The Center for Global Peace through Commerce seeks to support Dominican University students who are interested in pursuing internships in areas relating to the Center’s mission. Our internship program is designed to support students throughout the process of locating, applying for, and completing internships in the areas of local and international economic development, corporate social responsibility, human rights, anti-poverty, and other areas at the intersection of global business and social justice. Students interested in pursuing internships in these areas are encouraged to contact Center Co-Director Kathleen Odell ( for more information.

Support available through the program could include suggestions for internships compatible with students’ interests, assistance with completing the application process (editing application essays, writing reference letters, etc.), and financial assistance of various kinds. The support we provide will vary depending on the individual student and his/her interests and needs.

Below are links to several internship opportunities that would be appropriate for the Center’s program. For additional internship opportunities, contact Dominican’s Office of Career Development.

Local Opportunities:

Foresight Design
Since 2003, Foresight Design Initiative has been consulting individuals and organizations on sustainable development in Chicago, in Illinois, and beyond. Each season Foresight provides one to three individuals with the opportunity for hands-on experience in the sustainability sector. Interns are a valued part of the Foresight team, seen as capable of making significant contributions to programs and operational capacity. All internships are unpaid. Participants are compensated through the experience, knowledge, and connections made available while working. If the internship is productive and positive, Foresight will happily serve as a reference for future job opportunities.

Citizen Bridges International
Citizen Bridges International is a nonprofit that designs and implements international training and professional development programs that promote social justice, economic development and citizen engagement in emerging democracies. Programs focus on themes including advocacy, women's empowerment, good governance, legal reform, workforce development, capacity building, entrepreneurship and many others. They accept internship applications on an ongoing basis.

Chicago Council on Global Affairs
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs offers undergraduate juniors and seniors as well as graduate students the chance to learn about our organization and participate in a variety of duties associated with ongoing projects through internships. While intern responsibilities vary by department, tasks may include researching prospective speakers, donors, studies, and corporate members, writing communications, assisting in the development of marketing/program materials, audience and outreach development, administrative duties (filing, faxing, data entry, preparing mailings, assembling program/meeting materials), assisting at Council events, and other projects as assigned.

Opportunity International
Opportunity International is looking for extraordinary college students or recent graduates who would like to serve as Research Associate Interns or PR/Marketing Interns. Interns will have the opportunity to contribute to and gain valuable hands-on experience in a dynamic and rapidly expanding international development organization. Summer internships require a minimum of 300 hours over 12 weeks and fall/spring semester internships require 16 hours per week. All internships are unpaid.


The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy’s GLOBE Internship Program is now accepting applications. All positions are posted on Applicants must complete an online application, then submit their resume and cover letter to the position of their choice.

The Carter Center
For more than 20 years, the Carter Center Internship Program has provided more than 2,500 interns with a rewarding complement to classroom experience. Carter Center interns come from around the world and make vital contributions to the Center's work. In turn, the Center provides a substantive learning experience that serves as a basis for interns to explore their career options and to attain professional skills. The goal of the Internship Program is to develop an informed and skilled work force committed to advancing peace and health worldwide.

International / Travel-Based Opportunities

Grameen Foundation
A Grameen Foundation internship provides a unique opportunity to learn more about our work while strengthening our ability to carry out our mission to help the poor -- and the poorest -- create a world without poverty.

Additional Internship Opportunities: