Some HLS students find that internships evolve naturally from the ties they make through their research or out in the community. There are plenty of other ways to land an internship, too. Staff at the Walter Center for Career Achievement can help you explore the possibilities and coach you through the application and interview process.

Internship Course

At the Hamilton Lugar School, you may enroll in a course to receive academic credit for your internship (paid or unpaid). This credit may apply to your degree requirements.

You are not required to enroll for credit although some employers may require that you enroll in a course. Students who need more course credits also may wish to inquire about earning this type of credit.

You earn the credit by enrolling in:

  • SGIS X373, Internship in Global and International Studies (1-3 credits)

Have questions about how to report your internship to HLS or get credit for your experience? Contact the Assistant Director of Student Initiatives, Robin Banks, at

Deadlines to apply:

  • Spring semester: Feb. 1
  • Summer: June 1
  • Fall semester: Oct. 1

Documentation required after completion of internship:

Internship Funding

HLS students who would like to complete summer internships may qualify for funding through the Dean’s Scholarship. Questions can be directed to