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School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
Kathleen Hastings
School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Experiential Learning

Learn from Every Direction

SIS students take part in a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including internships, research, student leadership, and community service. SIS students have led teams to study sustainable agriculture in Panama, helped develop tourism in Nepal, taught English in Korea, and taken advantage of scores of other opportunities both at home and abroad. Students participate in conferences such as the Model United Nations, the Student Conference on U.S. Affairs at West Point, the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference at Annapolis, and choose from an array of more than 100 student clubs and organizations.

See the listing of Internships that recent graduates have completed - INTERNSHIPS GRADUATING SENIORS

Recently announced Fellowship and Internship opportunities for SIS students!

The Governor's Office Internship Program: designed for undergraduate students of all majors and backgrounds who have an interest in politics, California government and public service.  Internships are for students looking for real world experience in a uniquely high-profile government office.  Internships are available in a variety of offices including, but not limited to Constituent Affairs, Appointments, Legislative Affairs and Press. 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 2014 Honors Internship Program: Outstanding undergraduate and graduate students will be selected to participate in the FBI summer Honors Internship Program. This paid internship offers students an exciting 'insider view' of FBI operations and provides professional experience that is unique, valuable, and marketable. The application for summer 2014 is now closed.

Camp Bizmart.  This is a summer internship open to all students. Please see their website for more details www.campbizsmart.org.  The organization is based in the Bay Area.

Merrill Lynch, Stockton, CA. Interns will be exposed to many aspects of a Financial Advisory business including; portfolio creation and analysis, customer service, industry research, investment concepts and financial planning.  Candidates must be detail oriented, organized and able to handle multiple tasks effectively.  Candidates should also have experience with Microsoft Office applications and be able to work effectively in a professional environment.

Center for a New American Security (CNAS).  This is only for graduating seniors and graduates - interns must have an undergraduate degree.   This is a highly competitive internship in DC, which starts in September and runs through February 2015 (and February to June 2015 -- apply in the fall for the 2014 internship). Only about 1% of the applicants become interns. Catherine Cloud (SIS'09) was among the one percent and now works at CNAS as the Director of Business Development. She completed her MA degree at Georgetown while interning at CNAS. Thanks to Venilde Jeronimo (SIS'90) who used to work at CNAS) and contacted us directly to publicize this opportunity.  CNAS also has a couple of positions open: (http://www.cnas.org/careers/executive-and-development-assistant) and (http://www.cnas.org/careers/program-coordinator-asia-pacific-security).

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.

Summer internship in Washington, DC researching the history of feminist anthropology http://www.aaanet.org/profdev/internships/AAA-Summer-Internship-Program.cfm

USAID Internships for students, http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/careers/hiring-mechanisms/student-internships

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers in international service.

USAID Payne International Development Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID foreign service officers.                                                                                                                                                                                        

Juniper Networks Summer Internship program. Our internship positions provide qualified students with hands-on experience in a corporate environment, while developing critical professional skills as well as in-depth knowledge in your domain. You will be paired with a mentor who will enable you to do your best work, here at Juniper.

Real Time Farms, an online crowd-sourced food guide, is currently hiring interns for the Summer Food Warrior internship program.

MATCH Teacher Residency--a highly innovative, one-year teacher residency program for recent college graduates designed train effective rookie teachers for a career in a high-poverty charter school.