Summer Training

The summer training is an exciting opportunity for you to put your critical thinking and English-speaking skills into practice in a professional setting.

Two summer training courses, AMER 290 (Summer Training I) and AMER 390 (Summer Training II), are required for all American Culture and Literature students.

Internships are a great opportunity to learn more about your personal career goals and interests, while also developing the knowledge and skills that you’ll need to be successful.

It is up to you to decide where you would like to do your summer training. You may work in any state or private organization that aligns with your future goals. In the past, AMER students have done their summer training at media organizations, law firms, government offices, art museums, advertising agencies, charity organizations, and publishing companies. If you are thinking about going to graduate school, you might consider doing your summer training at a library, an academic organization, or an NGO.

You should start thinking about where you want to do your summer training in the spring semester of your second year. You need to contact the company/organization directly to find out the possibility of working with them in the summer. Make you sure you identify yourself as a Bilkent American Culture and Literature student and emphasize your interest in working with them. If they agree, you need to submit the Student Information Form and the Application Letter. You will then pick up your insurance letter from the AMER department secretary.

At the end of the summer training, you will submit a written report, describing your work experience and how you benefited from it. (The deadlines will be sent by email.)



Fevziye Özekicioğlu
Administrative Assistant
G Building Office 118