International Internships

Career Opportunities

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The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the 2016 Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Information on this program can be found here

Also click here for more Spring and Summer 2016 Internship opportunities from The Washington Center


International Internship Opportunities for International Studies Students (click here)

This linked page contains information and links to a variety of internship opportunities with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and nonprofit agencies, and business.  Please check back regularly for revisions and additions. The listing is not exhaustive; if there is another organization with which you are interested in working, you may want to contact them directly.

U of M Internship Information
University of Memphis Internship Information
Student Guide to Internships


In addition to the following, there are many opportunities available through the University of Memphis Study Abroad programs. These are specifically those being coordinated by members of the International Studies Advisory Board or Faculty Affiliates.

Historic Urban Regeneration in the Simeto River Valley in Eastern Sicily

Set in the beautiful Simeto Valley, in Eastern Sicily, UofM students and faculty will engage with Simeto residents and officials in an action-research process aimed at revitalizing a declining historic neighborhood through advanced historic preservation and community development strategies. The main challenge is to preserve the existing cultural richness and authenticity while addressing the fast economic and population decline.

In this class we will:

Explore different ways of thinking about what aspects of culture contribute to a neighborhood's unique and authentic qualities.
Conduct ethnographic research on the practices, beliefs, and history of the neighborhood
Use spatial analysis in order to understand how the built environment reflects cultural forms and practices
Look at best practices of cultural-based neighborhood revitalization
Contribute to a participatory community process that is committed to environmental sustainability, social justice and historic preservation.
For more info:

Dr. Antonio Raciti ( / 211 McCord Hall)

Dr. Laura Saija ( / 215 McCord Hall)

Dr. Katherine Lambert-Pennington ( / 302b Manning Hall)