SU students at an internship fair

The International Studies major offers you personalized support to select an internship at an international organization in the Seattle area. You gain professional skills, contacts, and advice to pursue your career goals

You can earn 1–5 credits depending on the number of hours per week that you work (3–15 hours). Up to 5 credits may count towards International Studies major elective requirements. 

Graduate from Seattle U with a resume showing your work experience at places like:

  • Casa Latina
  • Centro de la Raza
  • Global Visionaries
  • Guatemala Village Health
  • International Rescue Committee
  • One Equal Heart
  • Refugee Resettlement Office 
  • World Affairs Council

Internships abroad are also available. 


Hallie Evans

I will always highly value my experience interning with Landesa. Through this internship, I was able to garner valuable experience with the resource development arm of nonprofit management in addition to a much improved overall understanding of the inner-workings of nonprofits. My time with Landesa provided me with a lot of much-needed comfort within the professional world.

INST '22

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INST '22

Isabelle Halaka

During my time interning at Global Washington I worked closely with a small team and gained a variety of skills, from updating websites and databases to event planning for their annual Goalmakers Conference. This internship was a formative professional experience and helped me understand what a career in international studies has to offer.

INST '22

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Johno Johnson

As someone interested in careers in diplomacy, my internship experience with the Department of State’s Bureau of Global Talent Management has been incredibly valuable for showing exactly what working in this field can look like. My favorite part of the internship is getting to hear firsthand about the myriad of opportunities and challenges department employees encounter during international assignments.

INST '24

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The International Studies Internship Program in detail

Alumni Stories

"I learned to respectfully relate with people from other cultures, while adapting to their social norms." Ruth Yohannes '19

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