EXPERIENCE YOUR FUTURE
The Office of Global Studies is happy to assist students to identify internships, service learning programs, and community service/volunteer programs that complement their interests, career goals, and level of skill.
Students may browse a wide range of opportunities by clicking on the websites below. The programs on the websites are independently run and are not sponsored by St. Joseph's University.
Students first must consult with the Office of Global Studies and then with their Department Chairperson before registering for any program that offers college credit from another institution. Students must get approval from their Department Chairperson prior to the start of the program in order for the credits to transfer to St. Joseph's University.
What is an internship?
An internship is an unpaid, full or part time position at a company or organization. Internships can be short-term or long-term. Some internship programs provide college credit for your experience while others provide work experience.
Please click here for recommendations on securing an internship from the Office of Career Development, Wellness and Disabilities Services.
What is service learning?
Service learning is a philosophy, pedagogy, and model for community development that is used as an institutional strategy to meet learning goals and/or standards. A service learning program requires formal integration with a course, explicitly articulated learning objectives and consistency with an institutional mission.
What is community service or volunteerism?
Community Service/Volunteerism involves individuals or an organization contributing time, energy and resources to benefit a community or its institutions. It is not connected to a course and does not come with explicitly articulated learning objectives.
What are the Benefits of Participating in One of the Above Programs?
- Valuable experience, both professional and personal
- Make professional contacts through global networking
- Distinguish yourself from other candidates
- Enhance your skills
- Familiarize yourself with other cultures
Searchable program links
http://www.goabroad.com contains a database of global internship programs that can be searched by destination.
http://www.idealist.org contains a database of international jobs, volunteer opportunities and internships.
http://www.internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/ contains great resources for students planning on interning abroad.
http://www.workingabroad.org contains opportunities to teach English, Au Pair and international volunteering.
http://careers.state.gov/intern/student-programs lists the internships available through the State Department.
https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=IP lists United Nations internships available at their headquarters in New York.