Besides embassies and general consulates, honorary consulates play a very important role in helping citizens and businesses. The Consular Corps of Detroit (CCD; soon to be the Consular Corps of Michigan) is an organization that is made up of 37 consular offi ces. Through a collaboration project with the CCD and Eastern Michigan University (EMU), students at EMU have the opportunity to intern at consular offi ces, thus obtaining a unique glance at international communication and affairs. This article describes the system of consular offices in the United States, particularly in Michigan, looks at internship opportunities for students in consular representation, and examines how EMU selects and prepares students for the international experience by working together with honorary consulates.
Zinggeler, Margrit V. and López-Gómez, Coral
"Internships at Consular Offices: A Gateway to International Communication and Careers,"
Global Business Languages:
Vol. 15, Article 8.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/gbl/vol15/iss1/8