Chemonics interns gain international experience in project management, new business development, technical skills development, and government contracting while building leadership skills and professional networks.
Working as an Intern at Chemonics
The internship program provides the following skills and experience necessary to compete for Chemonics’ entry-level associate positions:
Project management, communications, operations, leadership, new business, and/or other administrative and technical skills development in one of our regional business units or support divisions.
Exposure to USAID contracting and compliance.
Exposure to Chemonics systems and processes.
Understanding of Chemonics’ technical capacity through exposure to our 12 technical practices. Practices enable us to build and share technical knowledge and resources across regions
Professional development opportunities through on-the-job training and learning sessions.
Chemonics Internship Program Qualifications
The internship program is open to current graduate and undergraduate students interested in a 10-week paid summer internship. Qualifications include:
- Rising junior, senior, or graduate student (Note: Students must be enrolled and taking courses after the internship ends)
- In good academic standing
- Valid work authorization
- Demonstrated interest in international development
- Demonstrated leadership, integrity, and versatility
- Foreign language skills preferred
Applying to Intern Positions
Chemonics' Internship Program will run from June to mid-August 2017. We will begin accepting applications on a rolling basis in mid-February 2017. To apply to be an intern at Chemonics, please visit the Chemonics Career Center
at that time and apply directly to internship positions that fit your skill set and area(s) of interest.
Reflections from our Interns
"Interning at Chemonics has been an incredible opportunity! In addition to the hands-on experience, it has been a pleasure working with truly committed development professionals. I leave Chemonics feeling more prepared than ever to enter the development field."
- Marcela de Campos, Gender Equality & Social Inclusion Practice Intern
"My summer at Chemonics was both rewarding and challenging. I dove headfirst into a company that refuses to pigeonhole the talent it attracts. Furthermore, the Chemonics Internship program ensures that its interns are never lacking in opportunities to grow professionally and personally with a supportive mentor structure!"
- Bwalya Mwaba, Global Operations & Improvement Department Intern
"From the day I began until now, I have had the opportunity to engage in fulfilling and challenging work, learn from some of the most intelligent and driven people, serve on two incredible teams with different but important missions allowing me to learn even more about the company and this industry than I had imagined."
- Arielle Berghammer-Ziegler, Afghanistan Region Intern