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SIS Abroad

We offer meaningful international opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students at the School of International Service.

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Practica is a one-semester, 3-credit capstone option that provides graduate students with pre-professional experience.

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Skills Institutes

Skills Institutes are 1-credit intensive workshops that introduce graduate students to professional skills relevant to international affairs.

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There are many opportunities, year round, for both undergraduate and graduate students to participate in for-credit internships while studying at the School of International Service. Students may choose to complete an internship abroad or choose to take advantage of SIS’s Washington, DC, location and gain hands-on experience at a local organization. However, students choose to pursue this professional experience, all internships must be registered in order to receive academic credit. The following resources are available to help students find and complete internships: