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The Internship Program

Have an interest in international organizations, humanitarianism, or world politics? This is the perfect location to learn through real-world experience! Students will participate in internships Monday through Thursday. 

Possible Internships

Students will work with the Lausanne program staff as well as the Coordinator of Academics and Internships in Malibu to find an internship that fits with their area of study and interests.

Program Dates

May 6th, 2018 - June 15th, 2018

The dates listed above are departure dates from LAX and from the program location back to LAX.



Students must be enrolled in 5 units.  They will enroll in IPIN 495.  If you have not taken a French class, you will enroll in FRE 121.  If you have already taken a French language course, you will enroll in HUM 295.

  • IPIN 495 - Internship Course (4 units): REQUIRED
    • A supervised academic internship in a student's area of interest overseas in an international program. Internships may be with a non-profit, government agency, political, religious, educational, business or humanitarian organization. The student is required to maintain a regular schedule of on-duty hours each week and attend the internship seminar (Offered only in International Programs).
  • FRE 121 - French Language and Culture (1 unit)
    • Teaches basic, practical conversation and limited reading and writing skills along with a study of French culture (This course does not prepare a student to take FRE 152. Taught only in the French language program during the summer term).
  • HUM 295 - Enriching the International Experience (1 unit)
    • This course is designed to enrich the student's international experience by providing opportunities to engage more fully with the culture and to reflect more deeply on the experience. It is the goal of this course to help students know how to look at and listen to their new culture and how to give meaning to their international experience (Taught only in International Programs. May be repeated in a different location. Cr/NC grading only)

The Visiting Faculty

Dr. Heather Thomason-Bunn

Assistant Professor of English/Director of First-Year Writing, Humanities/Teacher Education Division, Seaver College






Updated: 07.25.17