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Internships & Student Teaching

Wheaton students may participate in other individual domestic or international opportunities including internships and student teaching.  Please contact your academic department for details, as requirements may vary. 


Domestic Internship
Domestic Internships


Domestic Internship for Academic Credit 

Wheaton students who would like to receive academic credit from the College for an domestic summer internship, clinical experience, or other field experience must be approved by the College to do so. To receive approval, students complete the following items and submit all signed documents to the Registrar's Office (SSB 222):

  Domestic summer internship applications need to be submitted to the Registrar's Office before the first date of the internship and no later than July 1st.

Please note that the summer tuition charge, per credit hour, will be assessed for all for-credit academic experiences during the summer term. If you have questions, please email registar@wheaton.edu

NOTE: Students receiving academic credit AND an internship scholarship or award funding from Wheaton complete only the documents for the academic credit registration process.


College Scholarship/Grant Funding Only (no academic credit) for a domestic internship
 
Wheaton students that have been awarded a scholarship, grant, or any other funding directly from the College for an domestic summer internship experience that is not for academic credit need to complete a Scholarship Only registration in GoGlobal. Use the link below to begin the registration:

GoGlobal Registration for a Domestic Internship: Scholarship Only (no Academic Credit)


International Internship, Practicum, or Fieldwork in Summer 2022

International Internships

 

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, all Wheaton College-sponsored international student travel including internships, practicums, research, and fieldwork must receive prior approval from the College. Travel is College-sponsored if students receive academic credit for the experience, fulfill a degree or course requirement, or are funded by grants, scholarships, or financial aid from Wheaton College. Not all international locations are eligible for review.

  • Student travel to any international location with a pre-pandemic high or extreme medical/security risk will not be endorsed.
  • Only international internships, practicums, research, or fieldwork placements longer than three weeks will be considered for approval
International location(s) will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the College. Approval is not guaranteed, and all College decisions are final. Please be aware that all approved locations will continue to be monitored and Wheaton can withdraw approval at any time if conditions change or deteriorate in-country.

 
If you are planning an internship, practicum, or fieldwork for summer 2022, carefully read the information below, noting the deadlines as they are firm and will not be extended.


Requirements for all College-sponsored, international student travel: 

  1. All students must meet the College-wide eligibility requirements for participation in international programming
  2. All students must register their travel in GoGlobal and meet all pre-departure requirements and deadlines.
  3. Wheaton College requires that all individuals who participate in international programs be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccination(s). To be up-to-date, a person must receive a booster shot when and if eligible prior to departure and/or if required by the host country. Students can request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons; these will be considered on a case-by-case basis. (Please note: Wheaton College cannot override policies or requirements implemented by other countries or program partners.)

APPROVAL PROCESS

Step 1: Complete and submit this on-line form for summer 2022 international placement consideration. ALL students pursuing an international placement(s), no matter the travel advisory level, must complete the on-line form. (See deadlines below; all College deadlines are FIRM and late submissions will NOT be accepted for consideration. The deadlines have passed and the on-line form is closed.)
 
All students will receive an e-mail response from GPS which will confirm whether the location is eligible for consideration, indicate whether further review by the International Risk Assessment and Management Committee (IRAMC) is necessary, and provide direction.
 

For travel to an international location with a U.S. Department of State Level 1 (Exercise Normal Precautions) or Level 2 (Exercise Increased Caution) Travel Advisory:
 
Step 2: Register and complete an international internship application in GoGlobal. All College requirements must be complete by the relevant deadline indicated in the final column of the chart below to be Approved for Participation. All deadlines are firm and will not be extended.


For travel to an international location with a U.S. Department of State Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or Level 4 (Do Not Travel) Travel Advisory

Notes:

  • All travel to a location with a U.S. Department of State Level 3 or Level 4 (if only due to COVID-19) requires review by the International Risk Assessment and Management Committee (IRAMC).
  • Wheaton College will not endorse student travel to any international location with a U.S. Department of State Level 4 (Do not travel) Travel Advisory due to security issues or other non-COVID risks; Level 4 locations will only be considered for review if the level is due to COVID-19 only.

Step 2: Register and complete the first phase of a GoGlobal international internship application and an additional Risk Matrix by the relevant deadline indicated in the chart below. Incomplete materials will not be considered. All deadlines are firm and will not be extended.
 
Step 3: The IRAMC will review student internship/fieldwork placements at the mid-March and early April meetings. IRAMC decisions will be communicated to the student via email; all decisions are final.
 
Step 4: If IRAMC approval is granted, students must complete all remaining College requirements (in their GoGlobal application) by the relevant deadline indicated in the chart below to be Approved for Participation.


IMPORTANT DEADLINE DATES
 

  On-line form submission deadline For travel requiring IRAMC review, first phase of GoGlobal application and completed Risk Matrix due All College requirements for international travel must be completed
International placement beginning prior to June 1, 2022 Friday, February 11, 2022 Monday, March 14, 2022 at 8 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2022
International placement beginning on or after June 1, 2022 Friday, March 4, 2022 Monday, April 4, 2022 at 8 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2022


Please contact the Global Programs and Studies (GPS) office for support. The GPS office is located in SSB 240 (2nd floor, Bookstore building). GPS can be reached at gps@wheaton.edu or 630-752-7309.



International Student Teaching
International Student Teaching
The process for applying for an International Student Teaching placement is different from the International Internship process and is managed by the Education Department. Learn more about applying to student teach in an international location.


When prompted to choose a location for your program, please choose the first option - "TBD - to be determined." Placeholder itinerary dates should be 08/01/2023 to 11/17/2023. Thank you!