UN Practicum

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
UN Practicum
Summer 2023
Taught By: Belen Fodde and Peter Hoffman
Section: A

CRN: 3277

Credits: 3

United Nations Summer Study practicums are group-based consulting projects with an inter-governmental or non-governmental organization--they are not internships. Student teams, with faculty oversight, work with their partner organization to define a need and develop a product, which may be data collection and analysis, a website or social media, policy recommendations, etc. In the process, students gain invaluable hands-on professional experience in the operations of international organizations, their professional culture, and collaborative work in a group with strict deadlines. Each team will give a formal presentation of their final project to the client as well as UNSS. Practicum faculty supervisors will set meeting times and time commitment — given the narrow time frame of UNSS, it is expected that students participating in the practicum will at minimum devote approximately fifteen hours of work per week to this component.

Application and admission into the United Nations Summer Study program is required to take this course. For more information, send an email to
For more information, please visit our website: United Nations Summer Study.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Practicum (U)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: June 10, 2023 (Saturday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 10, 2023 (Monday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:48am EDT 9/22/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: TBD
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Date Range: 6/5/2023 - 7/21/2023