Public International Law

Most students choose to pursue summer internships in their fields of interest. Select student internships include:

Open Society Institute
Washington, D.C. USA

“I researched truth commissions' experiences in obtaining information relevant to their investigation from official sources. The ability to interact with OSI staff on their issues of interest while pursuing my own made for time well spent.”

UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency)
Conakry, Guinea

“I conducted individual interviews with refugees who had specific protection concerns. I was responsible for writing up a monitoring report and referring individual cases to the protection officer in charge if I was unable to address the issue on my own. I also conducted background research on the countries of origin for refugee status determination and individual case files. In addition, I worked on food distribution and repatriation registration in camps and developed a survey and compiled statistics on refugees' desire to repatriate. The opportunity to interact with refugees on a daily basis both in urban and camp settings was tremendous and it provided an understanding of how UNHCR operates in the field.”