Program Information : Internship
Students who decide to take ISCOR 495 must meet with the ISCOR Advisor, who will provide all of the necessary information and guidance.
Students who participate in the ISCOR internship program are expected
to write a substantive research paper pertaining to their course
of study as it applies to their internship. For example, a student
working with refugees from the Sudan may write a paper on the role
of Non-Governmental Organizations in assisting the "Lost Boys" of
the Sudan, while a student working for a member of Congress may
write a paper providing an analysis of a major piece of legislation
addressing terrorism or Homeland Security.
It should also be noted that students work only for organizations
that give them substantial responsibilities (no photocopying and
picking up the CEO's dry-cleaning here!). The ISCOR Program has
identified, and continues to identify, agencies that give our students
a first rate learning experience.
For example, a number of our students intern with the San Diego Chapter of the International Rescue Committee where they help refugees from countries like the Sudan, Iraq, Guatemala and Afghanistan adapt to American society. Several other students have worked with the National Conflict Resolution Center and gotten direct experience in mediation services. Students have found many other interesting internships at places like the British Parliament, the United Nations, the U.S. State Department in Rome, the United State's House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, a major U.S. law firm's branch office in Mexico, a border trade group in San Diego and Tijuana, and the Human Rights Commission in Guadalajara.