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School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
Mary-Lou Tyler
Academic Advisor
School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Experiential Learning

Learn from Every Direction

SIS students take part in a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including internships, research, student leadership, and community service. SIS students have led teams to study sustainable agriculture in Panama, helped develop tourism in Nepal, taught English in Korea, and taken advantage of scores of other opportunities both at home and abroad. Students participate in conferences such as the Model United Nations, the Student Conference on U.S. Affairs at West Point, the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference at Annapolis, and choose from an array of more than 100 student clubs and organizations.

Samantha Johnston, SIS '20 - Experiential learning opportunities lay foundation for double major's global career plans  
See the listing of Internships that our graduates have completed - SIS INTERNSHIPS

Fellowship and Internship opportunities for SIS students!

The Governor's Office Internship Program: designed for undergraduate students of all majors and backgrounds who have an interest in politics, California government and public service.  Internships are for students looking for real world experience in a uniquely high-profile government office.  Internships are available in a variety of offices including, but not limited to Constituent Affairs, Appointments, Legislative Affairs and Press. 

FBI Internships  Join the ranks of thousands of outstanding students who since 1985 have participated in an internship with the world's premier law enforcement and intelligence agency.

Camp Bizmart.  This is a summer internship open to all students. Please see their website for more details  The organization is based in the Bay Area.

Merrill Lynch, Stockton, CA. Interns will be exposed to many aspects of a Financial Advisory business including; portfolio creation and analysis, customer service, industry research, investment concepts and financial planning.  Candidates must be detail oriented, organized and able to handle multiple tasks effectively.  Candidates should also have experience with Microsoft Office applications and be able to work effectively in a professional environment.

Center for a New American Security (CNAS).  This is only for graduating seniors and graduates - interns must have an undergraduate degree.   This is a highly competitive internship in DC, which starts in September and runs through February or February to June.  Only about 1% of the applicants become interns. SIS graduates have held internships and staff positions at CNAS.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.

American Anthropological Association Summer Internship Program

USAID Internships for students, both paid and unpaid internships for qualified students during the academic year.

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers in international service.

USAID Payne International Development Fellowship seeks to attract outstanding young people to careers in the Foreign Service of the US Agency for International Development (USAID).                                                                                                                                                                              

Juniper Networks Summer Internship program. Our internship positions provide qualified students with hands-on experience in a corporate environment, while developing critical professional skills as well as in-depth knowledge in your domain. You will be paired with a mentor who will enable you to do your best work, here at Juniper.

Youth for Understanding (YFU) Are you interested in advancing intercultural understanding in an increasingly multicultural, interconnected and competitive global society? YFU's National Office in Washington, DC is looking for interns to join us in creating global learning opportunities.

United Nations (UN) Internship programme  If you are thinking of entering the world of diplomacy and public policy, an internship at the United Nations could be the ideal start for you. The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations.

North American Treaty Organization (NATO) NATO's essential purpose is to safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.