Global Internship Conference
Singapore 2013 Conference Proceedings

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An Italian perspective on international internships - header image

An Italian perspective on international internships

Presenter(s) Information:
Damiano Anelli, Outbound Student Services Coordinator, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Davina Potts, Associate Director Internationalisation, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
davina.potts@unicatt.it
Abstract:
Europeans have a long history of work placements as part of the university degree and this session will present an Italian case of university internships, in Italy and abroad. In a tough graduate recruitment market, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore has one of the best graduate employment rates in Italy. This can partially be attributed to the international experiences of its undergraduates.
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Big Data, Little Data or No Data? Working together to develop a research agenda for global internships - header image

Big Data, Little Data or No Data? Working together to develop a research agenda for global internships

Presenter(s) Information:
Brett Berquist, Executive Director, Office of Study Abroad, Michigan State University; Kate Moore, Executive Director, Academic Internship Council; Davina Potts, Associate Director Internationalisation Universita Cattolica des Sacro Cuore, Italy; Pamela Roy, Doctoral Candidate, Higher, Adult & Lifelong Education, Michigan State University
berquis6@msu.edu, kate.moore@academicinternshipcouncil.org, roypame1@msu.edu, davina.potts@gmail.com
Abstract:
Following the success of the mini research workshop at the 2012 conference, this session provides an update of global research on internships, international education and employability. Both large and small research studies are important to building our knowledge community and participants will be encouraged to pursue ideas for research projects at their home institution, program or workplace. The GIC peer review track will be discussed.
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Internationalisation of the curricula: Issues in nursing and midwifery students’ clinical placements - header image

Internationalisation of the curricula: Issues in nursing and midwifery students’ clinical placements

Presenter(s) Information:
Khadizah Haji Abdul Mumin, Lecturer, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences. Southampton University, UK.
Khadizah.mumin@ubd.edu.bn
Abstract:
This session presents one of the results of a study on the internationalisation of nursing and midwifery curricula in Brunei which was conducted between 2009 to 2012. Curriculum developers’, graduates’ and student nurses’ and midwives’ perceptions of the issues related to internationalized curricula will be presented, specifically the clinical placements during their nursing and midwifery courses, e.g. Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and United Kingdom.
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Developing Global Perspectives through "Local" Encounters: High Impact Learning Through Targeted Intervention Abroad - header image

Developing Global Perspectives through "Local" Encounters: High Impact Learning Through Targeted Intervention Abroad

Presenter(s) Information:
Gabriele Weber Bosley, Director, International Programs and Professor of Global Languages and Cultures, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY. USA
gbosley@bellarmine.edu
Abstract:
This session combines theory, research and application while exploring the paradigm shift in intercultural learning, illustrating the potential for local encounters to provide the springboard to empower students to examine their inter-cultural experience during their internships abroad. The research employs the Intercultural Development Inventory and Global Perspectives Inventory in support of the development of global perspectives and intercultural competence across disciplines and internship experiences.
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INTERNSHIP as an EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION: The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Perspective	 - header image

INTERNSHIP as an EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION: The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Perspective

Presenter(s) Information:
Dr. Norietta E. Carandang-Tansio, Executive Director, Office of International and External Affairs, University of Perpetual Help System DALTA
norie.tansio@perpetualdalta.edu.ph
Abstract:
Internships are considered a great way for people to gather valuable work experience and get a foothold in the labor market. Its importance has risen as graduates find it increasingly difficult to land a job. It focuses on acquisition of GENERAL skills that they can transfer from one job to another and SPECIFIC skills that are unique to a particular job.
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Nazarbayev University Career and Advising Center - header image

Nazarbayev University Career and Advising Center

Presenter(s) Information:
Steven Green, PhD Nazarbayev University
sgreen@nu.edu.kz
Abstract:
Kazakhstan is a unique environment for internships. Unlike many other countries, the responsibility of acquiring internships lies with the university rather than the student. Universities often must submit a formal proposal, screen applicants for internship positions and tell companies/organizations what are the learning outcomes for the internship.
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From a Visionary Idea to Success Story – running an International Internship Program in an Emerging Economy - header image

From a Visionary Idea to Success Story – running an International Internship Program in an Emerging Economy

