Building skills for future success
Completing internships is critical to your educational experience, complementing your academic studies and putting classroom skills and knowledge into real-world practice. Therefore, the majority of our master's degree and certificate programs require an internship. The Peace Corps Fellows program for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers requires a practicum which is similar to an internship. In most cases, you may get academic credit for completing the internship.
The Office of Career and Professional Development is available to help you:
- Research and identify internship opportunities in the public, private, nonprofit, NGO and multilateral sectors.
- Prepare for and complete the application and interview processes.
- Develop and utilize specific skills during your internship to enhance your future career search.
Skill-building in a global environment
Organizations and companies around the world have enthusiastically welcomed our students into their internship programs. Recently, students have completed internships with the U.S. Department of State, Center on Rights Development, Project Education Sudan, Water for People, Center for New American Security, The Fund for Peace, UNHCR, Advocacy Forum, the OECD and Asia Pacific Investment Partners, among others.
For a listing of organizations that hosted Josef Korbel School student interns in the past year, click here.
Fund your experience
We encourage our students to gain international and professional experience through an internship. We also understand that spending a quarter abroad or taking an unpaid internship may not be possible without financial support. Therefore, our office offers funding sources for unpaid or underpaid domestic and international internships.
As a Josef Korbel School graduate student, you can apply for the Social Science Foundation and Paterson funds if you meet eligibility requirements. If you are a student in the Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration program, you can apply for the Destiny Capital Corporation Fund.
Questions? Peruse the Career and Professional Development FAQs or contact us by calling 303.871.4490 or emailing email@example.com.