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Educational Programs

  • Interns selected by Educational Programs facilitate activities to enrich the intern experience, build community among the interns, assist with recruitment, and connect a growing network of intern alumni.


The primary focus of Educational Programs is the Internship and Graduate Assistantship Program. A two-person program staff, along with the help of an intern, ensure that the Carter Center's internship and assistantship program upholds its integrity throughout the selection process, supports the incoming interns and graduate assistants during orientation, and fosters professional development through a variety of learning opportunities. Educational Programs also handles all recruitment and outreach for the program, including representing The Carter Center at career fairs and maintaining an alumni website.

Each session, Educational Programs conducts a series of activities designed to enrich the intern and graduate assistantship experience and build community amongst the group. These include an off-site retreat, an excursion to Plains, Georgia (home of the Carters), and a visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic site. Educational Programs also coordinates continuing development opportunities, such as a Career Development Panel, a speaker series, and a Q&A with President and Mrs. Carter. Educational Programs periodically administers evaluations to ensure that interns and graduate assistants derive value from their time at the Center and help inform the Internship Program's evolution. Additionally, Educational Programs host groups that visit The Carter Center.

The intern for Educational Programs will develop all-around communication and leadership skills through completing a diverse range of written projects as a part of their regular responsibilities. In helping to orient other interns with the local area, as well as the possibility of organizing community engagement projects, the Education intern will gain an understanding of nonprofit management and the importance nonprofits play in their local communities. Assisting in recruitment efforts will promote an awareness of career development in practice, in addition to providing unique networking opportunities.

A typical work week is 20 hours.

Number of Interns per Semester: 1

Applicant Preferences

  • Interest in careers in nonprofit management, international relations, and/or student affairs
  • Dynamic writing and computer skills
  • Strong academic record
  • Creative, organized, and flexible
  • Possesses an understanding of undergraduate and graduate students
  • Enjoys socializing with college-aged people
  • Interest in the work of Educational Programs, in addition to the overall vision of The Carter Center
  • Ability to complete projects on time

Typical Projects

  • Complete versatile tasks, ranging from complex problem solving to basic logistics
  • Write content for alumni blog and monthly email digest
  • Advertise job listings on university career services websites nationwide
  • Create a weekly newsletter for interns and graduate assistants
  • Coordinate outreach efforts with local universities through career fairs
  • Compile internship statistics
  • Organize icebreakers/group activities for off-site retreat 

Interested in applying for an internship in the Center's Educational Programs? Check out the application deadlines >

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