Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Amman, Jordan
- Program Terms: Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning
- Restrictions: Rice applicants only
Gain professional experience with a UN or government agency or NGO working with youth and vulnerable groups on community empowerment and environmental sustainability.
WHY INTERN IN JORDAN?
Through this internship program, you will learn about existing development and environmental challenges and contribute to the design of projects that support community empowerment and sustainability. In recent years, Jordan has made great strides in improving health care and literacy and has enacted important democratic and economic reforms. The country is also developing innovative approaches to water scarcity; organic farming; food security; and sustainable energy production. Despite these developments, Jordan still faces challenges related to a lack of natural resources, climate change, and environmental conservation, as well as a growing population, including many refugees.
At the beginning of your program, you will receive an introduction to the broader cultural, social, and political context of Jordan and to workplace norms and the ethics of interning in another country. After orientation you will complete an internship focused on issues such as community development and empowerment, refugees, climate change and environmental sustainability, women’s empowerment, water scarcity and security, agriculture and food security, poverty alleviation, the economy and geopolitics, education, ecotourism, renewable energy, or another field related to your interests and career goals. Your internship will be academically rigorous as you participate in weekly discussions, attend curated readings, keep a journal, and write a paper reflecting on your experience.
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.
SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.
SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. All scholarships and grants are need-based. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.
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