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.
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 of 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 Hong Kong: 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 Hong Kong date of the program. Students will complete the online course component in late July. The date of the departure is the last onsite in Hong Kong 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
Looking up at shining skyscrapers from the Star Ferry crossing Victoria Harbour, one can glimpse the true meaning behind Hong Kong’s designation as one of the most vertical cities in the world. Not just a description of the city’s concrete structures, this moniker points to the aspirational leaning of its inhabitants. Hong Kong is a hub of business, yes, but also of art, culture, political advocacy, cuisine, and so much more. The same reasons that thousands of multinational companies choose Hong Kong as their base—its strategic location in the heart of Asia and its use of English for business and legal communication—makes this bustling city an ideal location for a successful internship experience!
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 Hong Kong
Please note: Exact internship is determined through personalized placement process for each student. For sample of Hong Kong 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.
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).