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U.S. Department of State

Type of Internship: Governmental Agency
Internship Availability: Spring, Summer, Fall
Location: Washington, D.C.
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The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid, intensive internship offering U.S. students a chance to witness and participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with representatives of the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign and Civil Services. The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing participants with hands-on experience in a Federal agency setting, and insight into the substance and daily operations of U.S. foreign policy.

Past Interns

Lavelle, Torre

Lavelle, Torre

DC Semester: Fall 2015
School: UGA Odum School of Ecology
Type of Internship: Governmental Agency

Throughout my time at UGA, I was involved in the Roosevelt Institute, a student-run think tank, and Campus Scouts, which runs Girl Scout troops in underserved areas of Athens. Research was been a critical component of my undergraduate career, having worked at the Center for Integrative Conservation Research, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, and Center for Geospatial Research. I also enjoyed my involvement with the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society and Palladia Women’s Leadership Society. I am now studying public policy as a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Bila, Yuliya

Bila, Yuliya

DC Semester: Spring 2014
School: UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, UGA School of Public and International Affairs
Type of Internship: Governmental Agency

Born and raised overseas, I am interested in all things international including, but not limited to: traveling, learning languages, studying economic development, following Ukrainian politics, and trying to understand how best to improve U.S.-Russian relations.

Gold, Spencer

Gold, Spencer

DC Semester: Spring 2014
School: UGA Terry College of Business
Type of Internship: Governmental Agency

I am a Junior Finance and Economics major from Dallas, Texas. I participated in the Washington Semester Program in the spring of 2014 and interned at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Economics and Business Affairs.

Ragaller, Sabrina

Ragaller, Sabrina

DC Semester: Spring 2010
School: UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, UGA School of Public and International Affairs
Type of Internship: Governmental Agency

Here’s a brief list of organizations I’ve been involved in:

U.S. State Dept - DRL, Washington DC
El Pomar Foundation, Colorado Springs (CO)
University of Denver, Denver (CO)
Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids (IA)
World Denver, Denver (CO)
Rocky Mountain Microfinance, Denver (CO)
CITS, Athens (GA)
Carl Vinson Inst. of Local Govt, Athens (GA)

Haque, Sameena

Haque, Sameena

DC Semester: Spring 2012
School: UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, UGA School of Public and International Affairs
Type of Internship: Governmental Agency, Nonprofit Organization

I am a Biology & International Affairs major at the University of Georgia. I am pre-med and will be applying to medical school. I participated in the program during Spring 2012 and interned at the State Department in the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and at the American Institute for Cancer Research. I somehow ended up with two internships which was interesting to say the least. My career interests center around global health and health policy.

Bartlett, Ashley

Bartlett, Ashley

DC Semester: Spring 2010
School: UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, UGA School of Public and International Affairs
Type of Internship: Governmental Agency

I graduated from UGA in May 2011 with degrees in International Affairs and History. In Fall 2011, I moved to Bologna, Italy to begin my Masters program in International Affairs and International Economics at Johns Hopkins SAIS. In the summer of 2012, I interned with the State Department in Taipei, Taiwan at the American Institute in Taiwan. I then moved to Washington D.C. where I completed my SAIS Masters Degree in May 2013. In July 2013, I joined the Foreign Service and until July 2014, I will be in language and job training in Washington D.C. I will move to Hyderabad, India starting July 2014 until July 2016. After that, who knows where I will be posted next! 

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