IE3 Application Process and Timeline

1 - View online First Steps module to understand the basics of education abroad.

2 -Discuss with your academic advisor and/or internship advisor how an IE3 internship will fit in your curriculum at OSU.

3 - Visit the IE3 website, use the search engine to find internship positions of your interest, and narrow down your choices. You may also want to search for any scholarships that you are eligible for.

4 - Call IDEA office (541-737-3006) to make an appointment with one of the OSU IE3 Campus Coordinators. They will advise you on your next steps, and have you be in touch with an appropriate IE3 Program Director/Advisor to discuss further details of the internship(s) you are interested.

5 - Give yourself plenty of time to work on your application materials, as well as any scholarship applications. You are expected to complete online applications (EXCEPT the interview) before the deadline. The Writing Center and Cereer Center can provide you help with editing of your resume, cover letter, and personal essay.

6 - Complete both the OSU online application (*Your OSU student account will be charged $50 non-refundable fee upon completing the OSU online application) and the IE3 online application (click here for the video tutorial on how to create an IE3 student account) by the IE3 application deadline. Once everything is marked as "received" in your IE3 application account, schedule an interview with your IE3 Campus Coordinator within 1-2 weeks AFTER the deadline (541-737-3006). Your interview report will then be forwarded to the Regional Director, who will then review the report to make a formal recommendation to the internship site. Prior to this step, you must sign the Learning Agreement Form and pay the deposit, which shows your full commitment to the IE3 internship program.

7 - It may take 4-6 weeks before you hear back from IE3 staff regarding your acceptance. In the meantime, complete the OSU Credit Agreement Form and discuss what assignments/projects you need to do with your supervising facutly.

8 - Attend the mandatory IE3 orientation (you will have opportunities to meet past interns at this time).

9 - While you are abroad, stay in touch with your IE3 staff and OSU Campus Coordinator, as well as the internship supervising faculty who will be working with you on your internship credits.

10 - Upon complete all of the IE3 reporting requirements to receive INTL 410 credits. If you arranged to earn departmental credits, it is your responsibility to complete and turn in all assignments to your internship supervisor at OSU in order to receive those credits. You will receive an "I" grade for all internship credits until you turn in everything.