Balkans Summer Internships

Bosnia and Herzegovina & Serbia

June 1 - July 31, 2020

Program Highlights

  • Learn about the rich history of the Balkans and enjoy the culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia
  • Non-governmental organization or community-based organization placements in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Technology company placements in Serbia
  • Mentorship by Balkan CSB/SJU alums
  • Earn academic credit for an internship

Course & Program Information

Course Name: International Internship

Course Number: DEPT 397

Credit Number: 1-4 credits 

Designation: Experiential Learning

For placements in Serbia, students must be a declared major in one of the following departments: Computer Science, Global Business Leadership, or Accounting/Finance. There are no major requirements for placements in Bosnia/Herzegovina.

Participants are required to take this internship for at least 1 credit, but earn up to 4 credits at the summer rate. The Experience and Professional Development Office can assist with this process.

On this program, students will have the opportunity to intern at one of the many placement sites offered by the Balkans Summer Internships. Students will also be able to learn about the rich history of Bosnia/Herzegovina and Serbia and the roles they play  in the development of Southern Europe. In Bosnia/Herzegovina, students will be placed at a non-governmental or community-based organization in one of three locations: Sarajevo, Mostar, or Banja Luka. In the past, students have worked with organizations such as Nesto Vise and Foundation Mosaik. In each site, students are paired with a Balkan CSB/SJU alum as part of a mentorship program. In Belgrade, Serbia, students intern at HTEC Group, a Serbian-based technology company. Students are paired with a CSB/SJU alum and learn the vital role Serbia is playing in the development of technology in Southern Europe. 

Program Cost & Financial Considerations

The estimated program fee is $1,380. Additionally, students will pay the cost of 1-4 CSB/SJU credit(s) at the reduced summer tuition rate (estimated at $635 per credit). 

The program fee includes:

  • Housing while the program is in session
  • Program administrative costs and fees
  • CISI Medical & Evacuation Insurance

The program fee does not include:

  • Non-program travel or housing
  • Roundtrip airfare 
  • Local Transportation 
  • Food/Meal expenses  
  • Personal expenses

The Short-Term Abroad Financing Brochure includes estimates for the items not included in the program fee, along with information regarding scholarships for study abroad.  


Local representatives will obtain accommodation for all students, usually in apartments shared with other internship participants. 

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