Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)
This story was submitted by Seth Binder, who completed his graduate IR degree in the fall of 2013.
As part of the MAIR requirements, I participated in Syracuse’s Washington D.C., Global Security and Development Program (GSDP). This opportunity provided an array of course options and an endless number of internship possibilities in the DC area. Continue reading
Starting your search
As many of you started looking for internships over the winter holidays, I thought that would like some more detailed advice on how to approach the internship search. Since internships are increasingly seen as entrance points into the job market, this advice is also applicable to the professional market. Continue reading
The inside of a typical office building in Washington – Souce: Voice of America
This fall, I interned at a public affairs consulting firm. Thanks to this experience I learned a tremendous amount about the professional expectations of Washington DC and the political culture of our nation’s capital. Continue reading
Kampala’s Main Taxi Park
Source: V. Lee
Over the course of this summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Kampala to intern with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Uganda. My internship placed me within the Office of Economic Growth, where I served as the climate change intern. The experience provided invaluable insight into the field of international development from the perspective of U.S. Government and other bilateral and multilateral donors. Continue reading
Amman in the Snow
Photo: Matt Podolak
My internship for Envision Consulting was arranged by Amideast, the academic program that I was participating in during my fall semester in Jordan. The internship was actually part of a course being offered, but I opted not to receive credit for the course, and instead volunteered my time at the consultancy in order to remain busy during the semester. Continue reading
Miebi Ifie hosting a training session
Source: Miebi Ifie
During the summer of 2013, Ms. Miebi Ifie, a dual-degree student in international relations worked in Ghana with Global Mamas as a capacity building and social networking intern.
Each summer for the past several years, Syracuse University students have participated in the seminar program, “Current Issues in African Migration,” jointly offered by the International Organization for Migration and SU Abroad. As part of this project in the summer of 2013, international relations graduate student Benjamin Albert was profiled by IOM’s blog as part of the Next Generation of Aid Workers. Continue reading
Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan and Michele Cantos (right)
Photo: Implementation Support Unit of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention
As a part of this year’s Geneva Summer Practicum, myself and 6 other Maxwell students traveled to Geneva, Switzerland for full-time accredited internships with international organizations such as the International Organization for Migration, UNICEF, and, in my case, the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention’s Implementation Support Unit (ISU).