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Internships in International Studies

International Studies Program

Internships in International Studies

The objectives of the ISP internships are to provide students with valuable work experience and to familiarize them with the workings of international agencies. The internship is undertaken through the Internship Seminar (INTL 251).

Students have an array of internships to choose from. They are eligible to participate in internships with diplomatic missions to the U.N., with U.N. agencies (when accessible), international businesses, research institutes, non-governmental organizations and agencies sponsoring programs overseas. Students with an interest in a secondary school teaching career, emphasizing global studies, may undertake a teaching internship in a city high school, after appropriate preparatory work in the School of Education. Students also have the option of studying abroad and/or a semester in Washington D.C.
The Internship Seminar, which carries three credits, will require a weekly journal and a final term paper on a subject related to the focus of the internship organization.

Students have the option of taking a second semester of the seminar (INTL 252) for three more credits. Students may also work as interns during the summer for 3-6 credits under faculty supervision.

Semester in Washington, D. C. Program

This program offers an outstanding opportunity to live, work, and study in the nation's capitol. If you are a junior or senior with a strong passion for politics, policy making, or international affairs, this program may be for you. Students spend the spring semester in Washington, D.C. interning at a government agency or non-profit organization while completing 12 academic credits. The program provides free housing, guest lectures, cultural activities, and networking events.

Interested in Studying Abroad?

The International Studies program advises students to part take in a Study Abroad, Service-Learning and/or Exchange Programs. These programs broadens the students global perspective as a whole. 

For more information, please visit the Study Abroad Office, located in NAC 5/216.

Dean Juan Carlos Mercado, Director
P: 212.925.6625 x246 or 212.650.8683
F: 212.650.5645

Ninive Gomez, Assistant Director
P: 212.650.5494
F: 212.650.5645

**Students are required to search for internships on their own. The program administrator and staff can assist in the search if possible. Students are encouraged to refer to the I.S. listserv and other outside sources for potential internships.