LAS International Programs offers various opportunities for students who are eager to engage in global learning. Students are able to work virtually with international organizations and alumni mentors, collaborate on projects, conduct research with international faculty and students, and take online courses featuring faculty abroad.
Enrolled in a degree program at the time of the internship
Preference is given to undergraduate students. Graduate students may apply.
Good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5
Have completed at least one semester at Illinois (this does not apply to transfer students)
Demonstrates time management skills, the ability to meet deadlines, adapt, collaborate, and work remotely.
Fall semester: June 15th
Spring semester: November 15th
Summer session: March 15th
As part of the application process, all students must schedule an appointment with a LAS International Programs Advisor. During this appointment, students should expect to discuss their personal, academic, and career goals and interests. Additionally, students will be provided with more information about their program options and expectations for Virtual Global Experiences.
LAS 199: All students are required to enroll in LAS 199, a 1 credit pre-professional course, during the term they conduct the virtual project. This course will assist students in setting personal goals, reflecting on course content as well as critically engaging in their virtual global experience.
Internship courses within the major: Students are encouraged to enroll in an internship course that best supports their academic and professional goals. Some departments offer internship courses (e.g. PS 491, CMN 304, GLBL 225, HIST 398). Please refer to the Academic Catalog.
Independent study: students are encouraged to speak with their departmental or faculty advisors to see if completing an independent study (1-3 credits) based on their project experience would be beneficial.
LAS students participating in an unpaid or underpaid internship, volunteer work, service-learning project, or research project should apply for the LAS Get Experience scholarship. This scholarship supports students' experiences in professional work with the goal of advancing their career readiness.
LAS International Programs provides scholarships for LAS students who plan to engage in professional development through any of the virtual programs offered through Illinois. The LAS International Programs Scholarship helps to offset the cost of virtual international experiences such as internships, research, and project-based work that are globally focused. All LAS students applying for VGE are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
Please note: We encourage LAS students to apply to both scholarships, but students can only accept one LAS scholarship to support their Virtual Global Experience.
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