Summer Internships

The academic internships initiative within the Office of International and Summer Programs (OISP) seeks to:

  • Connect students with meaningful academic internships that align with their liberal arts majors
  • Create structured credit-bearing opportunities to translate liberal arts skills into real world experiences
  • Prepare students for the global workforce through enhanced cross-cultural competencies

Pathways to pursue academic internships:

Semester Internships

Internships during the regular (fall or spring) semester is managed by individual departments. Students should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies or Internship coordinator in their major department.

Art History Internship

During the summer terms, art history majors and qualified non-majors are eligible to apply for an internship with the Michael C. Carlos Museum, the High Museum of Art, commercial art galleries, architectural firms, and other art- and architecture-related organizations. Students must consult with an internship adviser. Internships may carry academic credit. The students' work is supervised by personnel of the cooperating institutions and agencies. The department will attempt to facilitate any reasonable internship in Atlanta and, if plausible, in other places as well. For questions about the Art History Internship Program, contact Professor Judith Rohrer at

Political Science Internship

The political science internship program provides students with an opportunity to combine academic training with field experience. The program stresses the interdependence of the University and the community. Students engage in service/learning experiences designed to supplement and enrich their educational programs through active participation in the governmental process. Currently, the Department of Political Science awards credit to student interns in a wide variety of agencies and offices in state and local government. The students usually serve in a research capacity for the assigned agency. Every attempt is made to match students' interests with agency needs. Students attend seminars to discuss the work they are doing and to relate it to academic studies and findings. Depending upon the nature of the internship, students may earn four to twelve credits in Political Science 496 for a departmentally approved internship. For more details, see the Department of Political Science website.