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  • Locations: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

What You Need to Know

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 a pre-departure course, 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.                                                                         

Eligibility and Requirements

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.

Travel and Living

Students arrange and pay for their own round-trip transatlantic flight to Geneva.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not purchase your airline ticket before receiving written notification from us that you can book your flight. You will have to present this notification if we cancel the program at a later date, and you want to be reimbursed for the cost of the ticket.

  Please let SU Abroad know upon acceptance whether you want a pre-reserved room. Students are allowed to find their own housing in Geneva.

*Travel and living arrangements are subject to change. SU Abroad will provide detailed information prior to the program start date.


Practicum in International Organizations
PAI 711, 6 Credits, Graduate

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 27, 2018
 Program ends:  August 11, 2018 
 Application deadline:  November 28 * 

*Applications received after November 28 will be considered if there is still space in the program.


                 GRADUATE (6 credits)
 Tuition  $9,000 (2017 rate) 
 Program Fee  $400 (estimated)
 Pre-Arranged Housing    $4,500 (estimated)
 Total  $12,600 (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
Personal: $800
Meals: $1,800

These figures are for expenses not covered in the tuition and program fee and are paid out-of-pocket.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.