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The Notre Dame campus is an exceptional place for learning, but some lessons can only come through real-world experience. That’s where internships play a vital role.

“Internships give Arts and Letters students an opportunity to polish the critical thinking and communication skills they develop during their studies here—and apply them in a professional setting,” says John McGreevy, I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters.

According to Career Center statistics, 460 College of Arts and Letters students participated in some sort of internship during summer 2012. Positions range from a risk management intern at CitiBank China in Beijing and a human resources intern at Google in Dublin to a jazz research intern at the Smithsonian and a sports ministry internship with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

To support students as they pursue these opportunities across the country and around the world, the College and the Career Center developed the Arts and Letters Summer Internship Program (ALSIP). Open to rising sophomores and juniors in the College, ALSIP provides stipends to defray travel and living expenses that might otherwise make an internship cost prohibitive.

Recent ALSIP grant recipients include Kelly Taylor, a film, television, and theatre and American studies major who interned for the Late Show with David Letterman, and Alisa Rantanen, an industrial design major who interned at Insight Product Development in Chicago.

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