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Singapore, Australia, Costa Rica, London, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, Cape Town, Vienna — your LSA degree can take you almost anywhere. Three of the Hub’s collaborating employers are now offering international internship opportunities both in-person and remotely with companies around the globe, all of which are eligible for LSA scholarships. Are you interested in travelling or working abroad? Perhaps you want to learn a language, build up cultural competencies, explore different cultures, or gain experience that’ll shape a future career abroad? Keep reading to explore your options across a variety of roles, fields, and countries as you learn about opportunities from Global U Internships, IES Abroad, and Sage Corps.
Global U Internships
Global U Internships helps students secure in-country or remote internships in Europe, Asia, and America. By connecting students with international companies, they prepare students for the workplace, help to develop critical skills of professional development, and cultivate an understanding of business and process in the intern’s respective country.
Global U programs also include coaching for host company interviews and application guidance, scheduling for the host company interview, visa processing assistance, on-program support, and an international alum network spanning various industries including Healthcare, Marketing, Architecture, Consulting, Engineering, Public Relations, Business Development and more.
Examples of positions with Global U include a three-month Neuroscience Internship in Costa Rica, where students will undergo comprehensive onboarding to learn about the general field of neuroscience and the technology associated with it while conducting research and building relationships with medical professionals. Or, in Singapore, find a 3-6 month Marketing and Communications internship if you are interested in the digital marketing space, content creation, journalism, social media and community management, the facilitation of a group of content writers, and building strategies to boost an organization's impact.
Other important information:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout spring, with a soft deadline in March.
It is recommended to register 2-months in advance for virtual internships and 4-months in advance for in-person internships
If opting for virtual internships, students can choose between part- or full-time placements; part-time internships average about 15-20 hours per week and the costs range from $775 to $1,175 depending on the number of weeks (8-12 weeks, 16-20, and 24 weeks
For in-person internships, students will be required to work full-time (40 hours per week) but duration (2-3 months or 4-6 months) and cost (from $2,500 to $4,500) is dependant on location
To apply, all you need to do is complete the application form here, a résumé is all that is required. Make sure to note the career field and country you would like your internship to take place in. The next step in the process is a video interview with a team member at Global U, and they will then coordinate your interview with the host company.
IES works with students to match their career interests to an appropriate global internship experience that also takes into account their preferences for fields, locations, and duration. Students can expect to intern for eight weeks on average over the summer or 12 to 14 weeks during fall or spring semester with hours that are typical of full-time work — so students can make the most of the time in their new city.
Alongside an internship, students can enroll in a for-credit seminar to put your internship into professional and cultural contexts and learn from other interns' experiences. During the summer and in select locations, you can even opt into a three-credit foreign language course at no extra cost. Students will intern, explore the culture around them, and succeed in their future careers.
Past IES internships have included Parliamentary Internships in London, where students researched upcoming policies, created proposals for policy changes, document constituent concerns, and assisted in event management for a member of Parliament office. Students have also had the opportunity to learn about consulting in Shanghai—working to improve client’s processes and business strategy—and web and game design in Vienna, working for a historical institute dedicated to preserving 20th Century, Jewish family stories across Europe through a first-of-its-kind interactive database.=
Before you embark on your internship experience, IES Internships Coordinators work with you to perfect your résumé, cover letter, and interview skills so you can put your best foot forward with potential employers. IES also offers pre-departure advising, on-site orientation, internship seminar, language course, and cultural events will prepare you for and introduce you to the city and culture in which you’ll be interning.
You’ll not only gain professional skills, but a new perspective. Learn more here.
Other important information:
Pricing is dependent on location and the number of credits a student elects to take as part of the experience but in-person internships range from $5,712 to $8,114 and virtual internships range from $1,695 to $2,295
The deadlines for in-person internship postings are February 3 and 10 while the deadline for virtual internship posting is March 17
In-person locations include Barcelona, Berlin, Cape Town, London, Dublin, Milan, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Sydney, Vienna
Sage Corps offers career accelerator programs for students around the globe with employers in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Dublin, Paris, and Sydney. Since 2013, the program has sent hundreds of students and postgrads to intern abroad—in person or remotely—offering interns the opportunity to tackle real-world problems and build tangible solutions.
Past startups have included Spacer, a Sydney based company focused on connecting people and businesses who need storage or parking space to their neighbors who have spare storage space; and PackMojo, a Hong Kong based organization specializing in high-end custom printed boxes and packaging that tell the brand’s story.
Sage Corps specializes in industries like Data & Tech, Business, and Communications & Media, previously offering roles focused on Digital & Content Marketing, UI/UX Design, Business Development and Sales, Data Analytics, Business Analysis and Finance, or Software Development.
Interning at organizations like the ones above prepare students for the job search and interview process, demonstrated by a statistic from Sage Corps: 93% of Sage Corps alums have full-time jobs within three months of graduating from college. Learn more here.
Other important information:
Pricing for in-person internships ranges from $5,699 to $6,799 and for virtual internships is around $1999
Application deadlines are as follows:
Early Bird Application Discount: December 31, 2021 (receive $500 off the program cost)
Priority Decision Deadline: February 1, 2022
Virtual: March 21, 2022