Virtual Internship in Counseling & Humanitarian Action

Learn the principles of humanitarian action in crisis situations in Jordan, home to millions of displaced persons and refugees. Observe the workings of international and local NGOs and government agencies during a four-week internship.

At a Glance





Courses taught in



Jul 12 ‎– Aug 15

Program Base


Critical Global Issue of Study

Global Health & Well-being

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This remote online internship and seminar will focus on the role of local and community-based organizations and international aid organizations in responding to the refugee crisis in Jordan. You will assist local and international relief efforts by interning online at an organization providing services to refugees and vulnerable communities in Jordan such as the Rescue Committee, Save the Children, the Institute for Family Health, and the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development. You’ll learn about the objectives, priorities, standards, and procedures of humanitarian health responses during emergency and post-emergency phases of humanitarian crises.

The internship will help you understand the priorities of refugee relief sectors, including water supply, sanitation and hygiene; food security and nutrition; shelter, protection and health response. In addition, you’ll learn about conflict-related trauma and psychological challenges of displacement and integration. During your internship, you will be introduced to the guidelines of counseling, psychosocial interventions that promote resilience and recovery in displaced and disaster-stricken populations.


  • Gain valuable practical experience in humanitarian aid and psychosocial support.
  • Learn and develop critical professional skills in a supportive environment.
  • Participate in weekly group reflection and assessments with your academic director.
  • Contribute to the work of important health or social justice organizations in SIT’s extensive network.





The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.

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Program Components

  • Humanitarian response in various aid sectors
  • Design and implementation of programs for psychosocial support and resilience building in refugee and vulnerable communities.
  • Contribution to an outstanding organization’s core humanitarian aid mission
  • Development of real-world skills and international contacts

Internship & Seminar

Career Paths

  • Humanitarian aid

  • Proposal and grant writing

  • College counselor

  • Field organizer

  • Project manager

Faculty & Staff

Jordan: Virtual Internship in Counseling & Humanitarian Action

Bayan Abdulhaq, PhD

Discover the Possibilities


    The tuition for this online internship program is $1,300. Financial aid may apply. Contact your study abroad office or SIT Admissions for more information.