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Finding and landing the right internship can be a considerable challenge. Accordingly, the discussion about how, why and where begins with the very first day of orientation (there will be a panel with returning students who will recount their experiences over the summer). This is followed by a series of brown bag lunch presentations in the fall, as well as scheduled formal meetings with faculty and staff about how to best apply for, and obtain, positions related to your major concentration. Internships with the State Department and in the intelligence community normally require a security clearance, necessitating very early application deadlines.

Patterson School faculty, staff, and your colleagues stand ready to assist you in this quest. They are able to draw upon both recent and long-term experience and have a good sense of what works in the specific application processes.

The web links below are by no means exhaustive - there are literally thousands of potential opportunities, but they should provide a general sense of the potential range of possibilities and some idea of the expectations regarding applying and participating.


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Africa-America Institute
American Red Cross
Art Works Project
Black Sea Trade and Development Bank
British Parliament
Brookings Institution
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Cooperative Monitoring Center
DC Internships
Department of Homeland Security
Foreign Policy Magazine
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Gateway Center for World Mission
Global Service Corps
Government Accountability Office
House of Representatives
Inter-American Development Bank
International Campaign to Ban Landmines
International Institute of Mediation and Conflict Resolution
International Language Institute
Kentucky Office of the Attorney General
Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Legal Aid South Africa
Lutheran World Federation's Office for International Affairs and Human Rights
Management Sciences for Health
Medecins sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders
Mercy Corps
National Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
One Laptop Per Child
Open Society Institute
Overseas Private Investment Corp
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Peace Bridge International
Pro-Peru Service Corps
Rand Corporation
Samaritan's Purse - agricultural development
SCG International Risk
Southern US Trade Association (SUSTA) International Marketing & Trade
Transparency International
United Nations
United Service Organization (USO)
US Citizenship and Immigration Services
US Civil Research and Development Foundation
US Department of Commerce, Foreign Commerce and Service
US Department of Energy
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US Department of Labor
US State Dept. Internships--Student Programs
Washington Intern Foundation

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