International Studies majors are encouraged to undertake learning opportunities off-campus whenever possible. Opportunities include the following:
State Department Internship:
The Institute provides credit to qualified majors who wish to spend a semester interning with the U.S. Department of State, either in Washington or in an embassy abroad.
Summer Semester in Washington:
International Studies majors may take advantage of this seven-week program sponsored by the Fund for American Studies and located at Georgetown University. Students spend mornings interning either with a U.S. Government agency, foreign embassy, or other public policy-related organization. Classes are conducted in the afternoons, and many evenings are devoted to presentations by VIPs.
Several opportunities for internships or cooperative learning are available to IS majors though the Smith Career Center. Options include the CIA, the US Department of Commerce, the United Nations, and various Congressional staffs and committees.