Office of Global Business
Summer Global Internship Program (SGIP)

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This 8-week program places students in full-time, unpaid internship opportunities that enhance global competencies, create international networks, and build compelling resumes. All internships are in globally strategic business locations to allow for a meaningful business internship and an extensive cultural experience that can give you a distinct competitive advantage.


  • General Program Information

    This 8-week program places students around the world in full-time, unpaid internship opportunities that enhance global competencies, create international networks, and build compelling resumes. Program location options: Australia, Chicago, England, Ireland, NYC, Singapore and Spain.

    Program Timeline

    • Application opens: Monday, August 24, 2020
    • Initial Placement Deadline: Friday. October 2, 2020 at 11:59 pm
    • Application Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm
    • Deposit ($1,000 non-refundable):
      • Due prior to beginning internship placement process
      • Due 2 weeks after acceptance
      • Due by Friday, January 29, 2021 if accepted around or after Friday, January 15, 2021
    • Program Fee Due: Friday, April 2, 2021
      • Program Fee + Deposit = Total Amount Due April 2, 2021
      • Program Fee varies depending on program location
    • Program Dates:
      • Arrive in-country: Saturday, June 5, 2021
      • Departing flight: Saturday, July 31, 2021

    Program Fee Includes:

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

    Program Fee Does Not Include:

    The cost of the following vary depending on location of internship:

    • Round-trip airfare
    • Daily food/entertainment expenses
    • Additional travel i.e. weekend excursions
    • Visas (if applicable, varies)
    • Required OSU International GeoBlue Student Health Insurance
    • Transportation in-city

    Required Course

    • BUSADM 4189 Advanced Field Study (1-credit)
    • Must take equal to or less than 17 credit hours during Spring Semester 2020
    • Enrollment by Instructor ONLY

    2020 Program Locations:

    Locations Dates Program Fee Program Type
    Australia (Sydney) June 5 - July 31, 2021 $5,245 Summer Internship
    England (London) June 5 - July 31, 2021 $5,495 Summer Internship
    Hong Kong - CLOSED June 5 - July 31, 2021 $5,545 Summer Internship
    Ireland (Dublin) June 5 - July 31, 2021 $5,545 Summer Internship
    Singapore June 3 - July 31, 2021 $5,595 Summer Internship
    Spain (Madrid) June 5 - July 31, 2021 $5,095 Summer Internship


    June 5 - July 31, 2021 $5,295 Summer Internship

    *New York City

    June 5 - July 31, 2021 $5,895 Summer Internship

    *International Students Only

    **2021 locations will be confirmed in the beginning of Autumn 2020

  • Eligibility

    All applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • GPA of 2.75 or greater
      • Freshman must have a 3.0 or greater
      • Freshmen and first semester transfer students are able to apply once your final Fall 2020 grades are posted as you need an OSU GPA to apply
    • Not graduating Spring 2021
    • Current business student, or business minor
      • All other majors/minors require approval by Program Manager
    • TOEFL Score: 90 or above (NYC and Chicago Applicants ONLY)
    • Valid Passport:
      • Not required for application but you must have a passport at the time of visa application or departure, whichever comes first
      • Passport expiration date must be after January 1, 2022
    • 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


    • Application Process

      The Summer Global Internship Program  application is now closed, and the deadline to apply was January 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. Applications are processed on a rolling basis.

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      Application Timeline:

      • Deadlines
        • Initial Placement Deadline: Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11:59 pm
        • Final Application Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm
      • Applications submitted before the Initial Placement Deadline will be evaluated first. Applications submitted after the Initial Placement Deadline will be processed on a rolling basis. 

      Application Documents

      • 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.
      • Resume Review  Agreement (OPTIONAL)


    • Internship Placement Process

      This program guarantees each student a placement in an eight-week unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your academic interest. The internship commitment is 5 days per week during the host company's normal office hours.

      • This process is a rolling process. Early applicants who are accepted and pay the deposit, will immediately begin the internship placement process.

      Placement Process

      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 ($1,000 non-refundable)
        • Deposit payment is due within 2 weeks of acceptance into the program
        • Initial Placement Interview will be conducted on campus or via skype after acceptance into the program and payment of program deposit. 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.
      3. Resume sent to multiple companies
      4. Program Fee Payment
      5. 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.
      6. 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.

      Placement Disclosure

      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

      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.

    Additional Resources:

    Interest Form Not able to attend an in-person information session? No problem! Fill out a quick interest form to obtain more information!
    Hear from a Past Student Participant Click the link to read about students completed this program during Summer 2018!
    Meet with the Program Manager Have Questions? Schedule a meeting with the Summer Global Internship Program Manager, Dominic DiCamillo at

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    Contact Information

    Dominic DiCamillo

    Program Manager, Undergraduate Experiential Learning Programs

    Office of Global Business
    Mason Hall 222
    250 W. Woodruff Ave.
    Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA