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Global Fellows in DC

Global Semester student Christina Neidlinger (left) with Isabel Artime, Counselor of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Photo courtesy of Christina Neidlinger.

Global Fellows in Washington, DC is an innovative internship program designed to equip University of Maryland undergraduate students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experience necessary to become leaders in our increasingly globalized society. The program combines a fall academic seminar on global leadership and policy related to a specific theme, supported by additional coursework, and a spring semester internship placement with international organizations, federal agencies, foreign embassies, and non-governmental organizations in the Washington, DC area.

Gain international experience without leaving the country. The program consists of four primary components:

  • Take a fall academic seminar on global leadership and policy taught by expert practitioners in the field.
  • Intern for credit in the spring at an embassy, international organization, federal agency, or multinational corporation.
  • Increase your learning experience through University of Maryland supplementary courses.
  • Attend workshops, roundtable discussions, and off-campus lectures to learn more about real-world applications.

This internship program is a collaborative academic initiative between the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Office of International Affairs and is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors from all majors. 

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