The internship program allows students to acquire a real work experience. It is aimed at undergraduate students. It serves as an instrument of the Department of State for the developing of human capital that can succeed between generations and contribute to the development of Puerto Rico’s Socio-economic development.

The School of Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs will be able to implement the internship program for undergraduates in partnership with other organizations and institutions. It could also regulate in order to manage it internally or through partnership. –OE 2013-07

Internship Program in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs- Arturo Morales Carrión

Through the Arturo Morales Carrión Internship, students will have a professional experience as interns in the International Relation field that will significantly add to their resume. Also, the internship experience will provide:

  • Training for leadership development
  • Exposure to the leaders of the international relations of the Government, the Private Sector and Non-governmental Nonprofit Organizations
  • Training for career management in preparing a professional resume and the development of skills for job interviews
  • Academic courses
  • Individual Assistance by the program’s advisors
  • Housing in shared spaces with other U.S. and foreign interns


The program is focused on placing students, a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of thirty (30) of undergraduate level, for one (1) semester, in international multilateral institutions such as the Organization of American States (OAS), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), among others. Students will also have the opportunity to be located in embassies of countries with which Puerto Rico has collaboration agreements, or in federal agencies of the Government of the United States serving international affairs.

It will also allow the academic institutions to validate college credit for internship experience within their own institutional regulations.


The student must be enrolled in a duly accredited institution in Puerto Rico in a Foreign Affairs program or in an area of study related to the international dimension;
or demonstrate strong interest in diplomacy and foreign affairs.

Collaboration Agreement:

The Internship Program in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs will be coordinated by the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. During the January to June 2014 semester the program is being carried out in alliance with the Córdova Program and Fernós Congressional Internship (

How to apply?

The Washington Center shall make available all information necessary for the process request to be considered for the Internship Program in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs. The entity’s website is

Moreover, you can also access information through the Programs’ Calls section.

Internship at the Department of State of Puerto Rico


The Department of State seeks to provide a practical experience for university students of different areas of expertise (examples: Brands, Corporations, Intellectual Property, Foreign Affairs, among others) in the context of the functions performed by the Department of State of Puerto Rico. The internship may be conducted in the facilities of the Department, as well as in consulates and agencies working with international affairs in Puerto Rico.


  • Be between the ages of 18 to 29 years old.
  • Be a regular student of the last year leading to bachelors, master’s or doctoral degree from a accredited university in Puerto Rico.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.00.
  • Not be an employee of any public agency of the Government of Puerto Rico.

How to apply?

The entity to be collaborating with this Internship is the Office of Youth Affairs. The agency’s website is:

For more information you may call 787-722-2121, extensions 4411 and 4412, or at 787-721- 4781. You can also write to:


Escuela Diplomática y de Relaciones Exteriores

School of Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs
– Dr. Arturo Morales Carrión section 9023271
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902-3271

Moreover, you can also access information through the Programs’ Calls section.