If you are a Global Studies major, it is a degree requirement that you complete an international internship (based in the US or abroad) for 1-6 credits.
Italian, French, and Comparative Literature majors are not required to complete an internship, but they are able to count an internship toward the credits required for the major if they complete an approved internship course.
Meet with Undergraduate Advisor for Your Major
If you’re planning on completing an internship, internationally or domestically, your first step is to meet with the undergraduate advisor for your major! They will guide you through the process of identifying career fields that are of interest and suggest some strategies for conducting your internship search.
All students interested in international internship opportunities should start by reviewing the Internships pages on this website, the MyWorldAbroad resources online, and check out video testimonials from past Global Studies interns.
Request Internship Approval
For all international internships, get your internship approved using this Internship Placement Request Form (DOC).
Global Studies students who are completing an overseas internship must complete a travel registration form before traveling abroad.
NOTE: If a program destination has a US Department of State or CDC travel advisory of 3 or 4, applicants must submit a completed Travel Risk Assessment (PDF) as outlined in the UWM International Travel Policy.
If you are arranging your internship independently and seeking academic credit from UWM, you must work through CIE’s Study Abroad application process to obtain pre-departure orientation and advising and obtain mandatory UW System health insurance.
For more information about Study Abroad, visit the Center for International Education’s Study Abroad page.