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Sample of internships available

Students should complete a Practical Experience Approval Form and consult with a concentration adviser regarding possible internships.

This list is not exhaustive and is subject to change. For more comprehensive internship information, click on E-Acess to search the Lazarus Center database.

Amador Bilingual Voiceovers

Amador Bilingual Voiceovers’ mission is to be the foremost provider of Spanish and English voiceover services for clients who create content related to Hispanics and the Spanish language, and who serve Spanish-speaking markets. Our success is built upon our ability to provide evocative voice acting in flawless native English and Spanish or English with a Hispanic accent. We work as a team with our clients to exceed their expectations in a friendly and efficient way, and always with a sense of humor. Our bicultural background helps us maximize the cultural relevance and effectiveness of our clients’ messages.

Website: http://amadorbilingualvoiceovers.com/
Contact: Rosi Amador

Binational Center Internships for English, TESOL, TEFL and Education (Peru)

Possible duties could include helping the academic office and mentors with class observation and giving teachers feedback, leading conversation courses, co-teaching, and/or assisting classroom teachers with some of the following: a) correct pronunciation, intonation, stress, etc.; b) extracurricular and enhancement activities; c) training public school English teachers in general English as well as methodology; d) Academic English and English for STEM students; e) helping public school 3rd year primary students improve their reading.

Applications/Inquiries may be sent to: Dr. Majid Safadaran Mosazadeh at majid@icpnachi.edu.pe, cc: knickerbocker.abigail@gmail.com with the subject line “BNC English Internship, Smith College.”
Blog: http://teachertrainingpresentations.blogspot.com/

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.

Editorial & Production Internship at Publishing Perspectives

Publishing Perspectives is looking for a hard-working intern interested in journalism, media and book publishing to work from our office in New York City. This is a full-time internship and includes a monthly stipend.

As the trade magazine for international book publishing, Publishing Perspectives offers you the opportunity to learn about the international book business, as well as journalism and online media. You’ll work closely with our small team to learn about each aspect of our business and gain hands-on experience.

For more information, visit http://publishingperspectives.com/2015/01/editorial-production-internship-publishing-perspectives/

French-American Foundation

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 darifi@frenchamerican.org.

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.

Contact: Diane de Roquette-Buisson, Educational Program Coordinator, French Heritage Society
Paris: paris@frenchheritagesociety.org
New York City: fhs@frenchheritagesociety.org

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.

Contact: Roberta Vannucci, Vice President

Massachusetts Review

The Massachusetts Review is one of the nation’s leading literary magazines, distinctive in joining the highest level of artistic concern with pressing public issues. A 200-page quarterly of fiction, poetry, essays, and the visual arts by both emerging talents and established authors, including Pulitzer and Nobel prizewinners, special issues have covered women’s rights, civil rights, and Caribbean, Canadian, and Latin American literatures.

Contact: James (Jim) M Hicks

Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation

Metamorphoses is the journal of the Five College
Faculty Seminar on Literary translation. Published in
the spring and fall, the journal provides a forum for literary
translation out of (and into) all languages, and for papers
on the theory and practice of literary translation.

Contact: Thalia Pandiri, Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, Smith College

Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

The museum has a large collection of Chinese and Japanese objects, many of which have inscriptions in need of translation.

Contact: Heather Haskell

Pakn Treger, The Magazine of the Yiddish Book Center

Contact: Sebastien Schulman, Director of Translation Initiatives, The Yiddish Book Center at sschulman@bikher.org

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.

Contact: Professor Nicholas Groves

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

US JAPAN Summer Cultural Experience 2015

Keio Academy of New York Seeks undergraduate and graduate student interns. For more information, see Summer Internship Announcement (PDF).