ACADEMICS
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Study Abroad
Internship Program

Academic Overview & Program Features

The Study Abroad Department of Perrotis College offers two types of internship positions during the Fall, Spring and Summer Terms:

  1. Research Internship (solo, unpaid)
  2. Work Internship (solo, unpaid)

The positions are designed to immerse participants in the practical work environment of one or more departments, to demonstrate and encourage the kinds of skills and knowledge needed in the specific field, and to provide each intern/researcher with a stimulating, rewarding experience.


Research and Work Internships can be performed in various divisions on our 160-acre campus:

  • Selected AFS/Perrotis College departments
  • Educational Farm Departments (horticulture, poultry, or dairy)
  • The outdoor AgroCenter
  • Educational laboratories at Perrotis College for research in chemistry, biology, horticulture, plant propagation, soil science or agronomy
  • The Life Sciences Laboratory, which includes facilities for new product development
  • The European Biological Control Laboratory, which is currently being used to conduct research projects for the USDA

Both types of internships are 25-30 hours per week of research/work or related activities in the department where the project is carried out, unless the intern is also taking courses for credit.  In these cases, the amount of time dedicated to research/work can be reduced to as little as 15 hours weekly.

All position placements are made according to student qualifications and interest, as well as department needs.


Accreditation

Fall & Spring Term:

Students interested in the internship program (work or research) during the Fall & Spring Terms have the option to receive 3-credits by paying the required per-credit hour fee.

In addition to their internship and at an extra fee, students can also elect to study courses from one of our academic programs or Greek Cultural Enhancement Courses:

  • Greek Cultural Experience
  • Greek Palate (Cuisine)
  • Agriculture and Environmental Science Program
  • Food Science and Technology Program
  • Ag-Business & Food Business Management Program
  • Alternative Tourism Program

Summer Term:

Students interested in the internship program (work or research) during the Summer Term have the option to receive 3-credits by paying the required fee per credit hour.

In addition to their internship, at an extra fee, students can also elect to take the following course:

  • The Greek Cultural Experience 

Dates

 

Terms Available

Total Weeks

Optional Credits Obtained

Internship Program

Fall Term: Sept 25 – Dec 22

13

yes 

 

Spring Term: Jan 29 – May 18

16

yes

 

Summer Term: May 21 – June 29

6

yes 

Application Deadlines:

 

Term

 

 Date

Fall Term 2017

August 1

Spring Term 2018

December 22

Summer Term 2018

April 10


 

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