GLOBAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

About Our Program
The Global Internship Program is designed for young professionals and graduate students seeking to strengthen and enhance their knowledge in the areas of Public and Non-Profit Administration, Business Communications, Marketing, Urban Planning, Crisis Management International Nongovernmental Organizations, Trade Policy and Global Economic Governance, and Western Hemisphere Affairs. This 2 month-long program includes student internship placement to fit their interests, housing, field trips, local transportation, and meals on campus. 

Participants will complete an internship with a local partnering public organization, institution, or agency. Participants will be part of a diverse cohort made up of students from across the globe.

During the program, you will learn how public and non-governmental organizations are involved in the policy process; how municipalities are managed; the role of local, state, and federal government; and other related topics. We will organize special field trips and tours for you to NYC government agencies and nonprofit organizations, and to our nation’s capital in Washington D.C. to show how government works at every level in the United States. You will attend special lectures that will be delivered by accomplished scholars covering leadership, public speaking, urban economic development, performance measurement, evaluation, and public management/policy analysis.

Program Objectives
Our program is about much more than just academic learning. We want you to experience all that New York City has to offer by providing an unforgettable experience while you learn. We assist in the development of skills and knowledge for in the areas of public and non-profit administration. Students will obtain a Certificate of Academic Achievement upon completion of the program.

What We Offer
This program provides customized instruction in seminar courses and individual internship placement based on personal interest. Spread over July and August, each learning session will be taught at Baruch College by highly qualified instructors from our faculty. Program materials and readings will be provided by us. The full program includes:

  • Internships: Participants will have the opportunity to learn in a real-world setting, learn essential new skills and concepts, improve communication, explore and develop career options, and make new professional contacts.
  • Seminar Courses: Participate in seminar courses taught by Baruch College faculty with extensive knowledge and experience. Course content and assessment components will be determined on a case by case basis based on the needs of your group.
  • Field Trips and Cultural Visits:  Group visits to local organizations, agencies or institutions where participants can observe classroom learning implemented in the field as well as to local attractions, including local museums, landmarks, shopping centers, etc. We also offer optional visits to the U.S. Capital, Washington, D.C., or Boston, MA
  • Professional Guest Speakers: Top representatives from local companies or organizations will offer customized presentations based on personal experience in the field.
  • Themed Panel Discussions: Baruch Faculty and local professionals will present on a variety of topics relating to areas of public and non-profit administration.

Sample Partnering Organizations include:

• Chinese American Planning Council

• International Rescue Committee

• ACLU of the Nation’s Capital

• Dress for Success Worldwide

• U.S. Department of Commerce

• Global Fund for Women

• Pro Mujer

• Global Kids

• And many more…

Program Prerequisites
Participants in the program must be young professionals or graduate students who are working toward, or have received a degree in public administration or a related area. TOEFL examination not required.

PROGRAM FEE: $4999 / month

For more information, please send an email to MSPIA.Global.Initiatives@baruch.cuny.edu.