The Government & International Affairs department 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 and submit to the faculty advisor, Dr. Tauber at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or if you have questions about the suitability of an internship site idea, please contact your Academic Advisor.
International Studies Internship Application
USF Site Supervisor Agreement
USF Site Supervisor Evaluation Form
USF Student Site Evaluation Form
The following are possible internship sites
Tampa - Internship Opportunities
- 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
For more information on student Internship opportunities go to: http://careers.state.gov/students/ug_students.html
Information Brochure (104kb, PDF)
Student Volunteers (SV)
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.),
- Giving them experience which will enhance their ability to obtain paying jobs in
Volunteer service is not creditable for leave accrual or any other employee benefit.
Student Volunteers are not considered to be Federal employees for any purpose other
than Federal Tort Claims provisions and compensation for injuries sustained during
the performance of work assignments.
This program requires a tailored written agreement, signed by all parties, CBP,
the school and the student.StudentInquiries@dhs.gov.
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.
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.
To apply for any of DIA's special programs, please