Internship & Seminar – syllabus
(ITRN 3004 / 4 Credits)
This seminar consists of a five-week internship with a local community organization, research organization, business, government agency, or international NGO. The aim of an internship is to enable students to gain valuable experience and enhance their skills in a career field/professional environment related to the core program themes.
SIT will use its extensive network to facilitate an internship placement for students where interviews may be required. Regular reflection and assessment meetings are held with the academic director or internship coordinator to review the progress of the internship, learning associated with the internship experience, and to draw out broader issues related to program themes, positionality, culture and ethics in the context of the internship.
During the first week of the program, students will be informed of the types of internships available and the placement process. Internship placements may include organizations focused on community development, the environment, economic and political research and studies, social empowerment, and refugees.
Sample internships include:
- Helping local NGOs to design solutions to the major environmental and climate change challenges confronting Jordanian communities and refugees.
- Promoting best practices to achieve sustainability in local communities and refugees’ daily lives.
- Exploring the dual nature of refugees as potential resource burdens or catalysts for sustainability initiatives.
- Demonstrating understanding of community needs in the context of Jordan and describing proposed solutions to existing problems.