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About Global Exchange

An international human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political and social justice, Global Exchange works primarily on economic issues, such as promoting fair pay for overseas factory workers and ending human rights violations (in Cuba, Palestine, Israel, Brazil, Iraq, the United States, etc.). The organization was founded in 1988 and is based in San Francisco. Its programs include Reality Tours (socially responsible travel programs), Fair Trade Centers (physical and online stores that allow artisans from around the world to directly sell their goods), and Bike-Aid (bike rides in which participants raise money for Global Exchange causes).

Interns work closely with Global Exchange staff on pressing country- specific campaigns that support local nongovernmental organizations, as well as on programming activities, such as the Fair Trade Cocoa Campaign, Bike-Aid and Reality Tours. Positions are available in development, communications, technology, marketing, fundraising, the speakers’ bureau and public education.


Open to college students and recent graduates. Non- U.S. citizens are eligible.

Global Exchange

Paula Jenkins, Internship Coordinator
Global Exchange


Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates


Los Angeles, CA