Global Citizenship Internships

These internships provide students the opportunity to work with international organizations and communities around the world and hone cultural competency leadership skills.

Click on the links below to explore internship opportunities in these areas:

Please note: Some international internships are virtual due to the ongoing pandemic and organizational shifts to remote work. For in person internships, travel to any listed locations are subject to approval by Wellesley College’s International Safety Committee. 

Eligible class years: Sophomores and Juniors. Also there is a general preference for students applying outside of their place of residency (e.g., U.S. citizens outside of their home area, and internat’l students outside of their home country).

For more information about our Signature Internships and application process, please consult our Signature Internships Website

 

ARTS & CULTURE

Internships in organizations in Morocco and Iceland that help preserve and promote cultural history and language diversity.

 

ICELAND

Hversdagssafn—Museum of Everyday Life

(Isafjörður, IcelandConfirmed for Summer 2023

Hversdagssafn — Museum of Everyday Life is a private institution that was founded in 2016 by cultural researchers Björg Sveinbjörnsdóttir and Vaida Braziunaite. It is located in the center Ísafjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland. Ísafjörður is the largest town in the Westfjords region, with a population around 2,700 people. The museum's mission is to collect fragments from everyday life using qualitative methods and create exhibitions with the focus on connecting to the visitors in an interactive way. The museum is small in size but is constantly improving and expanding as well as working on ideas, collaboration and projects. It is open 7 days a week during the summer but by request during winter time. 

Here is a link from the collaborative exhibition with Wellesley students (2019)

Job Titles:

  1. Museum Guard and Guide
  2. Content Creator

(interns may split responsibilities between these two roles)
 

Placements available: 2
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors

Job Description: Interns at this museum will assist in a range of museum functions such as curating exhibitions and working with museum visitors. Skills that you will learn and/or expand upon may include: 

  • Insight into curating independent exhibitions
  • Use academic resources in creative work
  • Practice people skills as a museum guard and guide
  • Content creation on social media and website
  • Learn about Icelandic culture and gain insight into everyday life

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Open to Sophomores and Juniors
  • As a small institution, they desire a candidate who takes initiative or is open to practicing that skill
  • Responsible person who enjoys working in creative ways
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work independently

MOROCCO

Center for Cross-Cultural Learning

(Rabat, Morocco) Confirmed for Summer 2023

The Center for Cross-Cultural Learning (CCCL) is a private cultural institution directed by Moroccan academics with many years of experience in cross-cultural education. The CCCL organizes a variety of cultural and educational activities which include language courses, seminars and conferences. The CCCL also sponsors art exhibits and musical performances and organizes educational excursions to various parts of Morocco. The aim of these activities is to provide participants with opportunities to learn from the rich cultural diversity of Morocco and to better understand and appreciate the country's cultural heritage.

Interns may also have an opportunity to engage with Thaqafat Association, the main partner of CCCL. Thaqafat Association is a non-governmental Moroccan organization (NGO) dedicated to fostering cross-cultural respect and appreciation by providing opportunities for people of various backgrounds to exchange their ideas, perspectives, and projects in mutual respect is at the core of Thaqafat’s philosophy. In the early 2000s, CCCL internships were introduced to the college by Professor Rachid Aadnani of the Middle Eastern Studies program. Learn more about CCCL internships from Malak Al-Sayyad ‘19.

Job Title: Program Operations Intern
Placements available: 2
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors

Job Description: As a Program Operations Intern, you will work alongside with CCCL and/or Thaqafat/ Kulturen agency staff as they prepare for visitors and events through either organization. Interns gain an inside view of the exhibition process. Tasks will vary depending on the current activities and events of the organization. Skills that you will learn and/or expand upon include:

  • Communications: Prepare materials for seminars and conferences, including presentations; write promotional content such as website copy, social media and other outreach.
  • Information Management: Organize database information for the extensive CCCL library to develop an accessible system for staff and others to navigate materials efficiently.
  • Language and Intercultural Fluency: Students have the opportunity to learn/practice Arabic and attend lectures through cultural seminars. While the interns will live together in their own apartment, they will be paired with a local Moroccan family with whom they can enjoy a weekly dinner, practice Arabic, and learn more about Moroccan life and culture. 

The CCCL programs are continually evolving which presents opportunities for independently-driven projects. Recent interns have contributed to a diverse array of activities, including production of a documentary film, research and writing for publications, and development of a language-learning mobile app. Although there is no non-English language requirement, Arabic and/or French may be helpful for the day-to-day living experience.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to Sophomores and Juniors
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Initiative to learn and solve problems and work independently, when needed
  • Strong writing and communications skills with attention to detail
  • Preference for students applying outside of their place of residency (e.g., U.S. citizens outside of their home area, and internat’l students outside of their home country)

Fondation Jardin Majorelle and Musée Yves Saint Laurent

(Marrakech, Morocco) Confirmed for Summer 2023

The Fondation Jardin Majorelle (FJM) is a unique cultural initiative in Morocco, situated on seven acres in the heart of Marrakech, dedicated to botany, Berber culture, fashion, contemporary and decorative arts. The complex encompasses the Jardin Majorelle, the MUSÉE PIERRE BERGÉ DES ARTS BERBÈRES (MBPAB), and the musée YVES SAINT LAURENT marrakech (mYSLm). Established in 2001, the FJM is a non-profit Moroccan institution that funds its own projects, and reinvests its resources into cultural, educational and social programs throughout the Kingdom. 

