Center for Global Education Hosts Discussions on London Internship Program

Posted: November 10, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Christopher Anzalone

Leslie Zweigman
Leslie Zweigman, director of Anglo-American Educational Services

George Mason’s Center for Global Education (CGE) will host a visit from Leslie Zweigman, director of Anglo-American Educational Services, on Nov. 14 and 15. Through a partnership between the CGE and his organization, Mason students are able to take part in the London Internship program, a professional internship for academic credit, during the fall, spring or summer semesters.

Although the London Internship positions are unpaid, they are tailored to individual student’s interests, academic course work and job skills. They allow participants to earn between 6 and 12 credit hours. Areas of concentration include business, communications, government and politics, history, social services and theatre and literature. During the summer 2005 session, student participants were placed at the British House of Commons, the National Health Service and the British Museum.

Zweigman will lead an in-depth information session on the London Internship program for interested students on Nov. 15 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room 234. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as members of the general public who are considering participating in the program are invited to attend.

On Nov. 14, Zweigman will make a presentation to George Mason faculty and staff during a luncheon in Student Union Building II, Room 5, from noon to 2 p.m., focusing on the benefits to students who choose to participate in the London Internship program. Later that day, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., he will make a presentation in the Johnson Center, Room 5, on programs and opportunities available to administrative staff and faculty from the School of Management.

“There are several tangible benefits that come from participating in the program,” says Mark Flanigan, CGE international internships program officer. “First, students can get the professional, real-world experience by interning in the Parliament, the British Museum, the Royal Festival Hall or any number of distinguished positions.

“Secondly, they earn resident credit from George Mason, just as if they were in any of our classrooms here in Virginia.

“Lastly, and most significantly, they become directly connected to the global community, as they are not just tourists on a short escapade, but established partners in a truly international endeavor.”

Applications for the spring and summer 2006 sessions are currently being accepted by the CGE. For more information on the London Internship program, visit the web site.

For more information on Zweigman’s visit, contact Flanigan at 703-993-2106.

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