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Is there an active alumni network?
There is an active Clinton Foundation Intern Alumni Network through which alumni share job opportunities as well as volunteer opportunities. Those who have successfully completed their internship will be invited to join the Alumni Network.
Does the internship increase my chances of getting a job in the Foundation?
The Clinton Foundation makes no promises or commitments of employment after the internship. No intern is entitled to a job at the conclusion of his/her internship experience.
What kind of career assistance does this internship provide?
We have events specifically geared towards career education. We hold a Career Day in New York City during the term, during which you have the opportunity to meet with staff in the New York City office to discuss your career interests and receive career advice. Additionally we have a Career Panel near the end of each term with 3-4 speakers from various sectors who give advice regarding entering their respective fields. Also, our Intern Lectures illustrate the various education and career paths and opportunities available.
What if I need to have a job in order to do this internship?
We will be flexible with your schedule so that you can work; however, we do require a commitment of up to 29 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters and 30 -40 hours per week. Intern schedules can be 3,4 or 5 days a week between 9-6, Monday through Friday. Your intern schedule is agreed upon with your intern coach, and will fall between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Are international students able to apply?
We accept many international students from all around the world into our New York based internship.
If you are an international applicant living outside the U.S. and you are accepted to our program, we will supply you with a letter to qualify you for a visa, which you can submit with your visa application when you apply for it at the US Embassy or Consulate in your country. Note that procuring the visa is the student's responsibility.
Does the program provide housing?
The Clinton Foundation Internship Program does not offer accommodation but we do our best to provide you with resources and assistance to help you find housing in New York City for the duration of your internship. We provide all accepted interns with a list of websites with information on student housing, and introduce all accepted interns to one another so housing can be coordinated. Additionally, as an intern during the summer, you will have access to the Columbia University and New York University student housing. These housing arrangements fill up early, so it’s best to apply as early as possible.