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Fletcher launches remarkable careers across sectors: private, public, non-profit, and international organizations.  The Office of Career Services is available to help students, alumni and employers find the right fit for success.

Career internship public and private stats
Careers internship statistics
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Public 23.6% 22.5% 20.5% 21.8% 21.7% 25.0% 31.9%
Private 24.7% 22.5% 26.1% 23.6% 23.9% 22.1% 13.9%
Non-Profit 35.7% 39.1% 39.8% 42.4% 45.5% 37.9% 39.2%
Int'l Organizations 15.9% 16.0% 13.7% 12.1% 10.9% 15.0% 15.1%

Fletcher students completed a total of 166 internships in 49 different countries during the Summer of 2018. Students found their internship opportunities through a variety of sources including organizations invited by the OCS to recruit interns, Fletcher CORE (OCS' online job and internship search database) as well as through formal and informal networking opportunities. Fletcher's alumni continue to be an invaluable source and resource for internships. In addition to the students who did internships, several students spent their summer engaged in language studies and pursuing summer course work both at Fletcher and at other universities.

Summer 2018 Internships by Sector

Public Sector
Organization City State Country
Foreign Government
Ministry of Education and Higher Education Beirut   Lebanon
US Government
Defense Innovation Board Arlington VA United States
Defense Technology Security Administration Alexandria VA United States
National Defense University Washington DC United States
Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute Carlisle PA United States
RTI International Nairobi   Kenya
US Army War College Washington DC United States
US Department of Commerce Algiers   Algeria
US Department of Defense Washington DC United States
US Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship & Immigration Services Fort Lauderdale FL United States
US Department of State Multiple Countries
US Department of State, Various Departments Washington DC United States
US Department of the Treasury Washington DC United States
US Mission to the EU, Foreign Commercial Service Brussels   Belgium
US Naval War College Newport RI United States
US Navy Boston MA United States
US Overseas Private Investment Corporation Washington DC United States
US State/Local Government
Army War College Carlisle PA United States
City of Cambridge Community Development Department Cambridge MA United States
Massachusetts Executive Office of Technology Services and Security Boston MA United States
Office of Massachusetts State Representative Jonathan Hecht Boston MA United States
Rappaport Institute Boston MA United States
Private Sector
Organization City State Country
CMPartners Cambridge MA United States 
Eurasia Group New York & Boston NY United States 
FDI Analytics Cambridge MA United States 
GreenMax Capital Advisors New York NY United States 
Network Science Initiative Washington DC United States
Consumer Goods/Services
Adelante Shoe Company Pastores   Guatemala 
Anheuser-Busch InBev New York City NY United States 
JetBlue New York NY United States 
Scholastic New York NY United States 
The Tap Room Johannesburg   South Africa
ACT Commodities New York NY United States
MFS Investment Managment Boston MA United States 
Standard Chartered Bank Houston TX United States 
State Street Global Advisors Stamford CT United States 
Wave Equity Partners LLC Boston MA United States 
qsupport Provo UT United States
BitSystems Development Boston MA United States 
Oracle Dyn Manchester NH United States 
Egyptian American Enterprise Fund New York NY United States 
Greentown Labs Somerville MA United States 
John Snow, Inc Lusaka   Zambia
Oltre Venture Milan   Italy
Non-Profit Sector
Organization City State Country
DONA International Boston MA United States
The Asia Foundation Yangon   Myanmar
United Nations Foundation New York NY United States
Impact Investing, Inclusive Business & Social Enterprise
Ashoka: Innovators for the Public Arlington VA United States
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network Yangon   Myanmar
Future State Bangalore   India
MEST Africa Lagos   Nigeria
Research/Think Tank
Atlantic Council Washington DC United States
Brookings Institution Washington DC United States
Caribbean Institute of Human Rights San Juan PR United States
Carnegie Middle East Center Beirut   Lebanon
Center for Advanced Defense Studies Washington DC United States
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Washington DC United States
Council on Foreign Relations New York NY United States
EastWest Institute New York NY United States
Fund For Peace Washington DC United States
Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies Tbilisi   Georgia
Institute for Democracy and Mediation Tirana   Albania
International Center for Religion and Diplomacy Washington DC United States
International Institute for Counter-Terrorism Herzliyya   Israel
New Europe Center Kyiv   Ukraine
Stimson Center Washington DC United States
The Tripoli Project Beirut   Lebanon
Social/Charitable Organization
Advocacy Project Kathmandu   Nepal
Bread and Water for Africa Alexandria VA United States
CARE Washington DC United States
CDP New York NY United States
Feedback Labs Washington DC United States
Hands of Mothers Kigali   Rwanda
International Rescue Committee Washington DC United States
Mercy Corps Beirut   Lebanon
Namati Washington DC United States
Only Through US San Francisco CA United States
Population Reference Bureau Washington DC United States
Search For Common Ground Multiple Countries
Solidarity Center Bogota   Colombia
Sustainable Energy For All Washington DC United States
Teach For india New Delhi   India
The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Yerevan   Armenia
The Chain Collaborative Cuenca   Ecuador
Women Without Borders Vienna   Austria
International Economic Alliance Cambridge MA United States
Refugee4Refugees Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez PR United States
Accountability Counsel Washington DC United States
ACDI/VOCA Dhaka   Bangladesh
C-Watch New York NY United States
EarthRights International Washington DC United States
Global Network Initiative Washington DC United States
Independent Diplomat New York NY United States
Maine International Trade Center Portland ME United States
March Lebanon Tripoli   Lebanon
Save the Children Addis Ababa   Ethiopia
UMAM Documentation & Research Beirut   Lebanon
Yabal Handicrafts Quetzaltenango   Guatemala
International Organizations Sector
Organization City State Country
Asian Development Bank Bangkok   Thailand
International Finance Corporation Washington DC United States
International Organization for Migration San Jose   Costa Rica
International Solar Alliance Washington DC United States
NATO Defense College Rome   Italy
OAS, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Washington DC United States
Special Tribunal for Lebanon The Hague   The Netherlands
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Multiple Countries
United Nations Headquarters, Various Departments New York NY United States
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Multiple Countries
United Nations, Various Departments Multiple Countries
World Bank Washington DC United States
World Wind Energy Association Bonn   Germany