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  • Locations: Amman, Jordan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: NIU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 04/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Anthropology, Arabic, Art, Business, Community Leadership & Civic Engagement, English, Geography, History, Internships, Language Arts, Law, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health & Health Education, Sociology Program Type: Internship Abroad, Virtual Experience
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language of Instruction: English
Program Provider: SIT Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Advisor: Jill Vodden
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Jordan: Online Internship in Counseling and Humanitarian Action (Summer Online)

Learn the principles of humanitarian action in crisis situations in Jordan, home to millions of displaced persons and refugees. Observe the workings of international and local NGOs and government agencies during a four-week internship.

This remote online internship and seminar will focus on the role of local and community-based organizations and international aid organizations in responding to the refugee crisis in Jordan. You will assist local and international relief efforts by interning online at an organization providing services to refugees and vulnerable communities in Jordan such as the Rescue Committee, Save the Children, the Institute for Family Health, and the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development. You’ll learn about the objectives, priorities, standards, and procedures of humanitarian health responses during emergency and post-emergency phases of humanitarian crises.
The internship will help you understand the priorities of refugee relief sectors, including water supply, sanitation and hygiene; food security and nutrition; shelter, protection and health response. In addition, you’ll learn about conflict-related trauma and psychological challenges of displacement and integration. During your internship, you will be introduced to the guidelines of counseling, psychosocial interventions that promote resilience and recovery in displaced and disaster-stricken populations.
Program Highlights
  • Gain valuable practical experience in humanitarian aid and psychosocial support.
  • Learn and develop critical professional skills in a supportive environment.
  • Participate in weekly group reflection and assessments with your academic director.
  • Contribute to the work of important health or social justice organizations in SIT’s extensive network.

Program Components

  • Humanitarian response in various aid sectors
  • Design and implementation of programs for psychosocial support and resilience building in refugee and vulnerable communities
  • Contribution to an outstanding organization’s core humanitarian aid mission
  • Development of real-world skills and international contacts

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