The fall 2013 semester saw the initiation of student internships in the SUNY Global Engagement Program, which provides immersion opportunities for students at important global organizations in New York City.
“This is a unique way for our students to get exposure to intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations that work with the United Nations,” said Professor İlgü Özler (Political Science), who serves as the director of the SUNY Global Engagement Program in New York City. “New Paltz students were placed in several highly competitive positions within some very prestigious organizations.” The inaugural year student placements include the Clinton Global Initiative; Mayor’s Office for International Affairs; U.S. Court of International Trade; the International Gay Lesbian Human Rights Commission; and Doctors Without Borders.
“I am proud of the students who secured excellent internships and I am confident that we will build on this foundation over the years,” said Özler. “I believe that this program will further strengthen New Paltz’s reputation as a leader in international relations education.”
Read more about the program here.