Global Studies offers a number of opportunities for students to gain valuable career experiences to aid them in their future professional lives. Currently we have relationships with 3 organizations/institutions reserved only for Global Studies majors/minors. Each of the opportunities below are a great way to build your resume for post-graduate opportunities including Fulbright Fellowship, Boren Award, or any other type of English teaching and cultural ambassadorship opportunities abroad.
Perm, Russia Internship
Every fall and spring 2 UNL Global Studies or Russian majors have an opportunity to study and intern in Perm, Russia. During the semester students earn 15 credits (6 Russian language, 3 independent study and 6 internship credits). Student is required to conduct a minimum of 180 hours during 15 weeks in assisting the professors with lectures/presentations/grading, etc. (averaging to 12 hours per week of work). Students will assist University Professors with their courses which will be taught in English. Student duties include assisting with proofreading of PowerPoints, assignments, projects and other coursework assigned by the professor. Students are not expected to lecture or teach any courses. In exchange for their service students will receive free room and board over the course of semester. The experience in Perm will help student gain valuable skills while assisting in a classroom, form relationships with professors in Russia through independent study course, improve Russian language skills, and make an impact by fulling immersing in the community, assisting students trying to learn English, and participating in local events
Find out more about the Perm program HERE!
Senshu University Matsudo Junior High School needs two (2) English-speaking interns every Fall and Spring for their intensive English courses. Applicants should be conscientious, creative and self-motivated. Interns are expected to present their own culture to the students and actively assist teaching staff. No Japanese language ability is needed to apply.
The Senshu University Matsudo Junior High, founded in 2000, is a private institution with a highly competitive admission process. Senmatsu is located in Matsudo City, Chiba prefecture, a suburb of Tokyo. The school has a strong emphasis on its English curriculum, teaching seven hours to students every week. All 9th graders take a school trip to Nebraska during their summer vacation.
Find out more about the Japan program HERE!
Completing your Global Studies internship with PIESL will provide you with extensive opportunities to interact and work with individuals who come to us from all over the world. As a PIESL intern, you will work with our instructors in creating English practice and campus involvement opportunities for our students. Examples include conversation tables with other American students, Intensive English Program (IEP) Club activities (monthly), campus/community event and activity updates through our Facebook page, periodical classroom visits, and monthly faculty newsletter coordination and distribution. It’s a great way to gain global experience right here on the UNL campus.
Find out more about the PIESL program HERE!