Internship credit options
OPTION 1: Credit arranged through World Endeavors
Through our collaboration with University of California Berkeley, World Endeavors interns can earn 3 credits by taking an online course alongside their international internship. During the summer session, World Endeavors internship participants take the Global Citizenship course in conjunction with the internship experience.
With this course, you will be able to add a new dimension to your internship experience: a reflection on global citizenship. You will be challenged to use your internship experience as an opportunity to critically explore cultural differences, modes of conduct and values. A series of audio-visual lectures, practical exercises, writing assignments, projects, and online group discussions will stimulate you to leave the comfort zone of what you are familiar with and to explore alternative views on right and wrong, good and bad and the beautiful and the ugly. The course will also encourage you to interact with locals and to engage with the city/region/country where you live during your internship. It is our hope that this course will help to increase your consciousness about the challenges of being a global citizen.
Course Dates: June 5 – August 11, 2024
Application Deadline: May 1st
Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor to see which major/minor or requirements this course may fulfill.
To receive credit from the University of California Berkeley and the World Endeavors internship program, interns must have completed the course above during their World Endeavors international internship.
The course fee for the University of California Berkeley course is $2,248.
How is credit given?
Credit for the online course will be assessed and given based on the successful completion of a series of audio-visual lectures, practical exercises, writing assignments, projects, and online group discussions. The course will also present a range of theories, methods, and real-world examples for examining management and organizational theory and practice.
Credit is given in letter grade format (A,B,C,D,F). Interns will receive a transcript 8-12 weeks after the course ends stating the grade and the number of credits earned.
About University of California Berkeley
Founded in the wake of the gold rush by leaders of the newly established 31st state, the University of California’s flagship campus at Berkeley has become one of the preeminent universities in the world. Its early guiding lights, charged with providing education (both “practical” and “classical”) for the state’s people, gradually established a distinguished faculty (with 22 Nobel laureates to date), a stellar research library, and more than 350 academic programs.
In recognition of broad and deep excellence, respected sources have repeatedly ranked UC Berkeley at or near the top in fields ranging from engineering and the “hard” sciences to the social sciences, arts, and humanities. The National Research Council, in the most recent version of its highly regarded report on US public and private universities, ranked Berkeley number one nationally in the number of campus graduate programs (35 out of 36) among the top 10 in their fields.
Berkeley Summer Sessions
Online courses offered through Berkeley Summer Session are taught by UC Berkeley faculty. Credit is issued by UC Berkeley.
Berkeley Summer Session Mission Statement: UC Berkeley Summer Sessions is committed to offering high quality, innovative academic courses, and experiential education opportunities during the summer. By opening our doors to visiting students and continuing our service to UC Berkeley students, we support the University’s goals of educating a broad and diverse student population. Our commitment to providing superior service and unrivaled learning opportunities extends to our students, campus units and departments, and all external partners.