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Internships & Employment

Many of our students start the job they will have after graduation while still in the Program. Some bring their existing jobs into their graduate work, or use the Program’s flexibility to create and incubate a venture they will work in after studies are completed – in effect, creating their own jobs. 

Since many classes are scheduled for evening and weekends, students can pursue internships and employment while studying. Most take advantage of this opportunity. Internships are a great way to acquire experience and build a professional network, and for a number of students they have led to full-time employment. 


Our students have had internships at:  

Abriendo Mentes 

ACCESS Health Worldwide 

Accion International 

Bankers Without Borders 

Cause Philanthropub 

Council on Foundations 



Grameen Caldas 

Grameen Foundation 

Indigo Africa 

Microcredit Summit Campaign 

Mhani Gingi 


Partnership for Tunisian Economic Development 

Relief International 


US-Mexico Foundation 


Organizations our students have started include: 

Do-Good Images 

Ellen Sorie Foundation  


Project H.E.A.R. 

Pro-Microfinance International

Rue Sophie 



Virginia Wine Bottling Co. 

YESE (Young Entrepreneurs and Sustainability Education) 


Our students and graduates have been employed by:  

American University 


Charles Rangel International Program 



Grameen Foundation 

Initiative for Global Development 

Inter-American Development Bank 

Kate Spade 

Mansfield Foundation 

New York City Schools 

Partnership for Workplace Mental Health 

Partners of the Americas 

Peace Corps 

Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration 

Relief International 

Root Change 

Sandler Trade LLC 

United Nations Foundation/Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves 

University Research Company 

US Chamber of Commerce 

WEConnect International 

William James Foundation

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