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!

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.