GlobalWorks Internships: NGO + Non-Profit

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start:
Location: Africa, Senegal, Americas, Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Asia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, Europe, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, England, Oceania, Australia
GPA: 2.75
Program Overview

The GlobalWorks International Internship Program, administered by the UO Global Studies Institute (GSI), offers internship opportunities in a wide variety of industry sectors in locations around the world. Internships opportunities are highly customizable and we guarantee placement in your preferred sector and location. Students earn UO credits as well as life-changing work experience in a different culture.

The GlobalWorks NGO & Non-Profit Internships provide a variety of professional opportunities to learn essential skills in non-governmental and nonprofit sectors. Subject areas are varied and can include issues such as women's rights, immigration, labor rights, environmental conservation, and more. Internship duties may include tasks such as developing newsletters, writing blogs, developing new programs, organizing events, fundraising, giving presentations, lobbying key stakeholders, and more!

For more information and application instructions please visit the GlobalWorks website.

Please email to discuss your options. 

Student Story

Hannah Guth
Communications/Marketing Specialist at a Non-Profit Mental Health Support Provider
Manchester, UK

"At the start of this, my main career goal was to work for a nonprofit and coordinate fundraising events, but now I am more open to other job titles in the communication/public relations/social media field. This whole experience has taught me that I need to learn more about the field that I am wanting to go into.

Overall, the whole experience was rewarding, but at the beginning there were definitely some challenges. Parts that I found to be difficult at the start were things like grocery shopping, laundry and being away from friends and family for that long. I am a fairly independent person as it is, so things like going out to eat or exploring the city by myself weren’t much of an issue. It was more that I have very few people to share those experiences with. Now looking back on it, I don’t think that I would’ve wanted it any other way; learning how to be okay with doing the smaller things by myself, I think has shaped me into a more mature person at the end of the trip."

Dates and Deadlines

Please go to this link for more info on application deadlines. 


Academic Details

Students earn up to 12 quarter credits through 2 required courses for their 8-week full time internships: 

Course #1: GlobalWorks International Internship (up to 8 credits, upper division): This course helps students connect their academic studies to practical applications. Students develop professional skills while gaining exposure to the dynamic culture and lifestyle in their host country. The internship credits may be able to count toward department or major/minor requirement.

Course #2: Intercultural Communication (4 credits, lower division, online): This course is designed to provide ongoing support to students doing internships abroad. Students will observe, explore and investigate the core cultural values in their host country during the internship, conduct comparison in the differences between their host and home country, and develop critical thinking skills and culture learning strategies. A weekly assignment for the online course includes: reading assignments, group discussions and a weekly journal. 

Due to the intense nature of interning, we don't recommend students enroll for any other classes during the internship period.

Course Equivalencies

UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Non-UO students: Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.