Internships and Fellowships

With a mission of developing the next generation of the world's decision makers, Meridian International Center views interns as valuable members of our team. As such, and to increase the pool of qualified, diverse candidates, Meridian offers paid internships. These paid interns are referred to as Fellows. We provide Fellows with a dynamic learning environment, where they have the opportunity to interact with the world's top government, diplomatic, and corporate leaders, as well as gain insight into various fields, including public diplomacy, economic development, trade and women's empowerment. Thank you for your interest in Meridian!

Meridian is committed to creating a diverse environment. We believe in empowering global leaders and amplifying voices of a wide variety of backgrounds to create pathways for greater understanding, shared value and respect for all cultures as connecting people has been our foundation for over 60 years. If you share our values and enthusiasm to promote non-partisan collaboration to address global challenges and opportunities, you can find a home at Meridian.

Cohort Dates

  • Winter/Spring: Second Monday of January to final Friday of May (recruiting/hiring, November/December)
  • Summer: First Monday of June to final Friday of August (recruiting/hiring, March/April)
  • Fall: Second Monday of September to final Friday before Christmas (recruiting/hiring July/August)


Fellows are paid D.C. minimum wage.