FJM internships were introduced to the College in 2019 by Professor Rachid Aadnani of the Middle Eastern Studies Program. Read about Mika Thakkar ’21 and Anna Morgan ’21 and their experiences during the pilot year with this placement.

Job Titles: 

  1. Plant Collections and Botanical Programs Intern
  2. Museums Intern
  3. Reference Library Intern

Placements available: 3 (1 intern for each role)
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: In person

Job Description for Internship #1 in the Garden:

The garden is divided into a “public garden” open to the public by Majorelle himself and a “private garden”, associated to the private Villa, and opened to the public last year. Plant collections are mostly succulents, palms, bamboos and limes, but approximately 250 species are grown. A year ago, a Botanical Department was created with the goal to settle a scientific collection policy (acquisitions, cataloging, etc.), work on a plant conservation strategy for Moroccan plants (including living plants and herbarium specimens) and develop botanical content for visitors. In this context essential tools are being developed: collection inventory, content creation, legal documents for access to biodiversity in the field, integrating several professional organizations, etc. The garden signed a convention with the University Cadi Ayyad allowing many collaborations: annual botanical colloquium, students training, herbarium improvement.

The plant collections and botanical programs intern will gain experience into the general management and functioning of the Jardin Majorelle living collections. Skills that you will learn and/or expand upon include: 

  • Research and Writing: Interns will be given the chance to participate in the development of all the activities of the newly developed botanical program. An active participation in the plant collection inventory is expected as well as the content production in order to better document the living collection. The information could be found through the Library botanical holding and other sources (e.g., Majorelle archives).
  • Information Management: Access to reliable scientific information will be provided, cataloging tools will be given. Research about plant / human history, species introductions and ethnobotany will be conducted through the library but also through online bibliography. 
  • Language and Intercultural Fluency: Learn/practice Arabic language and culture through daily life, customs, values, and interactions. 

Eligibility Requirements for Plant Collections and Botanical Programs Intern: 

  • Strong interest in plants biology, ecology, botanical living collection management
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds
  • An eagerness to learn and propensity for exploration
  • Strong organizational, communication, and computer skills
  • Ability to work in the heat: Summers in Marrakech are extremely hot, the intern will spend the hottest hours of the day inside but should expect to work outside in a context of elevated temperatures and dry environment.
  • Preference for students applying outside of their place of residency (e.g., U.S. citizens outside of their home area, and internat’l students outside of their home country)

 


 

Job Description for Internship #2 in the Museums:

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Paris opened in 2017 to safeguard 5.000 haute couture and 1.000 ready-to-wear garments, 15.000 accessories and 35.000 drawings that bear witness to Yves Saint Laurent’s creativity. The Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech (mYSLm), which also opened in 2017, explores the fashion designer’s influences on his creations: from the sands of the Sahara to the imperial court of Russia, from the screen icons of Hollywood to the Impressionist gardens of Proust. The mYSLm includes a permanent exhibition space devoted to the work of Yves Saint Laurent as well as galleries for temporary exhibitions, a 140-seat auditorium, a reference library, a bookshop and a café.

The Musée Pierre Bergé des Arts Berbères (MPBAB) is located today in the former painting studio of Jacques Majorelle (d. Marrakech,1962). In 1980, Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé acquired the studio and the surrounding garden, which were slated for demolition. Since then, the garden has been restored and is open to the public. After the death of Yves Saint Laurent in 2008, Pierre Bergé decided to establish a Berber Museum in 2011. The MPBAB holds over 3.000 items in its collections featuring jewels, costumes, textiles and other decorative objects of the Berber people (Imazighen). 

Both the mYSLm and the MPBAB are part of the Fondation Jardin Majorelle.

The mYSLm and MPBAB programs intern will gain experience into the general management and development of visual and material culture museum collections. Skills that you will learn and/or expand upon include:

  • Research and Writing: Interns will be given the chance to participate in the development of all the activities of the mYSLm and MPBAB. An active role in the preparation of mYSLm temporary exhibition galleries and/or in Berber collections inventory and documentation is expected. 
  • Information Management: Access to reliable scientific information will be provided, cataloging tools will be given. Research about Berber history and material culture will be conducted in the MBPAB collections and the mYSLm reference library. 
  • Language and Intercultural Fluency: Learn/practice Arabic and Berber languages in a work environment and in daily life. 

Eligibility Requirements for Museum Programs Intern: 

  • Open to Sophomores and Juniors
  • Strong interest in visual culture and fashion history and/or North African material culture, and museum collections management,
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds
  • An eagerness to learn and propensity for exploration
  • Strong organizational, communication, and computer skills
  • Preference for students applying outside of their place of residency (e.g., U.S. citizens outside of their home area, and internat’l students outside of their home country)

 


 

Job Description for Internship #3 in the Library

The mYSLm reference library is open to a broad range of users from Moroccan and foreign researchers, curators, artists and university students. It is devoted to the various fields associated with the FJM, including botany, gardens and landscape architecture, Berber history and material culture, Orientalism, and fashion with a particular interest for the history of Yves Saint Laurent’s creation for haute couture and ready-to-wear during the second half of the 20th century. 

