Practicums & Internships

Practica are offered at a variety of institutions including NGOs, schools, nonprofits, and more.

SIT graduate degree programs are designed to bridge theory and practice. Initial exploration and application of key concepts and theories takes place in team and individual projects within the program coursework. The practicum/internship provides the opportunity to connect this theoretical knowledge with the work you are doing in the field.

The practicum/internship is designed to be mutually beneficial to the host organization and the student. The nature of the work must be at a professional level, relevant to your degree, in an intercultural setting, and consistent with SIT’s mission of contributing to the global community.

Explore examples of recent practicums and internships completed by SIT students below.

Climate Change & Global Sustainability

Alianza De Mujeres En Café (El Salvador) | Graduate Intern 
Maine Local Living School (USA) | Graduate Intern 
Cape Ann Whale Watch (USA) | Graduate Intern 
Global Vision International (Seychelles) | Graduate Intern 
Fundación Great Leaf (Ecuador) | Graduate Consultant 
Fundación Observatorio Ciudadano (Chile) | Graduate Intern 
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (Philippines) | Graduate Intern 
Green School (New Zealand) | Graduate Consultant 
Directorate of Climate Change and Environment (Somalia) | Policy Intern 
ACDI/VOCA Forest Incomes for Environmental Sustainability (FIFES) Activity (Liberia) | Graduate Consultant
Asociación ANDES (Peru) | Graduate Intern
Community Labor United (United States) | Graduate Research Fellow
EcoConsult: Implementing Partner for Hydroponic Agriculture and Employment Development Project (HAED-JO) (Jordan) | Graduate Intern
Green Justice Coalition (United States) | Graduate Intern
International Arctic Research Center (IARC) (United States) | Graduate Intern
Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency, City and County of Honolulu (United States) | Graduate Intern
Oxfam America (United States) | Graduate Policy Intern – Climate Change and Land Rights
Vermont Climate and Health Alliance (United States) | Graduate Intern
WaterStep (Ecuador) | Field Consultant and Data Technician
World Vision (Uganda) | Graduate Intern – Program Quality Division and Technical Manager for Resiliency and Livelihood

Intercultural Service, Leadership & Management

Advance Humanity (China) | Tibet Social Innovation Intern
Boys and Girls Club (United States) | Program Coordinator
Canada World Youth (Canada) | Project Supervisor
Centre for Conflict Management (Rwanda) | Intern
Dageno Girls Center (Tanzania) | Sigi Life & Leadership Fellow
Fair Trade USA (United States) | Intern
Intersos (Yemen) | Country Programme Coordinator
Midwives for Haiti (Haiti) | In-Country Coordinator
Morningside Shelter (United States) | Development Resource Coordinator
School for Field Studies (Tanzania) | Student Affairs Manager
University of San Francisco (United States) | Student and Scholar Grad Intern
Vermont Workers’ Center (United States) | Project Assistant

International Education (hybrid)

South Washington County School District (United States) | ESL Teacher
Speaking Proficiency Enhancement Program (South Korea) | Content Innovation Specialist
Kate Bond Elementary School, Memphis Shelby County Schools (United States) | 4th and 5th Grade ESL Teacher
Ritsumeikan Junior and Senior High School (Japan) | Assistant Director of Global Education
Dougherty Valley High School (United States) | Teacher Librarian
Central Oregon Community College (United States) | Health Careers/Public Health Outreach Coordinator
University of Montana Western (United States) | Manager of Field Experiences, Supervision, and Licensure
CISabroad (United States) | University Relations Manager
IREX (United States) | Program Associate
New York University (United States) | Academic Resource Center Coordinator
Road Scholar (United States) | Travel Advisor
School for Field Studies (Tanzania) | Student Affairs Manager
Semester at Sea (United States) | International Field Office Asst.
University of Washington-Seattle (United States) | Program Intern

International Education (global)

Umbra Institute (Italy) | Community Engagement and Student Services Assistant
Peace Corps (Kosovo) | TEFL Volunteer

Peace & Conflict

AmeriCorps (United States) | Community Outreach Coordinator
Brattleboro Retreat (United States) | Mental Health Worker
Centre for Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Promotion (Nepal) | Intern
Gaza for Political and Strategic Studies (Palestine) | Office Manager and Project Coordinator
Michigan Peace Team (United States) | International Policy Committee Member
Omega Institute (United States) | Community Advisor
Rural Human Rights Activists Programme (Liberia) | Executive Director
Search for Common Ground (United States) | Children and Youth Programmes Intern
United Nations Capital Development Fund (Tanzania) | Intern
United Nations Office of Humanitarian Affairs (Switzerland) | Intern
Youth Crime Watch (Liberia) | Gender Coordinator
World Vision (United States) | Peacebuilding Intern

Sustainable Development

Amnesty International (United States) | Intern
CARE Ethiopia (Ethiopia) | Intern
Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (South Africa) | Physician Research Assistant
Human Development and Research Centre (India) | Intern
International Rescue Committee (United States) | Intern
National Science Foundation (United States) | Program Assistant
OXFAM America (United States) | Organizing and Alliances Fellow
Peace Corps (Sierra Leone) | Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Specialist
Progress Texas (United States) | Policy Advocacy Intern
The Fishing School (United States) | Lead After school Instructor
UN Foundations (United States) | Women and Populations Intern
United States Forest Service (United States) | Hydrology Intern


Al Yamamah University (Saudi Arabia) | Teacher
American Language Center (Morocco) || Teaching Intern
Access International School (Brazil) | Teaching Intern
Centro Espiral Mana (Costa Rica) | Teaching Intern
EF Education First (United States) | Teaching Intern
EMBI Language School (Poland) | Teaching Intern
International Language Institute of Massachusetts (United States) | Teaching Intern
Roger Williams University (United States) | Teaching Intern
Roosevelt Institute (Nicaragua) | Teaching Intern
World Education Thailand (Thailand) | Teaching Intern