The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has paid and unpaid internships. These are for students during the school year. They accept interns from a variety of fields. Interns generally work in one of USAID’s Washington, D.C. offices. They support programs in different fields. Examples include economic growth, agriculture, education, and health. Other examples include environment, democracy, conflict prevention, and humanitarian aid.
Interns typically work on:
Writing program memos.
Helping with meetings and special events.
Attending program discussions. These can be at USAID, the Department of State, or on Capitol Hill.
Communicating about program issues. This is with USAID field missions abroad. It is also with USAID’s stakeholders and the public.