Caution Notice


Students of International Studies (IS) go on to work in government agencies, international organisations, financial institutions, journalism and corporations, international and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international and local private firms, development consultancies and think-tanks. Whether students have a clear idea about what they want to pursue after their programme or they have not started thinking about it yet- our 6 to 8 weeks internship term provides students with the clarity and knowledge on the vast range of career prospects open to IS students.

A high quality education should offer a “capstone experience.” At Symbiosis School of International Studies (SSIS) the M.A. (International Studies) programme offers two such opportunities through the internship and dissertation. The internship opportunity exposes students to hands-on activities that allow them to put into practice many of the skills they have been learning in the classroom. The internship also introduces students to experienced people in the field, who can guide them toward a career.

The internship term provides students with an opportunity to learn and observe appropriate work behaviour, professionalism, attitude, punctuality, interpersonal relations, and formal communications. The internship term at SSIS is a supervised activity in which students experience the integration of their curricular studies in a professional environment. Some of the organizations where our students have interned include:

Ananta Aspen Centre Child Rights and You (CRY) Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS) Niti Aayog Smile Foundation
Asia Society Deccan Herald Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Society for Policy Studies
Asian Confluence Delhi Policy Group Knoctowl Technologies Pvt. Ltd Office of Senior Advisor Minister, Govt. of Afghanistan Terre Policy Centre
Brookings India Exim Bank Kirloskar Brothers Ltd. Pahle India Foundation The United Service Institution of India
Brothers Integrated Rural Development Society Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Maritime History Society Persistent Foundation UNESCO-MGIEP
UNESCO-MGIEP Gateway House Milaap Social Ventures Private Limited Pitney Bowes UNDP
Centre for Environment Education (CEE) Global Nomadic Ministry of ForgienAffairas, Afghanistan Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) USAID Afghanistan
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Grant Thornton Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Sewa International Witty Pen Media Services Pvt. Ltd
Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS) Indian Council of Cultural Relations Mitkat Advisories Ltd Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Foundation Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP)
Centre for Indian Migrant Studies Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) National Maritime Foundation (NMF) Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation World Is One News (WION)