Apply your classroom knowledge in an everyday work setting. Graduate with real-world experience.
An internship is a structured and supervised professional experience for which a student has intentional learning goals, reflects actively on what they are learning, and receives academic credit.
Benefits of an Internship:
- Experience: Internships give you valuable real world work experience in a professional job setting.
- Competitive Edge: Students graduating with internship experiences, in general, are more likely than students without those experiences to find employment upon graduation (National Association of Colleges and Employers Journal 2017).
- Career Exploration: Internships allow you to explore potential careers to help you choose what professions would fit best.
- Professional Skill Development: Interns are engaging in substantive work requiring problem solving, communicating with clients, and project management. The majority of an intern’s time is spent engaged in professional activities.
- Networking: An internship facilitates the development of professional contacts that may help you in the future
- Personal Development: You will develop a personal work ethic and be able to investigate your career interests, prospective career goals, and your approach to a professional workplace
Recent internships undertaken by Politics & IR majors have included:
- Intern at Embassy of Papua New Guinea, Washington DC
- Intern for Mayor’s Office of Human Services, Homeless Services Program, Baltimore MD
- Legal intern at the law offices of Stanley J. Ellenberg, Esq., Philadelphia PA
- Campaign intern for Steve Grossman for Governor, Boston MA
- Conference management intern at Institute for Humane Studies, Arlington VA
- Intern at U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York , NY
- Research intern at Greek Liaison Office, Macedonia
- Intern with International Medical Corps, Chad
- Intern with Tagesspiegel newspaper, Berlin, Germany