What you will learn: The Digital Archivist and Cultural Programs Interns will gain experience into the general management and functioning of the FJM collections in a variety of settings. Skills that you will learn and/or expand upon include:

  • Research and Writing: Interns will be given the chance to handle important publications dealing with Morocco and North Africa, which constitutes a valuable learning opportunity for students majoring or interested in Middle Eastern or African studies. There may also be opportunities to take on projects related to fashion and botany by preparing materials for exhibitions, seminars and other public events. 
  • Information Management: Support management of a specialized library of materials, including data-entry, cataloging of books and revision of existing bibliographic records.
  • Language and Intercultural Fluency: Learn/practice Arabic and French in a work environment and in daily life. 

Eligibility Requirements for Reference Library Intern: 

  • Open to Sophomores and Juniors 
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Eagerness to learn and propensity for exploration
  • Strong organizational, communication, and computer skills
  • Preference for students applying outside of their place of residency (e.g., U.S. citizens outside of their home area, and internat’l students outside of their home country)

Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies

(Tangier, Morocco) Confirmed for Summer 2023

The Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM), the Moroccan branch of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS), is located in the old walled city of Tangier in a charming complex of 45 rooms built around several courtyards. Originally offered as a gift to the U.S. government in 1821 by Moroccan Sultan Moulay Suleiman, the public non-profit has rented this national landmark from the U.S. government. Today, TALIM offers a range of activities, including: operating a museum, collaborating with Moroccan NGOs in social work and renovation in the old city, and functioning as the AIMS research and conference center in Morocco.

The TALIM research library is one of the most important libraries specializing in Morocco, containing a comprehensive collection of books, monographs, maps, photographs, and articles on Morocco and North Africa. Researchers from North Africa, Europe, and the U.S. have made extensive use of the library. The museum has also conducted a popular program for neighborhood women since 1999, including Arabic literacy instruction, sewing/handicraft classes, and foreign language classes taught by volunteers. Nearly two decades ago, TALIM internships were introduced to the college by Professor Rachid Aadnani of the Middle Eastern Studies program.

Read more about life in Tangier from 2016 intern Julide Iye ‘18.

Job Title: Cultural Programs Intern
Placements available: 2
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: In person

Job Description: The Cultural Programs Interns will gain experience and insight into the general administration and functioning of the TALIM collections and its ongoing activities. Skills that you will learn and/or expand upon include:

  • Information Management: Projects may include scanning and/or cataloging of materials, and organization of TALIM museum collections and library for accessibility by staff and visitors.
  • Digital Technology: Interns may participate in the creation of videos from music recordings and visual resources relating to them, and the creation of digital resources to highlight the collections. They also may contribute to the blog and other website areas.
  • Language and Intercultural Fluency: Learn/practice Arabic language and culture through daily interactions and customs, Arabic classes offered on-site, as well as community events and festivals which often take place during the summer period.

 Students may also work with Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT (AKDC@MIT) on archiving musical files and/or resources focused on the built environment, the material and visual culture of Morocco and the broader Muslim world. Students with interests in Morocco and/or North Africa are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of French/Arabic/Spanish is preferred but not required.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Open to Sophomores and Juniors.
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds
  • An eagerness to learn and propensity for exploration
  • Strong organizational, communication, and computer skills
  • Preference for students applying outside of their place of residency (e.g., U.S. citizens outside of their home area, and internat’l students outside of their home country)

SCIENCE AND POLICY

Internships in organizations that focus on science and policy work to advance knowledge and solutions to global problems like climate change.

Climate Analytics

(Berlin, Germany) Confirmed for Summer 2023

Climate Analytics was formed in 2008 to bring cutting edge science and policy analysis to bear on one of the most pressing global problems of our time: human-induced climate change. We are motivated by the desire to empower those most vulnerable – Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries – to use the best science and analysis available in the international climate negotiations, as well as developing policies and institutional capacity to adapt to climate change. We undertake extensive research on the 1.5°C temperature limit in the Paris Agreement, and the risks and vulnerabilities these countries face. We also evaluate progress on climate action and show governments how they can act on their policies to keep global warming to this limit.

Job Title: Intern
Placements available: 1
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: In person

Job Description: Interns will have the opportunity to assist on a variety of projects with the Climate Analytics’ Policy Team based in our main office in Berlin, Germany. The Policy Team assesses the effectiveness of international strategies and national climate policies, including low-carbon development plans, in meeting global climate goals and reducing greenhouse gas emissions whilst achieving sustainable development goals. The specific tasks depend on the work and projects taking place at the time of the internship, but overall, they include the mix of the following: 

  • Conducting desk research and providing written contributions to the reports and tools published in the framework of ongoing Policy Team projects
  • Organizing project meetings, including preparing draft agenda, taking notes and in exceptional cases moderating.   
  • Qualitative and in some cases quantitative assessment of different policies, especially in terms of their impacts and co-benefits.
  • Creation of graphics for different reports based on different tools, e.g. Excel, Numbers, or Miro Board. 
  • Contacts with external partner organizations to coordinate and facilitate work.

In terms of topics, the tasks will focus mostly but not exclusively on:

  • Climate and energy policy of different countries, e.g. the EU, U.S.A., China, India, or Australia
  • Sectoral policies driving decarbonisation in different sectors, e.g. transport, buildings, or electricity.
  • Assessment of the emissions reduction targets of different countries submitted in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
  • Deployment of low carbon technologies, e.g. renewables, heat pumps, electric vehicles, or reduction in energy consumption through energy efficiency. 

