Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Geneva, Switzerland
- Program Terms: Summer
This program develops the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the United Nations or associated parts of the international system. Students pursue a ten-to-twelve week internship with a United Nations organization, including the World Food Program, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, or other international organizations. Internships are paired with seminars and guest lectures on contemporary issues in the international area. Through guest lectures by international officials, site visits to diplomatic missions and headquarters officer, and group presentations, students are ready to step into any role in the international humanitarian or development system. Every effort is made to place students with an internship in organizations that match their interest, but positions are contingent upon organizational needs and space.
Any student who is pursuing a graduate degree program in a field related to international relations (e.g., international relations, political science, history, sociology, law, communications, geography, etc.) is eligible to apply. A basic knowledge of French is desirable but not required.
Students are strongly urged to apply well before the application deadline to allow sufficient time to match them with an international organization.
Practicum in International Organizations
PAI 711, 6 Credits, Graduate
The summer practicum is complemented by cultural visits in the area surrounding Geneva, which provide insight into Geneva’s unique location as an international humanitarian center at an important geographical and cultural crossroads in Europe. There will also be visits to local restaurants to sample regional and international cuisines as well as opportunities for independent travel on weekends to visit major European cities.
Students successfully completing the nine-week program will earn six graduate credits in international relations from Syracuse University.
*It is the student's responsibility to confirm with their home school/college that the course(s) taken as part of this program will satisfy their degree requirements.
|Program begins:||May 29, 2017|
|Program ends:||August 12, 2017|
|Application deadline:||January 30*|
*Applications received after January 30 will be considered if there is still space in the program.
|GRADUATE (6 credits)|
|Tuition||$8,658 (2016 rate)|
|Program Fee||$600 (estimated)|
|Housing at John Knox||$3,000 (estimated)|
Please note: All costs are estimated and subject to change.
Additional Financial Information: We estimate that students should budget accordingly for the following expenses:
Air travel: $1,700
Housing: $3,000 - $6,000
Books & Supplies: $50
These figures are for expenses not covered in the tuition and program fee and are paid out-of-pocket.