Presenter(s) Information:
Ms. Sahana Jose, Infosys Ltd; Ms. Aarti Jethwani, Infosys Ltd
sahana_jose@infosys.com; aarti_jethwani@infosys.com
Abstract:
Fifteen years ago, the idea of students from the world’s best universities doing an internship in an emerging economy was unheard of. Today, this is a rite of passage for a successful global professional. This paper looks at the conceptualization, design and management of InStep, global internship program in India.
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Professional Internship Modalities, Universidad EAFIT - header image

Professional Internship Modalities, Universidad EAFIT

Presenter(s) Information:
Willy Henao Zea, Universidad EAFIT, Medellín - Colombia
whenaoze@eafit.edu.co
Abstract:
Universidad EAFIT is conscious of the contemporary world’s organizational dynamics and students’ needs. It therefore offers different options so students can choose the modality that best suits their professional profile, enabling them to put their knowledge into action.They can choose between: Internship at a Company or Organization, Unpaid Internship, Social Internship, Research Internship, Teaching Internship, Entrepreneurial Internship, Foreign Internships, Fulfillment of Professional Practice Requirement.
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GO! Global: Finding and Preparing for Global Internships - header image

GO! Global: Finding and Preparing for Global Internships

Presenter(s) Information:
Tripp Tuttle, Center for Global Initiatives, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jenny Huq, Lien Centre for Social Innovation, Singapore Management University Beth-Ann Kutchma, Center for Global Initiatives, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
tripp.tuttle@unc.edu; jennyhuq@smu.edu.sg; bkutchma@email.unc.edu
Abstract:
In this session,we’ll present the methods used to help students find internships and prepare for them at UNC-Chapel Hill. We’ll showcase a model and offer best practices concerning developing a large-scale training program on culture and ethics as well as demonstrate and discuss the novel private database used at the University to help students find and then provide secure reviews of global internships.
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University and Provider Collaboration on China Internships - header image

University and Provider Collaboration on China Internships

Presenter(s) Information:
Luika Bankson, Asia Pacific Marketing Manager, CRCC Asia; Rhys Palmer, Director of Confucius Institute, The University of Newcastle; Fiona Tschuat, Manager of Leadership & Community Connections, University of Technology Sydney
l.bankson@crccasia.com, Fiona.Tschaut@uts.edu.au, rhys.palmer@newcastle.edu.au
Abstract:
Using a case study approach we will examine the process of establishing a mutually beneficial partnership to provide students an international work integrated learning (WIL) experience in China. Topics will include selecting an internship program provider, building a successful and sustainable partnership, developing an internship program that enhances graduate attributes, personally and professionally, and how these contribute to students’ career-readiness in a global competitive world.
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Examining the differences in experiences between underrepresented and majority student interns - header image

Examining the differences in experiences between underrepresented and majority student interns

Presenter(s) Information:
Kathy Prem, Associate Director University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering
prem@engr.wisc.edu
Abstract:
Benefits of cooperative education are well documented but few studies examine how different groups of students experience the workplace. After instituting steps to address apparent disparities discovered between majority and underrepresented student workplace treatment, a follow-up study was warranted to measure the efficacy of these steps.
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Scholarship and Politics: Political Internships in Australia and the United States - header image

Scholarship and Politics: Political Internships in Australia and the United States

Presenter(s) Information:
Dr. Andrew Banfield Director, Australian National Internships Program School of Politics and International Relations Australian National University
andrew.banfield@anu.edu.au
Abstract:
This presentation examines both the Australian National Internships Program and the Washington Internship offered by the Australian National University. Both internship programs place students in with Members of the House of Representatives and Senators in Australia and the US. It will detail some of the common pitfalls (eg. partisanship) and transferable lessons (eg. securing placements) with political internships for academic credit.
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Aligning Learning Outcomes and Assessment in an Internship Programme - header image

Aligning Learning Outcomes and Assessment in an Internship Programme

Presenter(s) Information:
Associate Professor Dr Stefanie Pillai, Director, Community and Industry Relations Centre University Malaya & Ms Hafizah Jafri, Admnistrative Officer,Community and Industry Relations Centre University Malaya
stefanie@um.ed.my; hafizahjafri@um.edu.my
Abstract:
This presentation examines the range of learning outcomes and types of assessments for the internship programmes at the University of Malaya. The processes involved in the review of these aspects and their alignment are discussed. Based on the review exercise, important considerations for developing an internship component in a degree programme are presented .
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Preparing God’s Global Servants: An Attempt of a Christian Liberal Arts College in Japan - header image

