Summer Internships

MAGES students travel worldwide during their summers to explore and grow. This year, the class of 2017 went all over and earned valuable experiences from their internships and adventures. Above you can see the fun that MAGES students have been having these past few months!

MAGES students are encouraged to hold internships while at Georgetown, especially during the summer between their first and second years of study. During the 2015-2016 academic year, about 70% of students elected to complete an internship abroad, securing placements in Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Kosovo, Ukraine and Palestine. International host organizations included the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Interel, Denmark Refugee Council, Kosovar Center for Security Studies, and the National Democratic Institute, among others. Students who chose to complete professional assignments domestically interned in Washington, D.C. at institutions including the Government Accountability Office, U.S. Department of State, Smithsonian Institution, and Search for Common Ground. CGES is grateful to the SFS Dean’s Office for supplemental financial support for MAGES students’ summer internships, which are funded primarily through the BMW Center’s Flynn Summer Grant program.

In conjunction with select employers, CGES also runs the MAGES Signature Internship Program, which gives us an opportunity to strengthen partnerships within the transatlantic community and give our students the best internship experiences possible. The program aims to provide employers with high quality and reliable graduate student interns on a regular basis. In turn, employers agree to provide interns with a valuable experience to enrich their professional and academic development. In 2015, MAGES Signature Internship Program employers included BMW North America in Washington, UNESCO-IIEP in Paris, SAP in Berlin and the Bank of New York Mellon in Frankfurt.

Select MAGES Summer Internship Host Organizations:

  • Bertelsmann Foundation
  • CNN International
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • German Marshall Fund
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Embassy in Berlin