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The BPIA Internship Program 

As an all-volunteer association dedicated to promoting international affairs as a rewarding career path, BPIA is committed to inclusivity and excellence in the field. Our internship program offers hands-on experience and mentorship from seasoned professionals, equipping interns with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in international affairs. Founded as an educational, charitable, non-profit membership association, BPIA aims to increase the engagement of African Americans and individuals of African heritage in international affairs. Through professional development workshops, mentoring sessions, career fairs, and networking opportunities, we strive to cultivate a global mindset among our members. Join us in our mission to broaden your knowledge, insights, and experiences in international affairs. Apply now and take the first step towards a successful career in this dynamic field!

Internship Details:

Location: Remote

Periods: Spring, Summer, Fall, Full Year

Compensation: Limited number of stipend-based internships available

Summer 2024 Application Deadline: Monday, June 3, 2024

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: Monday, August, 19, 2024

Internship Areas:

  • Administrative Support Committee
  • Business and Economic Development Committee
  • Communications Committee (Social Media, e-newsletter etc)
  • Education and Exchange Committee
  • BPIA Career Fair
  • Executive Committee
  • Finance and Fundraising Committee
  • Partnerships Committee
  • Policy and Advocacy Committee
  • Professional Development + Mentorship Committee
  • Programming & Events Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Technology Committee (Zoom, Hopin, etc.)

Each committee offers unique opportunities to contribute to our mission while gaining valuable experience and networking with professionals in the field.

Application Link: 

We look forward to the receipt of your application! For more information, please email

How to Ace your Next Interview

Watch this straight and to the point 10 min video by BPIA President Alexandria J. Maloney, MPA on how to ace your next interview for college students and recent graduates.

A Short Guide for an Aspiring International Affairs Professional

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BPIA membership is open to all applicants who support our mission and goals without regard to race, religion/creed, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual preference or identity.

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