Our Mission


Thank you for your interest in becoming an intern for the Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI). We offer non-paying internships in the fall, spring, and summer and work with various Colleges and Universities across the United States. These internships may vary in length, but most will last for at least a semester. Because Humpty Dumpty has many different programs, there are a variety of different opportunities for prospective interns. Humpty Dumpty is involved in U.S.-U.N. relations, mine action, higher education, food security, and other humanitarian-related projects. The number and nature of internships depend on the specific needs of Humpty Dumpty at any given time.

Internship Area and Objectives:

  • U.S.-U.N. Relations -- To expose students to the key relationship between the United States Congress and the United Nations. Interns work closely with the U.S.-U.N. Program Manager to organize delegations to the U.N. Headquarters by Members of Congress and their senior staff. Interns learn the structure of the United Nations apparatus and responsibilities of each individual agency within the United Nations.
  • Mine Action -- Engage in the battle against landmines and unexploded ordnances. Interns work closely with Mine Action Program Managers to implement and coordinate mine removal programs throughout the world.
  • Higher Education Alliance -- To assist the Higher Education Alliance Program Manager in implementing partnerships with Colleges and Universities across the United States. Interns assist in programming experts from the U.N. to speak at participating higher education institutions.

Eligible Criteria

  • Applicants should be enrolled in a degree-granting program in an undergraduate or graduate program, and have a demonstrated interest in international politics and humanitarian operations.

Application Procedures

Applicants should submit a current resume and a statement of interest to Boris Shapoval , boris.shapoval@thehdi.org.