The Southern Center’s Student Internship Program provides an excellent learning opportunity for students working toward a degree in international relations, or social studies education, or those with passion for world affairs. The program offers a unique hands-on experience for students who work in the Center’s Research Department and are involved in all everyday activities of the Center.


Responsibilities may include one or all of the below depending on the Center’s activities during the time of the internship:

  • assisting in the background research for the regional educational packages of the Southern Center’s World in Transition series;
  • preparing and updating information packages on specific countries and international issues;
  • preparing background briefings for upcoming programs;
  • assisting in the background research for the Southern Center’s Peabody award-winning televised conferences;
  • assisting in preparations and participating in the Center’s local programs.


  • currently enrolled as a student at an institution of higher education;
  • strong interest in and knowledge of international affairs, and/or social studies education;
  • a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4 point scale;
  • strong research and writing skills;
  • attention to detail.


Internships are structured on semester basis, including summer, and require a commitment of 20 hours/week. Applications are accepted year around and consist of a resume, cover letter, one letter of recommendation, and an unofficial school transcript. The application materials can be mailed to the Center’s address, or emailed to Research Director Bozena Zayac at  For additional information, call 404-261-5763.


Interns may receive credit from their home institutions.  They must contact their advisers to find out the guidelines and procedure for receiving credit from their school.


The Southern Center for International Studies, Inc. admits students of any race, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other School related programs.



Spring 2016

William III White

William III White (Georgia Tech: Political Science major)

Summer 2015


Patrick Reid (New York University Abu Dhabi: Political Science major)

Spring 2015

Pere Ellis (Georgia Perimeter College: Political Science major)

Summer 2014

Oly Zayac (Elon University, NC; Broadcast Journalism and Anthropology major) Martin Georg Mirschberger (Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; Economics, Political Science and Philosophy major)


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