Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

International Humanitarian Internship Seminar

Information for Students

The International Humanitarian Internship Seminar offers students valuable experience in the humanitarian field. The IIHA will work with students in an effort to match them with a humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in the New York metropolitan area to work for either the fall or spring semester, according to their topical areas of interest.  Beginning in the Fall of 2014, the IHA Internship Seminar will be offered in both the fall and spring semesters.


Student Requirements

Students are expected to work with their organization a minimum of 15 hours per week throughout the entire semester, starting in September (for the fall semester) and January (for the spring semester). Students will be notified of their specific start dates at the beginning of the semester. In addition to the work performed at their internship, students are required to attend the capstone seminar course held once a week.  A more detailed description of the course and its requirements will be provided in the course syllabus.


Pre - Requisites

In order to enroll in the International Humanitarian Afairs Internship Program, students must: (1) be enrolled in the IHA Minor, and (2) have already completed the International Humanitarian Affairs Foreign Service Program.  Students will be in frequent communication with with the Institute's Program Officer via email over the summer to begin the placement process for the IHA Internship Seminar in the fall. Similarly, students will meet with the Program Officer during the preceding semester to begin the placement process for the IHA Internship Seminar in the spring.  The Institute is available to assist students in finding internships with NGOs and non-profit organizations according to their desired area of interest and the organizations' requirements and needs. However, it must be understood that while the IIHA will work closely with students, it is unable to guarantee an internship placement.

**Internships are also available for students to work directly with the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs. For more information, click here.

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