Gaining practical experience is essential for a career in international development. SSDPP encourages students to conduct an internship in international or local development agencies, or other types of development-related organizations. Students may conduct an internship anywhere in the world as long as it is related to development work and, preferably, to China.
Internship is an elective course and can be taken after the second semester. Students may register for an internship course in Fall or Spring semester but choose to do the work during a summer or winter break. The internship should last no less than 30 days, or equal to the work of no less than 30 days. Performance is assessed with a work report and an evaluation letter from the internship supervisor.