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  • The Carter Center main campus is located on 37 beautiful acres of parkland about two miles from downtown Atlanta. (Photo: The Carter Center)

Thank you for your interest in a Carter Center Internship. As of this date, there has been no decision as to when The Carter Center offices in Atlanta will reopen in 2021. Until a decision is made, we intend to have interns and graduate assistants working remotely. When the Center initially reopens, there will be no expectation that interns should relocate to Atlanta or come in to the office. If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to us at


1. Review eligibility and qualifications.

2. Review program areas in HealthPeace, and Operations to make your selections.

3. Review the FAQ page.

4. Review dates and deadlines.

In order to access the application, you will be asked to create a user account in Embark (if you do not have one already). You will be prompted to enter a user name and password and provide a valid email address.

This will give you the option to save and continue your application at a later date, as well as the ability to check the status of your recommendations or transcripts after you have submitted your application. Please be aware that once you click submit, you will not be able to make any changes to your application.

Application Materials

Before you begin, The Carter Center strongly encourages you to review a sample blank application (PDF).

Please be prepared to provide the following required components:

-Contact information

-Two short essays (350 words each)

-A resume (PDF)

-A short, pertinent writing sample, preferably an academic paper five pages or less (PDF)

-Two (2) recommendations. Be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of two references. They will be sent a system-generated email asking them to upload a confidential recommendation letter directly to our system. Please ask your references to check their spam/junk folder if they have not received the email. Letters of recommendation are due within one week of the application deadline.

-Official transcripts may be mailed in sealed envelope to the address below and postmarked by the application deadline. Many universities also offer secure, official, electronic copies of transcripts.  Transcripts submitted in this way should be emailed to

Educational Programs
Attn: Internship Program
The Carter Center
453 John Lewis Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Carter Center’s Educational Programs.

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