Did You Know We Offer Internship Courses?
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- Digital Humanities 3600 F/G/Z – Internship in Digital Humanities: The internships include either a research stay at the CulturePlex Lab where the student will be involved hands-on in a real-life research project with a digital component (social media analysis; network exploration; human digital behaviours; NLP-based text analysis, etc.), or a study of relational databases. Interviews will be conducted to select students. The internship will require students to make connections with academic study while undertaking supervised duties in organizations, businesses or community groups with interests related to Digital Humanities. For further information please contact the Department or Dr. Juan Luis Suárez.
- Intercultural Communications 3800 F/G/Z – Working with a Mentor, Internship in Intercultural Communication: The internship will require students to make connections with academic study while undertaking supervised duties in organizations, businesses, or community groups with interests related to Intercultural Communication. For further information please contact the Department.
- Italian 3600 F/G/Z – Internship in Italian: The internship will require students to make connections with academic study while undertaking supervised duties in organizations, businesses or community groups with interests related to Italian. For further information please contact the Department or Dr. Luca Pocci.
- Spanish 3600 F/G/Z – Internship in Spanish: The internship will require students to make connections with academic study while undertaking supervised duties in organizations, businesses or community groups with interests related to Spanish. The internships can be arranged externally through a position related to Spanish and/or Hispanic Culture or through an internal Spanish program internship opportunity. For further information please contact the Department or Dr. Ana Garcia Allen.
- Internship Design: The Academic Internship is an unpaid, 0.5 credit course with minimum of 60 hours. The course will be graded as Pass, or Fail. The student is required to a) maintain a suitable level of performance in the position as verified by the employer through evaluations and b) submit a mid-term as well as a final report, demonstrating how the experience gained through the internship relates to his/her coursework and program of study.
- Supervision: Students accepted for an internship will arrange individual programs with supervising faculty.
- Internship Opportunities: Prior opportunities involved local language schools, a research stay at the Western University CulturePlex Lab, internal program opportunities among others. Please contact the Department, Dr. Victoria Wolff, Undergraduate Chair, or the listed course supervisor for further information.
- Prior students have arranged placement with the following organizations:
•Spanish in Canada (Mississauga)
•Hispanic Heritage Council (Toronto)
•Age Friendly London- Translating the Canadian Kitchen
•Mindcamp Chile (International Internship in Chile)
- What is an internship? An internship is short-term work experience offered by companies or organizations (like our department) for people – usually students – to gain entry-level exposure to a particular field or industry.
- Is an internship education or work? Internships are considered both learning and work experiences. Interns learn about the field, work on relevant projects, and make connections. The Department of Languages and Cultures offers academic internships, which are an unpaid, credit positions. The internships require students to make connections with academic study while undertaking supervised duties in organizations, business, or community groups with interests related to languages and cultures.
- What are the specific skills developed through internships? An internship will allow you to tackle job-specific duties and responsibilities; these skills are usually focused on particular tasks and processes such as the use of tools, equipment, or software. Internships will also build essential traits and abilities related to how you work (including how you interact with people, how you solve problems, and how you manage your tasks). Some identifiable skills that you can develop through an internship are as follows: collaboration, conflict resolution, empathy, interpersonal skills, networking, team work, analytical skills, creative and critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, information processing, research and analysis, technical proficiencies, adaptability, initiative, management skills, planning, prioritization, time management, resilience, work ethic, communication, computer skills, design skills, language skills, writing skills, marketing skills, programming skills, presentation skills.
- Why should I do an internship? The world is evolving and changing at a rapid pace; developing your talents and skills, is part of that growth cycle. The job market is competitive, as are spots for professional programs and graduate schools. Internships are essential experiences and opportunities for applied education, career exploration, networking, and marketability. Learn from others, discover what you like (and don’t like) to do, gain professional feedback, learn how different workplaces function, and build your resume.
- How do I describe my internship in a resume? You can list your internship under Work Experience or Work History in your resume. You can also include a separate Internships section. We are happy to help you with this. Please contact the Undergraduate Assistant, or Dr. Victoria Wolff, Undergraduate Chair, for further guidance.