International Studies Internships

 The School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies encourages students majoring in International Studies to complete an internship as part of their undergraduate degree program. While an internship is not required for the degree, it does provide the student with valuable, real world experience that can assist the student in preparation for a career after finishing the International Studies degree. The Government & International Affairs department allows up to 6 credits of unpaid internship to count as an INT elective. In order to qualify for credit, the internship does need to be approved by the International Studies Internship faculty advisor.

Please complete the Pre-Internship forms below. Contact Pamela Anderson to inquiry on how to submit the forms. For more information or if you have questions about the suitability of an internship site idea, please contact your Academic Advisor.

Pre-Internship Forms:

International Studies Internship Application
USF Site Supervisor Agreement

Post-Internship Forms:

USF Site Supervisor Evaluation Form
USF Student Site Evaluation Form

internship site POSSIBILITIES


  • Metro Tampa Bay International Board of Trade & Commerce Council
  • An International Business
  • The United Nations Association
  • Consulate of Panama—Tampa
  • Consulate of Peru - Tampa
  • Immigration Law Firm
  • Women for Women International
  • Selected Non-Profit Organizations

Out of State Internship Opportunities

U.S. Department of State
The U.S. Department of State is looking for diverse, culturally aware, adaptable, well-rounded and strategic problem-solvers who are seeking a substantive internship. This is your chance to support and gain insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, explore lifelong skills, as you represent America to the world. 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Career and Border Patrol
The Student Volunteer Program offers unpaid training opportunities to high school and college students. These opportunities provide work experience related to the student’s academic goals and provides them an opportunity to explore career options, develop their personal and professional skills all while earning school academic credit for their internship. 
Student Volunteer service enriches the student’s future by:

  • Allowing career exploration early in their academic studies,
  • Exposing them to new and emerging occupations,
  • Giving them academic credit for the work they perform (determined by their school.), and
  • Giving them experience which will enhance their ability to obtain paying jobs in the future.

U.S. Secret Service
Student Volunteer Service (Internships)
The Student Intern Program provides unpaid academic study-related work assignments that allow students to explore career options in addition to developing personal and professional skills. Working in Washington, D.C., or in various field offices located throughout the United States, can prepare students for a career with the United States Secret Service. 
The program offers many advantages, including career exploration early in a student's academic studies, exposure to new and emerging occupations/technologies, academic credit for the work performed (this is determined by the academic institution), and work experience that may be considered relevant if the student later applies for permanent employment. The program, however, is not intended to provide the intern with investigative or protective experience.

Central Intelligence Agency
Interested in foreign affairs? Looking for a career where you can make a difference? This unique program is designed to give promising undergraduate students, particularly minorities and people with disabilities, the opportunity to gain practical work experience that complements their academic studies.

Defense Intelligence Agency
Are you curious about foreign cultures and the hidden forces that affect the world globally? Do you excel in areas such as problem solving, critical writing, or learning new languages? Are you passionate about serving your country and supporting the men and women who defend our great nation around the world? If so, we invite you to learn more about DIA's student internship opportunities. DIA offers programs for high school graduates, undergraduate, and graduate students. To apply for any of DIA's special programs, please apply online.