Andras Molnar '09 (left) interned in Osaka, Japan, at Kyoiku Jihosha (Education News Company). Here, he's wearing a Yukata, a traditional summer costume, at the World Student Environmental Summit in Kyoto.

International internships are an important way in which Connecticut College students prepare themselves to contribute in a global society. All students have the opportunity to do one internship or summer research project (domestic or international) with a College-funded educational award of $3,000.

International internships provide students with opportunities to use foreign language skills and gain cultural competencies while adding an international component to their major or to a course. Some students will also use international internships to further research projects undertaken in collaboration with a faculty member.

Recent internships have included an English major who worked on an organic farm in Costa Rica (and documented the experience in award-winning poetry) and a government major who interned with an African children’s rights organization following a semester in Mali.

Two funds help support international internships for students: The Brad '91 and Lisa Freer International Internship Fund and the Craig '84 and Bente '86 Starble International Internship Fund.