Internships are often great stepping stones to a full-time career, which is why the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2014 Internship Program at our headquarters in Washington, DC. If you are passionate about supporting international development and private sector engagement in policymaking, then landing an internship at CIPE may be exactly what you are looking for.
I still remember my first internship in the summer following my high school graduation. I had the opportunity to join a human rights organization in Boston, and I was eager to see what the nine-to-five professional experience felt like. What I discovered were colleagues who were deeply passionate about their work and wholeheartedly committed to passing on their knowledge to me. And I consider myself fortunate that I had many positive internship experiences prior to graduating from college.
So what makes an internship great? I believe it boils down to this: the opportunity to gain practical skillsets, the ability to take on projects from start to finish, the availability of professional development resources, and the access to the organization’s network.
In the fall of 2014, CIPE will offer current undergraduates and recent graduates all of the above. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in career development sessions, skills-building workshops, and to attend other local professional events. You can find out more information on our website, and we highly encourage professionals to forward this opportunity to their networks.
Richard Chen is a Program Assistant for the Middle East & North Africa at CIPE.