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Internship abroad?

LeoLibby82LeoLibby82 - Posts: 164 Junior Member
Hi. I am planning to intern summer 2012. My projected graduation is in the fall 2012.

My first question is: does my internship have to be relevant to my major (to get credit). I hope not. My major is resouce conservation, (forestry), but my intereents differ from the focus of my classes, which is wildlife biology. I'm more interested in sustainability. I just want a non-physical job. should I be looking for GIS internships? (I decided to not get a certificate in that)

I would like to work abroad (in fact, my professors said the Peace Corps is the only way to get into that arena.) Therefore, would an internship in say, Vietnam, be good? would volunteering to teach english be good?

Some background: I already have studied abroad for two years in the Philippines... and I will volunteer this August in Costa Rica.. anyway, is it hard to get into the Peace corps? I'll only accept a paid internship abroad, though.. so I probably will end up interning in the Us.
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Replies to: Internship abroad?

  • LeoLibby82LeoLibby82 - Posts: 164 Junior Member
    I mean I want a paid internship, regardless of where it is.
  • polarscribepolarscribe Registered User Posts: 3,232 Senior Member
    You might look at the Student Conservation Association. They offer a wide array of conservation-related internships for college students, all of which are paid and provide housing. You won't get paid much, but it will be enough to live on.

    My SCA internship turned into a career-track job as a park ranger with the Forest Service, and I can't recommend the organization highly enough. Great people, great experience, great results.
  • LeoLibby82LeoLibby82 - Posts: 164 Junior Member
    Great! I did research them a bit before, but I wasn't certain if those were paid internships.
  • polarscribepolarscribe Registered User Posts: 3,232 Senior Member
    They are AmeriCorps positions, which means you'll earn a living stipend and money for college. Again, the pay is not much - but you won't starve :)
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