15 July 2019.


Washington, D.C. , USA.

(Partially Funded)


International Economic Development Council (IEDC) internships

IEDC offers an extensive internship program for graduate and undergraduate students for fall semester. The internships are organized into four different categories: economic development technical, public policy, member services, and communications/marketing.

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IEDC works to help economic developers do their jobs more effectively, and to raise the profile of the profession. If they succeed, their members create more high-quality jobs, develop more vibrant communities, and generally improve the quality of life in their regions. To that end,IEDC provides information on trends and best practices, networking opportunities, professional development courses and numerous other services.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Economic Development Technical internships
  • Communications/Marketing internships
  • Member Services internships
  • Public Policy Internships

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

Fall internship positions can be either full or part time, with a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • There is a limited number of paid positions for graduate students. Recent graduates and doctoral students are considered as well.
  • For Economic Development Technical internships applicants should have:

– Excellent writing and organizational skills.
– 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.
– Flexibility and desire to work on varying projects.

  • For Communications/Marketing internships: They are available to undergraduate students studying marketing, communications, journalism, or program management.
  • For Member Services internships: They are available to 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.
  • For Public Policy Internships: They are available to students interested in government affairs, politics, and public policy programs and they should have:

– Excellent writing and analytical abilities.
– Familiarity with research and reporting methods.
– Ability to effectively communicate through a variety of channels and with multiple audiences.
– Knowledge and interests in U.S. government, both Congress and the federal government.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • There is a limited number of paid positions for graduate students. IEDC does not reimburse interns for travel and/or relocation costs.

How to Apply

First Step: The applicant should provide the following documents:

  • One-page cover letter stating interest and availability. (Clearly state the internship you are applying for).
  • Detailed resume.
  • Brief writing sample, no longer than 6-pages. This can be an academic paper from a school project or other writing piece regarding relevant development issues. It is not required that the paper is related to economic development.
  • Recommendation letters and transcripts are optional.

Second Step: Applicants should email the application to

Note: Interns interested in a public policy internship with IEDC should first apply to The Washington Center via their website. After acceptance to their program, interns should indicate their interest in interning with IEDC through TWC or by contacting IEDC directly.

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This Scholarship Published by:
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