The contribution of undergraduate and graduate students to IRRI's work has been far-reaching since its inception in 2004. For each internship cycle (fall, spring and summer) IRRI receives many applications from students from all over the world. The selection process is based on the student's area of study, work experience and interest, and we carefully try to match selected interns with any one of our four programs (Darfur, citizenship, international justice and refugee law & policy).
Many of our students receive academic credit for their internship, and some stay well beyond their internship has finished. We pride ourselves on providing interns who successfully complete an internship with references upon request of the intern and/or future employers, often many years after they leave us.