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Undergraduate Internships

Undergraduate Internships

The Center for Global Studies is a Title VI National Resource Center. Working in collaboration with Penn State’s many international initiatives, faculty and students, and K-12 schools in the Centre region, the CGS is dedicated to the growth and support of global studies. Undergraduate students from all majors are invited to submit applications.

Duties and Responsibilities: All students will receive valuable work experience in a global studies environment; duties will be adjusted based on the academic and professional interests of the intern however, all interns will be required to assist with and attend CGS-organized lectures, contribute to the Center’s monthly newsletter and blog,

Required Skills: Attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines; strong organizational skills; basic information technology skills; experience with social media outreach and web development; high level of interest in global issues and/or K-12 curriculum development; and strong written and oral communication skills. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Appointment Dates: This unpaid internship is open to all Penn State undergraduates interested in the field of global studies and/or K-12 curriculum development. All work will take place at our University Park office. Hours are negotiable but should range between 10-20 hours per week. All interns will be required to hold weekly office hours. Academic credit may be earned.

Application Procedure: Interested students should send a resume, cover letter (which should indicate, among other things, which semester you are applying for, how many hours per week you are interested in, and whether you are interested in receiving credit), writing sample, and your most recent transcript as a single PDF file to . Cover letters should be addressed to Sarah Lyall-Combs, Associate Director.

If interested in earning academic credit for the internship, please direct all inquiries to your department or College.