Information Session: Thursday, November 15, 2007; 4:00 pm in 260 Bascom
The Washington, D.C. Semester is open to undergraduates of all disciplines who demonstrate an interest in international affairs. This program equips students with the knowledge and experience that will prepare them to be active global citizens, with the understanding that an internship is an invaluable vehicle in combining professional experience and academic training.
Building Knowledge: While in Washington DC, students enroll in a seminar course that incorporates topics in international affairs with regular visits from expert speakers working in professional, academic and diplomatic fields related to international affairs. Students also visit major institutions and organizations.
Examples of 2006-07 Internships: Center for Strategic and International Studies; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Voice of America; The United Nations Foundation; International Business-Government Counselors, Inc.; Corporate Council on Africa; The Carnegie Endowment; Amnesty International; The International Fund for Agricultural Development; The Sullivan Foundation.
Examples of 2006-07 Visits: U.S. Department of State; World Vision, International Committee of the Red Cross; The World Bank; The White House; Senator Feingold’s office; the Nigerian Embassy.
Expanding Experience: Students intern up to 40 hours a week in an agency, corporation, non-profit or embassy with an international affairs focus.
Program Goals: Inform students about the ways in which international non-profits, think tanks, professional associations, and multilateral institutions operate; Introduce students to practical problems of policy-making in the international arena; Acquaint students with relevant research and encourage them to link theory and practice through discussion and projects; When applicable, give students the opportunity to put language skills to use in the real-world context.
Application Deadline: March 7, 2008