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Learn the principles of humanitarian action in crisis situations in Jordan, home to millions of displaced persons and refugees. Observe the workings of UN agencies during a five-week internship.
WHY INTERN IN JORDAN?
Hospitality is an important part of the nomadic heritage of Jordan, evident from the Kingdom’s providing shelter to those who have fled conflict in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and as far away as Bosnia. By interning in Jordan at an organization like the International Rescue Committee, Care International, or Jordan Health Aid Society, you will assist local and international relief efforts supporting millions of Syrian refugees. You’ll learn about the objectives, priorities, standards, and procedures of humanitarian health response during emergency and post-emergency phases of refugee crises.
The internship will help you understand the priorities of a refugee relief program including consideration for water supply, sanitation and hygiene; food security, nutrition and food aid; shelter, settlement and health services. In addition, you’ll learn about conflict-related traumas and psychosocial challenges of assimilation. During your internship, you will be introduced to the guidelines for counseling, mental health, and psychological support in emergencies.
- Gain valuable practical experience in humanitarian aid as an intern
- Learn and develop critical professional skills in a supportive environment
- Weekly reflection and assessments with the academic director or internship coordinator
- Weekend excursion to the treasures of Jordan: the Dead Sea, Petra, and Aqaba Testimonial (Optional)
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- Counseling and humanitarian response in Jordan
- Emergency coordination between government, UN, and humanitarian agencies
- Tasks and responsibilities of counseling and humanitarian aid professionals
- Physical, mental, and social health risk factors for refugees in camps and host communities
- Challenges facing refugee host communities
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SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:
- All educational costs, including educational excursions
- All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
- Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
- Health and accident insurance
- SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
- All scholarships and grants are need-based.
- Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.
- Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.
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Please Note: Regions within Jordan are considered by the U.S. Department of State to be "High Risk", and/or have an advisory of "Reconsider Travel" or "Do Not Travel". Consult UVA's Travel Alerts, Notices, & Warnings page and the Department of State Travel Advisory for Jordan to see if, based on your travel for University-related purposes, you must submit a petition for an exemption to the UVA Policy on Student International Travel as part of your Education Abroad application.