Internships are an integral part of the SFS education and prepare students for careers in the international arena. Internships provide students with the opportunity to enhance their academic coursework; gain professional experience and insight into career opportunities; develop contacts in their field of interest; and explore the public, private, and/or non-profit sectors.

SFS students intern around the world for organizations ranging from the U.S. State and Defense Departments to the United Nations, international NGOs and Fortune-500 companies.  Some students spend their summer attending intensive language courses to achieve mastery of their chosen foreign language.

#Summer SFS In Focus

2016 Undergraduate Students

Anthony Bernard-Sasges

Anthony Bernard-Sasges is a junior in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown. He is majoring in International Political Economy (IPEC) and also studying Arabic. Last summer, Anthony traveled to Beirut to intern for the UNHCR. Known as the UN Refugee Agency, the UNHCR works to provide refugees with basic living amenities, security, and a path new home.

Edom Tesfa

Edom Tesfa is a junior in the SFS from Alexandria, Va., majoring in Culture and Politics with a concentration in social contexts of immigrant and refugee education. A recipient of a Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, Edom spent her summer studying at the Mandarin Training Center at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei.

Connor O’Brien

Connor O’Brien is a rising junior at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a focus in Science, Technology, and Security. Last summer Connor traveled to Tbilisi, Georgia. There, he studied the Russian language through Harvard University Summer School, and learned about Georgian culture, history, politics, and cuisine.

Ryan Sudo

Ryan Sudo is a senior from Minnesota, studying Regional and Comparative Studies with a focus on Asia and Latin America. He crossed every meridian around the globe last summer as a recipient of the Circumnavigator’s Grant, a research scholarship given annually by the Washington DC Circumnavigator’s Foundation in partnership with the School of Foreign Service.

Aislinn McNiece

Aislinn McNiece is a junior in the School of Foreign Service, with a major in international political economy. She spent the summer in Barcelona, Spain where she studied the national identity of Barcelona and the Catalonian region by taking classes in political and art history while undergoing intensive language study, and cultural exploration of the city. Aislinn’s goal for her summer was to understand the current Catalonian separatist movement in the context of the Spanish political economy.

Elizabeth Bujwid

Elizabeth Bujwid is currently a junior in the SFS studying International Politics with a concentration in Foreign Policy and Policy Process. She spent her summer in Kunming, China taking part in a full-immersion intensive Mandarin Program at Yunnan University.

Caitlin Garrabrant

Caitlin Garrabrant is a junior in the SFS majoring in Global Business and minoring in German. Caitlin’s passions include playing the piano, mobile photography, and exploring cities on foot. Last summer, Caitlin studied in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Copenhagen Business School.

Sarah Mack

Sarah Mack spent her summer in Seoul, South Korea with the support of the Boren Scholars, the Oh Award, and the Improving the Human Condition grant. She interned at the North Korea Strategy Center and the New Korea Women’s Union and attended the Yonsei University Korean Language Institute in preparation for her semester abroad at Yosei University in the fall.

Theresa Chen

Theresa Chen, a Taiwanese-American, was born and raised in New Jersey. She is a junior in the School of Foreign Service studying International Economics with a Concentration of Finance and Commerce, a certificate in International Business Diplomacy and a minor in Chinese. Through her fellowship with the Beeck Center for Social Impact Innovation, she spent the summer conducting research at the Center for Civic Innovation in Atlanta, Georgia order to identify the essential financial and social impact criteria required to maintain a sustainable social investment fund.

#Summer SFS In Focus

2016 Graduate Students

Soham Banerji

Soham Banerji is a Masters candidate in Georgetown’s Global Human Development Program in the School of Foreign Service. Last summer he worked with the Coca-Cola Company in Jakarta, Indonesia and The World Bank in Baku, Azerbaijan. In Indonesia, he worked with Coca-Cola’s team to help scale up their 5by20 initiative. This global initiative is a commitment by Coca-Cola to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across Coca-Cola’s value chain by 2020.

Andrea Welsh

Andrea Welsh is a second-year graduate student in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service Master of Global Human Development Program. Over the summer she worked with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) team in New Delhi, India to investigate issues including gender mainstreaming, gender analysis and the prevention of gender-based violence.

Trisha Ray

Trisha Ray is a second year Masters student in the Security Studies Program. Last summer, she interned at the Hudson Institute’s South Asia Program and worked part-time at Lau, combining her two great loves.

Brian Moore

Brian Moore is a second year graduate student in the Asian Studies (MASIA) program at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He specializes in the politics and security of Northeast Asia, specifically Chinese foreign policy and U.S. strategic policy towards North Korea. He spent the summer as a Research Fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS in Honolulu, Hawaii focusing on Asia-Pacific regional security.

Laura O’Brien

Laura O’Brien is a second year student in the Masters of Arts in Global Human Development program within SFS. She spent her summer in Antigua, Guatemala as a monitoring and evaluation intern with WINGS, a small local non-profit organization that works to promote access to family planning and reproductive health services.

Ahmed Zuhairy

Ahmed Zuhairy is a second-year in the Master’s in Arab Studies Program at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. He specializes in Politics and Development in the Arab World. Last summer Ahmed strengthened his Arabic language skills in Ibri, Oman, at the Noor-Majan Training Institute.

Chloe Krawczyk

Originally from Palo Alto, California, Chloe Krawczyk is pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in the School of Foreign Service (MSFS) with a concentration in Global Business and Finance. She is a 2016 Wallenberg International Fellow and an Honors Candidate in the Landegger Program for International Business Diplomacy. Last summer, she evaluated start-ups for venture capital funding at EQT Ventures in Stockholm.

Marion Abboud

Marion Abboud is a second-year in the Masters of Global Human Development at SFS where she is focusing on issues of education and human capital, and forced migration in the Middle East. Last summer, she worked at Columbia Global Centers –Amman on two key projects: the first dealing with important questions around refugee integration, and the other on community-based initiatives to counter gender-based economic and structural violence.

Eric Salgado

Eric Salgado is a graduate student completing his Master of Arts in Latin American studies with a concentration in government. He is a recipient of the 2015 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship through the U.S. Department of State and spent his summer interning in the political section of the United States Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil.