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Internship Opportunities

Enhance your resume with valuable work experience during your graduate program. The school’s global career counselors and degree programs have a track record for connecting talented students with alumni and organizations to secure rewarding internship opportunities.

75% of students in the two-year Master of Arts in International Relations degree participate in an internship during the summer between their first and second years and nearly half pursue part-time internships during some portion of the academic year.

Johns Hopkins SAIS students at a career fair

Build Your Network

Through self-assessment reviews, you can clarify and explore your goals and potential career paths. Our team of career counselors will review assessment findings to discuss any impact the results may have on your professional development and career choices.

You can then work with career counselors and degree program advisers to review internship openings or connect with alumni and organizations in your field.

Recent Internships

  • Acumen Public Affairs
  • Banque Centrale du Luxembourg
  • Centre for European Policy Studies
  • China Institute of International Studies
  • Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Commerce
  • Congressional Research Service
  • CRIF Ratings
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Farm Africa
  • German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Institute of Energy Economics Japan
  • International Crisis Group
  • International Law Institute
  • International Trade Association
  • International Trade Centre
  • Istituto Affari Internazionali
  • Korea Economic Institute
  • Lebanese Center for Policy Studies
  • Microdreams Foundation
  • Middle East Institute
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • National Commission on Military, National and Public Service
  • Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
  • Office of the US Trade Representative
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Russian International Affairs Council
  • South African Reserve Bank
  • Tel Aviv Municipality
  • The Conference Board
  • The European Commission
  • The European Parliament
  • The National Interest
  • The NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The People's Bank of China
  • The Washington Institute
  • US Department of Commerce
  • US Department of State
  • US Department of the Treasury
  • US House of Representatives
  • UN Women DC Liaison Office
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • United Nations Secretariat
  • World Bank
  • World Resources Institute
  • Yalta European Strategy
  • United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office

Summer Internship Fund

The Summer Internship Fund provides financial assistance to rising second-year students in the two-year Master of Arts in International Relations program with confirmed unpaid, full-time summer internships in the public, private, multilateral, or nonprofit sectors. Awards are available to students on all three campuses, in any concentration, for work in any region between their first and second year.

Office of Global Careers

Washington DC 
+1 (202) 663-5710
[email protected]

SAIS Europe (Bologna, Italy)
[email protected]

Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Nanjing, China)
Michael Hoffman
Career Services Coordinator 
(+86) 025 8359-3018
[email protected]