Interns will be provided with relevant training, and a mentor or supervisor will be allocated to them during their time at Climate Analytics to assist them with their work and learning. The internship will have a mid or late May start date and run for 10 weeks. Wellesley Career Education will cover the cost of housing in Berlin and the intern will received a reduced stipend. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • At least basic understanding of climate mitigation options in different sectors
  • Ability to skim through lengthy reports to identify and summarize main messages and findings, and conduct further research on them
  • Good organizational skills, especially the ability to schedule meetings using doodle and other tools, sending calendar invites, and taking notes during meetings.
  • Our working language is English, therefore excellent English writing and verbal skills are necessary. Basic German skills are welcome, but not required, other language skills are an asset.
  • Ability to work independently and taking initiative in the areas of support is very welcome.

POLITICAL SYSTEMS & GOVERNANCE (LATIN AMERICA)

Internships in organizations that tackle political and community change and advocate for knowledge and resources at the grassroots level or through an internationally-recognized NGO in Latin America.

 

ARGENTINA

Fundación Poder Ciudadano

(Buenos Aires) Confirmed for Summer 2023

Poder Ciudadano is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization. It was founded in 1989 by a group of citizens concerned about protecting civil rights in Argentina. The organization’s mission is to promote citizen participation in the governmental process, transparency and the availability of information, and public access to information created by government entities. Poder Ciudadano’s belief is that transparent, public information strengthens democracy and local institutions.

Read more about Clare Doyle ‘20 and Lucí Navas-Sharry ‘19 and their shared experience with Poder.

Job Title: Intern
Placements available: 1-2
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: Virtual

Job Description: Interns will work as part of the Political Institutions and Government section of the organization. Skills you will learn and/or expand upon include:

  • Writing: Author or assist in writing reports on political issues at the national level (e.g, campaign finance, political reform, among other subjects). Assist with other projects and publications as needed.
  • Research & Analysis: Conduct research and analysis on topics related to municipal, provincial and national level politics, including topics such as public access to information, governmental corruption and financial crimes, and Argentinian geopolitical relations.
  • Intercultural and Language Fluency: Learn about Argentina’s political system and current issues. Daily reading, writing, and speaking in Spanish in the workplace.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Open to Sophomores and Juniors
  • Interns need to bring their own laptop. 
  • Advanced Spanish reading and writing is required; fluency in speaking is a necessity. 
  • Demonstrated interest in politics at the national and international levels
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Flexibility and ability to take initiative
  • Ability to work independently
  • Preference for students applying outside of their place of residency (e.g., U.S. citizens outside of their home area, and internat’l students outside of their home country)

REQUIRED Supplemental Application Materials:
This placement requires that candidates submit a writing sample, which should be uploaded to the online application. Candidates may a) write their cover letter in the target language (no separate writing sample required) -- OR -- b) write their cover letter in English, and submit a writing sample (maximum 3 pages) in the target language. The writing sample may be an excerpt from a class assignment or an example of other relevant work. Whenever possible, we recommend that the content of the writing sample directly relate to the internship opportunity with regard to the organization’s mission or industry.

PUERTO RICO

Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust (VCHT)

(Vieques) Not currently open. May be available for Spring 2023.

For over thirty years the Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust (VCHT) has been the island's largest non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Vieques. Its mission is to foster, protect, and conserve the environmental, archaeological and cultural resources of Vieques. One of the primary goals is to preserve and study the bioluminescent bays found on the island. VCHT supports a broad array of educational programs for the community, with a special focus on children through lectures, educational exhibits, seminars, creative and fun environmental education programs, publications, computer resources, and a unique scholarship program for Viequense students.

The Island of Vieques, only 21 miles long and 5 miles across at its widest point, is located 10 miles off the eastern shore of Puerto Rico. Although it is home to the poorest of all 78 municipalities in Puerto Rico, the communities on Vieques are dedicated to preserving and managing the island’s natural and cultural resources. Every year over 10,000 people visit VCHT’s facilities. VCHT has been hosting Wellesley interns for over a decade. Learn more about the experience from Helena McMonagle ‘16.

Job Title: Conservation Intern
Placements available: 1-2
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: In person

Job Description: The Conservation Interns will promote and carry out VCHT’s mission to increase community engagement in island conservation efforts. This opportunity offers interns a high level of autonomy, allowing them to make significant and high-impact contributions to the organization. Interns often work on multiple projects and initiatives over the course of the summer. As a result, they are expected to have strong time management skills. Before arriving at the site, interns will agree upon specific projects and concrete deliverables with their supervisor. Skills you will learn and/or expand upon may include:

  • Research: Conduct fieldwork with the Bio Bay Research Project (may involve snorkeling to collect marine and freshwater specimens, under the guidance of the VCHT staff)
  • Teaching: Lead children in group educational activities
  • Administrative: Maintain and update the exhibition space, including tank maintenance for marine exhibits. Conduct laboratory and field monitoring work, including beach cleanups, recycling and planting activities. Participate in fairs and excursions.
  • Technical: Assist with computer and photography projects. Provide computer room support.
  • Organization: Edit and organize video and photographic archives.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Open to Sophomores and Juniors
  • Must have a working knowledge of Spanish with strong speaking skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently
  • An interest in biology, marine life, and the environment
  • A passion for the community, especially children
  • Ability to engage in exercise and light physical duties. Swimming, lifting and paddling kayaks will be a routine occurrence
  • Before starting the internship, interns must ensure their routine vaccinations are up-to-date (MMR, Tdap, varicella, etc.). Hepatitis A, typhoid, rabies are strongly recommended.

