The Global Security and Development Program gives you the chance to spend a fall semester attending classes in Washington. Most students also fulfill their internship requirement during this semester, choosing an opportunity from a wide range of D.C. employers, including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Senate, USAID, the CIA, the FBI, the European Union delegation, and the Center for Defense Information. This program is a great fit for students in all degree programs, but it’s ideal if you’re interested in national and international security, emerging markets, international development, international trade, economic security, or post-crisis stabilization. Classes are taught at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
If you’re interested in working at the intersection of law and policy, there’s also the Lobbying, Advocacy, and Public Diplomacy Program, which runs in the spring semester at the Pitt Washington Center, in conjunction with Pitt Law School. Participating students take courses taught by Professor Elena Baylis and adjunct faculty, using teleconferencing to connect with students in Pittsburgh.
If you’d like, you can even combine these two programs to spend an entire year in D.C. You can apply for either of these experiences through GSPIA Connections.