Four fall internships in international development in Washington D.C.

Do you want to learn about international development? How the process works? Finding your place in it? Citizens’ Network for Foreign Affairs offers interns a unique opportunity to learn about international development from the headquarters side. Interns have much responsibility and are able to say at the end of their internship that they have contributed significantly to programmatic and proposal development.

Application deadline for the fall term is July 15,

Established in 1985, CNFA is a Washington, DC-based, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering farmers and entrepreneurs and increasing and sustaining rural incomes in less developed parts of the world. This is accomplished through developing value-adding agricultural enterprises and strengthening farmer-market linkages. CNFA focuses on commercial activity, locally defined needs, and leveraged investment in order to foster the economic empowerment of rural residents and enterprises all along the food value chain—from farmers to local suppliers and processors, to larger companies, financial institutions, and distributors and exporters.

Each term CNFA hires 4 interns who work for $1000/month stipends (untaxed), receive 2 (summer) or 3 (fall and spring) vacation days, and are expected to work 40 hours per week in one of the following departments:

Asia, Middle East and Africa
Central and Eastern Europe
New Business Development
Operations and Compliance

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should be a college junior, senior, a recent graduate, or a graduate student; have a minimum GPA of 3.0; and demonstrate an interest in international issues. Prior office experience and knowledge of another language is preferred, but not required. International applicants are eligible only under a proper visa entitling them to receive pay for their work in the United States (typically a J-1 or F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT). CNFA does not sponsor work visas and a tourist visa will not suffice. International applicants attending a U.S. university should ascertain their eligibility through their dean, academic advisor, or registrar’s office. International applicants not attending a U.S. university are strongly encouraged to speak with the U.S. Consulate in their country to ascertain their eligibility before going to the trouble of applying. In their cover letter they should also mention any visa arrangements they have made or plan to make.