United States

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

U.S. Department of State, International Organizations Bureau: Office of Policy, Public, and Congressional Affairs

Washington, D.C. USA

"My internship was very satisfying as I was given the responsibilities of a regular employee. I was able to watch US foreign policy take shape and solidify every day. I prepared press guidance about several issues relating to events in the UN, such as peacekeeping in Darfur and the inauguration of the Human Rights Council. Each day during the Lebanon crisis, I prepared a briefing book for the Assistant Secretary about USG public statements about Lebanon.”

U.S. Department of State, International Information Programs Bureau
Washington, D.C. USA

"I was involved in some very interesting research projects including research on major media outlets around the world and a report on 9/11 conspiracy theories.”

U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy Serbia
Belgrade, Serbia

"I enjoyed being able to see what the life of a Foreign Service Officer is like. It confirmed my interest in working for the Department of State in the future. It was also great to meet most of the high-ranking politicians in Serbia. My responsibilities were varied and interesting. During my internship, I wrote summaries of press briefings distributed to senior level officers at Embassy and in Washington, D.C.; acted as note taker for the Ambassador and Deputy Chief of Mission at several high-level meetings with the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, President and Foreign Minister; served as Action Officer for visit of new Ambassador for War Crimes, scheduling meetings and preparing materials; assisted Department of Justice's Rule of Law staff with three-day conference on organized crime and corruption; wrote cables regarding human rights trafficking and minority issues; and attended project site evaluations for three USAID-funded projects."