Illinois Wesleyan University's London Program is expanding the definition of study abroad. The program grew this year to offer participants internship experiences while they are studying in London.
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Over the past three years, Illinois Wesleyan University has sent 77 students to complete summer internships in Asia, and it is about to send a lot more - thanks to a $400,000 grant renewal from the Freeman Foundation.
Ten Illinois Wesleyan students will each receive $1,000 to support their work in paid internships with local nonprofit and social service agencies for the second consecutive year, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation.
Nghi Nguyen '18, an art and psychology double major, will draw on both interests as she explores how and why humans relate to food as an intern at the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab.
Thirty-four students will intern at 14 sites in Asia, supported by a Freeman Foundation grant covering airfare, housing, a living allowance, and all internship placement and visa costs.
Determined to combine a meaningful internship experience with her study abroad, political science and economics double major Olivia Heffernan '18 chose the Arcadia program in Scotland with the chance to intern with the Scottish Parliament.
When environmental studies major Lizzy Hawk '17 contacted Kyli Wagner '14 for some career advice, their connection lead to her dream internship with Wagner as her supervisor.
Illinois Wesleyan accounting majors have stepped into the work force as paid interns with public accounting firms this semester -- and will stay on track to finish their coursework in four years.
Students like Evan Mok-Lamme '17 gained valuable and rewarding experience through internships, supported by stipends for an otherwise unpaid opportunity.
Senior Emily Diehl is a marketing account executive intern at Progressive Impressions International, where she puts her coursework into action.