REQUIRED Supplemental Application Materials:
This placement requires that candidates submit a writing sample, which should be uploaded to the online application. Candidates may a) write their cover letter in the target language (no separate writing sample required) -- OR -- b) write their cover letter in English, and submit a writing sample (maximum 3 pages) in the target language. The writing sample may be an excerpt from a class assignment or an example of other relevant work. Whenever possible, we recommend that the content of the writing sample directly relate to the internship opportunity with regard to the organization’s mission or industry.

HEALTH, INFRASTRUCTURE, & AGRICULTURE (ASIA)

Internships in organizations that increase access and program quality to health-related resources.

 

INDIA

Observer Research Foundation

(Mumbai) Confirmed for Summer 2023

Observer Research Foundation (ORF) is a multidisciplinary public policy think tank started in New Delhi in 1990 to be a broad–based intellectual platform for nation–building ideas. Over nearly 30 years, ORF has brought together leading Indian policymakers, academics, public figures, social activists and business leaders to discuss many issues of national importance. ORF’s scholars have made significant contributions towards improving government policies, and have produced a vast body of research on key aspects of national and global significance.

Beginning 2010, ORF Mumbai has been reactivated to pursue the foundation’s vision in India’s financial and business capital. It has started research and advocacy in six broad areas: Education, Public Health, Urban Renewal, Inclusive and Sustainable Development, Youth Development and Promotion of India’s Artistic and Cultural Heritage. Visit the ORF Website to learn more about their current initiatives, and read more about 2016 intern Grace Ming ‘18 and her experience with the think tank.

Job Title: Intern
Placements available: 1-2
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: Currently confirmed as virtual

Job Description: Interns will have the opportunity to assist on a variety of projects (depending on the work and projects taking place at the time of the internship). Interns can choose to work in any of the six areas in which ORF Mumbai specializes and develop the following skills along the way: 

  • Research: Conduct and assist with primary and secondary research across social, economic, health, and/or political landscapes, including data collection, entry and analysis, and assisting with report writing. Work can include designing and conducting surveys, participating in field visits, writing case studies and testimonials, as well as taking minutes of formal meetings.
  • Writing and Communication: Try out various responsibilities including drafting press releases, creating blog entries and publicizing ORF’s events.
  • Intercultural Fluency: Participate in organizational activities (public lectures, conferences, and other exhibits or events)to develop a more holistic understanding of the complex policy landscape in India.

Interns will be provided with relevant training, and a mentor or supervisor will be allocated to them during their time at ORF to assist them with their work and learning.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Open to Sophomores and Juniors. 
  • Flexible, comfortable taking initiative
  • Strong communication and research skills
  • Articulated interest in policy and social issues
  • Desire to learn about developmental issues in India and South Asia as a region
  • Knowledge of Hindi and Marathi would be an advantage though not essential
  • Preference for students applying outside of their place of residency (e.g., U.S. citizens outside of their home area, and internat’l students outside of their home country)
  • Before starting the internship, interns must ensure their routine vaccinations are up-to-date (MMR, Tdap, varicella, etc.)

PHILIPPINES

Roots of Health

(Puerto Princesa, Palawan) Confirmed for Summer 2023

Roots of Health is dedicated to improving the health of women and girls, and their communities. It is the only non-government organization in Palawan that provides free reproductive health services. Roots of Health operates in three main areas: youth-centered programming, service delivery (e.g., contraceptives, prenatal exams and postpartum checks, and reproductive healthcare), and systems strengthening (supporting and strengthening existing government services). Roots of Health’s clinics are located in Puerto Princesa City and are two of the major ways that the organization provides free, confidential, safe and accessible clinical reproductive services. The clinics are integral to how the organization helps improve women’s reproductive health and decrease the number of unplanned pregnancies. Clinic services provide sexual health education, access to modern contraceptives, family planning counseling, prenatal check ups, HIV screening, and pap smears.

Roots of Health was established in 2009 by Dr. Susan Evangelista and her daughter, Amina Evangelista Swanepoel ‘02. Susan was teaching at Palawan State University (PSU) in Puerto Princesa and was concerned about unplanned pregnancies and the lack of reproductive health knowledge among her students. The two women felt that together they could share reproductive health lessons with women and young people in marginalized communities, thereby improving health and the general quality of life in this impoverished province of the Philippines. Amina introduced RoH internships to Wellesley students in 2014. Learn about some of the early intern experiences from Victoria Rines ‘15 and Wenbo Bai ‘16.

