Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, language faculty consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. Students find internship opportunities through the Career Development Office, through faculty and staff members, or on their own.
A detailed description of the off-campus experience is published by the Career Development Office each year and fully describes the guidelines and timetable for internships. Students interested in arranging an internship should contact their individual academic advisers.
Russian internships geared to student's interests are available through ACTR, Bard-Smolny, and Vladimir House, which offers students the opportunity to teach English to Russian speakers of all levels. Locally, an on-going oral history project led by Father Dornic at Lemko House in Baltimore is an internship designed for students with Advanced Russian skills. Community outreach initiatives offer opportunities with Russian-speaking children. The Hillwood Museum internship helps Russian students combine their interest in Russian language and art, while internships in Washington/Capitol Hill offer students interested in pursuing a career in Russian language and politics. NSA is again recruiting students with Russian language skills. Alumni/ae have also chosen to pursue graduate study of Russian literature.