International Organization Internships
The International Academic Programs Office provides
the following list of international internship sites and
resources for interested students. Interning and
volunteering abroad are exciting ways to build your
professional skills while experiencing another culture.
Please note that many internships are NOT paid. At UMKC
it is possible to receive academic credit for your
experience, but you must obtain prior approval from IAP
and your academic advisor in order to do so. Financial
aid may be possible if the program is approved by IAP.
You can call 816.235.5759 for more information on
possible internships abroad.
Global Internship and International Database
This website offers up to date information on job and
internship opportunities as well as corporate profiles
and country specific career resources. The following
four step guide provides information on how to access
this database by creating an account. The database can
be accessed off campus but the original account needs to
be created while being on the UMKC campus.
1. While on a computer at the UMKC campus, go to
career services and click on the Going Global Logo.
2. Click on the "How to Sign Up" Tab
3. Fill in all required fields. You must be a UMKC
student with a umkc.edu email address to create an
4. Once you create an account you may log in to the
resources and begin your career research, job search
and/or personalize your account.
A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Cultural Vistas has
used career exploration to facilitate connections between Americans and
international visitors for more than 60 years. Exchange, internship, and
fellowship opportunities are available through Cultural Vistas.
International Monetary Fund
The IMF is an
organization of 184 countries, working to foster global
monetary cooperation, secure financial stability,
facilitate international trade, promote high employment
and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty. -
taken from the IMF website.The IMF accepts 15 – 20
undergraduate students and 20 – 30 graduate students per
year for the Fund’s paid summer internship program. This
program is located in Washington DC and is only for
students studying economics.
The United Nations has
several internship programs available both at their New
York headquarters as well as field offices of UN
Programs (UNICEF, UNDP, etc.). Most internships offered
through the United Nations are for graduate students
with a language proficiency other than English
The World Bank Group’s mission
is to fight poverty and improve the living standards of
people in the developing world. It is a development Bank
which provides loans, policy advice, technical
assistance and knowledge sharing services to low and
middle income countries to reduce poverty. The Bank
promotes growth to create jobs and to empower poor
people to take advantage of these opportunities. - taken
from the World Bank website. The World Bank offers paid
summer internships programs for students who have
already acquired a BA, and who will be entering a
graduate program in any of the following fields:
economics, finance, human development, anthropology,
sociology, agriculture, and the environment.