Job Title: Public Health Intern
Placements available: 2
Eligible Class Year: Juniors only
Format: In person (if global health conditions allow)

Job Description: The internship provides an overall experience for anyone interested in public health, sexual health education, or service-delivery in a developing country context. The intern will see firsthand how programming is planned and carried out, and how it is monitored, evaluated and analyzed. The intern will also learn the ins and outs of running a small nonprofit organization and will see how political and cultural factors influence public health outcomes. Before arriving at the internship site, interns will agree upon specific projects and concrete deliverables with their supervisor. Skills you will learn and/or expand upon may include:

  • Teaching and Education: Support sexual health education initiatives; participate in community visits.
  • Research & Writing: Conduct research on topics related to sexual health; assist staff members with grant writing.
  • Technology and Communication: Support the Media Team by helping to create content on sexual education and community outreach.
  • Administrative Support: Provide administrative support as needed. Responsibilities may include conducting internet-based research and preparing materials for team members. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Open to Juniors
  • Experience with Excel is required 
  • A strong interest in public health service delivery
  • Excellent organizational, research and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility, patience, and a willingness to help out where needed
  • Initiative and a willingness to learn
  • Fluency in Tagalog is helpful but not required
  • Preference for students applying outside of their place of residency (e.g., U.S. citizens outside of their home area, and internat’l students outside of their home country)

JAPAN

Asian Rural Institute

(Tochigi, Nasushiobara, Japan) Confirmed for Summer 2023

Founded in 1973, The Asian Rural Institute (ARI) is an international training center set on a 6-hectare farm located 150km North of Tokyo, Japan. Its mission is to build an environmentally healthy, just, and peaceful world, in which each person can live to his or her fullest potential. At ARI, rural leaders from developing countries in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific are invited to participate in a nine-month Rural Leaders Training Program that teaches sustainable, organic agriculture techniques, community development, and servant leadership. The curriculum is community-based and hands-on learning is emphasized in all areas. Each year there are about 25-30 participants in the program from 14-16 different countries. English is used as the common language. Christian in inspiration and practice, Asian Rural Institute welcomes people of all faiths, races, classes, and professions to learn and work together.  

Job Title: Agricultural and Operations Intern
Placements available: 2
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: In person

Job Description: The Agricultural and Operations Interns are an integral part of the Asian Rural Institute community. Working alongside our participants, volunteers, and staff, they serve in a support role to the training program. They live simply and work humbly and grow as individuals in the unique multicultural environment that is Asian Rural Institute. Interns must be ready for challenges and physically demanding work. Each intern will be assigned to a section on the farm, in FEAST (food education and sustainable table), with student engagement, or in one of the office sections such as Ecumenical Relations or Community Life. On a typical day at ARI community members start the day at 6:30 am, clean and perform farm work. Interns live on site; room and board expenses are covered by Wellesley Career Education. Skills that you will learn and/or expand upon may include:

  • Teamwork/Collaboration: Work with others on a variety of assignments and projects in different areas of the institute (on the farm, in the kitchen, in the office, etc.).
  • Intercultural Fluency: Engage and work with people from all over the world, including ARI staff, program participants, long-term and short-term volunteers, and other interns. Learn from international colleagues and expand your knowledge and understanding of other cultures. 
  • Teaching: Other community members may want assistance with their spoken or written English. Opportunities may be available for you to share your own skills or interests.  
  • Reflection: Engage in discussions on daily life, the community, the world, your learning, and yourself.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to Sophomores and Juniors
  • Knowledge of Japanese is not required for the internship, but may be helpful for off-site travel. 
  • Candidates may be contacted for Skype interviews with the Ecumenical Director and other staff. 
  • Growth mindset—Ability to welcome new challenges, such as living and working simply, living within a vast diversity of cultures, ideas, and mentalities, and maintaining an attitude of sharing and service to others. 
  • Comfort with spirituality is essential, as inclusive religious reflection, prayer and worship occur regularly in ARI community life. 
  • Academic interests should include one or more of the following: sustainable agriculture, environmental studies, international relations, Japanese language and culture, social justice issues, religious studies, and/or women’s studies.
  • Preference for students applying outside of their place of residency (e.g., U.S. citizens outside of their home area, and internat’l students outside of their home country)

BUSINESS (ASIA)

Internships in financial organizations.

 

China Market Research Group

(Shanghai, China) Confirmed for Summer 2023

The China Market Research Group (CMR) is a strategic market intelligence and strategy firm headquartered in Shanghai, China. CMR helps companies build their business in China by identifying and assessing growth opportunities, and developing clear action plans for improving performance and achieving market beating growth through development of superior business models, processes, products, and services. CMR has long-standing internship collaborations with Wellesley College, Harvard University, Princeton University, and Columbia University each year. 

CMR clients hail from a variety of industries and range from Fortune 500 companies, to small to medium enterprises (SMEs), to hedge funds and private equity firms. CMR offers expertise in numerous sectors, including fast-moving consumer goods, consumer electronics, retail, health and beauty care, travel and leisure, financial services, chemicals and auto. Analysts on the ground in China conduct research to help companies determine: Market Entry Strategy, Competitor Analysis, Consumer Insights, Target Account Profiling, Venture Capital/Private Equity Due Diligence, and Hedge Funds/Stock Analysis.

