Wittenberg participates in internship programs in the United States, as well as internationally. Students interested in an internship may contact Stephanie Ford ((937) 327-7521), director of the Career Center. For internships abroad contact JoAnn Bennett ((937) 327-6185), director of International Education. Internships provide an invaluable academic and applied dimension to a college education. These programs allow students to earn credit and gain valuable experiences at the same time. Students should also contact the faculty insternship coordinator for their respective major/minor.
Student Research/Internship Support for Projects on China from the Luce Foundation Grant
As part of the four year LUCE FOUNDATION Chinese language and culture grant that Wittenberg received in 2003, support is available to help Wittenberg students pursue internships and research on China.
INTERNSHIPS There are two $1,500 grants to support internships in China-related companies or organizations for two Chinese language students. These funds will be available this and each of the following three school years. The funds for the 2005-2006 year may be used either in the Spring Semester of 2005-2006 or during the summer of 2006. The funds may be used to support an internship in the United States, in China, or in a Chinese cultural environment such as Singapore.
Students may locate an appropriate internship by themselves, work with the Career Center and use their resources to set up an internship, or they can consult with faculty centered on China, Drs. Mickel and Chan, for help in establishing an internship. Check the Wittenberg website for a thorough description of internships and regulations concerning internships. See also the sheet on internships from The Career Center placed on Mickel's 226 Hollenbeck office door.
Applications must be typed and received by November 16, 2005 for this round of financial aid. In the proposal students are to identify the nature of the internship and articulate their goals for it. Comment should also be made about the structure and length of the internship. Attention should also be given to comments on the proposed impact of the intern's ability with the Chinese language during the internship. A budget should be part of the application. Applications should be turned in to Dr. Mickel in Hollenbeck 226 office by 12:00 noon on November 16. Students are encouraged to discuss their internship with Drs. Yu Bin, Shelley Chan and/or Stan Mickel as they develop their applications. Those who will receive these funds will be notified on December 5, 2005.
RESEARCH SUPPORT There are two $750 grants available to support student research projects on China, including collaborative student/faculty and independent student research projects. The research may be from any disciplinary aspect, but it must be focused on China. The funds may be used to purchase materials or for travel. These funds will be available this and each of the following three school years. The research for this round may be conducted during Spring Semester 2006 and/or the following summer. $600 will be available at the beginning of the research period; $150 will be paid upon receipt of a report about the project and the use of the funds during the project.
Applications must be typed and received by November 16, 2005 for this round of support. In the proposal students are to identify the research project and propose a budget for use of the funds. Comment should be made about the scope and expected length of the final research product. Attention should also be given to the use of Chinese language during the project. If a student decides to conduct collaborative student/faculty research project, the faculty member will receive a $250 stipend at the end of the research period.
Applications should be turned in to Dr. Mickel in his Hollenbeck 226 office by 12:00 noon on November 16. Those who will receive these funds will be notified on December 5, 2005.