The Center for International Studies offers its undergraduate and graduate majors the opportunity to complete an internship. The undergraduate international studies internships (IS 4387 and 4687) are open to all majors and minors in international studies who have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours of coursework while maintaining a Texas State GPA of 3.00 or higher. IS 4687 is six credit hour course that requires a minimum of 300 hours of work at the internship site. IS 4387 is a three credit hour course that requires a minimum of 150 hours of work at the internship site. Both courses require a daily internship work log, journal, an organizational research paper (required length is ten pages for IS 4387 and 16 pages for IS 4687; see internship guidelines for formatting instructions), and an evaluation by the internship supervisor. With the exception of those majoring in international studies with a focus in travel and tourism, the internship is not required. However, in most cases, the course can fulfill a requirement within the IS core or focus, allowing students to take advantage of this opportunity without having to take on extra coursework. Enrollment in an internship course requires approval by the international studies academic advisor.
The graduate international studies internship (IS 5387) is open to any student who is currently enrolled at Texas State University–San Marcos in the M.A. in International Studies Program with a minimum Texas State GPA of 3.2 and at least 18 hours of graduate coursework completed by the time the internship begins. This three-hour course requires a minimum of 150 hours at the internship site, one 25-page research paper, and will be counted as one of the five required electives in the degree. Although IS 5387 is not a required course, it is highly recommended.
El Mundo is a Spanish newspaper that is based in Austin and is distributed throughout Central Texas. It is weekly newspaper that deals with community issues. The position is open to bilingual students who have an interest in how the Hispanic market works. The intern will scoop community stories and news. It is a semester long and is unpaid, but students will be reimbursed for any incurred expenses such as gas. Interested students should email their resume and a letter of intent to Angela Angulo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jose Gabriel Bruzon at email@example.com
GlobalAustin is a nonprofit organization that offers a broad array of intercultural services for international students and visitors to Central Texas. They actively promote the idea of Citizen Diplomacy. GlobalAustin is involved in both the private and public sectors, working especially with students, government representatives, and corporations with firm international links. They provide a semester long unpaid internship that works closely with international visitors and the U.S. Department of State. For more information about the internship and to learn how to apply contact Margie Kidd at (512) 215-0140 pr Pamela-Jean Mohamed at (512)-215-0146 or visit their website at www.globalaustin.org. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Consulate General in Austin is one of the official representatives of Mexico in the United States. The Mexican Consulate assists and protects citizens of Mexico, facilitates trade and friendship between Mexico and the United States, and assists with bureaucratic issues to Mexican citizens as well as to Americans traveling to Mexico. The Mexican Consulate General in Austin offers an unpaid semester long internship. For more information or to find out how to apply please call at (512) 478-2866 (Ext: 100), or visit their website: www.sre.gob.mx/austin/
Rainforest Partnership is an international non-profit organization committed to protecting tropical rainforests. We partner with communities in South America to develop sustainable economic alternatives to deforestation, making it more valuable for them to keep their forests standing. Rainforest Partnership is a five-year old organization based in Austin, Texas currently working in Ecuador and Peru. For more information and to learn how to apply contact Jesyca Barde, volunteer coordinator, at (512) 420-0101 or email@example.com. You can also visit the webiste: www.rainforestpartnership.org