International Education Internships
95% of employers are looking for college graduates with experience.
83.4% of employers say that their internship program is designed to help recruit entry-level hires.
Overall, the most highly regarded skills in interns and co-ops were the ability to work in a team, the ability to obtain and process information, organizational and planning skills, verbal communication skills, and decision-making/problem-solving skills.
Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Statistics
The International Education M.A. Program is designed to prepare professionals who understand the international implications of their responsibilities and have the ability to utilize their knowledge and skills across international and cultural boundaries. We are committed to linking theory and practice. As part of this commitment, each student is required to participate in a semester-long internship with an agency, office, or project involved in some way in international education and an accompanying internship course.
Students earn credit for their internship by making meaningful contributions to organizations here in New York, in other cities such as Washington D.C. and internationally. Recent placements include the Institute of International Education, Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, New York University, Pace University, International Rescue Committee, Inter-American Development Bank, New York Immigration Coalition, Peace Corps, Avenues: The World School, Queens College, United States Department of State, One to World, Sesame Street, and Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Office.
Students will complete an internship and the accompanying Professional Development course. Students are required to complete one internship experience towards the degree requirements. It is recommended that you complete one internship, for credit, to complete the program in the proposed one-year time frame. A second internship experience can be approved through advisement.