The Balkans Semester offers internships to students in various fields and with a broad range of organizations. Most commonly students work for NGOs focusing on reconciliation and peace building, government watchdogs, environmental agencies, women’s rights organizations and culture promoting organizations.
After being accepted into the Semester, the students will receive an application form that includes a list of partner organizations with which students can apply to intern. Students will also be given an opportunity to seek out other organizations, especially in cases when current partner organizations cannot accommodate students’ interests or academic needs.
Students can complete 2 credit internships during the semester. In rare cases, when a student’s course of study requires more credits, students can petition to the program to take internships for more credits. In those cases, students will be required to demonstrate their need to take more than 2 credits and their ability to complete more than 2 credits of internship during the semester.
In addition to working for an organization or business, all students enrolled in internships must attend a 90 minute weekly seminar organized to help students succeed in cross cultural work environments.