Each year, IPC funds a select number of international policy summer internships. All Ford School MPP candidates who have yet to complete their internship requirement are eligible to apply. IPC funded two internships in summer 2017, one at each of the following institutions:
- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London - This opportunity is for an internship in the U.S. Executive Director's Office at the EBRD, an international financial institution that invests primarily in private sector clients, from central Europe to central Asia and southern and eastern Mediterranean, whose needs cannot be fully met by the market. The intern will work with the U.S. Director, the Director’s advisers, and other U.S. officials on a variety of issues, including subjects related to project finance, public policy, the development of open-market economies, and the Bank’s financial and operational policies. The internship will allow the incumbent to contribute to the formation of international development policy.
- The World Resources Institute (WRI) in Beijing - This opportunity is for a "Green Finance Intern" who will support the China Finance Center in its Sustainable Infrastructure Dialogue program and other on-going projects. Tasks may include data collection and analysis, case studies, report drafting as well as other assisting duties related to the team’s work in sustainable infrastructure, investment and financing. You can find more details and apply through the WRI website here.
Further details on these opportunities, including information on when and how to apply, are available at the Office of Graduate Career Services.
Farah Mandich interned in the Office of the U.S. Executive Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where she learned first-hand about how policy decisions are made in that key international development institution. See her internship field report for details.
Katy Sly (center) interned at the Asia Foundation in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She conducted field research to identify successes and challenges in building relations between police and communities in parts of the country ravaged by civil war.
- Christopher Owens - Instituto Municipal de Urbanismo Pereira Passos, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
- Amy Wallace - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, England
- Sessie Burns and Paula Osborn - New Education Highway, Mandalay, Myanmar