Carnegie Mellon University
Internship Course

Internship Course

79-506   Global Studies Internship

9 units

This course provides Global Studies majors with a chance to explore global connections in Pittsburgh.  Majors, working in close consultation with the Global Studies director and advisor, may receive credit for a volunteer experience with a non-governmental organization (usually in Pittsburgh) whose mission has a global reach. This could include an organization that supports projects in other countries, works with immigrants in the Pittsburgh area, or participates in international policy making/governance.

We strongly encourage students to seek out opportunities that require use of a second language. Students will be required to maintain journals, write a final critical reflection on how the internship connects to academic work, and share their experience with other Global Studies majors. Global Studies advisor and director will assist students with matching their interests to local organizations and identifying an on-site supervisor available to collaborate in the ongoing and final evaluation of the student's work.

Prerequisite: Students must be Global Studies majors and obtain prior permission for the proposed internship from the Global Studies advisor.

Pittsburgh organizations to consider for the internship course include:

American Civil Liberties Union
Building New Hope
Global Links
Global Pittsburgh
Global Solutions
JF&CS Refugee Resettlement
Jovenes Sin Nombres
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh