Empowering the Changemakers of Tomorrow

Engage in Global Work from Santa Clara

Gain valuable hands-on experience and make a global impact through our paid student internships. You’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in meaningful, paid work opportunities and projects aimed at addressing pressing social and environmental challenges. Apply your skills, learn from experienced professionals, and contribute to positive change. Members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Writing to Advance Women

Intern Gianella Ordoñez researched and wrote articles to create awareness for The Harvest Fund, a social enterprise dedicated to alleviating extreme poverty in Zambia by investing in women’s farming cooperatives.


Finding Purpose in Data

Marc Bitar interned with Miller Center as an Impact Data Visualization Intern, using his technical skills to help social enterprises track and share their financial and impact metrics.


Supporting Refugees in California

Bay Area social enterprise 1951 Coffee provides job training and employment for refugees. As an intern, Marissa Boylan created a social media fundraising campaign and worked on a $15,000 grant proposal which the organization won.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Students are paid an hourly rate of $18-20 by Miller Center. 

Our internships are designed to be approximately 10 week engagements between July 1 and September 13. During this time, students are eligible to work an average of 250 hours total, or 25 hours per week. Depending on the role, some students may work slightly less or more per week. 

Yes, all current SCU students are eligible, and no CPT or OPT is required for international students (as this is a student employment role through the university). 

Students of all majors are eligible to apply for any Miller Center internship unless otherwise noted. All roles are designed to be experiential learning opportunities and, as such, do not require extensive prior experience. Applicants will be prioritized based on mission alignment (e.g., interest in combating global injustice and utilizing their relative skills/privilege to make a more just, humane, and sustainable world). 

Miller Center’s internship program does not include international travel (though our fellowship does!). Students work on campus in Miller Center’s office (SCDI 4008) while working remotely with our partner organizations around the world. 

We offer some paid internships to support Miller Center staff during the academic year. These may include marketing, impact investing, data analysis, project management, etc. Opportunities will be posted as they become available.

“Not only has my internship provided me with essential skills and knowledge, but I have much more clarity on the types of careers available to me.”

Katie Duffy
Katie Duffy
SCU 2024, Political Science