Research, Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
CASA-Granada students have the option to apply for non-credit-bearing internship opportunities made available by special arrangements with various departments and research institutes at the University of Granada, and with other local non-profit organizations. Placements are based on students’ academic interests, time commitment, previous experience and language levels, and on availability (which may fluctuate each semester).
Examples of where these practical experiences can take place include :
- The Office of Internationalization at the University of Granada (UGR)
- International Relations offices at the various UGR Faculties
- The Institute for Peace and Conflict
- The Sephardic Memorial Center
- The UGR School of Education Science
- The Alhambra (in collaboration with UGR departments)
Students must apply for an internship well in advance of their program start date. All internships are undertaken in addition to a full academic course load, and require a serious level of commitment.
STEM Research Internships
STEM students admitted to the CASA-Granada program have the exciting opportunity to apply for research assistantships at the University of Granada. CASA students accepted into this unique program will be paired with UGR graduate students in their respective fields of study. CASA students work closely with the UGR graduate students and faculty, acquiring hands-on experience in UGR and/or PTS (Parque Tecnólogico de la Salud) research labs, and they contribute their English skills in the revision of articles and posters.
CASA students at any level of Spanish language proficiency can apply for an assistantship. Beginner-level students take intensive language classes at the Center for Modern Languages in the mornings and spend afternoons at their respective UGR/PTS placements. CASA-Granada staff work with students in the other programs to arrange an assistantship schedule around their classes at the UGR/CLM (wherever possible).
Interested students must apply for the assistantship well in advance of their program start date. Students should contact the CASA-Granada staff as soon as they are accepted into a CASA-Granada program and confirm their participation, so that appropriate placements can be identified.
There are numerous opportunities for students to engage in volunteering activities in the city of Granada: in local schools, homeless shelters, charitable organizations, etc. CASA-Granada staff will assist students in securing an opportunity that fits their interests and experience.