FIE London service internship placements, together with classroom seminars and written reflection, form the International Service Internship Course (ISIC).
At FIE, we strongly believe that careful monitoring and individual support are crucial in arranging suitable and rewarding internships. FIE’s Experiential Education Team works with you individually from admission to the program to match your skills and background with an appropriate organization. The Experiential Education Team provides pre-departure and on-site support during the placement and internship process. ISIC seminars allow for discussion, analysis and academic reflection throughout the your service internship experience.
Please note that all internships are unpaid and are for academic credit only.
In order to enhance and contextualize your internship experience, you participate in a variety of seminars designed to provide you with support to develop your understanding of the UK workplace and enable to you to make the most of your experience. You will work with a faculty member and your peers to reflect upon the experience and exchange ideas.
You will be assessed on:
- Your ability to engage analytically with the service internship experience;
- Written assignments throughout the term;
- A presentation and written final report about your development throughout the process.
By the end of the ISIC you should be able to:
- Understand general aspects of the UK not-for-profit sector in which they interned and have a high degree of understanding of the organization in which they were placed
- Describe and reflect on their service internship experience and the ways in which they have developed during the semester as well as be able to engage with intercultural issues and debates over service learning that emerged
- Connect readings and key class themes to their service internship experience.