All summer internship placements are made with agencies that have expressed a need for and interest in receiving a student. In addition to meeting the professional and personal needs of the students, internships are designed to foster a reciprocal relationship with the student, the organization, and CGE as an institution. We strive to maintain socially responsible internships where both the student’s and organization’s needs are met. Because of this, student applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Decisions regarding placement will depend upon the student’s Spanish level, her/his compatibility with a particular internship site, and the organization’s interest, needs, and capacity to accept an intern at that particular time.
Summer Internship Information by Region:
CGE-Mexico offers internships for credit as part of the Summer Academic Program. Students also have an option to participate in an internship not-for-credit during the summer.
By completing internships in Mexico, students will not only gain valuable experience working in a Mexican organization but will also learn about cultural issues, organizational analysis and personal and professional development through class discussions and/or one-on-one supervision with CGE professors.
Credit is available in: Business, Environmental Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Marketing, Political Science, Religion, Spanish, Women’s Studies, and Youth/Family Ministry.
To apply for a part-time summer internship for credit in Mexico, you must apply to the summer academic program and gain acceptance. Upon acceptance, you can fill out the Mexico Internship Application.
If you are interested in a full-time summer internship in Mexico, you do not need to fill out a Summer Academic Program application, but you do need to fill out the Full Time Internship Application.
Students can enroll in an internship as part of the Social Change and Development in Southern Africa summer program.
In the past, students have had the opportunity to do an internship with an organization that provides support and advocacy for women living with HIV/AIDS. The student have typically been involved with the English literacy component of this project, which allowed the women to feel more confident when talking to medical personnel about their health. The interns have also worked with the women on life skills training and income generation programs. Other students have worked at a school for children who have been left out of the formal education system. Interns working here have the opportunity to assist teachers with their classes, teach some individual lessons, and provide one-on-on tutoring. Another available internship is with a feminist organization, where students have been able to contribute research and articles for a bimonthly magazine. Internship have also helped to organization and participate in the Young Feminist Camp. These are just a few examples, and many more internships are available.
Credit is available in: History, Interdisciplinary Studies, or Political Science.
To apply for an internship as part of the Namibia summer program, please fill out a Namibia Internship Application.