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The Dr. Sharon Wilson Foerster Scholarship – Apply Now!

Posted in: Internship, Spanish, virtual

Apply now to participate in a virtual international internship opportunity in
Argentina, Chile or Costa Rica with Academics Programs International (API).

Dr. Sharon Foerster, a Montclair State alumna, will offer multiple scholarships to first-generation students majoring in Language, Business & Culture, Spanish concentration. She tells us that international internships are so valuable because

  • It is one of the best ways to acquire intercultural communication skills, build relationships and broaden your understanding of other cultures that will prepare you for working in a globalized world.
  • The experience promotes intellectual curiosity, cultural sensitivity, personal growth as you become more flexible, adaptable, self-aware and confident. Being curious is such an asset for a cultural explorer.
  • An internship with a foreign organization differentiates you from other job candidates.

The internship features designated supervisor/mentor in the host country, orientations, guided skill development and academic credit (3 credits, based on 20 hours/week for 8 weeks), in addition to a one-week stay in the host country (airfare and accommodations covered up to $2,000). Some of the fields are Business & Management, Marketing, Communication & Media, Computer Science, Environment, Hospitality, and Tourism.

Indicate your interest in the virtual internship by completing this form:

DEADLINE: January 31, 2023

*Please note: A FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form must be on file with the MSU Financial Aid Office for students to be eligible for this award.