Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

The international humanitarian affairs minor

International Humanitarian Internship Seminar:
Humanitarianism Today, Organizations and Strategic Issues


Available to undergraduate Fordham College Lincoln Center and Rose Hill juniors and seniors, this course offers students the invaluable opportunity to intern with an international humanitarian nongovernmental or intergovernmental organization in New York City.  Students learn about the structure and inner-workings of a variety of NGOs and IGOs that work in areas of global health, world poverty and hunger alleviation, human rights, international law, global governance, women’s rights, conflict resolution, peace-keeping, and international education, among others.  Students also gain professional communication, research, writing and organizing skills that are invaluable to any future career.

An integral component of the course is the seminar sessions that feature guest speakers from the Fordham faculty, the United Nations and various international non-governmental organizations who help students connect their individual intern experience to the larger themes of international humanitarian aid and development.

This course is an excellent opportunity for any student interested in pursuing a professional career in the field of international humanitarian affairs.  It is offered in the spring semester and serves as the capstone course of the Minor program, however is available to students of any discipline. 

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