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  • Interns walking with President Carter

    During a weekend excursion to Plains, Georgia, interns and graduate assistants have lunch with the Carters and visit historic sites devoted to their life and work. (Photo: The Carter Center)

The Carter Center’s internship and graduate assistantship program offers a diverse set of opportunities for students and recent graduates to enhance their skills and explore career options in their fields. Although the day-to-day responsibilities of interns and graduate assistants across different programs may vary, all share the following networking and career development opportunities:


Substantive work experience: Less than 30 percent of an intern's and graduate assistant'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 environment.


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


Scheduled career development opportunities with senior Carter Center staff.


A weekend excursion to the Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia.


Social and team-building opportunities with interns and staff.


All internships and graduate assistantships 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). Graduate assistants typically do not travel.


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

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Internship Deadlines

Spring 2023
Deadline: October 15, 2022
Start date: January 10, 2023

Summer 2023
Deadline: March 1, 2023
Start date: May 16, 2023 (some flexibility allowed)

Fall 2023
Deadline: June 15, 2023
Start date: August 22, 2023

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