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Partially funded




The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is inviting applications for the IEDC Internships. Graduate and undergraduate students can apply for summer, fall or spring semester internships. There are 4 categories of internships: 1) Economic Development Technical Internships 2) Communications/Marketing internships 3) Member Services internships and 4) Public Policy Internships.

IEDC Summer internships are full-time positions and require a minimum commitment of 10 weeks. Fall and spring internship positions can be either full or part-time, with a minimum of 20 hours per week. All internships take place in Washington, DC. In the summertime, interns have the opportunity to participate in important IEDC events, such as the IEDC Awards Judging and Bollinger Foundation fundraising golf tournament.


There is a limited number of paid positions for graduate students. Recent graduates and doctoral students are considered as well. IEDC does not reimburse interns for travel and/or relocation costs. Academic credit can be arranged and must be set up by the student.


Economic Development Technical internships: eligible applicants are students in economic development, city and regional planning, and public administration programs. They should have: excellent writing and organizational skills; the ability to work both independently and in a team environment; familiarity with research and reporting methods; general knowledge and interest in economic development programs and issues; and the flexibility and desire to work on varying projects.

Communications/Marketing internships: eligible applicants are undergraduate students studying marketing, communications, journalism, or program management.

Member Services internships: eligible applicants are undergraduate students studying management, marketing, communications, education and information technology. This internship is ideal for students interested in learning about association management, data management and the work of organizations with an educational mission.

Public Policy Internships: eligible applicants are students interested in government affairs, politics, and public policy programs. IEDC’s public policy program seeks to educate policy makers and program managers on what IEDC members do and how laws and initiatives impact their ability to succeed in their work. Applicants for Public Policy Internships should have: excellent writing and analytical abilities; familiarity with research and reporting methods; the ability to effectively communicate through a variety of channels and with multiple audiences; and knowledge and interest in U.S. government – both Congress and the federal government.


Applications are to be sent via email. The application deadlines are as follows: 1) Summer Internships 2018: 15 February 2018 2) Fall Internships 2018: 15 July 2018 and 3) Spring Internships 2019: 15 November 2018.

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