Balkans Summer Internships

Bosnia/Herzegovina & Serbia

June 1 - July 31, 2017

Program Highlights

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

Program Description

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. 

New for summer 2017 is the opportunity for students to intern at HTEC Group, a Serbian-based technology company. Students will be again be paired with a CSB/SJU alum and learn the vital role Serbia is playing in the development of technology in Southern Europe. 

Program Cost

The estimated program cost is $4,500 plus tuition ($573 per credit). The program cost will be paid out-of-pocket by the students; only the tuition will be charged to your CSB/SJU student account. The cost of the required CSB/SJU insurance will be covered by the $300 application fee. 

This price includes:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodation
  • Local transportation
  • Food


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

Academic Credit

Participants are required to take this internship for credit; CGE recommends that students pursue a 2 credit internship to fulfill the Experiential Learning requirement of the core curriculum (however only 1 credit is required to participate in the program). The Office of Experiential Learning and Community Engagement can assist with this process.