Each term, spring, summer, and fall, IBC looks for two to three bright, self-motivated students from around the country for our internship program. The internship is not rigidly structured, so we are looking for students who are able to work in a flexible environment with minimum supervision and have a clear idea of what they expect to accomplish before coming to Washington.

Intern responsibilities vary, but include attending and reporting on briefings and hearings pertaining to issues including recent economic developments, international trade policy, foreign policy, etc.; assisting counsellors with products involving research and analysis of developments in trade and politics; and tracking and updating counsellors on recent developments in trade policy, foreign affairs and politics.

IBC internships are unpaid and are intended for the educational benefit of the intern. Our program is open to undergraduate students. We accept applications throughout the year on a rolling basis. If you are interested in working with us, send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and short writing sample to Patrick Sheehy or Ethan Knecht:

Email: psheehy@ibgc.com or eknecht@ibgc.com

Students from many schools across the country have participated in the IBC internship program, including:

  • American University
  • Brigham Young
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University
  • Goucher College
  • George Washington University
  • Grove City College
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Notre Dame
  • Ohio University
  • Penn State
  • Swarthmore
  • Tufts University
  • Union College
  • University of California
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin
  • William & Mary