Department of German and Russian
One of our German majors obtained an internship at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, Germany for the summer of 2009, and spent some time in seminars and forums at the Reichstag.
Students of German and Russian have the opportunity to provide tutoring and translation services for members of the greater Burlington community, including refugees and recent immigrants.
German: A number of students have had internships locally with firms that deal with German-speaking countries. A student with a special interest in folklore found an internship with the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, Vermont. During summers or study abroad semesters, students have found internships with educational institutions, corporations, publishers, and the non-profit sector in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Two places which our students have used to research such international internships are CDS International [Culture Diversity Success] and the DAAD [Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst]. Please feel free to contact any of our German faculty members for help and advice in locating an internship in the US or abroad.
Russian: Russian students can participate in a Study Abroad Internship program in Russia: the University of Arizona Internship program in St. Petersburg, where students attend language classes in the morning and work in Russian businesses in the afternoon and evening. Students receive 15 hours of academic credit through this program. Since 1992 many UVM students have participated in internship programs abroad, and many remain employed in Russia today. Please contact Prof. Kevin McKenna at Kevin.McKenna@uvm.edu for information on applying for internships in Russia.
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