2018 Themester internships
Application deadline for summer and fall 2018: February 15
Coordinating [the dessert and] discussion series was exciting. By participating in all these events I felt I got a taste—pardon the pun—of each of the guest professor’s fields of interest. I also got to talk about some academic hot topics and hear what my peers had to say about them.
I am deathly afraid of public speaking. Themester has forced me to confront this fear. I started off small introducing a few films at the IU Cinema. In November, I took a step further and moderated a panel discussion. By the end of the semester, I felt comfortable presenting at the Themester conference.
I went to a lot of events that I would not have gone to had I not been an intern. I was challenged to think about things in different ways and to examine my values. I was exposed to many issues that I had not previously been aware of, and I learned about cultures that I previously knew little or nothing about.