INTS requires that every major obtain some "real life" experience before completing the degree. Students may fulfill this requirement through study abroad or an internship. U.S. educated students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program. The University's International Programs Office helps students find and apply for study abroad. Some scholarship money is available for study abroad students. Non academic international experience or internships may also apply.
International students and others who chose not to go abroad select from a variety of paid and unpaid Bay Area internships with an international orientation. Students work with non-profit humanitarian, human rights, trade, and environmental organizations or with companies engaged in international operations. Assistance in finding internships is through the Office of Cooperative Education and the International Studies Program.