SIT Study Abroad: Panama Community and Nongovernmental Organizations Internship (Summer)

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Panama, known as the gateway to the Americas, offers a variety of internship possibilities. Get a taste of daily life in Panama by living with local families, visit a community living inside a dormant volcanic crater, and experience Panamanian dan... read more

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Panama, known as the gateway to the Americas, offers a variety of internship possibilities. Get a taste of daily life in Panama by living with local families, visit a community living inside a dormant volcanic crater, and experience Panamanian dance, music, and art. Then complete a five-week internship in indigenous rights, environment conservation, education, or another field related to your interests and career goals. You'll also earn three credits of Spanish and put your skills to good use in the professional setting of your internship. Key topics of study: -Social, political, cultural, and economic factors that impact NGO work and community success in Panama -Civil society, organization, and popular power in the Panamanian context -Customized exploration of topics depending on your major (e.g., education, health, economics, environment, public policy, and many others) as they are affected and influenced locally by external forces including global macroeconomic policy, climate change, globalization, and other elements. -Ethical considerations and consequences of interning in another country and culture.

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Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020 May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020 November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school. Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school

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