How can we help?

The Global Policy Institute has compiled resources and information that can aid students interested in international relations and foreign affairs in their professional and academic development.

Fellows put on a number of events throughout the semester to help students develop their professional interests. In the past, the institute hosted an internship panel with students with work experience in Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Brussels.

Internships and Fellowships

Read GPI’s compiled list of professional opportunities for students on our Internships and Fellowships page.

For students seeking University resources, the Academic Honors and Fellowships Office is a great place to start.

Our office is committed to educating the USC community about university awards and honors, and nationally competitive fellowships as well as mentoring students and recent alumni in their pursuit of these opportunities. 

Academic Honors and Fellowships

Students are able to find opportunities by searching through AHF’s database for awards and fellowships. Applications, deadlines, eligibility requirements and scholarship information are all linked to the site.

Active Learning

Case Study Bank

Each semester, students in IR 341: Foreign Policy Analysis author case studies, which aim to provide insight into a specific foreign policy story. Each case teaches an international relations-related lesson. GPI has selected some exemplary cases to serve as a resource for students. Find these cases on our Active Learning page.

Course Recommendations

GPI fellows have compiled a list of their favorite and most recommended courses at USC. Some of these courses include two unit courses on leadership and advocacy. Browse these courses on our Active Learning page.

Study Abroad Opportunities

USC students have the opportunity to expand their studies by traveling abroad. GPI Director Steven Lamy leads a Problems Without Passports trip to the Arctic each summer, and invites students to learn about and research pressing problems related to climate change, policy and economics in the Arctic Circle. Learn more about those opportunities on our Active Learning page.