WC Sponsored & Affiliate Internship Programs
Washington College Faculty Facilitated International Internships
Washington College faculty is continuously creating learning opportunities for you that include internship experiences overseas! Currently there are two summer international internships offered through Washington College to Tanzania. The Education Department offers a teaching internship with the St. Thomas School, and Dr. Tahir Shad works with students to arrange development focused internships through Terrawatu following his short-term program. Please contact Professor Michelle Johnson, Chair of the Education Department, and Dr. Tahir Shad, Professor of International Studies and Political Science, for additional program details.
Affiliate Internship Programs
Whether you are looking for a Business internship in Sydney, Australia; a chance to intern with a member of the UK parliament in London, England; an opportunity to work alongside physicians at a health clinic in Costa Rica; an experience teaching English to children in Ifrane, Morocco; or an internship at the Edinburgh Arts Festival in Scotland, Washington College and our partner organizations will work with you in achieving those dreams.
The College has reviewed the services provided by international internship vendors and recommends that you consider summer and winter internship offerings from CISabroad, Creative Learning IFSA-Butler, and the Hansard Parliamentary Internship Programme. Each organization will work closely with you to provide a quality internship experience while also broadening your world view to the customs and culture of your host country.
CISabroad operates internship programs around the globe and partners with you and the College to identify an internship placement most suited for your major and career aspirations. CISabroad offers internships in: Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Ireland, Mexico, Scotland and Spain. Their offerings are highly customizable, and their program offices around the world offer unique cultural programming for you during your time abroad. Some sites do require prior language training.
HERECreative Learning offers a summer internship program located in Manila, Philippines, where students intern with grass roots organizations for 8 weeks. The program is affiliated with De La Salle –College of Saint Benilde, and is administered through their Center for Social Action. You can learn more about this program and what they do HERE.
Institute for Study Abroad: Butler University (IFSA-Butler) & affiliate the Alliance for Global Education
IFSA-Butler, and their affiliate institution the Alliance for Global Education (AGE), offer a handful of select summer internship opportunities with specialized foci. They offer two exciting internship options in Scotland - - Business in the Arts Edinburgh Festival and University of Edinburgh Parliamentary Internship Program. IFSA-Butler also has a summer internship offering in Dublin, Ireland. Through their affiliate organization, they co-sponsor two offerings in China, one focused on business and the other on politics and change, and a summer internship in India regarding development, the environment, and public health.
Hansard Scholars Internship Programme
The Hansard Scholars Programme (HSP) is a prestigious organization with close affiliation to the London School of Economics. HSP offers internships to students with a Member of Parliament, Member of the House of Lords, media organization, law firm, public affairs or government relations consultancy, NGO, or think tank. The access students have to esteemed politicians and government officials is extraordinary. During this 8-week summer experience, students intern and take two credit-bearing classes. Visits to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Oxford University, and special invited lectures are also components to the program.