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Program Highlights

  • Substantive work experience: Less than 30 percent of an intern's responsibilities include administrative duties.

  • Work directly in your field of study, gaining valuable knowledge that can enhance your professional development.

  • Make professional connections and form networks within an international non-governmental organization.

  • Speaker series, featuring Carter Center staff and other invited guests.

  • Scheduled career development opportunities with senior Carter Center staff.

  • Exclusive intern-only question-and-answer session and photo opportunity with President and Mrs. Carter.

  • A weekend excursion to the Carter's hometown of Plains, Ga., where we have lunch with the Carters and visit historic sites devoted to their life and work.

  • Social and team-building opportunities with interns and staff.

  • All internships are based in Atlanta.  However, opportunities arise for interns to travel with staff on Center-related trips (e.g. election-monitoring missions, domestic and international conferences, training workshops).

  • Membership in the intern alumni group, which keeps you connected with the Carter Center's work as well as with hundreds of former interns.

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Application Deadlines


FALL (late August – early December)
Deadline: June 15


SPRING (mid-January – early May)
Deadline: Oct. 15


SUMMER (mid-May – mid-August) 
Deadline: March 1

Graduate Assistantships

(August Start)
Application Open: April 1-June 15