Recognized by the Holmes Report as the "Best Large Agency to Work For," APCO Worldwide is an independent, global communication, stakeholder engagement, and business strategy firm. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, APCO’s areas of expertise include: 

• Corporate, investor and internal communication
• Crisis management
• Government relations
• Issue management
• Litigation communication
• Market entry
• Strategic philanthropy
• Digital communication

Governments, corporations, industry associations, and nonprofit organizations benefit from an array of services including strategic counsel, media relations, opinion research, grassroots advocacy, coalition building, event management, spokesperson training and technology solutions for communication programs.


APCO interns are responsible for assisting staff members with a variety of projects. Their tasks will include: research, event coordination, media relations, database development and follow-up for client events.  Interns will collect materials for pitches and proposals, draft client materials, conduct client research, and compile bios and drafting decks. Interns will develop a thorough understanding of client issues and respond to requests in a timely manner. Overall, interns should demonstrate effective client management, teamwork, account and project management, business management, business development, and leadership. 

Find out more here. 


Bahasa Indonesian, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai are preferred. 


All expenses connected with the internship, such as travel costs, travel arrangements, living accommodation, are the responsibility of the intern.


  • University of Utah tuition
  • Academic Fee: $300
  • Housing and Living Expenses
  • Travel Expenses


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 email Global Internship Manager Jean Oh to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.