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 account.

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.


Cultural Vistas

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.


United Nations

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


World Bank

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.