Internships & Opportunities

The College of Liberal Arts encourages undergraduate students to participate in internships to prepare for their future careers. Students can apply the core skills they learn in their degree programs—how to think critically, solve problems and communicate effectively—in real-world professional settings. 

The college actively collaborates with Temple’s Career Center and employers across a range of fields and industries to help cultivate professional development opportunities for its students. Additionally, Temple’s location in Philadelphia allows students to pursue internships across an array of organizations in the region.

Explore how an internship can help expand your opportunities after graduation

Department Internships

Internships are vital to the Global Studies BA program. Students gain access to global internship and job portals such as GoinGlobal. You can earn up to three credits by registering for an internship course on Main Campus or by completing an internship course while studying abroad. Temple’s Rome and Japan campuses have well-established internship programs that place students in a variety of fields with international or foreign companies. Additionally, some study abroad programs offer experiential learning courses through which students are placed in an nongovernmental organization to establish real-world professional experience that parallels coursework taken simultaneously on a related topic.

Past international internship placements include the following.

  • Kalu Yala (Panama)
  • Refugees International Japan (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Rome Refugee Center (Rome, Italy)
  • Rural Agricultural Development Authority (Yahalles, Jamaica)
  • Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
  • SQ Law (Rome, Italy)

Global Studies students have completed a variety of domestic internships, including the following.

  • Amtrak
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
  • City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Education
  • City of Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
  • Democratic National Committee
  • French-American Chamber of Commerce
  • German-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Global Philadelphia Association
  • Historical Society of Philadelphia
  • Montgomery County Public Defender's Office
  • Nationalities Service Center
  • Public Citizen
  • Puentes de Salud in Philadelphia
  • University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Society Program
  • United States Commercial Service (Philadelphia office)
  • World Affairs Council of Philadelphia


Foreign language proficiency, study abroad experience, global internships and professional development prepares graduates of the Global Studies BA program to successfully enter into a variety of industries. Its interdisciplinary design provides a strong foundation for work or graduate study in any field affected by global change. Graduates find work in fields such as  

  • academia,
  • advocacy, 
  • business, 
  • education, 
  • government service, 
  • law, 
  • nonprofit organizations and
  • research.

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