Public Service Fellows Internship Program

The Partnership’s Public Service Fellows Program provides the opportunity for current students and recent graduates to develop professional skills while helping transform how government works.

Our fellows do substantive, meaningful work that is integral to our day-to-day operations, programs and activities. Duties vary across our teams, but include event planning, research, writing and working with outside partners, including federal agencies and universities.
Fellows have opportunities to grow personally as well as professionally through workshops and training sessions geared toward students and young professionals. We offer the following compensation (less applicable taxes and deductions):$1000/month for fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • $800/month for fellows who have not yet graduated 
Pay is pro-rated for part-time fellows.
Applications for the 2017 summer term are now open. Apply by Friday, March 3. 

Faculty-led Programs Summer 2017

Applications being accepted for our Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 programs:

Faculty-led Programs in Summer 2017 are:
*       Geo-archaeological Field Studies (Serbia)
*       Ghana: Exploring Culture, History, and International Development (Ghana)
*       Media Production and Cultural studies in South Korea (South Korea)
*       Documenting Maritime Environments (Wales)
*       CUNY-BC Study Abroad in China (China)
Exchange and Semester-long Program in Paris, Hong Kong, Rome, Israel, UK, and many more!
STUDY ABROAD 1.0 INFORMATION SESSIONs are EVERY Tuesday at 1PM in 1108 Boylan Hall – open to all
Passport Day 11:30pm to 3:30pm on March 30th at Brooklyn College! More information will follow!

For more information on our programs and exchange possibilities, please contact the Office of International Education & Global Engagement at 718-951-5189 or visit
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We are here to help and looking forward to your application,
Your IEGE Team

Event: Madame President: The Extraodrinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Helene Cooper

Author of Madame President,   New York Times Pentagon Correspondent
In Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Helene Cooper tells the remarkable story of Africa’s first female president, an unlikely trailblazer who survived domestic abuse, war, and political imprisonment, to finally find herself elected president on the surprise-strength of the woman’s vote. In 2005, Sirleaf was elected to lead a nation that had been decimated by conflict, left bereft of running water, electricity, infrastructure, or a functioning economy. Her election was a signal achievement owed, in no small part, to the grassroots mobilization of female voters, two generations of uneducated “market-women” raised on warfare, bloodshed, and trauma. As president, Sirleaf has addressed the US Congress in a passionate effort to relieve her country’s crippling debt; led her homeland through the terrifying onslaught of the Ebola pandemic; signed a deal with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that enshrined American support for Liberia’s future; and won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Helene Cooper, author of Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (March 2017), is the Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times. Prior to her assignment at the Pentagon, Cooper covered the White House, was The Times’s diplomatic correspondent, and served as an assistant editorial page editor. Cooper has reported from 64 countries, from Pakistan to the Congo. Before joining The Times, she worked for twelve years at the Wall Street Journal, where she served as a foreign correspondent, reporter, and editor. Born in Monrovia, Liberia, Cooper is also the author of the New York Times best seller The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood (2008). She has appeared on Meet the Press, Washington Week, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Chris Matthews Show, and This Week, as well as twice as a clue on Jeopardy. She has received numerous award including: a Raymond Clapper award, Sandy Hume award, National Association of Black Journalists award, and an Urbino Press Award.

Monday, March 6, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Luncheon and Program

Institute of International Education

809 UN Plaza, 12th Floor
(1st Ave., between 45th & 46th)
New York, NY

Info Sessions for Summer 2017 Study Abroad in China

Come and learn about an inexpensive way to travel and study in China! If you need financial aid, student loans, and scholarships, it is good to attend this info session early so that you can start preparing early.

Information sessions will be held in 3439 Boylan Hall, on the following days:
*       Monday, Feb 20: 2:15 – 3:15 pm; 6: 00 – 7:00 pm
*       Tuesday,  Feb 21: 12:30 – 1:30 pm; 6: 00 – 7:00 pm
*       Wednesday, Feb 22: 2:15 – 3:15 pm

We welcome students from any campus in the U.S., so please help spread the word.

