Summer 2021 information will be updated in the coming months.
Applications open in January close to the start of Spring semester. The dates and details for Summer 2021 will be updated at that time. The health and wellbeing of our students remain a top priority and guide the university's decision-making process. While we are optimistic summer plans will go forward, the decision to protect health and minimize risk may affect in-person programming.
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.
The Emory College Summer Global Internship Program provides 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. Students complete an internship in a global city (35 hours per week for 8 weeks) while enrolling in an online course (4 Emory credits) during the summer term.
The Emory College Summer Global Internship Program enables students to:
- Develop professional fluency in new linguistic, cultural, and/or professional contexts
- Adapt to workplace practices in a global city
- Connect with international experts in their disciplines
- Create a lifelong and global network of peers and mentors
- Meet personal, academic and career goals
- Earn Emory credit (4 credits)
Hosted By: Emory College Office of International and Summer Programs (OISP) and AIC
A crossroads of international trade for centuries, Singapore is the dynamic gateway to Asia and one of the world’s most globalized cities. This island city-state hosts the Asian headquarters of many multinational corporations across a range of industry sectors, making it an exceptionally diverse business community. Singapore’s rapidly growing economy embraces everything from finance and pharmaceuticals to technology and tourism. Singapore combines an ultramodern skyline with the rich cultures of its past. The city’s excellent public transportation system makes it easy to explore Singapore’s exciting blend of cultures and cuisines. With all that it has to offer, Singapore is an ideal venue for a challenging and rewarding internship program.
Students live in furnished student housing for the duration of the program. Housing is located convenient to public transportation and includes 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 35 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. 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 Singapore date of the program. Students will complete the online course component in late July. The date of the departure is the last onsite in Singapore date of the program.
May 22-July 24, 2020
On-Site in Singapore
May 31 - August 1, 2020
- 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)
- 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 2021)
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 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 Global Career Center (GCC). Please note: Exact internship is determined through personalized placement process for each student.
Singapore sample internship placements
Cost and Funding
- Budget Sheets: full description of the program costs and billing procedures
- Global Internships Refund Policy
- Financial Aid Awards: Emory undergraduates who qualify for financial aid during the regular academic year are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. No additional application is necessary. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Summer financial aid awards range from 35% of tuition to 80% of tuition.
- Emory Scholars Summer Awards: Emory Scholars are informed directly by the Scholars Program about awards for summer program.
- Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships: May be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost
- Benjamin Gilman Scholarship: For students currently receiving a Pell Grant, may be eligible to apply for additional funding
Costs and Refund Policy Singapore: U.S. Department of State Country Information
Students should attend an Intern 101 Session for initial advising. Sessions last approximately 30 min (with time for Q&A). No appointment is required - please attend the session that works in your schedule. For upcoming Intern 101 Sessions, click here Students on the Atlanta campus may use the Career Center's drop in hours for resume review. Students on the Oxford Campus are strongly encouraged to meet with Ami Hernandez in Career Services prior to applying.