Summer Internships

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.

Pie chart of summer internships by sector
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Public 20.5% 20.5% 21.7% 25.0% 31.9% 30.1% 16.0%
Private 26.1% 23.6% 23.9% 22.1% 13.9% 16.0% 20.8%
Non-Profit 39.8% 42.4% 45.5% 37.9% 39.2% 41.1% 50.9%
Int'l Organizations 13.7% 12.1% 10.9% 15.0% 15.1% 12.9% 12.3%

Fletcher students completed a total of 106 internships in 22 different countries during the Summer of 2020. Students found their internship opportunities through a variety of sources including organizations invited by the OCS to recruit interns, Fletcher CORE (OCS's 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 2020 Internships by Sector

  • Organization City State Country
    Foreign Government
    Central Bank of Armenia (Remote) (Remote) (Remote)
    Guodong Telecommunication Group Nanchang Jiangxi China
    Mexican Embassy to the United States Washington DC United States
    US Government
    Department of the Treasury Washington DC United States
    US Army War College Carlisle
    United States
    US State Department Washington
    Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi
    United States
    USAID Washington DC United States
    US State/Local Government
    Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu's Office Boston MA United States
    Boston City Council Boston MA United States
    Katherine Walsh for NY State Assembly Brooklyn (Remote) NY United States
    Massachusetts State Government Boston MA United States
    New York City Cyber Command New York City NY United States
    Texas State Senate Austin TX United States
  • Organization City State Country
    Greentown Labs Somerville MA United States 
    Santander Bank Boston MA United States 
    TCW Group Los Angeles CA United States 
    Mining Industry
    Centerra Gold (Remote) (Remote) (Remote)
    DAI Bethesda
    United States
    DAI Global Bethesda MD United States
    FutureMap Medford MA United States
    Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore
    Indian National Congress Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India
    Longview Global Advisors Boston MA United States
    Masawa Fund (Remote) (Remote) United States
    Mercato Metropolitano Somerville
    United States
    Promethos Capital Boston MA United States
    Sustainable Agriculture for All (Remote) (Remote) (Remote)
    Tractus Shanghai Shanghai China
    Verno Capital Moscow Moscow Russia
    WPA, Inc. Cambridge MA United States
  • Organization City State Country
    Conflict Resolution
    Search for Common Ground Washington DC United States
    Contracting Partner
    Strategic Capacity Group (remote internship) Medford MA United States
    Resilient Communities Tameslouht (Remote) Marrakesh-Safi Morocco
    Environmental impact and global disclosure system
    CDP New York City (Remote) NY United States
    Impact Investing, Inclusive Business & Social Enterprise
    eGovernments Foundation New Delhi Delhi India
    GreenLight Fund Boston MA United States
    Labor Rights Strategy Hub
    Global Labor Justice Washington DC United States
    Research/Think Tank
    Corruption, Justice, and Legitimacy Program Medford MA United States
    Danish Refugee Council Dakar West Africa Senegal
    International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School Pittsburgh PA United States
    New America Washington DC United States
    New Markets Lab Washington DC United States
    Social/Charitable Organization
    Search for Common Ground (Remote) (Remote) (Remote)
    Advocacy Project Somerville (Remote) MA United States
    Asia Foundation Seoul N/A South Korea
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs New York NY United States
    Catholic Relief Services Atlanta GA United States
    Child Welfare League of America Washington DC United States
    Climate Policy Lab      
    Clinton Global Initiative University 2020 Philadelphia PA United States
    Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (Remote) (Remote) (Remote)
    COVID-19 Today Seattle WA United States
    EconoFact Medford MA United States
    Forum for Development, Culture, and Dialogue Beirut Beirut Lebanon
    Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen Aachen NRW Germany
    Fund for Peace Remote Remote United States
    Global Labor Justice (Remote) (Remote) (Remote)
    Global Policy Insights (Remote) (Remote) (Remote)
    Gorkha Foundation Vancouver WA United States
    Hudson Institute Washington DC United States
    Institute for Global Maritime Studies New Bedford MA United States
    Institute for the Study of War Washington DC United States
    International Crisis Group Washington DC United States
    Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall Los Angeles CA United States
    MEBAR Bissau Bissau Guinea-Bissau
    MIT D Lab Cambridge MA United States
    Parichay Guwahati Assam India
    Peace First Somerville MA United States
    PeaceWorks Foundation/One Voice Movement New York NY United States
    Project N95 Duxbury
    United States
    United States
    Ranking Digital Rights (New America) Washington DC United States
    Refugees in Town (Remote) (Remote) (Remote)
    Save the Children Cambridge MA United States
    Search For Common Ground Washington DC United States
    The American Red Cross (Remote) (Remote) (Remote)
    The International Rescue Committee Silver Spring MD United States
    United Nations Association of Greater Boston  Boston  MA United States
    Upland Advisors Somerville (Remote) MA United States
    Vote Solar Oakland CA United States
    Women’s World Banking      
    World In Tohoku Arlington MA United States
  • Organization City State Country
    Better Work Geneva (Remote)   Switzerland
    Child Rights Center (UNICEF at Chanakya National Law University) Patna Bihar India
    International Organisation for Migration (IOM) - the UN Migration Agency Washington DC United States
    International Telecommunication Union Geneva (Remote) Canton of Geneva Swtizerland
    Legal Vice Presidency - World Bank Group (Remote) (Remote) (Remote)
    OSCE Pittsburgh PA United States
    UNESCAP Bankok Remote Thailand
    United Nations New York City NY United States
    Asian Development Bank Manila Manila Philippines
    UNESCAP Bangkok NA Thailand
    Convention Against Torture Initiative  Somerville  MA United States
    Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Santiago Santiago Metropolitan Region Chile
    Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre Lowell MA United States
    Search for Common Ground Washington DC United States