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Internship Application

Carter Center internships are offered three times a year. Please review the requirements below before applying.

At the start of the internships, qualified applicants must be one of the following:

  • An undergraduate student with at least two years of study (or 60 credit hours) completed by the start of the internship.
  • A recent college/university graduate (having graduated within 24 months of the internship start date).
  • An enrolled graduate or professional student. Candidates who have completed their graduate degrees more than 24 months ago are not eligible for internships.

If you are not a U.S. citizen and need visa sponsorship, Emory University cannot support an application for a J-1 visa unless you have completed your bachelor’s degree. Please email us us if you have questions about obtaining a visa.

Applicants will be notified of decisions approximately six weeks from the application deadline.


Before you begin this application, please read the following instructions carefully.

In order to access the Carter Center Internship application, you will need to establish a user account. You will be prompted to create a user name and password and provide a valid email address.

Your user account will give you the option to save and continue your application at a later date, as well as check the status of your applicant file after your application has been submitted. Please be aware that once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any changes.

To complete the online application, please be prepared to provide the following:

  • A 100-word autobiography.
  • A short 250-word essay stating your objectives and expectations of a Carter Center internship and how they relate to your goals.
  • A resume, to be uploaded as a PDF.
  • A short, pertinent writing sample, preferably an academic paper five pages or less, to be uploaded as a PDF.
  • The names, titles, email addresses, and phone numbers of two people prepared to write letters of recommendation on your behalf. Your recommenders will be sent a system-generated email after you have submitted your application that will allow them to copy and paste their recommendation letter into a web form and submit it electronically.

The following materials must be submitted by mail:

  • Official transcripts in sealed envelopes.

Transcripts must be postmarked by the application deadline and sent to the address below:

Educational Programs
Attn: Internship Program
The Carter Center
One Copenhill
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

Please do not hesitate to email us if you have any questions about your application.