International internships are an important way in which Connecticut College students contribute in a global society and start thinking about the kinds of problems they’d like to help solve. 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.