Research and internship experiences enhance classroom learning and are especially important for students interested in Global Studies. There are a variety of hands-on opportunities both in Chicago and internationally, for which Global Studies students can receive credit toward the major and minor, including:

  • ANTH 3793: Pan-African Association Internship: 3 or 6 cr., The internship will entail a one-semester (for 3 credit hours) or two-semester (for 6 credit hours) commitment on the part of interested students, during which time the student will work 10 hours per week for the Pan-African Association. The goal of the NEIU-PAA Internship program is to (1) provide high-achieving Northeastern students with the opportunity to learn about the experiences of refugees in the U.S. and gain experience in the work of refugee resettlement service organizations while serving their community, and (2) to provide PAA with committed, hardworking students who can serve the goals of the organization and the needs of its clients.
Requirements: Northeastern students interested in participating in the internship program must have a 3.0 GPA, must have completed ANTH 212: Intro Cultural Anth or GS201: Intro Global Studies (or another comparable course with the NEIU Internship Coordinator’s permission) with a grade of C or better, and must complete an application/interview process during the semester before they intend to begin an internship. Students will be selected for the internship from among the pool of applicants on a competitive basis.
  • AFAM 303: Global Collaborations: Cross-Cultural Research in Ghana: 4 cr., is an in-depth, interdisciplinary, international research experience. Students spend four weeks in Ghana, West Africa and engage in collaborative research projects with Ghanaian students at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The course is an opportunity for students to experience Ghanaian culture while also engaging in exciting scholarly and creative projects.

Additional research, internship, and service learning courses may also be used toward the Global Studies major or minor, by permission of the coordinator.