Internships offer experiential learning that improve the job prospects of our graduates. In addition to a career development course, students have access to hundreds of domestic and international internships and advising from the Nunn School and the Center for Career Discovery and Development to create and execute an individual internship and career strategy.
Our students have completed internships with the following organizations:
- Center for Strategic and International Studies
- European Parliament
- Georgia Department of Economic Development
- International Rescue Committee
- The Carter Center
- US Department of Homeland Security
- US Department of State
Cooperative Education Program (Co-op)
Nunn School students who decide they want to intern with the same organization for at least four semesters during their time at Georgia Tech should consider enrolling in the Cooperative Education, or Co-op, Program. Although the Undergraduate Co-op Program is mainly composed of engineering students, co-op placements are considered internships for graduate students. Thus, several graduate INTA students participate in the Graduate Co-op Program every year. Co-op placements are usually limited because employers attractive to INTA students often do not offer co-op positions. Additionally, most INTA students want to have several unique internship experiences, possibly one internship with a media organization, another internship with a think tank or government agency, and a third internship with a business.
Professional Internship Program
Typically, more attractive to undergraduate Nunn School students is the Georgia Tech Internship Program (GTIP). The benefits of GTIP are identical to those offered to co-op students, but the bonus is that participants are allowed to switch employers each intern semester. Should a student start in the GTIP and decide to stay with the same organization for multiple semesters, the student can easily switch to the Co-op Program.
The Nunn School encourages students to explore both the Co-op Program and GTIP to see which best fits their needs. Internships can be found on CareerBuzz, Georgia Tech's resource for access to internships, job listings, on-campus interviews, and more. The Nunn School also posts opportunities to the advising blog and weekly digest. Students are encouraged to complete two internships while in the program and are advised to meet with the Nunn School Career Advisor to create an internship strategy.
With employers looking for students with more and more diverse skill sets, having a global perspective and tangible experience is more important now than ever. The Nunn School believes this is an imperative piece of an international affairs education and Georgia Tech’s Global Research and Internship Program (GRIP) helps students accomplish this. They aid students in their search for an international internship, tailor their resume for a global employer, and support them throughout their program. To qualify for GRIP interns must work at least 14 weeks during a fall or spring semester and at least 10 ten weeks during the summer session for full-time audit credit of 12 hours in any country that does not have a State Travel Advisory Level of 3 or 4.
Internships in Washington, D.C.
The Nunn School maintains a strong presence in Washington, D.C. Our students, faculty, and alumni study international affairs because they genuinely want to make a difference in this world, improve the human condition, and gain important professional experience. Washington D.C. is the hub of many government agencies, companies, think tanks, and nonprofits organizations. Our nation’s capital offers students, alums, and faculty opportunities to network and engage with like-minded individuals. Available internships in D.C. include:
- The White House Internship Program, which will be paid starting in Fall 2022.
- The Department of Homeland Security's Fall 2023 internship application is open until Aug. 31, 2022. Learn more about their mission centers.
- The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program features an Undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program at Howard University. Applications for the six-week program in 2023 will open soon.