George Mason Offers IT Internships Abroad

Posted: October 22, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason is set to launch a second group of students as part of the university’s linkage with United Nations Volunteers and its U.N. Information Technology Services (UNITeS) initiative. Opportunities are available for highly motivated students or others who want to help decrease the digital divide between the industrialized and the developing world.

Four-month assignments are available in Bosnia, Botswana, Ecuador, Egypt and Honduras. The deadline for applications for spring internships is Thursday, Oct. 25. Applications for summer 2002 are due Friday, March 15, 2002.

Those who participate in the IT Corps must have basic computer skills and be familiar with the Internet, but the work and skills required will vary depending on the assignment. Anyone with strong IT skills is welcome to apply, including mature undergraduate or graduate students and those who have completed their studies. Those not enrolled at George Mason can apply through extended studies. Participants will pay an application fee, tuition, airfare, daily living expenses, and housing in some cases.

For more information call x32170, or visit the web site.

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