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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 2023

International Internships

 

All students who would like to receive academic credit or funding (grants/scholarships/financial aid) from Wheaton College for a summer 2023 international internship, practicum, or fieldwork must complete an internship application in GoGlobal, Wheaton's travel registration system. 

GoGlobal Application for an International Academic Internship


Eligibility: See the Wheaton College Internship Guidelines and be aware of any eligibility guidelines that your academic department may have. 

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.

  • 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 risks.

If you are planning an internship, practicum, or fieldwork for the summer, 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 continues to strongly encourage all students, including those traveling internationally, to be up-to-date with the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters, if eligible. The College does not require the COVID-19 vaccination for student participation in College-sponsored international travel unless required by the partner or the country.
    We recognize that, in some instances, College-sponsored travel may put students in contact with vulnerable populations. If a College-sponsored program or approved travel involves organized contact with vulnerable populations, the College will require a negative COVID-19 test (rapid antigen or PCR) within 72 hours before departure for all participants. While this represents a mitigation that goes beyond the public health guidance, we do so as an extra precautionary step for programs/travel which will have interaction with vulnerable populations.


APPROVAL PROCESS

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:
 
Directions: 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 or high medical risk

Notes:

  • All travel to a location with a U.S. Department of State Level 3 requires review by the International Risk Assessment and Management Committee (IRAMC).
  • 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.
  • To determine the ISOS medical risk rating for your location, go to International SOS and use Wheaton College's member number 11BSGC000040 for the Subscriber log-in. At the Log-in screen, select “Get started.” Enter your Wheaton College email address to log-in (or select Sign-up to set up an account) and your ISOS password. Once you are at the Wheaton College organization page, enter your international location in the "Search Destinations" bar. The risk ratings will appear on the top of the Overview page for the country.

Directions:
Step 1 - 
Register and complete the first phase of a GoGlobal international internship application by the relevant deadline indicated in the chart below. Incomplete materials will not be considered. Students will receive an e-mail response from GPS which will provide direction on the additional materials required for International Risk Assessment and Management Committee (IRAMC) review. Additional materials are due by Thursday, March 16th at 8:00 am
 
Step 2 - The IRAMC will review student internship/fieldwork placements at the March meeting. IRAMC decisions will be communicated to the student via email; all decisions are final.
 
Step 3 - 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

  First phase of GoGlobal application complete Additional materials due for  IRAMC review at the March 20th meeting All College requirements for international travel must be complete
International placement in a location with a Level 3 Travel Advisory Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 8 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2023
International placement in a location with a Level 1 or 2 Travel Advisory Monday, March 20, 2023 (Not applicable - IRAMC review NOT required) Friday, April 21, 2023

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 08/01/2024 to 11/22/2024. Thank you!