Please read the FAQs below for answers to internship-related questions you may have. If you still have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the chat function below to speak to an IE3 Global staff member or student ambassador.
With an IE3 Global internship, you will earn academic credit from Central Washington University while gaining professional experience abroad. Internships are available in a variety of private sector companies, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions around the world.
The IE3 Global internship program fee of $3,450 is paid in lieu of CWU tuition and includes the following:
Your Campus Advisor will be able to describe any additional campus fees you can anticipate. Visit specific internship site descriptions for specifics on associated costs.
Application deadlines are as follows:
To meet the standards necessary for incorporation in to the IE3 Global portfolio, an internship must:
To receive academic credit, a student must:
The amount and type of credit you receive will depend on your goals, major, and graduation requirements. As a general guideline, internships earn one (academic quarter) credit for every 30 hours of work. Reporting requirements in the past have ranged from weekly journals to summary reports and class presentations. IE3 Global provides a handbook with recommended journal questions that you can use with your professor to arrange a report.
A student is eligible to participate in an IE3 Global internship if they are:
Read the individual position descriptions for information about required skills, training, and language ability specific to a particular internship.
Preparation for an IE3 Global internship begins before a student applies. To get the most out of the internship, students should start planning ahead and considering these areas:
Academic Preparation: The coursework on your transcript is part of your application. Some sites like to see specific academic backgrounds, so a student should conduct research into what courses will prepare them and compliment their desired internship.
Cultural: A student should learn about the culture of the country in which they wish to intern. This can be accomplished through a study abroad program, learning the language spoken in that country, through meeting students from that country, or from reading, research, and/or classes.
Logistical: Timing is critical when planning an internship. Students should think about saving for expenses, degree requirements, and passport application periods in advance.
Professional: Many internships prefer students with previous professional experience. Students should consider gaining exposure to the professional world before applying for an internship.
Once a student completes their application, they will interview on their home campus. An interview report with a recommendation will then be sent to an IE3 Global staff member. The student will then be contacted and sent information regarding the internship site.
Candidates are selected based on the clarity of their goals as described in the application essays, cover letter, academic preparation, and previous professional and cross-cultural experience. Tips and guidelines for building a strong application are available within the online application system and students are encouraged to utilize them. Host organizations make the final decision regarding all applications. If a student's first choice internship is not available, IE3 Global staff will work to find an alternate placement.
Each campus in the IE3 Global network has a designated IE3 Global advisor. The IE3 Global campus advisor is a student's main contact person for advice about applying to an internship and campus specific issues such as credit, registration, financial aid, graduation, and local scholarship opportunities. They advise in the early stages, then interview students once an application is complete to make a final recommendation about a student's candidacy for a program. The campus advisor's contact information is available on our contact page.
As an IE3 Global internship applicant, you will be required to attend a pre-departure orientation.
Pre-departure orientations are conducted at regular intervals throughout the year in Oregon, Washington and Montana. A list of upcoming orientations is as follows:
Attendance at an orientation is required of all IE3 Global interns. If you know you will not be able to attend the orientation closest to your campus and your departure date, please make plans with your internship advisor to attend another orientation. If there are extenuating circumstances that would prevent you from attending any orientation, please discuss this with your internship advisor as soon as possible.
You may also be expected to attend an orientation at your campus for outbound students. Your campus advisor will inform you of this requirement.
If at any point you have any questions about issues covered in orientation, please contact your internship advisor.
There are many opportunities to serve IE3 Global upon a student's return. For more information, write us at email@example.com.