Preparing God’s Global Servants: An Attempt of a Christian Liberal Arts College in Japan

Presenter(s) Information:
Miwako YANAGISAWA, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Tokyo Christian University
myanagi@tci.ac.jp
Abstract:
This lecture will present a four-year program at a Christian liberal arts college which aims to prepare international students to be God’s global servants in a Japanese setting. At Tokyo Christian University, a government-accredited Christian school located in the Tokyo area, the educational program offers academic preparation with practical experience, which includes on-campus living integrated with Japanese students, Japanese language education, and church internship.
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The Current and Future Environment for Internships in China - header image

The Current and Future Environment for Internships in China

Presenter(s) Information:
CRCC Asia - Daniel Nivern (Director), Edward Holroyd Pearce (Director)
directors@crccasia.com
Abstract:
An in-depth examination of the current and future environment for internships in China. Specifically we will address the cultural and political differences that affect the success of programs operating in China and how to manage them effectively. We will also discuss the ongoing challenges and opportunities of international internships in China and how to remain innovative and responsive to the changing trends of the market.
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Developing a Global Internship Network: At the Crossroads of Quality and Scale - header image

Developing a Global Internship Network: At the Crossroads of Quality and Scale

Presenter(s) Information:
Kirk Lange, Director of International Experiential Learning, Mount Holyoke College
klange@mtholyoke.edu
Abstract:
Higher education institutions face difficult choices as they scale up global internship programs. Ensuring that internships consistently provide substantive professional experience – and meaningfully integrate with curricula – demands a “hand-crafted” approach to student advising and partnership development. How can quality be maintained as demand for internships grows (particularly in an era of resource constraints)? This presentation suggests strategies to multiply staff resources and efficiencies.
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The Impact of International Internships on Undergraduate College Students' Career Development - header image

The Impact of International Internships on Undergraduate College Students' Career Development

Presenter(s) Information:
Amy Benedict-Augustine, EdD, MCC, NCCC; State University of New York, Oneonta
Amy.Benedict-Augustine@oneonta.edu
Abstract:
A growing number of undergraduate college students are seeking international internships. Much has been written about internships and study abroad, but there is limited information about international internships. The presentation will be an overview of a collective case study of business students (5), engineering students (5), and liberal arts students (5). Five career services professionals were also interviewed.
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The Internship process from preparation to evaluation, best practices and quality issues - header image

The Internship process from preparation to evaluation, best practices and quality issues

Presenter(s) Information:
Peter Nonhof; Coordinator Industrial Placements, Stenden University, Department of International Tourism Management BBA
Peter.Nonhof@Stenden.com
Abstract:
During the workshop a wide range of best practices and quality aspects as related to the Internship program will be covered and discussed; in order to come up with practical guidelines for further improvement of internship programs.
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MIT’s  Freshmen Alumni Summer Internship Program - header image

MIT’s Freshmen Alumni Summer Internship Program

Presenter(s) Information:
Deborah Liverman, MIT Global Education and Career Development Director, Career Services
liverman@mit.edu
Abstract:
MIT’s Freshmen Alumni Summer Internship Program (F/ASIP) is a hybrid internship program and graded course that helps freshmen explore careers, search for internships and learn about career development. In this session, we will review the thirteen year program and discuss its evolution to the current hybrid model.
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Globalization Support Internship for International Exchange Students in a Japanese University - header image

Globalization Support Internship for International Exchange Students in a Japanese University

Presenter(s) Information:
Naomi Tsunematsu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Hiroshima University, International Center: International Education Division, Academic Advisor for the Hiroshima University Study Abroad Program (HUSA)
ntsunema@hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Abstract:
This session presents the development of the internship for international exchange students titled ‘Globalization Support Internship’ at Hiroshima University. In this ‘student-initiative’ internship international interns can exercise their agency and become empowered by carrying out the globalization support projects. Interns’ perspectives as foreigners and their Japanese language proficiency are highly valued in the mutual support system of university’s international education and local society.
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Integrating quality assurance into a centralized internship program - header image

Integrating quality assurance into a centralized internship program

Presenter(s) Information:
RMIT University
tuyet.nguyen@rmit.edu.vn; jessie.mitchell@rmit.edu.au
Abstract:
The view of risk management and mitigation of internships is explored from Australian and Vietnamese campuses of RMIT University.
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Service Learning Impact in South Africa: Aligning Student Ideals with Community Needs - header image

