CARE USA welcomes and encourages students who are interested in making a difference in the world to consider pursuing an internship. The internship program seeks to provide closely monitored, project-driven professional and practical experience for undergraduate and graduate students interested in contributing to substantive CARE projects and initiatives. Important networking opportunities are also provided through participation in orientations and trainings that will include information on CARE’s history, vision, and where individuals from within the organization will share more in-depth information on certain programs. Interns are placed domestically either at CARE USA Headquarters in Atlanta or in US field offices.
To qualify for an internship at CARE, you must meet the following requirements:
CARE USA hires interns periodically throughout the year:
Internship opportunities are posted on our Internship/Fellowship Career Site. To apply online, search our internships and fellowship postings below. New postings are usually posted during the periods listed above.
Internship applicants who receive funding support or academic credit should indicate on their applications the costs that they are able to cover.
Each summer, CARE USA hosts a Visiting Fellows Program offering a small number of graduate students with support from outside sources the opportunity to work with projects and conduct research in various CARE Country Offices. The fellowship assignments developed by host offices may include working for program areas such as Signature Programs (Access Africa, Mothers Matter, Power Within), Core Programs (Agriculture, Education, Economic Development, Emergency Response, Health, HIV/AIDS, and Water and Sanitation), Advocacy and External Relations, Program Support (HR, IT, Procurement) and other program areas critical to CARE. Fellowships also address organizational needs such as leading organizational development processes or global initiatives such as partnership or change management strategies. We welcome and encourage highly accomplished graduate students who are supported by an academic institution, foundation, corporation, or other agency to apply for our CARE Visiting Fellowships. Visiting Fellowship assignments generally range in duration from a period of three months to nine months.
The Visiting Fellows Program provides students of global development, global health and other related fields with valuable opportunities to gain international work experience. The program seeks to assist in the development of high potential, future leaders in the field of international development and humanitarian assistance through short-term, practical learning experiences. In addition to networking opportunities, fellows are also afforded participation in a series of professional development trainings offered through CARE’s online university, CARE Academy. The program focuses on approaches that provide optimal skill development and learning. Therefore, the fellowship program has adopted a management and leadership curricula that focuses on three learning strategies (1) On the job training assignments; (2) Coaching; and (3) supported by formal training.
The Visiting Fellowship Program seeks to match successful applicants with assignments that fit closely with their academic background and stated areas of interest. The matching process occurs on a rolling basis and interested students are encouraged to apply at any time throughout the year. Most placements occur between the months of June and August; however, some also occur during other times of the year and may be of longer duration.
Note: CARE only employs fellows in low or moderate risk locations. Fellows who are partially or wholly sponsored by the university must provide a letter of permission to travel to the particular location(s). Prior to starting an assignment, the fellow must have proof of health and evacuation insurance that covers him/her in that location (which may be provided by CARE); and complete CARE Academy’s online safety & security course. In addition, once the fellow is in the country of assignment, he/she will receive a security briefing from the safety and security focal point or another manager.
To qualify for a fellowship at CARE, you must meet the following requirements:
Ideal candidates will meet the following qualifications:
To apply online, search our internships and fellowship postings below. New postings are usually posted between March and May each year.
Applications must include:
Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted. If you are not contacted within 60 days of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to accept phone calls regarding fellowship applications.
If you have already created an application on the CARE career site, input your e-mail address and password below to login and update your application.
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