Lausanne Internship Program

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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 Friday.

Internship programs will have a slightly different application and selection process.

After you submit your application, within five business days, you must email International Programs Associate Dean Ronald Cox ( to schedule an interview. At this time, you will also send him your most updated resume. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by our office within five business days of receiving your email and application to sign up for an interview time. If you are not selected, we will also send you an email to let you know that you are not being considered at this time. Submitting an application does not guarantee an interview.

In addition to the normal International Programs application criteria, your acceptance into an internship program will also take the following things into consideration:

  • Work and internship experience
  • Intercultural experience
  • Fit and availability of the internship placements

Possible Internships

The Internship Program Faculty for the Lausanne Program will work with students to find internships that fit 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.


Room & Board: $3,252.00 

Course Offerings

5 unit minimum requirement. All students enrolled in the Lausanne summer program are required to take either a FRE 121 (1 unit) or HUM 295 (1 unit).

  • Students who have not taken French before - even if they have met their language GE requirement with another language - will be required to enroll in FRE 121.
  • If a student has already completed FRE 151 or higher, they will be required to enroll in HUM 295.


IPIN 495 - Internship Course (1 unit)

  • 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.


IPIN 495L - International Programs' Internship II (3 units)

  • Designed to accompany IPIN 495 in cases where a student seeks additional internship units. Offered only in International Programs. To be taken concurrently with IPIN 495. CR/NC grading only.


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)

Internship Coordinator and Faculty

Prof. Karine Grivet

Lausanne Program





Updated: 09.01.17