Internship and Research Opportunities
Fall Semester at CIAPA
Have you ever wanted to participate in an international internship and receive Tulane credit? Here is your chance! Tulane’s Central American Experience @ CIAPA introduces students to a region of the world fascinating in its historical, geographical, and biological diversity, and closely tied to the United States and the Gulf South. Based at Tulane’s CIAPA campus in San José, Costa Rica, students will take courses in Central American politics and culture from a regional perspective, participate in internships in San Jose, and visit field sites throughout Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
POLS 4560: Service Internship
POLC 3310: Governments of Central America
LAST 4950: Politics of Migration
POLI 3520: International Organizations in Costa Rica
COMM 4300: Media and Democracy in Latin America
Spanish language course
Excursions and field trips
Tours of forest preserves, national parks, beaches, and volcanoes
International Organizations such as UNESCO, ILO, UNDP, & Peace
Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica and other government institutions
Week-long research trip to study immigration and Central American politics in Nicaragua
Week-long homestay program in rural Costa Rica
You can accomplish all of this while studying abroad in beautiful Costa Rica.
Don’t miss this chance to spend your spring semester in Costa Rica as an intern with an internationally known governmental or cultural organization! Visit our website ciapa.tulane.edu to learn more about the program and the CIAPA campus in San José, Costa Rica. Admissions are rolling until the program has filled. Interested students should contact Professor Annie Gibson (email@example.com).
Dr. Annie Gibson
Center for Global Education
The Public Service Internship Program
The Department of Political Science, in conjunction with the Center for Public Service (http://tulane.edu/cps/), sponsors supervised public service internships for undergraduate majors. Through this program, students earn 3 political science credits and complete their second tier public service graduation requirement. Students may receive political science credit for one internship only. Please note that your internship credits (POLS 4560) will not count as one of the two 4000 level courses required for the political science major.
Finding and Internship
Students are welcome to find internship opportunities on their own, subject to the approval of the Center for Public Service. Others can use the services of the Center for Public Service, which maintains a list of available internship sites and can also help locate additional sites related to the student's area of special interest. You may browse possible internship opportunities here: https://cpsis.tulane.edu/
1. The Public Service Internship Program is open to political science majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who have fulfilled their first tier public service graduation requirement.
2. Interns are required to complete 60 hours of unpaid service at an approved site.
3. Students must attend a weekly academic seminar concurrently with their internship. (If internships are done during the summer, the academic seminar will be done online.)
4. Students must apply to the program prior to the start of their internship (see “Application Process” below. You may not receive credit for a internship retroactively.
To apply for the internship program, please visit the CPS website to complete the online application. (http://tulane.edu/cps/students/internships/apply.cfm) Generally, applications for spring internship are due in early December, summer interns must apply by April, and fall interns by early August. Exact program application deadlines may be found here: http://tulane.edu/cps/students/internships/program-deadlines.cfm
For more information, please contact:
Internship Senior Program Coordinator
Center for Public Service
102A Alcee Fortier
Dr. Myriam Huet
Program Manager for Internships
Center for Public Service
102D Alcee Fortier
Dr. Casey Love, Senior Professor of Practice
Departmental Internship Coordinator
307 Norman Mayer Building