In an increasingly connected world, cross-cultural awareness and understanding across borders and languages are critical skills. Global Internships are a gateway to building cross-cultural competency.
Emory College Office of International and Summer Programs (OISP) and Academic Internship Council
This program is open to students from all majors in Emory College.
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Be in good academic standing and remain in good academic standing
- Be a rising junior or senior (have completed a minimum of 4 semesters of college-level work, which must have been completed in residence on a college and/or university campus)
- Select a global city that is outside your home country
- Enroll full-time at Emory (or accredited institution for visiting students) the semester prior to the study abroad term
- Graduating seniors may also apply if they defer graduation to Summer (August 2016)
Online Course: May 23rd - July 24th
On-site in Toronto: June 4th - August 5th
Students will begin the online course in May prior to their onsite arrival for the internship. Students should plan to arrive on-site for orientation on the first onsite in Toronto date of the program. Students will complete the online course component in late July. The date of the departure is the last onsite in Toronto date of the program.
Applications will open November 14th, 2016 for Global Internships 2017. Applications are competitive and will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. Application deadline for Summer 2017 is February 3, 2017. No late applications will be considered.
Students will complete an internship abroad (32 hours per week for 8 weeks) while enrolling in an online seminar course (4 Emory credits). The Emory College Summer Global Internship Program enables students to:
Develop professional fluency in new linguistic and/or cultural contexts
Adapt to workplace practices in another country
Connect with international experts in their discipline
Create a lifelong and global network of peers and mentors
Meet personal, academic and career goals
Earn Emory credit
Canada's economic capital, Toronto is a city with an impressive list of credentials- the largest city in Canada, the fastest growing financial center in the G7, and one of the most dynamic, yet livable, cities in North America. Toronto was ranked #1 by the Economist as the Best Place to Live in 2015. With more than half its residents born outside of Canada, Toronto offers world-class arts, entertainment and cuisine drawing from cultures near and far. From film festivals to museums to professional sports franchises, the city offers something for everyone. The city's excellent public transportation system makes navigating Toronto easy and convenient. Toronto's wide-ranging industry sectors and multi-cultural setting create an ideal backdrop for a valuable internship program.
Students will be placed with companies including innovative start-ups, global organizations, multinationals, and NGOs in a variety of industry and social sectors. Global Internships provide students with a comprehensive academic, professional and cultural experience. Each participant will be placed in an internship that corresponds with the student's course of study, to ensure the quality and academic relevance of the placement. The internship placements are organized through the program provider Academic Internship Council (AIC).
Industry Sectors in Toronto
Please note: Exact internship is determined through personalized placement process for each student. For sample of Toronto internship placements, please click here.
Students will enroll in one seminar course, which will be taught online during the internship placement (4 Emory credits). The course will facilitate student learning and self-reflection about various types of organizational contexts, structures, and cultures and about the development of practical strategies for successful internship experiences. The course will also present a range of theories, methods, and real-world examples for examining management and organizational practice. As with other Emory online courses, students will learn from both posted materials, including multimedia lectures and readings, as well as from online, live, group discussions where students from several sites will have the opportunity to discuss and compare all stages of the internship experience. Students will reflect upon workplace culture and situate it among other organizational cultures. Students will also complete practical exercises, writing assignments, and projects, and will be guided through all stages of the internship experience.
Students live in furnished student housing for the duration of the program. Housing is located convenient to public transportation and includes kitchen facilities, access to laundry, and WiFi.
Upon arrival, students will participate in on-site orientation that includes an introduction to local culture, transportation, health and safety protocol, and workplace cultural expectations. Students will complete 32 hours per week at the internship site. The program also includes discussion groups, cross-cultural activities, and events to integrate students into the city, local workforce, and the global internship cohort.
A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets. For information on the Global Internships refund policy, please click here: http://studyabroad.emory.edu/finances/billing/globalintern.html.
Emory students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for the Emory Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. Students currently receiving a Pell Grant may also apply for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship.
To start the application process, click APPLY NOW. The application consists of online forms, resume, industry sector selection, statement of purpose, and recommendation letter (from a faculty, academic advisor or staff administrator). Students must also submit $350 deposit (applied towards the total cost of the program). The deposit is non-refundable (unless the student is not accepted into the program).
Canada: U.S. Department of State Country Information
Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Students should attend a Global Internships Advising Session for initial advising. Sessions last approximately 30min (with time for Q&A). No appointment is required - please attend the session that works in your schedule. For upcoming Global Internship Advising Sessions, click here.
Study Abroad, Office of International and Summer Programs
Tel: 404-727-2240, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org