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Josef Korbel School of International Studies Humanitarian Assistance Program

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Practical Skills

Internship Requirements

An internship (150 hours) with an organization, whose core work includes international humanitarian assistance or humanitarian policy/advocacy, is required for the Humanitarian Assistance Certificate. These are usually completed by students in the summer between the first and second years of the MA program. Students arrange their own internship placements but should consult with the HA certificate director for ideas. Approval must be obtained in advance from the Director of the HA Certificate. Internships must also be approved by the JKSIS Office of Career and Professional Development before the internship starts.

NOTE: All students admitted into the program should refer to the Master's Handbook for program requirements. This website version serves as an opportunity for potential applicants to develop an understanding of the certificate.

Students have interned with humanitarian organizations including:

  • Oxfam America
  • Save the Children
  • UNICEF
  • Relief International
  • WHO
  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  • InterAction

For more information on student internships, check out our featured Internship Profiles.