Interested in building skills in administration, customer service or volunteer management? Are you looking to boost your resume before graduation and put your knowledge to the test? Consider interning with Youth For Understanding! YFU interns learn about international service, cross cultural communications, community outreach and more. Contribute to our organization and participate in meaningful work that has tangible outcomes. YFU is a leader in the field of international student exchange with sixty years experience in inbound and outbound programming. 


  • Work directly with our Study Abroad Division to facilitate new student interview days, conduct scholarship review, orientations, and many more exciting activities to attract new students

  • Help develop new partnerships, research grant opportunities, and work directly with our Development Division.

  • Work with YFU International Student Programs to promote YFU hosting programs

  • Work directly with in our Community College Program

  • Assist with planning our Short Term Programs

  • And more!

What is YFU?

A non-profit international educational organization with partners in more than 60 different countries, YFU USA is one of the world’s oldest, largest and most respected intercultural exchange programs. More than 270,000 students and their host families have benefited from the support and expertise of YFU. YFU’s local office in DC is located in the Takoma neighborhood. Metro and bus access are readily available. 

How to Apply for a YFU Internship

YFU American and international student alumni are strongly encouraged to apply! Email us a resume, cover letter (which includes hours you are available to work— full day (9 AM – 5 PM) and half day (8:45 AM – 1 PM and 1 PM – 5 PM) slots available) and a list of references at Subject line: YFU USA Internship. Please include your name, address, and contact information. Please describe to us why you are interested in interning with YFU. Applicants must be eligible for employment and able to pass a pre-employment background check. YFU encourages diverse candidates to apply. 

Work Schedule 

Full day (9 AM – 5 PM) and half day (8:45 AM – 1 PM and 1 PM to 5 PM) slots available


Unpaid (graduate and undergraduate credit program available) Monthly travel stipend provided


6856 Eastern Ave NW #310, Washington, DC 20012