Internships and Language Immersions

Bush School students have a wide variety of opportunities for internships in all sectors both here and abroad (see the examples below). Students have found that the internship experience contributes greatly to their professional development and helps them refine their career goals. Through our faculty advisors, visits to the school by recruiters from various agencies, a valuable network of former students throughout Federal and State government agencies, NGOs, various think tanks and the private sector. Together with the able assistance of our director of career services, the Bush School makes it easy for students to obtain an internship that will broaden their opportunities and horizons.

Internships by Sector:


  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • International Trade Administration
  • NASA, Johnson Space Center
  • National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of State (Albania, DC, Honduras, Poland)
  • U.S. International Trade Commission, Office of Economics
  • United States Mission to the United Nations
  • The White House


  • American Red Cross
  • Children at Risk
  • Collaborative for Children
  • L.T. Jordan Institute
  • Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Points of Light Foundation

Think Tanks/International/Other

  • Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • CountryWatch
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies
  • Global Security
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • KPMG
  • The Nixon Center
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • The Scowcroft Group
  • Stratfor
  • Technology Strategies & Alliances
  • Transparency International
  • U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • The World Bank

Language Immersion and Requirement

While students without substantial professional experience are required to complete a non-credit-bearing summer internship program, MIA students may choose to complete an intensive language study program instead. The Office of Student Services is equipped to assist in identifying these programs, as well as providing limited funding. Because the MIA program requires fluency in a second language, many students have found immersive language study to be extremely helpful in honing their language skills.

Examples of Past Immersion Locations: Honduras; Spain; Germany; Monterey, California; Ecuador; Guatemala; Mexico; Peru; China.