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About Southern Center for International Studies

Founded in 1962, the Southern Center for International Studies (SCIS) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution based in Atlanta, Ga. SCIS works to internationalize the thinking of the American public by enhancing global awareness and understanding. The center accomplishes its mission by developing the World in Transition series of educational packages, convening a series of educational conferences with national and world leaders, and providing local programs.

The center has four internship tiers: high school student interns, college- and master’s-level student interns, research assistants (those with a bachelor’s degree) and research associates (those with a master’s or doctoral degree). All interns provide the research support for SCIS’ various publications and programs. The research team conducts research for and assists in the production of the World in Transition series and major televised conferences; produces updates on world regions for corporate members and local programs; and provides briefings on current international issues at center workshops or to local community groups. High school interns complete a research project on an international policy topic and present their findings at a staff meeting. SCIS also offers internships for college students in marketing and development. All student interns conduct research in the field of international education and assist in finding strategic partners and fundraising opportunities.


Open to junior and senior high school students who are at least 16 years old, college juniors and seniors, recent college graduates, grad students and international applicants. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Southern Center for International Studies

Number of Interns: 10 to 20
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid, Unpaid, Varies
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: High School Students, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Atlanta, GA