Center for Global Education Offers Internships at Home and Abroad

Posted: September 15, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Center for Global Education will offer two internship programs in the spring 2006 semester, one based in Washington, D.C., and the other based in London, England. The deadline to apply is early October.

As Hurricane Katrina has demonstrated, there is a critical need for trained professionals in complex humanitarian emergencies. Global Humanitarian Action features internships in Washington, D.C., four days a week and seminars and site visits to agencies and nongovernmental organizations on the fifth day. An optional trip to Geneva, Switzerland, for briefings at major humanitarian organizations is also available.

Credit—up to 15 for undergraduates and 9 for graduates—is available through the Department of Public and International Affairs and New Century College. The program is also available to non-George Mason students.

The London internship offers opportunities in a variety of fields, including business, communications, government and politics, history, psychology and social services, sports management and theater/literature. Placements are possible in a variety of professional locations such as the House of Commons, National Health Service, the British Museum, Peace One Day, NBC News, Lloyds Bank, public relations firms, art galleries, environmental firms, lobby groups and nonprofit and voluntary organizations.

The internship experience is complemented by a three-credit independent study course focusing on British life and culture. Undergraduate and graduate credit is available; the program is open to non-George Mason students as well.

For more information, see the web site or contact Program Officer Mark Flanigan at 703-993-2106 or mflanig1@gmu.edu.

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