American Councils (ACTR): OPIT Internship Program

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Through the Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training (OPIT) program's eight-week, English-language internships, students gain the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural communication skills demanded by today's globa... read more

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Aside from the professional experience that I gained on my internship and the skills, such as intercultural communication, market research, and translating that I learned on the job, studying abroad in Armenia allowed me to reflect on the culture values that shaped my upbringing in America and think more broadly about how Americ... - Smith College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with American Councils (ACTR): OPIT Internship Program
The program and my time abroad was absolutely worthwhile. I learned more about myself: the way I process new things, clarification on what future career goals, and gained more confidence in my ability to live and work abroad in a new place. I learned a lot about Azerbaijan and its culture. This internship experience has also giv... - Concordia College - Moorhead View Entire Review
I learned a lot about working in a non-profit from my internship specifically, but equally valuable was learning from the experience of navigating another culture. My host family was very valuable in this as they had a very different style of living than my normal family and navigating that was a little challenging but so worthw... - University of Chicago View Entire Review

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Through the Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training (OPIT) program's eight-week, English-language internships, students gain the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural communication skills demanded by today's global market. American Councils on-site staff arrange internship placements and provide ongoing support to participants. Internships in the fields of business,
humanities, social sciences, innovation, and STEM disciplines throughout
the Balkans, the Baltics, and Eurasia. No foreign-language study is required.

Internship Disciplines:
-Democracy Building and Human Rights
- Business and Law
- Education Management
- Gender and Women’s Issues
- Journalism and Mass Media
- Public Health
- Ecology and Environmental Issues
- Social Services
- Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Internship placements are available in the following countries:
-Armenia
-Azerbaijan
-Bosnia & Herzegovina
-Bulgaria
-Estonia
-Georgia
-Kazakhstan
-Kosovo
-Kyrgyzstan
-Latvia
-Lithuania
-Macedonia
-Moldova-Mongolia
-Montenegro
-Poland
-Russia
-Serbia
-Turkey
-Ukraine

Program Type(s):
Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Journalism
  • Work and Family Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Business
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Educational Administration
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Public Health
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Social Service Professions
Minimum GPA:
2.7
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