About Population Institute

The Population Institute, an international nonprofit organization, works to "reduce excess population growth." Established in 1969, the institute is located in Washington, D.C., though its members work in 172 countries with funding largely derived from charitable foundations, businesses and private individuals. The institute hopes to reach its goal primarily through education programs that build public awareness about overpopulation.

Future Leaders of the World (FLW) Fellows participate with professionals in all organized activities relating to overpopulation problems. Available positions include public policy coordinators (two to three), media coordinator (one), field coordinators (one to two) and a special programs coordinator who primarily works on planning the World Population Awareness Week. The FLW program started in 1980.


Open to college juniors and seniors, recent college graduates and grad students between the ages of 21 and 25. International relations, development and nonprofit majors are preferred. Applicants must speak at least one foreign language and have some international experience.

Population Institute

  • The Population Institute
  • Population Institute
  • 107 Second Street NE
  • Washington, DC 20002
  • Phone: (202) 544-3300


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Washington, DC