Job Title: Summer Analyst Intern
Placements available: 1
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: In person preferred (if global health conditions allow)

Job Description: The Summer Analyst assumes meaningful responsibility on client projects and is an important part of the project. The Summer Analyst will learn how to conduct research and analyze data in many different sectors in China (e.g., fashion, cosmetics, chemicals, luxury, hedge funds, etc.) and will get a good understanding of business trends in China. Mentorship is a hallmark of CMR and the training provided to summer analysts helps prepare them for any career path. Skills that you will learn and/or expand upon may include: 

  • Research and Analysis: Gather data from one-on-one interviews, surveys, focus groups, and telephone interviews. Work directly with CMR senior management to analyze data to develop strategic recommendations for clients.
  • Administrative:  Provide administrative support for CMR team members.
  • Language and Intercultural Fluency: Learn about the business and economic environment of China. Daily usage of Mandarin in both speaking and written contexts. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Open to Sophomores and Juniors
  • Preference for those with Chinese passports and/or visas, though students of all citizenships are welcome to apply. 
  • Strong oral skills in Mandarin; written Mandarin skills are ideal
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently, but also collaboratively with team members in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Interest in pursuing a strategy consulting career 

REQUIRED Supplemental Application Materials:
This placement requires that candidates submit a writing sample, which should be uploaded to the online application. Candidates may a) write their cover letter in the target language (no separate writing sample required) -- OR -- b) write their cover letter in English, and submit a writing sample (maximum 3 pages) in the target language. The writing sample may be an excerpt from a class assignment or an example of other relevant work. Whenever possible, we recommend that the content of the writing sample directly relate to the internship opportunity with regard to the organization’s mission or industry.

RECENT GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP INTERNS

2022

  • Alexandra Brooks '23, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco (In-person)
  • Bella Jung '24, Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust, Vieques, Puerto Rico, USA (Remote)
  • Dhanya Srikanth '24, Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai, India (Remote)
  • Hunter Dodrill '23, The Museum of Everyday Life, Isafjörður, Iceland (In-person)
  • Janeva Dimen '23, Roots of Health, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines (In-person)
  • Jess Yao '24, China Market Research, Shanghai, China (Remote)
  • Julz Vargas '24, The Museum of Everyday Life, Isafjörður, Iceland (In-person)
  • Kazu Shimada '23, Fondation Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech, Morocco (In-person)
  • Leslie Blas '24, Fundación Poder Ciudadano, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Remote)
  • Lidewij Florusbosch '24, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco (In-person)
  • Maria del Granado '24, Fundación Poder Ciudadano, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Remote)
  • Natalie Harris '23, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco (In-person)
  • Parker Phillips '24, Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust, Vieques, Puerto Rico, USA (Remote)
  • Rhea Murdeshwar '23, Fondation Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech, Morocco (In-person)
  • Sachi Kaneshiro '23, Roots of Health, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines (In-person)
  • Tarishi Gupta '24, Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai, India (Remote)

2021

  • Ashley Jang, ‘22, Roots of Health , Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
  • Karyn Padilla, Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), San José, Costa Rica
  • Patrizia Troccoli Dragonetti, ‘22, Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), San José, Costa Rica
  • Alexandra Hussey, ‘23, Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust, Vieques, Puerto Rico, USA
  • Anna Calderon, ‘23, Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust, Vieques, Puerto Rico, USA
  • Charity Daramola, ‘22, Aga Khan Education Services, Kampala, Uganda
  • Jordan Bates, ‘22, Aga Khan Education Services, Kampala, Uganda
  • Junhee Kim, ‘24, Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai, India
  • Maria Torres, ‘23, Fundación Poder Ciudadano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Alexandra DeWeese, ‘22, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco
  • Anne Jiang, ‘23, Fondation Jardin Majorelle (Yves Saint Laurent), Marrakech, Morocco
  • Ashton Craycraft, ‘23, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco
  • Imane Outolla, ‘23, Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan studies (TALIM), Tangier, Morocco
  • Mariama Seydi, ‘23, Fondation Jardin Majorelle (Yves Saint Laurent), Marrakech, Morocco
  • Melina Rowin, ‘23, Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan studies (TALIM), Tangier, Morocco
  • Savannah Roth, ‘22, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco

2020

  • Campbell Lund, ’23, The Exploratory with STEMKit, Nsawam, Ghana
  • Dominique Mickiewicz, ’22, Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan studies (TALIM), Tangier, Morocco
  • Emily Zhai, ’21, Roots of Health, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
  • Jada Allison, ’22, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco
  • Jane Kinsella, ’22, Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan studies (TALIM), Tangier, Morocco
  • Julianna Kenny, ’22, Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust, Vieques, Puerto Rico, USA
  • Leilani Aguila, ’21, Aga Khan Education Services, Kampala, Uganda
  • Nayanika Das, ’21, The Exploratory with STEMKit, Nsawam, Ghana
  • Olivia Hatten, ’21, Aga Khan Education Services, Kampala, Uganda
  • Renee Chen, ’21, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco
  • Sarah Most, ’22, Fundación Poder Ciudadano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Sophie Lemmerman, ’22, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco
  • Victoria Moura, ’22, Fundación Poder Ciudadano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2019

