Internship Program

Turn your internship with IDG into a transformative journey towards global impact.

Are you interested in gaining hands-on experience in international development? Join our paid internship program to get an insider’s view of our various programs. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and insights into the complexities of international development from a contracting perspective. You will have the chance to build professional networks within the industry, collaborate with experienced professionals, and connect with peers who share your interests.

Our internship program emphasizes the application of research and analytical skills to real-world projects. You will have the opportunity to develop and refine these skills while contributing to our mission. Whether you’re considering a future in international development or are simply curious about government contracting, our program offers an ideal opportunity to explore your interests and gain practical experience.

Pick the Right Program For You:

  • Project Operations and Business Development: Provide support to both project operations and new business, such as, but not limited to proposal development, program logistics, research, and knowledge management.
  • Recruitment: Provide support for new business development through project recruitment. Support may include, but is not limited to, attending meetings, updating documents and candidate information in applicant tracking system, and conducting candidate research for bids and capture planning. Support will be for ongoing development projects in the areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, South Asia, and Latin America.
  • Human Resources: Work alongside the Human Resources department and provide support by updating internal databases, preparing HR-related reports, responding to staff-inquiries regarding policies and benefits, and gather payroll data.
  • Corporate Communications: Work with the Communications Manager and be a part of integral part of the Corporate Service department. This will conduct market research and provide support to administrative tasks, corporate website, social media, and events. 
  • Contracts: The Contracts intern will assist the Corporate Services department with organizing and administering federal award processes, including aiding in current project implementation. They will also help create written and visual content for IDG’s contract process improvement initiatives and handle other administrative award management duties.  


  • Students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field of study for their desired program.
  • Minimum of 1 relevant internship experience is highly preferred.
  • Organization, attention to detail, consistency, self-starter, and consistency.
  • Strong writing, analytical, reporting, and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in additional languages is preferred.

Important Dates:

  • 2024 Summer Internship (Term: June to August)
    • Application Open: January 1, 2024
    • Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
  • 2024 Fall Internship (Term: September to December)
    • Application Opens: June 3, 2024
    • Application Deadline: July 15, 2024
  • 2025 Spring Internship (Term: January to May)
    • Application Opens: September 2, 2024
    • Application Deadline: November 15, 2024

Apply Here!