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Internship Programs

Internship programs in Washington DC, London, Costa Rica, Paris , Brussels or Strasbourg or Sorrento allow students to participate in an internship for 30 to 40 hours per week for one course credit and take other classes in limited fields. 
  • Students complete a credit-bearing internship that includes a substantial paper or project to document the learning from the experience
  • The other three course credits are for a language class (for non-English speaking locations) and one or two seminar classes and a research project.  Seminar classes may be in the evening, on Saturdays, or offered for the first 4-6 weeks of the semester, with the internship for the remainder of the program for a full semester of credit.
  • A large time commitment to the program is expected.
  • Because of the program intensity, students must be intentional about connecting with locals at the internship placement or outside of class.
  • Housing is in student flats, usually with other U.S. students where students prepare their own meals with an allowance provided by Scripps. Costa Rica has homestays as the housing option. Commutes of up to 45 minutes from housing to the program center or internship placement is not uncommon. 

Other Credit Bearing Internships:
Many of the School for International Training (SIT) programs include a four-week long internship option for the final month of the program. Some of the IES programs offer internships with a time commitment of 8 to 10 hours per week, often working in schools, health facilities, museums or with other local organizations to facilitate community engagement and language learning.