About U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
United States Agency for International Development
In an interconnected world, instability anywhere around the world can impact us here at home. Working side-by-side with the military in active conflicts, USAID plays a critical role in our nation’s effort to stabilize countries and build responsive local governance; we work on the same problems as our military using a different set of tools. We also ease the transition between conflict and long-term development by investing in agriculture, health systems and democratic institutions. And while USAID can work in active conflict, or help countries transition from violence, the most important thing we can do is prevent conflict in the first place. This is smarter, safer and less costly than sending in soldiers.
USAID extends help from the American people to achieve results for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world. That assistance does not represent a Democratic value or a Republican value, but an American value; as beneficiaries of peace and prosperity, Americans have a responsibility to assist those less fortunate so we see the day when our assistance is no longer necessary.
May 2019 - August 2019
“It was a wonderful exposure to the world of geographic information science. I was able to apply some of the knowledge and skills I've learned as a BS Geography major at ASU during this 12-week remote internship.”
Outreach and Communications Intern
September 2018 - May 2019
“I loved being able to do meaningful work and feeling like my input was appreciated and taken into account. We were given some very important tasks to be completed, and I felt like I was being useful, which was exciting! I learned a lot about international development and discovered that I would love to work in this field.”