The Global Encounters Internship Programme, inaugurated in 2019, assists post-secondary students and young professionals on their trajectories towards a life characterised by competent leadership, pluralistic understanding, and humanity-driven action.  The Internship Programme is open to university students and recent graduates. This is an opportunity for individuals to develop professional skills, build their resume with hands-on experiences at excellent institutions, gain exposure to development, deepen their understanding in various fields and develop personally.


Participants in the Global Encounters Internship Programme will:

  1. Develop new skills and gain meaningful work experience
  2. Experience diversity – be it of cultures, people, or professional sectors
  3. Contribute to development and service to humanity across a range of sectors
  4. Develop personally and academically through mentorship, peer-learning, and cultural immersion


2022 Internship Partners

In-person offerings: 

  • Accelerate Prosperity (AP)
  • Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH)
  • Aga Khan Education Board (AKEB)
  • Aga Khan Education Services (AKES)
  • Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
  • Central Office for Poverty Elimination (COPE)
  • First Microfinance Bank (FMFB)
  • Pamir Energy
  • University of Central Asia (UCA)

Virtual offerings:

  • Central Office for Poverty Elimination (COPE)
  • Global Encounters Camps
  • Global Encounters Culture & Heritage
  • Global Encounters Digital

For more information on our internship offerings, refer to Global Encounters Internships - 2022 Offerings



Guide on How to Find an Internship



Applications are now closed for 2022 internships.

In 2022, Global Encounters is partnering with multiple institutions to offer both virtual and in-person internships in a range of areas.

Students and young professionals are eligible if:

  • They have completed at least 1 year of post-secondary schooling, or have completed a gap year before post-secondary schooling (Applicants must be between 18 and 30 years old)
  • Applicants for in-person internships must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Please email the Global Encounters team ([email protected]) if you have any questions.