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Summer Internship Program: International Affairs

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Program Includes:

  • International Affairs Internship in Washington DC (4 days per week)
  • Seminar in International Affairs (3 credits)
  • Optional Research Project on the topic of your choosing (3 credits)
  • Faculty hold academic appointments in the School of International Service
  • Housing with American University or you can make your own independent housing arrangements

The Program in International Affairs  

There's no better place to study international affairs than Washington DC. Through the seminar, you'll meet with decision makers and experts in international relations, from professionals at the State and Defense Department to members of Congress, think tanks, embassies, and international organizations. This will provide you with a comprehensive look into the world of foreign policy - examining emerging issues on the world stage from the heart of Washington DC. Access to these professionals will be even greater if you choose to do a research project using the many primary sources in Washington. This in-depth study of international affairs is completed by an internship that will allow you to gain practical knowledge and exposure to the world of foreign policy.

The Internship in International Affairs

We have a large database of internationally-focused internships available only to Summer Internship Program participants. Your internship will allow you to build your résumé, provide you with real-world experience that will distinguish you from the competition, and help open doors to the career you've always wanted.

Sample of our Internships:

  • American Foreign Service Association
  • Embassy of France
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • Amnesty International
  • Embassy of Afghanistan
  • Asia America Initiative
  • Office of Int'l Security Operations, U.S. Dep't of State
  • U.S. International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • Brookings Institute
  • Center for U.S. Global Engagement
  • House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Refugees International
  • Embassy of Mexico
  • Trans-Africa Forum
  • Office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden
  • Association for Diplomatic Studies & Training
  • The Atlantic Council of the United States
  • Hudson Institute for Future Security Strategies
  • Institute for Policy Studies
  • United Nations Environmental Program
  • American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee
  • Al-Jazeera International
  • Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • The Fund for Peace