The Carter Center Internship Program has provided more than 2,500 interns with a rewarding complement to classroom experience. Carter Center interns come from around the world and make vital contributions to the Center’s work. In turn, the Center provides a substantive learning experience that serves as a basis for interns to explore their career options and to attain professional skills.
The goal of the Internship Program is to develop an informed and skilled work force committed to advancing peace and health worldwide.
In order to be eligible to apply, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
Candidates who have completed at least two years of study by the start of the internship. For example, qualified candidates within the United States will have a minimum of 60 credit hours earned toward their bachelor’s degree.
Candidates who have completed an undergraduate degree within 24 months of the internship start date.
Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled in, but not yet graduated from, a master’s-level program.
- Recent Graduates
Candidates who have completed a graduate degree within 24 months of the internship start date.
Do I need to be a U.S. citizen to apply?
Since The Carter Center is a part of Emory University, the Carter Center is able to sponsor J-1 visas for candidates who are able to provide the following documentation:
- first page of passport (containing passport information and photo),
- copy of academic transcript (English translation required),
- ESL or TOEFL score, and
- bank statement (or record of funding) in U.S. dollars, as candidates must have sufficient funds (which Emory considers to be around $7,000 for a 15-week internship) in order to be sponsored on the visa.
To complete the online application, be prepared to provide the following:
- A 100-word autobiography.
- A short 200-250-word essay stating your objectives and expectations of a Carter Center internship and how they relate to your goals.
- Your resume, to be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document or PDF.
- A short pertinent writing sample, preferably an academic paper five pages or less in length, to be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document or PDF. This can be a paper that you have previously written for your academic coursework. Alternatively, it can be a five-page excerpt of a larger pager. Double-spaced is preferred.
- The names, titles, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of two people who will write letters of recommendation on your behalf. Your recommenders will be sent a system-generated e-mail after you have submitted your application that will allow them to copy and paste the recommendation letter into a Web form and submit it electronically.
FALL (late August – early December)
Deadline: June 15
SPRING (mid-January – early May)
Deadline: Oct. 15
SUMMER (mid-May – mid-August)
Deadline: March 1