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Virtual International Internships

Virtual International Internships
Language of Instruction: 
English
Term: 
Summer
Academic Disciplines: 
-Open to All Majors
Program Type: 
Internship
Internship
Highlights: 
  • Gain in-demand global skills and experience in your field 
  • Engage internationally while staying local
  • Build your resume and expand your professional network
  • Earn academic credit applicable toward your major, minor, electives or the KU Core for your internship
Program Summary: 

Are you seeking an opportunity to earn academic credit, develop your professional skills and experience, and grow your networks?   As you consider how to spend your summer, consider one of the virtual international internship programs below.  While we know these programs cannot fully replicate the experience of living and working in another country and culture first-hand, remote internships are a compelling opportunity in that they enable you to gain valuable work experience with an internationally-located firm and with a multicultural team.  These professional experiences will help your resume stand out, build your global professional network, and expand your skillset - all while staying local.

KU has partnered with the organizations below to offer virtual international internship opportunities for KU students.  The internships, for which you earn academic credit from KU, are unpaid. They are available in a wide-range of fields including business, engineering, finance and accounting, logistics, legal, information and technology, hospitality, healthcare, marketing, public relations, advertising, media and creative industries, ngo's, charities, non-profits, travel and tourism.

Each organization strives to place students in internships that directly relate to their course of study, thus ensuring the quality and academic relevance.  Placements are based on student skills, interests, and professional goals as well as the project needs and work cycles of internship sponsors. The companies and organizations selected as internship sites are carefully vetted in advance of student placement.


PROGRAM DETAILS
Click the links below to see full program details on each of the virtual internship opportunities availabler this summer.

CAPA

  • Program Dates:             July 6 – August 14, 2020 (6 weeks)
  • Locations:                      Argentina, Australia, China, Ireland, & Italy
  • Program Fee:                $1,250 (includes 3 hours of academic credit)
  • Application Deadline:     June 6, 2020

CRCC Asia

  • Program Dates:               Varying start dates beginning every other Monday starting May 25, 2020. 
                                            Available in 4, 8, & 12-week increments     
  • Locations:                        China, India, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, & Vietnam
  • Program Fee:                  $1,395 (without credit) + $300 add-on for 3 credits or $550 add-on for 5 credits
  • Application Deadline:       Rolling - must apply at least 7 weeks prior to start date 

CEA

  • Program Dates:               June 8 – July 17, 2020 (6 weeks)
  • Locations:                        Argentina, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Italy, & Spain
  • Program Fee:                   $1,995 (includes 3 hours of academic credit)
  • Application Deadline:       April 15, 2020 (extended to May 1, 2020)

ISA/Worldstrides

  • Program Dates:                June 12 – August 7, 2020 (8 weeks)
  • Locations:                         Australia (4 or 8 week, group projects only), Spain, United Kingdom, & several countries in Asia.
  • Program Fee:                   $1,875-$2,450 (includes 3-5 hours of academic credit)
  • Application Deadline:        May 1, 2020  

Global Experiences

  • Program Dates:                June 1 - July 24, June 15 - August 7, or June 29 - August 21 ( 8 weeks)
  • Locations:                          Australia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain
  • Program Fee:                   $1,500 (without credit) + $600 add-on for 3 or 6 credits
  • Application Deadline:        April 22 (June 1 start), May 1 (June 15 start and all credit-seekers ), May 15 (June 29 start)

CIEE

  • Program Dates:                 June 15 – August 7, 2020 (8 weeks)
  • Locations:                          Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, & UK
  • Program Fee:                     $1,450 (does not include academic credit)* 
  • Application Deadline:         May 1, 2020
    *1-5 hours of academic credit may be earned at KU for CIEE internship programs. Students pay their standard tuition rate for these credit hours in addition to the fees listed above.

CIS Abroad

  • Program Dates:                 June 8 – July 31, 2020 (8 weeks) & July 6 - August 14 (6 weeks)
  • Locations:                          Argentina, Ecuador, New Zealand, Spain, & South Africa
  • Program Fee:                     $1,990 ($300 discount available with code VIRTUAL300) + $800 add-on for 3-5 credits
  • Application Deadline:          May 1, 2020

 

ACADEMIC CREDIT
All internships are for credit and graded through a course, which complements the internship experience. For most programs, academic credit will be earned through the program providers' school of record and posted to students KU transcripts.  For students opting to go through CIEE, students enroll directly in KU coursework.  Credit is available through the University Career Center as well as a variety of academic departments such as Business, Global & International Studies, Design, Journalism, Psychology, and Honors.


COSTS
In addition to the program fee advertised above, students will have a KU required fee of $250 + the cost of credits.  For students enrolling in a program offered through CAPA, CIS Abroad, CEA, CRCC Asia, or ISA/Worldstrides, this cost is $40.  For students enrolling in programs through CIEE or CIS Abroad, students will pay their standard tuition rate for the number of KU credit hours in which they enroll.   These KU fees cover the following services and benefits:

  • Advising on academic and administrative policies and processes for virtual international internships;
  • Enrollment at KU for the summer term;
  • KU credit and grades for the internship program (this allows credits to apply toward major, minor, certificate or core credits with approval of the appropriate academic unit);
  • Access to federal and state financial aid through KU;
  • Eligibility for KU Study Abroad scholarships.


SCHOLARSHIPS
Students participating in a virtual international internship program during the summer 2020 are eligible to apply for KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement need-based scholarships of up to $500.  Access the scholarship application here.

QUESTIONS?
Contact Kate Gerken, Program Manager, at kategerken@ku.edu.

 


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