Sample of internships available 2013- 2014
Students should complete a Practical Experience Approval Form and consult with a concentration adviser regarding possible internships.
The internships listed below were suggested by the Lazarus Center for Career Development. This list is not exhaustive and is subject to change without notice. For more comprehensive internship information, click on E-Acess to search the Lazarus Center database.
Cultural Vistas: Émigré Memorial German Internship Program - German State Parliaments (EMGIP).
This program provides an opportunity for U.S. and Canadian students to intern at one of the German State Parliaments (“Landtage”) across Germany’s 16 state capitals. This is a great opportunity for individuals hoping to pursue careers at a regional level of government, or who are interested in specific public policy issues such as the environment, education, migration, and healthcare. Participants gain practical work experience with a state parliament, utilize their German skills and experience German political culture firsthand. Participants in this program receive monthly stipends to ensure a total monthly salary of EUR 670 (U.S. citizens only).
For detailed information and application materials, please visit our website at:http://www.culturalvistas.org/emgip.
IREOS (Florence, Italy)
Interns at IREOS, a volunteer based organization serving the queer community, will work in the archives and conservation collection organizing, analyzing and translating documents. Interns work in the grey literature section with the emphasis being on the historicization of the organization and the role of the archival documents in collective memory and community building.
The Foundation is seeking unpaid an intern to work in its development department. His or her primary responsibility will be research and mapping of potential Foundation constituencies and support. Other duties may be to provide logistical and administrative support to the Vice President for Development and the Development Associate. Ideally, we are seeking a weekly commitment of 15-20 hours per week. Although this would be an unpaid internship, interns receive a meal and transportation stipend and are encouraged to attend all Foundation events.
Contact Dana Arifi '79 at email@example.com.
French Consulate Services in Boston
French consulate, Cultural Service
Summer intern / Assistant to the Cultural Attachée
The Cultural Service of the Consulate General of France in Boston offers internships to students enrolled in American Universities. It will allow you to experience a multi-national, multi-lingual environment of the French Consulate in Boston.
The Cultural Service of the Consulate General of France in Boston promotes French culture and language all over New England and fosters partnerships between French and American Universities. You will become part of a team of professionals dedicated to developing joint co-operative activities between France and New England and to promoting a better understanding of France in the United States. You will also gain valuable experience in the workings of a consulate and the various functions it serves.
Contact: Janie Vanpée
French Heritage Society
Chateau de Caumale
Provide translation work for the organization's website and conduct research in the chateau's archives and collections. The Society strives to preserve French Architectural history in both the United States and France. One particular internship in 2013 was located in Bordeaux at the Chateau de Caumale, which was in the midst of renovation and restoration work. At this site, students are able to utilize their skills by translating their website, as well as classifying and translating important archival documents detailing Caumale's history.
Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation
We are working on a special issue dedicated to contemporary Brazilian fiction for the translation journal Metamorphoses. This anthology will be an important contribution in English to the field of Brazilian Studies. I am looking for a student who is interested in working closely with me to learn how to evaluate and refine a translation, how to edit scholarly prose, and how to check references. Tasks will also include corresponding with contributors about revisions and proofreading, learning how to use InDesign for layout, and updating the website. Language experience in Portuguese would be a help, but is not required. Strong organizational skills are a must.
Contact: Marguerite Itamar Harrison, Associate Professor of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies,Smith College
Summer internship in Chicago
The Orthodox Diocese of the Midwest (Orthodox Church in America) has a large collection of records dating back to the early 1960s. Currently there are many boxes containing items of a fairly wide variety relating to the life and administration of the Diocese. The unpaid summer internship would involve organizing the archives of Diocese administrative office to provide a usable history as we move forward into new ministries. The intern(s) would work 220 hours within 10 weeks.
The Diocese will provide weekly supervision with the support of Prof. Nicholas Groves, current Diocesan Archives Administrator. Knowledge of Russian would be an extra plus, since some of the early materials are in Russian; but this is by no means a requirement. The office is located near downtown Chicago and accessible by public transportation. The Diocese could also make housing arrangements if necessary.
Application deadline: March 15.
For further information, and to apply please contact Prof. Nicholas Groves: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saenuri Party of the Republic of Korea
Internship will include helping to draft bills, researching bills and policies in the United States for reference, assisting constituents, and supporting diplomatic activities such as assisting with foreign delegations. Interns will be supervised by a chief-of-staff either in an individual party member's office or in the International Relations Bureau of the Party. Students will attend standing committee meetings in the National Assembly as well as meetings in the Saenuri Party headquarters. They will receive feedback periodically throughout the internship from your supervisor. Please note that this internship is unpaid.
Contact: Hyun A. Cho, Director, International Affairs Bureau, Saenuri Party, Republic of Korea