Global Virtual Internship

What challenges affect our lives most in an ever-increasingly globalized environment? We are welcoming you to get involved and make an impact!

About the Global Virtual Internship

The Global Learning Collective is welcoming students across the world to participate in a virtual team-based internship contributing to a sustainable future for all. The main objective of the Global Internship Program is to connect talented students to solve real-world organizational challenges related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), giving students a platform to professionally and personally develop their intercultural competencies and prepare to become global leaders with the know-how to successfully navigate in a multicultural environment. The Global Virtual Internship experience promotes leadership development, intercultural competence, and immersive virtual learning.

Inspired by the UN SDGs, this virtual program will offer students the opportunity to interact with multiple organizations across the world and be exposed to current global challenges. In particular, students will work on projects related to the following SDGs: #2 (zero hunger), #3 (good health and well-being), #11 (sustainable cities and communities), and #12 (responsible consumption and production).

Spring 2021 Program Timeline

Internship: January 11, 2021 - February 12, 2021 (5 weeks, appx. 10 hours/week)

Application Deadline: November 1, 2020
Monday, January 11 - Friday, January 15: Immersion week
Monday, January 18 - Friday, February 12: Development of projects

What to Expect

The Global Virtual Internship program is structured as a series of team-based consulting projects. Small groups of 4-6 students from different regions and backgrounds will be assigned to a project with a specific organizational partner from the Global Learning Collective network (Asia, Africa, Europe or South America) to develop a solution that corresponds to the SDGs assigned as a thematic focus. The consulting teams will work with actual companies to develop new policies, present ideas, and explore strategies to propel global leaders and companies toward fulfillment of the United Nations SDGs.

During the 5-week internship, students will meet weekly with the partner organization, attend meetups with the program coordinator for feedback and support, and participate in a variety of cultural activities. Participants should expect to dedicate approximately 10 hours/week to internship activities. Students from all majors and academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Step1: Application and Acceptance

Submit your application and secure your place as a member of the Global Learning Collective's Global Virtual Internship.

Application deadline for the Spring 2021 program: November 1, 2020.

Step 2: Confirm Enrollment

Work with the Global Learning Collective advising team to solidify your enrollment and prepare for the internship experience.

Program Fee: $990
A $200 deposit is required to confirm participation (will be applied to program fee)

Step 3: Begin Your Professional Journey

Based on your preferences and application, you will be matched with a group of likeminded, motivated students from various international backgrounds to embark on your internship experience. Your group will be assigned an international client who will guide you through the internship program.

In this 5-week program, the first week is reserved for contextualizing the current scenario, discussing the SDGs, and meeting project hosts. During the remaining of the 4 weeks of the project, teams will work directly with the partner organization in their assigned region.

Step 4: Develop and Present Your Project

Working closely with the participating organizations and international agencies, students will use critical thinking skills to solve a specific organizational challenge related to the UN SDGs.

Throughout the internship experience, students will have regular interactions with the Global Learning Collective for mentoring and academic guidance. In the last week of the program, there will be a wrap-up session to conclude the experience and present the results of each project.

Your Global Journey Begins Here

Apply now for the Global Internship Program.
All majors welcome.

Program Fee: $990
Deposit: $200 (will be applied to program fee)
Application Deadline: November 1, 2020
Program Dates: January 11, 2021 - February 12, 2021