Help Refugees, Work at a Museum, or Teach German and get Course Credit

Whether you are looking to combine the interests of your major and minor, have the urge to apply your learning to practice, or want to experience what you can do with German outside of class, internships are a great opportunity. You might find connections to German in places you did not expect, and will discover how the many different skills practiced in the German classroom translate into the world off campus. 

German is partnering with many different companies, organizations, and institutions, and is actively seeking new collaborations. Some of our current internship hosts include:

  • Sam Hughes Elementary
  • Miles Exploratory Learning Center
  • International School of Tucson
  • Canyon Del Oro High School
  • International Rescue Committee (read about our students' experiences here)
  • Interfaith Community Services
  • Banner Health
  • Elder Care
  • Roche/Ventana Medical Systems (summers only)
  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  • US State Department

Review the internship syllabus (with accompanying materials) and contact Dr. Citera at with your questions and for approval before signing up for GER 393, which qualifies as an Engagement opportunity. 

What is an Engagement Opportunity?

100% Engagement is the University of Arizona's commitment that all undergraduate students will have the opportunity to apply their learning to real challenges through an experience, such as an internship. Through these experiences, students develop professional and personal skills, and reflect upon their learning in ways that ensure they graduate ready to launch meaningful careers. When students complete an Engagement experience, they earn an Engaged Learning Experience notation on their academic transcript. Go to the Office of Student Engagement & Career Development to learn more.