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Explore your opportunity to work abroad in a different country this summer!

Summer Global Internship Program

  • Application for Summer 2019 will open August 21, 2018!
  • Website is currently (summer 2018) being updated for Summer 2019 information!


Explore below for more information

  • General Program Information

    Program Timeline

    Application for Summer 2019 will open August 21, 2018!

    • Application is CLOSED
    • Deposit ($1,000 non-refundable):
      • Due prior to beginning internship placement process
      • Due 2 weeks after acceptance
      • Due by January 31, 2018 if accepted around or after January 15, 2018
    • Program Fee:
      • Due February 15, 2018
        • Program Fee - Deposit = Amount due February 15
    • Pre-departure online 1-credit course:
      • Spring Semester Session 2
      • Required to meet on 3/24/18 and 4/14/18 (both saturday) of the Spring Semester 
    • 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 2 required in-person meetings
        • Dates: March 24, 2018 and April 14, 2018
    • Please leave your spring schedule open enough to accomodate this 1-credit hour course
    • Instructor will enroll you in the course


    Program Fee Includes

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


    Program Fee Does Not Include:

    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

    All applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • GPA of 3.0 or greater
      • Freshman and first semester transfer students are able to apply if eligible but are not available for rolling admission as an OSU GPA is needed to be evaluated
    • Not graduating Spring 2018
    • Course Requirements before departure May 2018 (for business students):
      • ECON 2001.01 (Macro)
      • ECON 2002.01 (Micro)
      • 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
    • TOEFL Score: 90 or above (NYC and Chicago Applicants ONLY)
    • Holds Valid Passport: to apply or renew, go to 
      • Passport expiration date must be after January 1, 2019
    • Maintains Good Standing with Office of Student Conduct
      • At time of application and prior to departure


    • Location Specific Info

      Within the Summer Global Internship Program, there are several exciting locations to choose from. Use the linked table below to help understand variations between each and decide which ONE location is right for you!

      Location Specific Info

    • Application Process

      Application Steps

      Application opens on August 22 2017 and the deadline to apply is January 15 2018 at 11:59pm EST. You may submit your application to only ONE internship program location. Incomplete applications will not be processed. 

      1. Complete your online application HERE
        • Including required application documents (see 'Application Documents' section below)
      2. Expect to hear from the Office of Global Business 2-3 weeks after application submission


      Application Documents

      • Resume
        • Submit as Word Document
        • Remove 'objective' and 'summary' sections
        • Remove any high school content 
        • Include GPA
          • This will be shared with potential internship hosts who make the final decision 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. Make an appointment with Fisher's Office of Career Managment to present a compelling, professionally formatted, and error-free resume that effectively describes your level of experience.
          • For assistance: reference this PDF iconguide or
          • Meet with Lauren Covetta (.3) in Mason Hall Room 225, Mondays 12-1pm, Tuesdays 9-10am, and Wednesday 11am-12pm untill December 11, 2017
            • Remember to bring a hard copy of your resume to the meeting
      • Personal Statement
        • One page
        • Submit as PDF
        • Including:
          • A header with your name, location applying to, and date
          • Why you selected the location you did
          • Details about the kind of company, industry, or scope of internship you expect
          • Your expectations for your internship placement
          • What you hope to gain from this unique work experience



    • Internship Placement Process

      This program guarantees each student a placement in an eight-week (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 (unless otherwise specified), the sooner you apply, get accepted and pay your deposit, the sooner the internship placement process begins.


      Placement Steps

      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. Pay Program Deposit
      2. 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!
      3. Resume sent to multiple companies
      4. 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.
      5. 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.


      Who is the Placement Team?

      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.

      Placement Disclosure

      While we guarantee you a meaningful business internship, please 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. However, if you do have a more robust resume, we'll do everything we can to match you to a higher-level position. 

    • Online Information Session
      • Click HERE to gain access to the Online Summer Global Internship Program Information Session!
    • Hear From a Student
    • Cancellation Policy

      Cancellation Policy

      • Should a student decide that they do not want to go on the program, they will not receive a refund of any amount paid. We begin searching for their internship from the time they apply, so no refunds of the deposit or program fee will be issued. The deposit immediately secures the student's spot in the accomodations and on the program. If a student is deemed ineligible after payment, there will be no refund.

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