The Ram Horns at the plaza of the v. c. u. commons.

Internship Syllabus

We encourage you to reference this internship syllabus for ANTH 493, FRLG 493, WRLD 493, and RELS 493 regularly throughout your internship. You will need these instructions to complete your graded portfolios.

The World Studies internship is a graded academic course which takes place outside the classroom in an area business, organization or agency. You will be working with both the VCU School of World Studies internship coordinator and a field supervisor within the selected agency or internship location.

The VCU Honor System

Virginia Commonwealth University recognizes that honesty, truth and integrity are values central to its mission as an institution of higher education. In a community devoted to learning, a foundation of honor must exist if that community is to thrive with respect and harmony. Therefore, members of the academic community are required to conduct themselves in accordance with the highest standards of academic honesty and integrity. All School of World Studies interns are presumed upon enrollment in the internship course to have acquainted themselves with and have an understanding of the VCU Honor System. Review the VCU Honor System and Standards of Academic Conduct.

Statement on Americans with Disabilities Act

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 require Virginia Commonwealth University to provide an 'academic adjustment' and/or a 'reasonable accommodation' to any qualified individual with a physical or mental disability who self-identifies as having such. Students should contact the Disability Support Services office on the Monroe Park Campus (804-828-2253) or on the MCV Campus (804-828-9782) for appropriate academic adjustments or accommodations.


Please direct all internship-related questions to the appropriate School of World Studies contact, listed by program:


Bernard Means, Ph.D.

Bernard Means

Foreign Language

Aspen Brinton, Ph.D.

Aspen Brinton

International Studies

Mayda Topoushian, Ph.D.

Mayda Topoushian

Religious Studies

Jon Waybright

Jonathan Waybright