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  • Locations: Belgrade, Serbia
  • 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 2020 06/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/23/2020 07/21/2020

** 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, Art, Business, Community Leadership & Civic Engagement, English, Geography, History, Internships, Language Arts, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health & Health Education, Sociology Program Type: Cosponsored, 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 Serbia and Kosovo: Online Internship in Transitional Justice, Human Rights, and Memory (Summer Online)

Explore justice, human rights, and memory in post-conflict societies and contribute to the work of an important organization with a meaningful, four-week internship.

This internship seminar invites you to explore transitional justice, human rights and memory studies in post-conflict societies, and complete an internship with a local organization from Serbia and/or Kosovo. You will first attend a series of lectures introducing the sociopolitical and historical context of the Balkans in recent decades, including the break-up of Yugoslavia, the wars of the 1990s, post-war processes of transition as related to peacebuilding and social change. You will be introduced to the work of local civil society actors including those engaging in memory activism, human rights, and other forms of engaged citizenship. Following this introduction, you will be matched with a local organization and mentor to complete a four-week online internship which includes a weekly online reflection session.
 
Program Highlights
  • Work with leading civil society organizations from Serbia and Kosovo. 
  • Learn about southeast Europe, the western Balkans and Serbia and/or Kosovo 
  • Be involved in the work and activism of prominent local groups and their quest for social justice, human rights, and the right to memory. 

Program Components

  • Ethics involved in doing an online internship in the context of Serbia or Kosovo.
  • Transitional justice, human rights, and memory processes in post-conflict societies.
  • Meaningful and practical internship experience while networking with civil society organizations in the Balkans.

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