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Josef Korbel School of International Studies Humanitarian Assistance Program

Degree Programs


Certificate Requirements

All Certificate students are required to:

  1. Complete core humanitarian coursework comprised of two courses which aim to introduce students to key aspects of humanitarian assistance (one focused on humanitarian systems and the other on field operations) and two additional courses directly related to humanitarian assistance.

  2. Take three elective courses in one of three tracks:
    » Monitoring, Evaluation and Analysis
    » Management/Operations
    » Policy/Advocacy

  3. Complete an internship (150 hours) with an organization whose core work includes international humanitarian assistance or policy/advocacy. This is a critical component of the Certificate. It is unlikely that students in the Certificate Program will find appropriate internships in Denver. Certificate candidates should plan to spend some significant time interning at an appropriate location (either in the US or abroad) in order to fulfill this requirement.