Paid Internships / Program Associates

All our program associate positions are filled at this time. 

An internship at SID-US is an invaluable opportunity for young people interested in pursuing a career in international development. As a Program Associate, you will engage with many professionals and organizations working in international development – perhaps even your future employer. 

SID-US requires a minimum of 25 hours per week. The SID-US office follows a hybrid work format, and team members typically work in person at least once a week. Interested candidates outside of the Washington, DC area are still encouraged to apply if willing to relocate for this opportunity. On occasion, SID-US is open to remote interns based on the applicants experience and availability.

Internship cycles are typically:

  • January - June
  • July - December

The exact start and end dates for the internship are negotiable. Additionally, the SID-US staff is committed to helping dedicated individuals find jobs, build their resumes, and develop skills critical to future success in the professional sphere.


  • Perform general administrative duties (including answering general inquiries, managing phone and voicemail lines, drafting correspondence, etc.)  
  • Work closely with our staff to do the following: 
  • Assist with program development, planning, and logistics for SID-US events and programs
  • Assist with planning for SID-US’s Annual Events (Career Fair, Annual Conference, Annual Dinner) 
  • Write event summaries to be published on our website 
  • Develop outreach and marketing materials 
  • Support the SID-US staff in providing deliverables for the SID-US' Board of Directors' committees 
  • Assist with various communications initiatives including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and website maintenance  


  • Academic and/or work experience in international development; international relations; communications and/or event planning preferred  
  • Ability to solve problems creatively, pay meticulous attention to detail, and work well on a small team  
  • Possess initiative and the ability to work independently, while also being receptive to direction  
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment and retain an optimistic outlook under pressure  
  • Strong commitment to international development
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills  
  • Very strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with social media management, including scheduling and planning platforms
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, experience with Adobe Acrobat, Canva, and HTML a plus  
  • Ability to work with consideration towards course scheduling