Application Guidelines - MHC-IIP

1. Get oriented to MHC internship possibilities and processes through the online Lynk Summer Internship UAF Orientation.

2. Consider what kind of internship best aligns with your academic and professional goals by completing the Internship Advising Questions.

3. If you are interested in an international internship, schedule a meeting with Kirk Lange, Director of International Experiential Learning.  Send Kirk your answers to the Internship Advising Questions; these will inform your advising conversation. IIP applicants must meet with Kirk Lange by February 26th to be considered for a placement.

4. If an IIP placement interests you, communicate with students who have done this internship in the past (not applicable for new internships). It is critical for you to get as much information about your host organization and your host country as possible.

5. Meet with your faculty adviser to discuss how an international internship connects to your academic program at MHC and discuss learning goals for the summer. You will need a letter of recommendation from a faculty member for your MHC-IIP application, so begin this communication early.

6. Apply to as many as 3 IIP placements on LyonNet by March 3, 2014.  Different placements may ask for slightly different application materials, perhaps even an interview by phone or web-conference. All will ask for a cover letter, resume, and faculty reference.  (The CDC has many workshops for crafting strong cover letters and resumes; please refer to their workshop schedule.) 

7.  We strongly encourage all applicants to apply for self-developed internships as well.

8. If you are offered an IIP placement, or a self-designed internship, apply to UAF for funding no later than May 5, 2014. (Earlier applications are highly encouraged, as international placements often require significant logistics, such as international flights, visas, housing, vaccinations, etc.)