution, our school of record, or specific location-based opportunities.

How it Works

Step 1

Apply

Submit your application and start working with your Admissions Counselor. We will have an interview to learn about your career goals, educational background, and location preferences to ensure that you are a good candidate to intern abroad.

Step 2

Accept

Once your interview and application are complete, you’ll be cleared to apply. Your Admissions Counselor and our Placement Team will determine if we’re able to match you with a great host employer in your chosen destination. If accepted, this means we can guarantee you an internship within your career field.

Step 3

Enroll

After acceptance, the next step is to simply enroll into the program with your initial deposit to secure your spot. Enrolling means you have officially decided to join the program and take on the challenge and thrill of living and becoming an intern abroad in a new city!

Step 4

Prepare

Before you arrive in your host city, you will work one-on-one with your Program Advisor. They work with you on professional development, career advising and make sure you are ready to move and intern in your new home.

Step 5

Interview

We will start the match-making process and narrow down employers to a select few that you would be a great fit for. You’ll have a Skype or phone interview before you leave, so they can get to know you, and you can get to know them. If everything goes well, then your internship is confirmed! You’ll know where you’ll be interning and the role you’ll be walking into before you hop on the plane.

Step 6

Arrive

When you’ve arrived in your city, you will meet the Location Coordinator and the other interns at your housing. Your internship will start soon after you’ve arrived and there will be social events and excursions throughout the course of your program. We strive to give you the independence you want with all the support and resources you need to be successful during your travel and internship.

Getting started is simple! In just a few steps, you’ll be on your way to building your resume and gaining critical hands-on experience. 

Note: The vast majority of our internship placements are unpaid.

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I think that every aspect of this program made my experience so great. For one, my host city was greater than I could have imagined it could be. It was so fun, charming, and inviting. I think that because it was on the smaller side it made exploring it more intimate and by the first 2 weeks you could really know your way around. Secondly, because my specific program was smaller, it was easier to connect with each of the fellow interns, and we all became very good friends in a short amount of time. I think it was the perfect amount of people. Lastly, the company that I worked for made me excited to come into work everyday and learn. I know that by talking to other interns, their jobs really made their experience as well.

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I also want to give my thanks to AIFS Abroad and Global Experiences for such an outstanding program. With the help of these companies, I was able to earn academic credit at the College of Charleston while furthering my professional experience in an foreign city. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to be a part of this incredible international experience. Au revoir Paris, a la prochaine fois!

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