EAP Freeman Foundation Internships

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EAP Freeman Foundation Internships

Scholarships in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand
Receive $3,000/semester or $5,000/year

The internship I worked for was a non-profit organization that provides free high quality English education to the children of lower-income migrant families in Shanghai. My internship consisted of working both at the office and classroom level of the organization. This offered an incredible perspective of the organization from the top down. I worked on logistical projects at the highest level of the organization then was often given the opportunity to personally experience their impact on the lowest level the classroom setting.                        -Forrest L., EAP China Freeman Intern

Through my internship with a television and radio news broadcasting company in Thailand, I was given a glimpse into the way Thai media functions. Based in Bangkok, this company represents a large portion of Thailand’s media sector providing both national and relevant international news. I interned in the digital content department working on feature stories in the English language.                                     -Kelsey G., EAP Thailand Freeman Intern


How does this work?

1. Participate on one of these EAP options.

Intern for: 4-6 units / 8-12 hours per week

Beijing Normal Univ. - Fall
Global and International Studies, Fudan Univ. (Shanghai) - Fall
Fudan Univ. (Shanghai) - Spring
Peking Univ. (Beijing) - L&C Summer + Year, Spring

Intern for: 3-6 units / 90-150 hours per term

Hitotsubashi Univ. - Spring, Year
International Christian Univ. - Spring with Internship, Year
Keio Univ. - Year
Waseda Univ. - Year

Intern for: 12 units / 20 hours per week

Yonsei Univ. (Seoul) - Fall, Spring, Year
Yonsei Univ. (Seoul)- Summer (Interns must have a
2.85 cum GPA. See advisor for details.)

Intern for: 3-12 units

National Taiwan University - Fall, Spring, Year

Intern for: 3-5 units / 90-150 hours per week

Thammasat Univ. (Bangkok) - Fall, Spring, Year
Thammasat Univ. Public Health- Summer

2. Be proactive. Research possible internship positions and contact these organizations prior to leaving the country. EAP staff abroad will assist you with the appropriate paperwork upon arrival.

3. Intern for UC credit! In addition to taking courses while on EAP, intern for 3-12 UC quarter units. The internship credits may replace a course(s) or may be in addition to the minimum required units for your program. You must fulfill the academic requirements for the internship.

4. Complete required participant surveys and be available for interviews and future meetings with prospective students.

5. Recipients will be required to complete the entire pre-departure process specific to this internship program.

How to apply

1. Submit your EAP China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan or Thailand application by the program specific deadline.

2. Submit your EAP Freeman Foundation Internship application by:
                                  Summer/ Fall/Year 2016 Programs : February 12, 2016
                                  Spring 2017 Programs: May 13, 2016
    Complete/print the application from the EAP website: eap.ucsb.edu

3. Attend an interview for the internship program:
                                 Summer/Fall/Year 2016 Programs : late February 2016
                                 Spring 2017 Programs: late May 2016

4. Receive notification of your internship application status:
                                 Summer/Fall/Year 2016 Programs : early March 2016
                                 Spring 2017 Programs: early June 2016

Academic requirements

1. Your internship will have an academic aspect involving an individual study project related to the internship.

2. You will meet with your internship supervisor regularly to discuss your performance and what you’re learning academically.

3. You will write a paper analyzing what you learned.

4, You will be assigned a P/NP grade.

5. Programs may have additional requirements.

Internship sites

Freeman Interns are responsible for securing their own positions. Onsite assistance during this process varies by EAP location. Feel free to inquire about this process with your EAP advisor.

Interns are encouraged to seek positions at local organizations/companies. Internships with U.S. governmental agencies are not allowed.

Below are examples of internships that past UCEAP participants have completed.

· 2010 Shanghai World Expo (Shanghai)
· Fudan Center for American Studies (Shanghai)

·Kayang Social Welfare Center
·MillimeterMilligram (stationary/designer company)
·PRAIN (public relations firm)

· Weekend disaster relief assistance opportunities in
the Tohoku region of northern Japan
· Educational organizations that offer teaching
opportunities, not just teaching English

·ASEAN TV (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)
·Wedu (non-governmental organization)
·Sustainable Development Foundation

Things to consider

- Korean language fluency (reading, writing or speaking) is required for internships in Korea
- Interns are required to participate on an EAP program which means that academic courses are required
- Flexibility is required

My internship with a marketing company was a great learning opportunity and an amazing experience as a whole that I could not have gotten in an academic setting or anywhere else. I learned about and immersed myself in Chinese culture, enhanced my skills with computer programs, and broadened my knowledge about marketing and advertising. As an intern, I attended business meetings and networked with members from other companies. I was very fortunate to have such a delightful, fun and educational internship. I was given tasks and projects of practical use that I enjoyed, learned and honed skills I will use in future jobs, and established relationships I will keep for a lifetime.                               -Kristina L., EAP China Freeman Intern


I chose to supplement my classroom studies with an internship with a non-profit organization in order to learn about the non-profit sector in a developing country. Interning there allowed me to see how it operates as a non-profit and due to the nature of its work with other non-profits, the internship gave me a chance to learn about other organizations as well. More broadly, interning offered a unique look at the broader non-profit sector in Bangkok, and Thailand as a whole. As a Political Science major with an emphasis in international relations, several aspects of the organization’s work relate to my studies…With my graduation quickly approaching, this was also a valuable experience to gain insights into what it is like to work in the non-profit sector in a developing country.                                                                            -Max B., EAP Thailand Freeman Intern


Freeman Foundation

The Freeman Foundation was founded in memory of Mansfield Freeman, co-founder of the American International Group, Inc. (AIG) insurance company. Having resided in China for many years, the Freeman family is an advocate for increased awareness of East Asia and through the foundation it generously supports programs that promote greater knowledge and understanding of that region of the world among Americans.