IEDC Internship Opportunities

International Economic Development Council

IEDC offers an extensive internship program for graduate and undergraduate students for summer, fall and spring semesters. Our internships are organized into four different categories: economic development technical, public policy, member services, and communications/marketing. At IEDC, we are committed to offering students a meaningful professional experience. Interns work alongside IEDC staff in providing significant research support for a variety of projects. Interns have the opportunity to learn about economic development through interactions with experts, board members and staff during brown bag lunches and other events.

Internship Details

IEDC Summer internships are full-time positions and require a minimum commitment of ten weeks. Fall and spring internship positions can be either full or part time, with a minimum of 20 hours per week. There is a limited number of paid positions for graduate students. Recent graduates and doctoral students are considered as well. Academic credit can be arranged and must be set up by the student. All internships take place in Washington, DC. 

Application Deadlines

Spring Internship opportunities are still available and applications are currently being accepted

Summer Internships: February 15 

Fall Internships: July 15 

How to Apply

Intern applicants should take note that while our name may make us seem like an international aid organization, we are not. Instead, we are a trade association with members primarily located in North America. The 'I' in IEDC is aspirational as we grow both our international membership and our body of research in internationally focused economic development themes, such as FDI attraction and export promotion.

Before you apply, take a moment to learn more about IEDC and our programs. If you feel that IEDC is a good fit for your professional goals, please email the following application package to intern@iedconline.org


• 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.

For more information on IEDC's internship program, visit: http://www.iedconline.org/web-pages/professional-development/internships/


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December 12, 2016
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