Service Learning Impact in South Africa: Aligning Student Ideals with Community Needs

Presenter(s) Information:
Steven Levy, Program Director, Connect-123 Internship, Volunteer & Study Programs
steven@connect-123.com
Abstract:
International service learning programs can help students put theory into practice, exploring areas such as leadership, ideals and values. However, for programs to be successful all stakeholders (the students, universities, and local communities) must benefit. This session explores the challenges and best practices related to designing service learning programs that create tangible benefits for both the students and the communities they intend to help.
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How To Know When They’re ‘good to go’? Pre-departure Screening for International Internships - header image

How To Know When They’re ‘good to go’? Pre-departure Screening for International Internships

Presenter(s) Information:
Grant Littke, Director of Field Experience and Student Affairs, James Madison College, Michigan State University; Steven Levy, Program Director, Connect-123 Internship, Volunteer & Study Programs
littke@msu.edu, steven@connect-123.com
Abstract:
The combined perspectives of a university and service provider will be given on the issue of pre-departure screening for international internships. What competencies should we be looking for in students applying to complete internships abroad? What concrete methods can we use to identify them? Where does disclosure of medical conditions fit in to screening models, or does it have any place at all?
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Linking Global Internship Programs to the Asia-Pacific Region - header image

Linking Global Internship Programs to the Asia-Pacific Region

Presenter(s) Information:
Dr. Julie Andreshak-Behrman, Chief Academic Officer, Foundation for International Education / Dominique Luthringer, SAF Taiwan Director, Study Abroad Foundation
d.luthringer@studyabroadfoundation.org; jbehrman@fie.org.uk
Abstract:
An international internship experience is increasingly emphasized as a key addition to academic study and professional preparation. This is particularly clear for students coming from and going to the Asia-Pacific. Why and how has demand increased for internships in Asia? How do academic institutions meet this demand while balancing multiple perspectives and a variety of cultures? How has the concept of global internship evolve?
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Engage: Lessons for Effective Social Media Strategy - header image

Engage: Lessons for Effective Social Media Strategy

Presenter(s) Information:
Maj Fischer, Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison International Internship Program Michelle Kern Hall, Assistant Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison International Internship Program
kernhall@international.wisc.edu; mhfischer@international.wisc.edu
Abstract:
We will look at use of social media with students in both academic and communications/marketing contexts within our office. We look at lessons learned and next steps from our office's first 18 months on social media. Participants will have the opportunity to consider their office social media use and learn strategies to engage with students online while not letting it take over already busy days.
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Mind the Gap: Guiding the transition from student to professional  - header image

Mind the Gap: Guiding the transition from student to professional

Presenter(s) Information:
Julie Kelly, Executive Director, EUSA Academic Internships Michelle Kern Hall, Assistant Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison International Internship Program
kernhall@international.wisc.edu ; julie.kelly@eusa-edu.com
Abstract:
Students have several gaps to overcome in taking on a professional internship: preparation and skills development; cultural understanding; and valuation of the experience. What are the challenges and how do we help bridge the gaps? We will explore how to address those gaps prior to departure and while on a program to support contextualizing and leveraging their experience upon return.
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The Lorax Moment for International Education:   Employer Perceptions and Competency Based Reflection - header image

The Lorax Moment for International Education: Employer Perceptions and Competency Based Reflection

Presenter(s) Information:
Dr. Philip Gardner, Collegiate Employment Research Institute, Michigan State University Dr. Linda Gross, Career Services Network and Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, Michigan State University
grossl@msu.edu; gardnerp@msu.edu
Abstract:
Globalization of the world economy grabbed the attention of international education directors as a means to link international education to career employment. Yet over a decade of employer research indicates hiring managers fail to value international experiences in recruiting new college graduates, unless students reframe their experiences into workplace competencies. This workshop highlights research on employer perceptions and introduces a model for competency based reflection.
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Customizing Internship Programs to YOUR Institutions Unique Needs - header image

Customizing Internship Programs to YOUR Institutions Unique Needs

Presenter(s) Information:
John Jensen, Director of Study Abroad: Ball State University Oumatie Marajh, Director of Study Abroad, International Internships and Study Away College of Social Sciences; Michigan State University Michael Klemm, Section Head/ Senior Manager – Global Opportunities, International Relations Office; National University of Singapore Tracy Weber, Assistant Director, Program Development and Operations University of California-Berkeley; Summer Sessions, Study Abroad & Lifelong Learning Kate Moore, Executive Director; Academic Internship Council
jwjensen@bsu.edu; marajhou@msu.edu; iroklemm@nus.edu.sg; tweber@berkeley.edu; kate@academicinternshipcouncil.org
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This session will look at how four very different institutions utilize the same program provider’s framework to create and manage significantly different internship programs that meet their university’s unique needs and academic requirements.
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International Internship Program at Walt Disney World Resort  - header image

