WE PARTNER WITH UNIVERSITIES
Internships at ALPHA provide students with an immersive experience in education, research and community outreach work. Our internship curriculum is thoughtfully designed to develop interns’ practical work skills such as research, writing, public speaking and facilitation, while also honing students’ faculties in critical thinking and historical analysis, and deepening their understanding of World War II history in Asia. Each intern works with an experienced mentor, participates in discussions and workshops, and works on independent projects.
Overseas internships in collaboration with partner organizations such as the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) and the Harbin Museum and Research Centre provide students with support and opportunities for developing and conducting independent research.
2023 Summer Internship
ALPHA Education offers an eight-week full internship or a six-week audit internship to international and Canadian students. The internship program promotes critical inquiry of World War II in Asia and connections to current issues on humanity and global peace. Interns in the full program will complete a research project in an area of their interest that at the same time contributes to ALPHA Education's various programs and initiatives. By representing and reflecting the human side of the history throughout the internship, contemporary issues such as racism, gender violence, and ethics and empathy are explored.
Internships through Universities
Along with a selection of topics about World War II history in Asia, internships at ALPHA Education incorporate the following:
Internships are available all year round, but most of our programming happens in spring, summer and the fall term. Internship periods are usually set under the terms of our partnership agreements with different universities. If your institution is interested in partnering with ALPHA Education, or if you are a student who wants to learn more about internship and volunteering opportunities, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the 2022 Global Engagement Symposium presentation by GSP interns of ALPHA Education
2021-2022 ALPHA Ed Internship Program for GSP students U Michigan
ALPHA Education contributes to the overall goals of the Global Scholars Program by offering experiential learning that enables students to develop a critical understanding of history and social change. They will also receive opportunities to connect their global justice interests with their current and future goals.
The goals of the internship program are:
Empathy, Ethical Decision-Making, and Social Engagement.
ALPHA Education fosters critical inquiry of World War II history in Asia to promote justice, peace and reconciliation, and to facilitate making connections to and active engagement in contemporary social justice issues. In doing so, ALPHA Education promotes historical thinking about the past into current and future social praxis.
Testimony from Students of 2016 Summer Internship
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Featured Student Work
Title: The “Comfort Women Issue” Paths to Justice and Reconciliation
Digital Archive Project – Primary Source Collection, Vol. 1 (1) (2018)
This resource pulls together a collection of testimonial, documentary, photographic and film primary sources that document the Japanese system of Military Sexual Slavery, which was carried out across the Asia-Pacific by the occupying Japanese forces during the Second World War. Lee Jae Sun, our intern from Hong Kong University (Summer 2018) helped to develop this resource with educators as well as student researchers in mind. The resource is ideal for researchers who want a basic introduction to the issue but it is also a handy instructional material for educators who want to make use of primary sources in the classroom.