Summer 2017 Study Abroad in China:
*       Dates: May 29-June 20, 2017 (tentative)
*       Travel and Study Program, for all, to five famous Chinese cities: Beijing, Xi’an, Nanjing, Suzhou & Shanghai
*       Help organize side trips to additional renowned cities: Hong Kong,  Yangzhou & Yellow Mountain

Check the program’s website (photos, comments, FAQ’s, etc.) for details at:

Students may choose 1-2 courses from the following:
*       ARTD 3108: Art of Ancient China
*       BUSN 3175: Asian Business
*       CLAS 1110 (i.e., former CORC 1110): Classical Cultures (China)
*       CHIN Levels 1-3: Chinese CHIN 1010; CHIN 1020; CHIN 1030
*       CHIN 2024: Advanced Chinese Language Skills
*       CORC 3202: Classical Philosophies of India and China
*       CORC 3206 (Core Curriculum): Development of the Silk Road
*       HIST 3005: The Shaping of the Modern World
*       HIST 3534: Revolutionary China
*       SPEC 1619: Intercultural Communication
*       SPEC 2623: Business & Professional Communication (cross-cultural perspectives)
*       TVRA 3871: Elements of TV Field Production
*       Special Topics Course for Graduate Students

Program Features:
*       All courses are taught by Brooklyn College faculty, for CUNY-BC credit
*       Group travel and on-site learning in 5 most famous and beautiful Chinese cities
*       Field trips to many sites of historical and cultural importance (e.g., Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall, Imperial Palace, Forbidden City, Terra Cotta Warriors, Ancient City Walls, Buddhist Temples, Jewish Synagogue, Great Mosques, Suzhou Gardens, Silk Factory, Cloisonné Factory, the Bund, Shanghai Pudong Financial District and China’s Wall Street, etc.)
*       Visit Chinese campuses and make friends with Chinese students
*       Experience Chinese culture, interact with local people, have a real feel of Chinese life
*       Travel and sightseeing are arranged by professional travel agencies

Total Estimated Program Cost: only $3,350, which includes:
a. Round-trip international tickets (NYC to Beijing; Shanghai to NYC)
b. Transportation within and between the Chinese cities
c. Nice hotels in all the cities in China
d. Meals
e. Admission tickets to the scenic spots
f. International travel insurance

1.  CUNY undergraduate and graduate, and
2.  Students from any other colleges in the U.S.

Scholarships and financial aid are available for qualified students.
Application Deadline: March 27, 2017 (first come first served)

For more information about the program,
1.  Visit the program website:
2.  E-mail Professor Lu at
3.  Call 718-951-5225 (ask for Ms. Sonia Garrick)

City Internship Program

New programs: apply via

We are pleased to announce CI’s 2017 Q1 scholarship contest.   We have made funds available for four fully-sponsored places for students to join the Global Explorer Program this summer in one of 6 locations: London, New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Miami or San Francisco.   Students may learn more here:

All other locations currently remain open to new applications.   New York, Boston, London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris (limited spaces), Washington D.C., Sydney (closing soon), San Francisco, Austin (closing soon), Miami or Hong Kong (closing soon).  Early application is advised. Students should apply via

2017 Programs: Summary & Status Update

Twelve Cities. Nine Industries. Three Programs.   See upcoming locations and programs:

– Global Explorer Program. Summer only –  This our flagship and centers around an eight-week internship in your chosen industry. You’ll attend Career Navigator and Future Leaders Series classes and workshops and enjoy regular group socials and activities.

– Global Accelerator Program. Summer only.

For those with a specific career in mind, the Global Accelerator Program starts with two weeks of intensive industry-specific classes, followed by a six-week internship. It is otherwise identical to the Global Explorer Program. Select from courses in Investment Banking, Digital Marketing, Coding & Design or Business Development & Sales.

– Global Explorer Program: Vanguard Edition. Fall, Winter & Spring only.   During the academic year, we offer a semester-length program; the Vanguard Edition of the Global Explorer Program. The Vanguard Edition is best for students, graduates or early career-changers. This program is perfect for students interested in year-round internships with access to market-leading online classroom-based sessions and a support network.

Search through upcoming programs:

Students may select from 12 cities:  New York, Boston, London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris (limited spaces), Washington D.C., Sydney (closing soon), San Francisco, Austin (closing soon), Miami or Hong Kong (closing soon).

Students may apply online via

And choose an internship from 9 industries: Banking & Financial Services,  Marketing, Advertising & PR,  Consulting & Professional Services,  Technology & Engineering,  Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship,  Entertainment, Media & Journalism,  Law & Politics,  Art, Fashion & Design,  Charities, NFPs & NGOs.

Read more about our new programs and associated curricula on our new website. The 2017 Prospectus and Syllabus for each program are available for download online: