International Studies - Internships

We encourage all of our majors to have at least one internship that complements their interests in international studies or international business. Internships provide students with practical skills and the beginning of a professional network, both of which are essential to a successful transition to employment. By registering for IL 298, students can earn 3 credit hours for their internships, and count the experience toward an applied elective.  To register, please fill out the agreement form and the enrollment form and return them to adeeg-carlin@fairfield.edu.  For more information on the requirements of the course, see the syllabus here.  

Our students (generally during their junior or senior years) have taken internship opportunities with a variety of employers in the non-profit sector, private sector, and with local goverment. Below are examples of recent internship placements:intl_scheetz_intern

Americares - Stamford, CT‌

‌Americares is an international non-profit relief and humanitarian aid organization. This semester, one of our students is working with program managers to support operations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. 

BRAC USA - Manhattan, NY

As the largest development organization in the world, BRAC reaches over 135 million people in 11 countries. BRAC is recognized for its expertise in scaling up programs rapidly and effectively and for its innovative approach to tackling seemingly intractable problems. BRAC USA was formed in 2006 with the dual mandate of raising funds for BRAC programs and building the profile of BRAC in the United States and Canada. BRAC USA has directly raised $100 million and facilitated an additional $300 million for BRAC entities.

Estimize - Manhattan, NY 

Estimize is the first crowdsourced financial estimates platform.  By crowdsourcing data from buy-side, sell-side and independent research analysts, alongside industry experts and academics, Estimize data is able to better represent the true expectations of the market. Required skills are financial literacy, strong writing and research skills, proficiency in Excel, and self motivation!

Tauck - Norwalk, CT 

Tauck operates and guides exclusive travel tours all over the world. Our students have worked in a variety of offices at Tauck. This semester, one of our majors is working with their tour management division, supporting efforts to help tour directors provide safe, quality progams for participants.‌‌

WWE - Norwalk, CTintl_ohallaron_intern

‌The WWE is a global sport-entertainment company. This semester one of our students is supporting their internatioanl marketing and social media efforts in markets across the globe.  

 Other internship opportunities

For more information about our internship program, please contact:

Anita Deeg-Carlin
Associate Director, International Studies Program
Donnarumma Hall Room 251
(203) 254-4000, ext. 2865
E-mail: adeeg-carlin@fairfield.edu

 

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