SIS is able to provide students with connections to internship opportunities at organizations abroad. SIS maintains relationships with many organizations all over the world and offers students the opportunity to intern through one of its established partnerships. The internship can be registered for academic credit or be used to fulfill the .
Academic credit for an internship may be earned through completion of the on-site internship work and an academic project under the direction of a faculty supervisor. The grade earned on the academic project, together with an internship evaluation completed by the student's internship site supervisor, will provide the overall grade for the internship credits. According to the minimum requirements at AU for earning academic credit for an internship, students must work a minimum of 192 hours. Service at the internship must be related to the student's field and should consist of at least 85% substantive work (e.g., research, report writing, etc.).
Unless otherwise noted in the internship description, students are required to secure a faculty supervisor to oversee the 3 credits.
2014 Program Dates
The start date and length of each internship will vary depending on the needs of the organization and the preference of the student intern (with consideration of the above). Students will be responsible for determining the dates of their internship with their site supervisor prior to beginning the internship and for reporting these dates to SIS. Students who also participate in a SIS Summer Abroad Program cannot intern during the seminar dates.
Who Should Attend
Graduate students from any program in SIS may apply. All applicants must demonstrate academic excellence with a GPA of at least 3.0, an interest in the content/skills area of the specific position to which they are applying, and cross-cultural communication skills. Additional qualifications may be required by specific internship organizations; see position descriptions for details.
Students only pay tuition fees if they register for academic credit. Additional fees for accommodation and other provided services to be paid to the internship organization may apply. Students are eligible to apply to the to offset costs.
Students will be responsible for all travel, visa, accommodation, and living expenses and arrangements associated with the internship.
Application and Deadlines
Students who wish to apply for an internship position through a SIS Summer Abroad Program (seminar plus internship) must do so through the Program website. N.B. Priority for positions in countries where there is also a program will be given to students who also participate in that program.
Students who wish to apply for an internship only must do so by submitting the application forms available on this page under "Forms." Upon application, students will be required to indicate the positions to which they are applying and whether or not they are planning to get academic credit, and submit supporting documents as indicated. Students applying to more than one position should submit one application, but with a separate cover letter for each position.
Upon application, students will work with the SIS International Internships Coordinator and the AU Career Center to find the best position for their needs and interests.
Once accepted to a position, students will register for internship credit or for the MA Professional Experience Requirement through their academic advisor.
Application deadline: March 17 unless otherwise noted by specific positions.
2014 Internship Positions
Positions listed below are for reference only. Positions for summer 2014 will be posted at the start of the spring semester in January 2014.
ASEAN Region (Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand)
Uganda & Congo