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Internships provide students with practical skills and the beginning of a professional network, both of which are essential for a successful transition to employment. We encourage all of our majors to have at least one internship that complements their interests in international studies or international business.

The International Studies Program partners with the Dolan School of Business and the Career Planning Center to support the professional development of international business and international studies majors. By registering for IL 298, students can earn up to 3 credit hours for their internship(s). One internship can count as a major elective, while an additional internship can count for general elective credit. Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.8 in order to enroll in an internship.

Our internships prepare students for careers in diplomacy, multinational organizations, development, politics, financial institutions, service industries, social entrepreneurship, law, trading organizations, non-profit and government institutions, among others.

Recent Internship Placements

Given the density of nonprofit organizations and multi-national businesses located in Fairfield County, as well as the University's proximity to New York City, Fairfield can arrange internship opportunities with a significant international orientation. Recent placements include:

Americares - Stamford, CT

Ana Nobleza Siscar, LLC – Trumbull, CT

BRAC USA - Manhattan, NY

Bridgewater Associates - Norwalk, CT

CIRI - Bridgeport, CT

Estimize - Manhattan, NY

IBM - Greater NYC (Multiple)

LCR Capital Partners – Westport, CT

Menaji Worldwide – Southport, CT

Save the Children – Fairfield, CT

Synchrony – Greater NYC

Tauck - Norwalk, CT

WWE - Norwalk, CT

Youth Assembly at the UN - Greenwich, CT

UBS – Westport, CT & Various

For information about international internships, either while studying abroad or during summer, please visit our Global Scholars Program website or see the Office of Study Abroad's 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

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