The Ministry of Social Development of the Kingdom of Jordan strives to enhance developmental social work and carry out social policy development. It does so through comprehensive and integrated community development. The purpose of the Ministry is to improve the quality of life of its citizens. It disperses information and knowledge to provide excellent social services, focusing on sustainable development by employing accountability and participation. 




Depending upon the student's skill set and interests, they may be asked to assist with local and federal affairs, administrative tasks and outreach projects.  Interns may be asked to assist the Ministry with programs related to human rights, youth outreach, Juvenile welfare, domestic abuse, legal affairs, and humanitarian needs. Interns may also be asked to assist local staff with English education in the Ministry's youth, juvenile, and adult centers. Internship focus can vary depending upon student’s interest however work is available for students interested in government, politics, social work, criminal justice, law, economics, business, education, international affairs, and 



Arabic is preferred. 


Interns are responsible for finding their own housing, but the host office and Hinckley Program Manager will provide assistance. 


  • University of Utah tuition
  • Academic Fee: $300
  • Housing and Living Expenses: $2,000 - $2,500
  • Travel 


International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.


Internship dates may vary depending upon location but are based around the academic calendar:

  • Fall Semester: September-December
  • Spring Semester: January-April
  • Summer Semester: May-August


Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester.


Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.


Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then Global Internship Manager Jean Oh will contact you to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.