You must receive approval from Professor Laura Goldin before you begin your internship, as well as a consent code to register for IGS 89b.
Students wishing to complete the IGS international experience requirement by completing an internship must the following requirements.
The internship must involve at least 100 hours of work over at least six weeks.
The internship must be at an organization – whether private sector, governmental, or non-profit – centrally concerned with the wide range of issues covered in the IGS major. Students should meet with the IGS internship coordinator before their internship begins to discuss the internship arrangements and its suitability for the IGS International Experience requirement.
Students must take the IGS internship course, IGS 89b, either during or immediately after completing an internship. The course will normally be offered in the fall semester. Students interested in spring semester internships should contact the internship coordinator about possible credit arrangements for that semester.
Securing an Internship
Students must secure internships on their own. IGS maintains a list of prior internship placements, but is not able to place students in internships. For assistance in locating an appropriate internship, please visit the Hiatt Career Center Web site.
Students may also choose to enroll in a study abroad/internship program. The Office of Study Abroad can provide you with a list of approved study abroad/internship programs in European countries and elsewhere. Under normal circumstances, students enrolling in these programs, whether during summer or the academic year, will automatically see their internships count towards the international experience requirement.
IGS students who believe that extended international residency – for either study abroad or an internship – would present a significant hardship should contact the internship coordinator. Under certain circumstances, students may be permitted to complete an "international internship" based in the United States, provided that the organization is centrally involved with international issues, and the student’s work is fundamentally international in nature.
International students have completed the IGS international experience requirement by studying "abroad" at Brandeis University. You do not need to study abroad or complete an international internship to meet this requirement. International students seeking to enroll in a for-credit IGS internship should contact the internship coordinator to see if a for-credit internship can be arranged.