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On and Off Campus Internships


Internship Opportunities

GLAS internships are for current UIC undergraduate students. As a prerequisite, students enroll in GLAS 105: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education (a 1-credit seminar offered each spring.) Students are offered a range of placement opportunities for an on-campus internship after completing the course. See past internship sites below.

Student interns receive academic credit for completing their internship responsibilities with an on-campus program for 4 hours (1 credit) or 8 hours (2 credits) a week while enrolled in a GLAS internship practicum. Please contact Mark Martell ( if interested.

Past internship sites include:

GLAS internships are for current UIC undergraduate students. GLAS 250: Critical Issues in Community Engagement (3-credit course) is highly recommended but not required as a prerequisite. Students can pursue an internship placement with an off-campus organization. See past internship sites below.

Academic credit is given through the GLAS internship practicum while working at the internship. In the practicum, students also complete one credit of coursework related to the community issues their organization addresses. Therefore, 4 hours per week at an internship will count as 2 credits and 8 hours per week at an internship will count as 3 credits. Or, if a student has completed GLAS 250, a student can receive 1 credit for 4 hours per week, 2 credits for 8 hours per week, and 3 credits for 12 hours per week at an internship.

Application opportunities will be announced prior to each semester that internships are available. Please contact Karen Su ( if interested.

Past internship sites include:

Potential host sites change each year.

A lot of the information and skills that I am learning in this internship apply very broadly. There are professional skills and research on topics that are integral to being an informed citizen and advocate.

Katie Lam  |  Undergraduate Policy Intern, Office of Representative Theresa Mah, 2018
Global Asian Studies Off-Campus Internship sites include the Japanese American Service Committee, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago, Project Vision, Hana Center, 2nd District State Rep. Theresa Mah's Office, Afire Chicago, Fellowship of Filipino Migrants, and Northside Action for Justice

2020 Flier for Off-Campus Internships

Community Forces Podcast Featuring GLAS Interns Heading link

Listen to the Community Forces podcast to hear from UIC students learning community engagement skills and building awareness of the issues that different Asian American communities in the region face as they contribute to the day-to-day operations of local organizations as interns.