Through the generosity of the Freeman Foundation, Davidson College is providing 15 students a $5,000 grant to participate in internships in Asia for two months in summer 2018. The Davidson in East Asia Internship Program offers students the opportunity to gain real-world experience in the dynamic East and Southeast Asia region.
Eligible internship hosts include businesses, governments, research institutes, non-profit organizations, and other institutions in Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
With the assistance of the Center for Career Development, students can apply and serve as an intern in a wide variety of fields. While the program has various connections developed by the Center for Career Development and the East Asian Studies Program, students are encouraged to pursue opportunities identified through independent research. See below for possible internship connections through Davidson alumni and parents. Although students will not receive course credit for successful completion of the internship, they will receive financial support for this summer experience.
Students are responsible for securing their own housing, coordinating their individual travel arrangements, and pursuing proper work authorization for their internship. Some employers may provide assistance with these tasks.
Students submit a written application and resume/CV through Handshake (login required). The written application requires the contact information for one Davidson faculty member to serve as a reference and a short essay.
Generated through alumni, parents, and faculty networks.
Arts, Media, Communications & Marketing
Bridge Magazine - Beijing
Consulting, Management, Sales, & Hospitality
TE Connectivity - Shanghai
Manufacturing, Technology & Software
TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. - Singapore
Sustainability & Renewable Energy
Woods and Wayside International - Indonesia
Banking, Finance, Real Estate & Insurance
Credit Suisse - Tokyo
Public Policy, Politics, Government, International Affairs & Law
United Education & Investment - Chengdu
Research, Healthcare, Medicine & Medical Research
RTI International - Multiple Locations