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Summer Internship Program: Economics & International Business

Global Business

Program Includes:

  • Internship in Washington DC (4.5 days per week)
  • Seminar in Economics & International Business (3 credits)
  • Your choice of either American University housing or independently-arranged off-campus housing

The Internship in Economics & International Business  

As a student in the Washington Semester Summer Internship Program, you'll have access to a wide range of internship opportunities in the nation's capital. Your internship will be an amazing opportunity to network, build your résumé, gain first-hand knowledge in your field of interest, and jump-start your career. You'll work closely with an internship placement advisor, to identify the best opportunity for you, based on your interests, skills, and career goals.

Sample of our Internships:

  • American Petroleum Institute
  • Avalon Consulting
  • Economic Policy Institute
  • International Development Council
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Japanese Trade Commission
  • National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce
  • Organization of American States
  • Public Citizen – Global Trade Watch
  • U.S.-China Business Council
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
  • The World Bank  

The Seminar in Economics & International Business

This seminar gives you a chance to gain a conceptual and practical understanding of global business and economics in Washington DC, home to many prestigious economic and international business institutions like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. During our interactive seminar, you'll study these organizations and many others by meeting with representatives of trade associations and multinational corporations, experts from international organizations and U.S. government agencies, who deal with global business and economic issues affecting the nation and the world.

Sample Seminar Topics:

  • Ethics in International Business
  • Global Production, Outsourcing, and Logistics
  • The State of the U.S. Economy
  • Making Monetary Policy
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission
  • The State of the Global Economy
  • The International Monetary Fund and Crises
  • The World Bank and Economic Development