“There is no way I would have been able to intern abroad and in a place like the U.S. Mission to NATO without the help of the Hinckley Institute of Politics. My time at the University of Utah was greatly enriched thanks to the Hinckley.”
-Cody Rogers, Intern with the U.S. Mission to NATO, Spring 2011.
FALL 2013: May 31, 2013
Hinckley interns have endless opportunities to participate in global affairs. Some international internship positions available: Executive Assistant to a Member of European Parliament or Australia Parliament, Analyst for Citigroup in Beijing China, Project Manager for a business leadership training course in Santa Cruz, Bolivia and Communications Assistant for Mexico’s top lobbying firm. This is just a sample of the opportunities offered through the Hinckley Institute. See fact sheets for more information and all the internships available.
The Hinckley Institute of Politics seeks to send undergraduate students who have prior international and internship experience, competitive GPA and who demonstrate independence, maturity and responsibility.
Students should understand the costs associated with an international internship and budget accordingly. Here is an online calculator to help students budget the costs. Students should check the particular countries currency exchange rate to get a realistic view of costs.
Students may apply to receive an international cash award scholarship through the Hinckley Institute ranging from $500 to $5,000 to assist with tuition, travel, housing, and living expenses. To apply for an international scholarship, fill out and turn in the International Scholarship Application (located under "internship-specific scholarships.")
Students may also apply to receive a $2000 student fee study abroad scholarship through the University of Utah Study Abroad Office. Due dates vary per semester please contact the Study Abroad Office for more information.
Students are also eligible to apply for the Bill Rishel Loan which offers up to $2500 a year to undergraduate students. The Bill Rishel Loan is low interest and students don't begin paying back the loan until after graduation.
Gilman International Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and provides awards up to $5,000 to undergraduates who have been historically underrepresented in study abroad who demonstrate a financial need.
Students must register for Political Science 4903 during the semester of their internship..
Students are primarily responsible for finding their own housing (the intern host office may assist with this process).
Students must obtain a passport and visa to travel.
Junior or Senior status (students may intern one semester after graduation, but they must still register for credit)
Available to students of all majors
Mature, independent, culturally sensitive, and adventurous students
Students who have completed previous Hinckley internships in Washington, DC, the Utah Legislature or with local/state agencies
International and/or Study Abroad Experience
Peru, Belize, and El Salvadore: Help International
Belize, Belmopan: Belize Parliament and other NGOs
Bolivia, Sucre: Sach’a Solutions
Bolivia, Santa Cruz: Ascend, A Humanitarian Alliance
Brazil, Sao Paulo: Wizard, English Teaching Institute
Brazil, Sao Paulo: Azul Airlines
Columbia, Cali: Wizard, English Teaching Institute
Columbia, Peru, and Ecuador: Eagle Condor
Ecuador, Riobamba/Cuenca: Ascend, A Humanitarian Alliance
Mexico, Guadalajara: American Chamber of Commerce
Mexico, Mexico City: Government related intenrships in Mexico City
Mexico, Mexico City: Grupo Estrategia Politica, Top Lobbying Firm
Peru: Ascend Adventure Travel Peru
Belgium, Brussels: European Parliament
Belgium, Brussels: U.S. Mission to NATO
Belgium, Brussels: Obelis SA
Germany, Berlin: Think Tanks and NGOs
Germany, Berlin: German Parliament
Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Parliament
Spain, Madrid: U.S. Department of Commerce located iwth the U.S. Embassy
Switzerland, Geneva: Worldwide Organization for Women
Switzerland, Geneva: International Labour Organization
England, London: British Parliament
Tanzania, Uganda: Help International
Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Songea: Society of Daughters of Mary Immaculate, NGO Ethiopia, Addis Ababa: Ascend, A Humanitarian Alliance
Ghana, Accra: University of Utah Global Health Alliance
Kenya, Nairobi: University of Utah Global Health Alliance
India, Thailand, Fiji: HELP International
Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Beijing: Jembaton International
China, Beijing: Beijing Center for Policy Research
China, Hainan: Government and non profit agencies in the Hainan region
China, Hainan: University of Utah Global Health Initiative
China, Tianjin: Wizard, an English teaching institute
China, Beijing: U.S. Commercial Services
China, Shanghai: U.S. Commercial Services
India, New Delhi: Maitri, a nonprofit focused on women and children
Jordan, Amman: Ministry of Social Development
Taiwan, Kaohsiung: National Sun Yat-sen University
Taiwan, Taipei: Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
Thailand, Bangkok, Chiang Mai: King Prajadhipok's Institute
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi: Government and nonprofit agencies in Abu Dhabi
Australia, Melbourne: Australian Parliament
The Hinckley Institute sponsors students who obtain global internships through the U.S. State Department and other organizations.