Office of Global Business
Semester Internships

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Gain global work experience and valuable cultural awareness during Fisher's Semester Global Internship Program

Upcoming Information Sessions:



  • General Program Information


    • Application
      • Opens: September 6, 2019
      • Closes: October 1, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
    • Deposit:
      • Due 2 weeks after acceptance, internship placement process will not begin until you pay the deposit
    • Program Fee:
      • Due November 15, 2019
        • Program Fee - Deposit = Amount due November 18
    • Pre-departure online 1-credit course:
      • Fall Semester Session 2
    • Departure and Return Program Dates:
      • Vary from location to location. Please reference 'Location Specific Info"


    Required Course

    • BUSADM 4189 Advanced Field Study (1-credit)
      • This is an online course with required in-person meetings
    • Please leave your fall schedule open enough to accommodate this 1-credit hour course.


    Program Provides

    • Shared accommodations located near center of the city
    • 24hr Resident Director in-country
    • Internship placement
    • Airport transfer
    • Orientation
    • In-Country Activities


    Program Does Not Provide

    • All of the following vary depending on location of internship:
      • Round-trip airfare
      • Daily food/entertainment expenses
      • Additional travel i.e. weekend excursions
      • Visas
      • Required OSU International HTH Student Health Insurance
      • Transportation in-city
  • Eligibility


    • GPA of 3.0 or greater (from OSU)
    • Not graduating Spring 2019
    • Course Requirements before departure May 2020 (for business students):
      • ECON 2001.01 (Macroeconomics), ECON 2002.01 (Microeconomics), CSE 2111 or 1113 (Computer Assisted Problem Solving), STAT 1430 (Business Statistics)
        • Business Minors or Other Majors, please email Maureen Grady for course requirements eligibility
    • Valid Passport:
      • Not required for application, but you must have a passport at the time of visa application or departure, which ever comes first
      • Passport expiration date must be after January 1, 2021
    • Good Standing with Office of Student Conduct
      • The Office of Global Business checks official standing at time of application and prior to departure
      • If your status changes at any time it is your responsibility to inform the Program Manager within the Office of Global Business
  • Location Specific Information

    The Semester Internship Program offers three separate locations. Applicant must apply to only one.

    Locations Dates COST Program

    Lisbon, Portugal

    January 25th - April 19th (2020)


    ($1,000 deposit)


    London, England

    January 25th - April 19th (2020)


    ($1,495 deposit)


    Madrid, Spain

    January 25th - April 19th (2020)


    ($1,395 deposit)

  • Application Process



    Application is now open and the deadline to apply is October 1, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. You may submit your application to only ONE internship program location. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

    1. Application will open on September 6, 2019
      • Including required application documents (see 'Application Documents' section below)
    2. Expect to hear from the Office of Global Business 1-2 weeks after application submission


    • Resume
      • Submitted in PDF
      • The resume submitted with the application will be shared with companies who make the final decision on whether or not to hire a particular student. Your resume is the starting point for your internship placement so make sure it is up-to-date and accurately reflects your competence in the best possible way.
        • For assistance: reference this guide
    • Resume Review Agreement (OPTIONAL)
  • Internship Placements

    This program guarantees each student a placement in a semester long (5 days per week during company's normal office hours) unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your academic interest.

    • This process is a rolling process, the sooner you apply, get accepted and pay your deposit, the sooner the internship placement process begins.



    Each student will go through the following steps to be placed into an internship. Understand that the information provided in the program application will be shared with companies who make the final decision whether or not to host a particular student.

    1. Receive Acceptance into Program
    2. Pay Program Deposit (see location specific information for details)
    3. Initial Placement Interview will be conducted on campus or via skype after acceptance into the program. The interview will be with the Placement Team. Every effort will be made to provide you the optimal internship experience. It will be very important to concisely describe to the Placement Team the kind of internship experience you seek. Be very realistic about your expectations to be placed in certain kinds of internship positions if you have little or no direct work experience. Be sure to research your selected location, industries of interest and ideal internship position before your interview!
      • The placement teams partner with the Office of Global Business to facilitate the internship placements, in-country logistics and provide the in-country experience.
        • The placement team carefully matches students' skillsets with internship position descriptions. They share the students' resumes with various companies that match the students' requested profile and the company then decides who they will hire.
    4. Resume sent to multiple companies
    5. Program Fee Payment
    6. After your Initial Placement Interview, you may be asked to conduct a company interview as well. The Placement Team will be in touch with you to confirm interview details. Not every company requires an interview with the student and that is not out of the ordinary - again this depends on the host company and its processes.
    7. Details regarding your Internship Placement will be disclosed as soon as possible. The placement process and timeline varies student to student and is dependent on the host companies' timeline. Please do not worry if another student has information on a placement but you have not yet heard.



    While we guarantee you a meaningful business internship, you must be realistic about the level of internship in which you will be placed. If you have limited or no work experience, no specialization coursed completed, limited leadership experience, or other kinds of business-related activities, you will be matched with an entry-level position in your requested discipline and industry. 

  • Cancellation Policy


    • Students who withdraw from the Summer Global Internship Program will not receive a refund of any amount paid. The internship search process begins after acceptance into the program, so no refunds of the deposit or program fee will be issued. The deposit immediately secures the student's spot in the program and the in-country accommodations. If a student is deemed ineligible after payment of either the deposit or program fee, there will be no refund of any amount paid.

Contact the Program Manager, Dominic DiCamillo at!