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IPED Intern Fellowships

Students who have done well academically or who are successful in obtaining a selective internship on a competitive basis may fulfill their practical training requirement through the IPED Intern Fellowship Program (PEGA 8090 IPED Intern Fellow). Successful applicants must normally have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better. While internships can be repeated, fellowship awards are given only once. IPED Intern Fellows are exempted from any tuition charges associated with their internship. Successful applicants will also be able to receive a modest stipend of at least US$500 and as high as US$3,000.

Summer Selective Internships
Each summer the IPED Program, frequently in cooperation with our alumni, designate a number of specially selected internships in the private sector, in government, and in the non-profit sector. Internships during the summer are normally 16 hours per week but can be full-time and usually last from six to eight weeks. Once selected, the sponsoring organization will give you more details regarding your responsibilities. Any IPED student in good academic standing (GPA = 3.0 or higher) who succeeds in obtaining a selective internship on a competitive basis will also be awarded an intern fellowship. If, however, you do not apply for one of the designated selective internships listed below, you are still eligible for an intern fellowship. The decision to grant you an intern fellowship will then be based on your academic performance (GPA = 3.5 or higher) as well as the quality of your chosen internship.

International Banking and Finance Intern Fellowships
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is the world's premier source of global business intelligence. Through their extensive global network of business analysts, EIU continuously assesses and forecasts the political, economic and business environments in 195 countries. IPED intern fellowship applicants must have excellent writing/editorial skills and a fundamental knowledge of macro and international economics. Some course work in finance or banking is a plus.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Internships are in New York. The IPED Intern application should be specializing in International Banking and Finance.

Public Service Intern Fellowships
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is committed to ensuring special protection for the most disadvantaged children - victims of war, disasters, extreme poverty, all forms of violence and exploitation and those with disabilities. UNICEF internships are very varied, but all IPED intern applicants should be specializing in development studies.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN's principal provider of development advice, advocacy and grant support. With 132 country offices, it has enjoyed the trust and confidence of governments and NGOs in many parts of the developing as well as the developed world. It is typically regarded as a partner rather than an adversary, and its commitment to a universal presence has proven especially useful in post conflict situations and with states that had been otherwise isolated from the international community. The IPED Intern Fellow should have a background in international and development economics or in international development studies.

US State Department is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency and helps to shape a freer, more secure, and more prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing the President's foreign policy. The IPED Intern Fellow must be a US Citizen. Because of the need for security clearance, application for an internship at the State Department must be done early in the academic year. Internships can be done in New York at the US Mission to the UN, in Washington, DC, or overseas at a US Embassy.

The United States International Trade Administration, an arm of the Commerce Department, works with industry to support American jobs through export development. The US Foreign Commercial Service is a part of the International Trade Administration. Internships are available in New York and Washington, DC. The IPED Intern Fellow must be a US citizen. The intern should have a background in international economics.

The United States Foreign Agricultural Service. Internships are available in Washington, DC as well as overseas at various US Embassies. The IPED Intern Fellow must be a US citizen. The intern should have a background in international econoimcs. United States Agency for Internatonal Development. Internships are available in Washington, DC. The IPED Intern Fellow must be a US citizen. The intern should have a background in international development or in international and development economics.

Non-Profit Sector Intern Fellowships
The Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA)

Amnesty International, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, works to free all prisoners of conscience detained anywhere for their beliefs or because of their ethnic origin, sex, color or language -- who have not used or advocated violence; ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners; abolish the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of prisoners; and end extra judicial executions and “disappearances.” Internships with Amnesty International are varied, but all successful applicants must have a serious commitment to human rights and possess good writing skills.

The Trickle Up Program helps the lowest income people worldwide take the first step up out of poverty, by providing conditional seed capital and business training essential to the launch of a micro-enterprize. Successful candidates for this internship fellowship should be specializing in development studies with an interest in micro-credit, and have at least 6 credits of graduate course work in economics and/or business.


If you have a pdf reader installed on your computer, you may print out an Summer Intern Stipend Application.

Otherwise, applications are available from the IPED Office, Room E511, Dealy Hall. Completed applications are due in the IPED Office by no later than May 1st of each year.

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