International Internship Program at Walt Disney World Resort

Presenter(s) Information:
Paula Sofía Gómez, leads the Professional Training Program at Universidad del Norte since 2008. Has a Master degree in Business Administration; B.A. in Business Administration. She is responsible, proactive and she has the ability to work in a team and she likes challenges.
gomezs@uninorte.edu.co
Abstract:
International Internship Program at Walt Disney World Resort is a successful 6 months program, where the students of Universidad del Norte will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience working for a world-renowned entertainment company, with a complete course of academic training related to their field of study at the Valencia Community College; in order to take part in a life-changing opportunity.
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Expanding Opportunity: How Academic Institutions can Collaborate with Third Party Organizations to Increase Internship Programming  - header image

Expanding Opportunity: How Academic Institutions can Collaborate with Third Party Organizations to Increase Internship Programming

Presenter(s) Information:
Barbara West, Assistant Director, Internship Programs, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad and Mona Syed, Program Coordinator, University of Texas – Austin, Jerome Le Carrou, Director/CEO, Next Step Connections
bwest@globalinksabroad.org; msyed@austin.utexas.edu; jlecarrou@nextstepconnections.com
Abstract:
Many academic institutions are looking to expand international internship opportunities around the world, especially in Asia. One way that academic institutions develop quality international internship programs is by collaborating with third party international education organizations. However, there are many aspects to consider including vetting, program inclusions, and destinations to offer.
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Developing a Post-Degree Diploma Program in Dietetic Education and Practical Training to Increase Internship Opportunities - header image

Developing a Post-Degree Diploma Program in Dietetic Education and Practical Training to Increase Internship Opportunities

Presenter(s) Information:
Dr. Alicia C. Garcia, PhD, RD, CFE5, Professor and Chair, Division of Food and Nutritional Sciences; Director, Graduate Program in Foods and Nutrition; Coordinator, Undergraduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics; Brescia University College, Western University; 1285 Western Road, London, Ontario, Canada N6G 1H2; Telephone 519-432-8353 x28253
acgarcia@uwo.ca
Abstract:
The presentation describes the processes involved in introducing a new post-degree diploma in dietetic education and practical training at Brescia University College, affiliated with Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. This is a stand-alone diploma program to which students are directly admitted following their completion of a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics. The program increases the limited internship positions currently available in Ontario.
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Navigating the U.S. J-1 Intern Visa: A Guide for International University Advisors - header image

Navigating the U.S. J-1 Intern Visa: A Guide for International University Advisors

Presenter(s) Information:
Lynne Sebeck, Program Director InterExchange, Inc. - Career Training USA
lsebeck@interexchange.org
Abstract:
Increasing numbers of international students are seeking internships in the USA. To legally intern in the U.S., students must apply for a J-1 Visa—a process which may at first appear to be rather daunting. This session will teach university advisors how to advise students confidently regarding the process and to understand how J-1 internships vary from traditional U.S. internships.
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Global Engagement: Developing Best Practices for Social Work Graduate Internships - header image

Global Engagement: Developing Best Practices for Social Work Graduate Internships

Presenter(s) Information:
Elizabeth H. Voshel, LMSW, ACSW, Associate Clinical Professor/Director of Field Instruction & Katie Lopez, LMSW, Program Manager, Office of Global Activities, School of Social Work, University of Michigan
voshele@umich.edu; kalopez@umich.edu
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Recognizing that the world is becoming increasingly interconnected the University of Michigan is committed to establishing and preparing graduate social work students for global internships and hopefully global careers. Students participating in global internships benefit significantly and make substantial contributions while abroad. This session includes an overview of our guiding principles, global internship development, partnership models, risk management, and stresses the importance of student preparation/debriefing.
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The Global Internship Conference was founded by Dr. Rick Paulsen and Dr. Dan Fergusen, Michigan State University in 1999. The Michigan State University Office of Study Abroad is pleased to continue coordinating an optional peer review track and producing the conference proceedings.

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