Center for Forced Migration Studies (CFMS)

Clinical Program

Through a competitive selection process, undergraduate and graduate students are trained to work at our clinic. Clinic participants devote between 5-12 hours per week over the course of an academic year and have the opportunity to engage in supporting research and participating in education opportunities on forced migration. Through Internships, Fellowships and Research Assistantships the CFMS provides a number of training opportunities including: 

  • Research assistantships-  Introduce students to the research techniques including data gathering, data cleaning and organizing, coding, and literature reviews for current research projects
  • Geneva International Advocacy Internship- In this practicum for course credit, students learn about International Refugee Advocacy, serve as official Rapporteurs and represent the CFMS at the UNHCR Annual Consultations in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more about the Geneva Internship Program.

  • Experiential Learning- Interns engage in experiential learning through organized visits to organizations or supporting CFMS led or sponsored events such as our Expert Roundtable and Refugee Resettlement Forum.