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Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP)
Multiple Cities, Multiple Countries (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 03/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2016 04/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Internship & Research GPA Requirement: 2.5
Education Abroad Advisor: Danielle Varnes
Fields of Study:
Anthropology, Applied Indigenous Studies, Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Comparative Cultural Studies, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, Forestry, Geography, Planning, & Recreation, Health Professions, History, Hotel and Restaurant Management, International Hospitality Management, Mathematics & Statistics, Modern Languages (Arabic), Modern Languages (Chinese), Modern Languages (French), Modern Languages (German), Modern Languages (Japanese), Modern Languages (Spanish), Music, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics & Astronomy, Politics & International Affairs, Psychology, Sciences, Sociology & Social Work, Theatre, Variety of disciplines in local language, Women's & Gender Studies
Program Description:

Global Research & Internship Program

Get a GRIP on your future; step out of the classroom and into the world!

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GRIP Participants Gain:

* An unpaid internship or research position abroad
* Hands-on experience in their field of study
* NAU academic credit
* Travel scholarships

The Basics:
GRIP was created for NAU students who want to receive academic credit for hands-on experience abroad in their field of study. Most internship and research opportunities abroad are unpaid. However, you can use financial aid to help fund your experience. By participating in an internship or research project abroad you will gain academic credit toward your degree, a better understanding of your field of study and an outstanding resume. Students find an internship or research opportunity independently or work with Danielle Varnes (International Internship Coordinator) to identify an opportunity that fits thier goals. 

• GPA 3.0 or higher
• Receiving NAU academic credit

Get Started:
1. Establish your internship goals (location, industry, term of participation)
2. Submit an interest form here by clicking "apply" (There is no application fee) 
3. Call (928) 523-2409 to make an appointment with Danielle Varnes to find out about all your international fieldwork options
4. Research & choose the best opportunity for you!
5. Apply to your internship or research position

Student Experiences:

LindsaySaundersLindsay Saunders
Global Research and Internship Program (GRIP), Ecuador
"My social work degree ends with a field placement (internship) for my last semester, and I have the privilege of doing mine in Quito, Ecuador. I will be involved with the project, Teen Single Mothers (TSM).  TSM works with young mothers to equip them with the skills they will need for their future: such as, job training, education, or parenting."
Read her blog!

Alexa Brooks

Alexa Brooks
Global Research and Internship Program (GRIP), Thailand

"Through World Endeavors, I will be traveling to Thailand this summer to intern with a physical therapist. I am so blessed to have this opportunity and am very excited to share my experiences with other students interested in traveling abroad!"

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Katherine RushKatherine Rush
Global Research and Internship Program (GRIP) - Dublin, Ireland 

I decided to walk through St. Stephen’s Green for the rest of my break. I sit down all day at my internship, so I like to take advantage of the park to walk and eat. It was absolutely beautiful today. I took some pictures but I doubt they do it any justice."

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