Career / Internship


The International Center is not currently seeking to fill any staff positions.

Internship Opportunities

The International Center offers approximately eight internships every spring, summer, and fall. While internships are unpaid positions, working with The International Center gives undergraduate and graduate students a variety of opportunities to connect with local and international leaders, improve professional skills, and work in a fast paced international environment.

In both 2010 and 2011, The International Center was recognized by Indiana INTERNnet as the Not-for-Profit Intern Employer of the Year. Several International Center interns have also been singled out as winners or finalists in several Indiana INTERNnet categories.

As a recognized internship program, we strive to foster untapped potential and growth in everyone who comes to work with our diverse staff. Students of all majors who are interested in various aspects of international relations and nonprofit management are welcome to apply!

If you wish to apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and a brief writing samples to us at

Internship Requirements

Duration: 300 hours
Hours: approximately 20 hours per week

Current undergraduate and graduate students are preferred.

Preferred Skills

• Strong organizational and research skills
• Strong communication and writing skills
• Ability to multi-task and problem-solve
• Global interest and experiences
• Knowledge of international cultures and/or languages

** Please note that no current deadlines to apply have been set. Internships are filled on a rolling basis. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2015.

Departments Available for Internships

Office of Protocol Intern
Marketing and Communications
Global Competency Intern
International Visitors Leadership Program Intern
Development Intern
Relocation Services Intern
Program & Services Intern
Special Projects-China Intern


Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the benefits of interning with The International Center?

As an intern, you can expect that the staff members will be invested in you and will treat you with the same level of professional respect as all other employees. The benefits of working for The International Center include, but are not limited to, networking, professional development, resume building, flexible scheduling, strong recommendations and interactions with international visitors. Click here for a complete list of internship benefits and our interns' mini-resumes.

Q: What types of tasks and responsibilities do interns take on?

Interns at The International Center are not likely to sit around making copies or running to get coffee for staff members. On any given day interns can expect to participate in Naturalization Ceremonies for new citizens, meet and spend time with foreign delegations visiting Indianapolis, and/or attend events in the community. At The International Center there is no limit to the exciting activities interns can be involved with!

Q: Is it possible to have other extracurricular activities, classes, and/or other jobs while still being an intern?

Absolutely! We understand that you are a student, and you have other activities in which you are involved. The International Center allows you the flexibility to work around your internship requirements to tailor a schedule that works best for you.

Q: What is the time commitment of an intern?

Interns are expected to complete 300 hours by the end of their internships.

Q: Does The International Center only recruit from universities in Indianapolis?

No, students at universities from anywhere in the state, country, or world may apply. Please note that students from out of town are responsible for locating housing accommodations for the duration of their internship. Also, The Center cannot assist in obtaining visas.

Q: Are internships paid or unpaid?

The International Center’s internships are unpaid.  However, we are happy to work with your university to provide credit for your internship.

Q: Is there a dress code?

Yes. The dress code is typically business professional, especially when meeting with business, government, and foreign leaders.

Q: Is it possible to move through different departments and programs?

Absolutely! If there is anything that interests you in a different department or an event you would like to attend, interns are encouraged to seek out as many different opportunities as possible to make the most of their internship experience.

Q: Do I have to be pursuing a specific major in order to be considered?

Not necessarily. Through the years we have had a wide variety of students with different majors. Students who have strong interest in gaining some professional and international experience are welcome to apply.

Q: Do I have to be an international student to be eligible for an internship? 

Not at all, although one of the many great aspects of working at The International Center is the diversity of the staff. Employees at The International Center come from all over the state, country, and world. Diversity is important to us, and The International Center does not recruit interns and employees based on gender, race, religion, or geographic background.