International Studies Internships

There are many internships that are applicable to INST, and we strongly recommend that you start looking for one in your sophomore year.  To take INST 493, the first step is to discern what area or issue of international studies interest you, what semester you would like to do an internship, and how far you can travel to the internship site.  For example, could you get to Washington, D.C?   After that, start searching!  Second, contact the internship coordinator for International Studies, Dr. Alison McCartney at amccartney@towson.edu You must enroll in INST 493 prior to starting an internship in order for it to count toward the major. There are academic requirements beyond completing the internship in order to apply it to the major.  Internships already completed without prior admission to the course will not be accepted toward the major.

We have listed some sites below of institutions that regularly offer internships.  You should also consult major organizations, research institutions, NGOs, and country embassies in D.C.  It is up to you to find out what that particular institution requires and when application materials are due. When you have an idea of some places that you would like to apply, see Dr. Alison McCartney, the INST Internship Coordinator, to discuss enrolling in INST 493.  INST 493 is offered in the spring, summer, and fall semesters.  You must be able to and the institution must offer a minimum of 120 hours of work to qualify, and you must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  A maximum of 6 credits may be earned through INST 493 for the INST major. The TU Career Center- Internships has many listings and general info as well)

http://www.towson.edu/careercenter/student/internship.asp

US State Dept

http://careers.state.gov/students/programs 

National Security Agency

http://www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/index.shtml

Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs

www.bcfausa.org

Baltimore Refugee Youth project

http://refugeeyouthproject.org/ 

International Rescue Committee - Baltimore

http://www.rescue.org/us-program/us-baltimore-md/volunteer-with-irc

Lutheran Services Refugee Resettlement - Baltimore

www.lutheranservices.org/

World Relief

www.worldrelief.org

Iraq and Afganistan Veterans of America

http://iava.org

International Research and Exchanges Board

http://careers.irex.org

Defense Group, Inc.

www.defensegroupinc.com

Center for Strategic and International Studies

www.csis.org/internships

The Carter Center

www.cartercenter.org/involved/internship/index.htm 

Open Society Foundation

www.soros.org

Jamestown Foundation

www.jamestown.org

Inter-American Foundation

www.iaf.gov

Brookings Institutions

www.brookings.org

Defense Intelligence Agency

www.dia.mil

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