The Weiser Diplomacy Center (WDC) and International Policy Center (IPC) offer various funded internship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students at the Ford School.

Weiser BA International Internship Awards

WDC / IPC typically fund several awards up to $5,000 to cover summer internship costs for rising Ford School juniors and seniors.


  • Rising Ford School juniors and seniors.

How to apply


  • If you have any questions regarding this funding opportunity, please contact Zuzana Wiseley ([email protected]).

MPP institutional & individually-developed internship awards

WDC / IPC provide award funding for Ford School MPP students pursuing international policy internships with institutional partner organizations and with other employers identified by students.

  • Previous institutional internship partners have included the German Marshall Fund (Berlin, Germany), the Asia Foundation, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (London, England), and the International Organization for Migration (Geneva, Switzerland).
  • Student-identified internship opportunities vary annually, but they often represent both the government and non-governmental organization (NGO) sectors.


  • Ford School MPP students.

How to apply

  • For more information about this funding opportunity--including a list of current institutional partnerships, application requirements and deadlines--please contact the Office of Graduate Career Services. Students will be required to submit application materials via the Ford Careers platform.



Ayla Kaufman BA'24

Internship with the U.S. Department of State, Embassy to Tunisia, U.S. Libya External Office

Ayla Kaufman BA'24

"Interning at the LEO was vital for my professional development. I received the best possible introduction to U.S. foreign policy since I created an entirely new policy from the ground-up. Prior to my internship, my understanding of how foreign policy was created was vague. By nature of this assignment, I was uniquely able to witness every element of policy and programming, and learn their importance."

National Security and Intelligence Analysis Intern at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW)

Connor Bradbury BA'22

“I was a member of the Levant Team inside the Iranian Axis of Resistance portfolio, where I examined Iranian proxy and partner activities in Lebanon and Palestine, in addition to Israeli actions in the region. This internship has been one of the most formative experiences of my undergraduate career. This experience cemented my desire to work in national security, foreign policy, and intelligence analysis careers. It also gave me important skills to realize that goal.”

Internship with the Trust for Social Achievement (TSA), virtual and in person in Bulgaria

Hannah Kraus MPP'22

"My internship helped me to understand the uses and limitations of different skills -- for example: when / how randomized
control trials in social policy can be implemented, or the ways in which research is used and designed for policy advocacy. I was able to participate in the design of a quasi-experimental evaluation specifically because of work I had done with statistics, surveys, and program evaluation in a prior job. All of these would be useful skills to pick up at Ford to prepare for this internship, but then again, Trust for Social Achievement was very good about tailoring the internship to my skillset and adapting projects based on my interests."