  • Aiyana Smith, ’21, Aga Khan Education Services, Kampala, Uganda
  • Amelia Forman, ’21, Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), San José, Costa Rica
  • Anna Morgan, ’21, Fondation Jardin Majorelle (Yves Saint Laurent), Marrakech, Morocco
  • Cierra Clark, ’20, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco
  • Daniela Castro Perez, ’21, Operation ASHA, New Delhi, India
  • Devanshi Gupta, ’21, Roots of Health, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
  • Dominiki Kurz, ’20, Roots of Health, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
  • Emily Prechtl, ’20, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco
  • Emma Miller, ’20, The Exploratory with STEMKit, Nsawam, Ghana
  • Evelyn Vivar, ’20, Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust, Vieques, Puerto Rico, USA
  • Genevieve (Gen) Brittingham, '21, Fundación Poder Ciudadano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Grace Olson, ’21, Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan studies (TALIM), Tangier, Morocco
  • Haruka Ueda, ’20, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco
  • Jennifer Duan, ’21, Operation ASHA, New Delhi, India
  • Jessie Huang, ’21, Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai, India
  • Angelina Zhang, ’22, The Exploratory with STEMKit, Nsawam, Ghana
  • Vita Solorio-Fielder, ’21, Fundación Poder Ciudadano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Julia Sokolowska, ’22, Aga Khan Education Services, Kampala, Uganda
  • Laïssa Alexis, ’20, Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan studies (TALIM), Tangier, Morocco
  • ika Thakkar, ’21, Fondation Jardin Majorelle (Yves Saint Laurent), Marrakech, Morocco
  • Paloma Quiroga, ’21, Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust, Vieques, Puerto Rico, USA
  • Rachel Berets, ’21, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco
  • Sophia Ashebir, ’21, Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai, India
  • Sydney Kuo, ’20, Roots of Health, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

2018

  • Kristen Adams ’20, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco
  • Aliza Amin ’20, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco
  • Denisse Becerra ’19, United Nations Development Program, San José, Costa Rica
  • Emma Burke ’20, Aga Khan Educational Services, Kampala, Uganda
  • Francesca Dong ‘19, billionBricks, Mumbai, India
  • Clare Doyle ’20, Poder Ciudadano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Marika Dy ’20, Operation ASHA, New Delhi, India
  • Gabby Jerz ’19, Instituto de Presquisas da Biodiversidade, Iporanga, Brazil
  • Elizabeth Lambert ’20, Baan Dada, Sangkhlaburi, Thailand
  • Gabriella Liu ’19, ORT SA CAPE, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Zulia Martinez ’20, Cultural Institute of Puerto Rico, The Fontin Conde de Mirasol Museum, Vieques, Puerto Rico
  • Kimberly Min ’19, Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai, India
  • Luci Navas-Sharry ’19, Poder Ciudadano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Tine Oginga ’20, Aga Khan Educational Services, Kampala, Uganda
  • Sofia Ramirez ’20, Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai, India
  • Melanie Rumbel ’20, Operation ASHA, New Delhi, India
  • Sara Shin ’19, ORT SA CAPE, Cape Town, South Africa

2017

  • Aida L. A. Abou-Zamzam ‘19, Operation ASHA, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Malak Alsayyad ‘19, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco
  • Alexandra Beem ‘18, Roots of Health, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines; The Partnership for Health in Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Zoe W. Borghard ‘18, The Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust, Vieques, Puerto Rico
  • Adeline H. Du Crest ‘19, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, Rabat, Morocco
  • Caroline R. George ‘19, Operation ASHA, New Delhi, India
  • Darlene Harsono ‘19, Sisters of the Holy Cross Convent, Mungod, India
  • Daniela Kreimerman-Arroyo ‘19, Fundación Poder Ciudadano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Emma M. Magee ‘19, Asociación de Parálisis Cerebral y Otras Afecciones Similares (ACPACYS), Córdoba, Spain
  • Zoe A. Matticks '18, Roots of Health, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines; The Partnership for Health in Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Monica M. Naranjo DS‘18, Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Bridget A. Peak ‘19, Parinaam Foundation, Bengaluru, India
  • Silvia E. Pera ‘18, E!State Liberis, Italy
  • Lianet Rosado ‘19, Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai, India
  • Laura C. Scanlon ‘19, Aga Khan Educational Services (AKES), Mumbai, India
  • Janjan Sun ‘19, The Henry Jackson Society, London, England
  • Amelia Tam ‘18, Fundación Poder Ciudadano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Madeline C. Taylor, Stiftung Frauenkirche Dresden, Germany
  • Hema Venkata ‘19, Operation ASHA, New Delhi, India
  • Lucy A. Wanzer ‘19, The Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust, Vieques, Puerto Rico
  • Liah L. Watt ‘19, The School of St. Jude, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Naomi L. Whitney-Hirschmann ‘19, Entwicklungspolitisches Netzwerk, Dresden, Germany
  • Rebecca A. Winterich-Knox ‘18, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

2016

  • Erica B. Chalmers ’18, Aga Khan Educational Services, Mumbai, India
  • Olivia B. Duggan ’17, Sisters of the Holy Cross Convent, Mundgod, India
  • Kanupriya Gupta ’18, Operation ASHA, New Delhi, India
  • Silpa Karipineni ’18, Operation ASHA, New Delhi, India
  • Amanda S. Lee ’17, Sisters of the Holy Cross Convent, Mundgod, India
  • Maureen J. McCord ’18, Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai, India
  • Grace R. Ming ’18, Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai, India
  • Karen Moorthi ’18, Parinaam Foundation, Bengaluru, India
  • Jessica A. Santero ’17, Sisters of the Holy Cross Convent, Mundgod, India
  • Ivonne L. Marmolejo ’17, United Nations Development Program, San José, Costa Rica
  • Nathalie Cortes ’17, Poder Ciudadano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jocelyn M. Santiago ’17, El Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Madeline M. Cahillane ’18, Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust (Wintersession), Vieques, Puerto Rico
  • Sofía C. Diaz de Villegas ’17, Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust, Vieques, Puerto Rico
  • Kara M. Banson ’17, Roots of Health, Puerto Princesa, Philippines