We hope to return to in-person, on-site global internship placements in Summer 2022. Emory's highest priority is student health and safety. We continue to monitor the COVID situation in each location. Final decisions about whether international programs will be permitted will be made by Emory University leadership
APPLICATIONS typically open by mid-November and are due in mid-February. Website details for summer 2022 will be updated prior to the opening of applications.
INFORMATION SESSIONS begin mid-October. Questions? OISP.email@example.com
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 competencies.
Global Internships provide students the opportunity to explore how their liberal arts skills translate into the global workplace. Students explore various industry sectors, learn new digital and technical skills, and connect with Emory alumni mentors. In addition, city-based programming gives students a framework to contextualize the internship with knowledge and understanding of their respective global city. The program design also embeds a virtual academic space for students to interact and reflect on their internship experiences.
Program Highlights: 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 a virtual internship placement in a company or organization based in a global city (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:
Hosted By: Emory College Office of International and Summer Programs (OISP) and Global Career Center (GCC).
- 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 (LING 343: Intercultural Discourse for Global Internships, 4-credits)
Paris is the most visited city in the world, but you’ll go beyond a tourist experience.
Your language skills will grow as you converse with your maître de stage (internship supervisor) and colleagues.
Students will participate in an orientation that includes an introduction to local culture and workplace cultural expectations. Internships are 35 hours per week. 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 the start of the internship. Students will complete the online course component in late July.
May 21-July 23, 2021
Internship with Organization in Paris
May 26-July 24, 2021
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (Please talk to an advisor if you wish to discuss an exception)
- 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 2022)
- For Global Internships in Paris:
- Placements available in French-speaking contexts.
- Must have completed at least French 310W and French 314 or have equivalent experience and knowledge.
- Must have prior study abroad experience in a French-speaking country or have equivalent experience and knowledge.
- Students are encouraged to consider the EDUCO Program, Emory French Studies Summer in Paris Program, and/or the programs in Morocco, Switzerland, or Senegal.
- French majors/minors should consult with the DUS in French for further guidance.
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 EUSA. Please note: Exact internship is determined through personalized placement process for each student.
The Global Internships team works one-on-one with you to find an internship that matches your career goals, interests, and experience level. Internships in Paris are available in a variety of fields, and internship placement is guaranteed.
Opportunities can vary year-to-year due to such factors as market trends, time of year, and economic trends. Many industries are open to remote interns. This non-exhaustive list shows which fields were identified by supervisors as most in-demand, have the most flexibility, and are operating successfully.
- NGOs/International Relations
- Public Relations
Some challenging internship fields to place in Paris are:
- Clinical healthcare
- Organizations that require physical contact (i.e. physiotherapy)
- Organizations that require large public gatherings (i.e. event management, theatre)
Paris sample internship placements
Cost and Funding
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://college.emory.edu/oisp/internships/global/index.html.
Costs and Refund Policy France: 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). 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.