Amman, Jordan

Summer Global Internship

New for Summer '23
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Information for term Summer Global Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jun 12 – Aug 5, 2023 (8 weeks)*
  • Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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Gain real-world work experience in Jordan's ancient capital city, Amman! As the country's political and economic center, Amman boasts an emerging global economy that attracts international investments. The city proudly features a growing innovative and entrepreneurial scene, home to many national and international NGOs where budding professionals will have an impactful experience.

As a global intern, you'll have every opportunity to work with national and international organizations focusing on development work in education, the environment, politics, social policy, research, and more. Internship placements vary from sustainable development to project development to field research to marketing, PR, communication, and training. No matter which placement you're matched with based on your academic and professional goals, you'll find Amman has everything to offer during your time abroad. 

When you intern in Amman, the city will be your lens to the Middle East to help you understand the region's challenges and opportunities. Your time exploring Amman's seven ancient hills on foot, indulging in Jordanian food, and immersing yourself in the local culture will make you appreciate the city's ancient history and growing modernity. 

Unique Experiences

  • Visit the Rose City of Petra

    and float in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth

  • Make Knafeh

    go on a walking tour around the city, visit a mosque, and more

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    Attend film

    and music festivals in Amman

  • spectator capacity at the Roman theater downtown

  • visitors per year

    2 M+
  • hills form the main cityscape


Location & Culture

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Amman boasts ancient history alongside its diverse, vibrant modernity. It is an accessible, cosmopolitan city with numerous museums and art galleries, not to mention a delicious variety of Arabic foods, like hummus! One minute you’re atop the highest of Amman’s seven foremost hills, where the ancient citadel offers spectacular views all around – and a fascinating look back to the Bronze Age. Later that same day, you’re window shopping on trendy Rainbow Street after a tasty meal at a restaurant with sidewalk tables. With its reputation for being a safe and hospitable city, Amman is home to inhabitants from all over the Middle East. The city provides a safe and stable environment for students to learn about the region. 

During your time in Amman, you will have every opportunity to immerse yourself in Jordanian culture and learn some colloquial Jordanian Arabic. CIEE also coordinates a series of local site visits and cultural activities. Our staff will help keep you updated on local cultural events, such as conferences, films, and concerts. 

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Amman.


  • Students enjoy a number of excursions to Jordan’s archaeological, historical, and natural wonders. These visits may include exploring biblical Jordan, visiting one of the New Wonders of the World, Petra (known as the Rose City), or hiking in a Middle Eastern forest. 
  • Students participate in co-curricular activities, such as site visits to local NGOs, international donors, and other cultural activities to enrich their experiences.   

Daily Life

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    Students will have the option of living with a Jordanian host family or in an apartment with other CIEE program participants. All housing options are a 20 to 40-minute commute to CIEE Amman. 


    Homestays: Homestay placements are based on compatibility between families and students, and in some cases, a suitable homestay may not be available for every interested student. All CIEE housing options in Jordan require students to make adjustments to the host culture, including abiding by curfews, limits on guests, and respectful etiquette.  



    Student Apartments: Apartments are shared with other CIEE students and have two or three bedrooms per apartment. Each student will have their own bedroom with a shared common space/living room, kitchen, and bathroom. The apartments are equipped with basic home appliances, including a stove, fridge, microwave, and washing machine. CIEE apartments have limits on visitors and quiet hours for safety purposes and deference to local norms 



    Homestay students: Students in homestays generally eat two meals per day with their families, and most meals on the weekends. Students in homestays are responsible for their lunches.   


    Student apartments: Students selecting the apartment option need to budget for all meals, as they are not included in the program fee. 



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As a global intern in Amman, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of NGOs. Extracurricular cultural activities in and around Amman complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city. 

This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated academic course. 



Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Rising sophomore standing and above required at time of participation. 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

Students participate in an academic course taught in an online learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic course and internship are mandatory for all participants. 


Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits 


Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 15 integrated academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce. 

Class Format

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an hybrid learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Sunday-Thursday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session. 


Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals. 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction


Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


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Course Information

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.


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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Wollitzer Merit Scholarships in Area or Comparative Studies
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.


Application Due

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Fees & Housing

Summer 2023 8 weeks Deadline Passed Jun 12, 2023* Aug 5, 2023*
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $3,953

Housing = $2,500

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,950

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,200

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $800

Books & Supplies = $50

Visa Fees = $60

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $20

Personal expenses = $500 ††

Other = $50 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $3,880

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

for students in apartments; homestay students should budget $800 for meals

†† If you are planning an independent travel then budget more for that depending on your plans

††† Internet plan

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

Our Staff

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