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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.

Credit-Bearing Global Virtual Internship (3 credits/ 80 hours)

The Global Learning Collective in partnership with the University of the Incarnate World, based in Texas-USA is offering a credit-bearing global virtual internship. After the conclusion of the program, students will have the option to request a web-based transcript from the University of the Incarnate Word. Students must meet all conditions and financial obligations to receive an electronic transcript. For further information, please contact virtual@glcollective.org.

Spring 2022 Program Timeline

Internship: February 7 - April 1, 2022 (8 weeks, appx. 10 hours/week)

Application Deadline: Friday, January 14
Monday, February 7 - Friday, February 11: Orientation Immersion Week
Monday, February 14 - Friday, March 18: Project Work, Cross-Regional Collaborations, & Cultural Activities
Monday, March 21 - Friday, March 25: Final Project Preparation & Presentations
Monday, March 28 - Friday, April 1: Debriefing & Wrap-Up

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 (in Asia, Africa, Europe or South America) to develop a solution that corresponds to the SDG(s) 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 internship experience, students will meet weekly with the partner organization, attend sessions with a team mentor 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 2022 program: January 14, 2022.

Step 2: Confirm Enrollment

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

Program Fee: $1,290
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 motivated students from various international backgrounds to embark on your internship experience. Your group will be assigned an international company client who will guide you through the internship project.

In this 8-week program, the first week is reserved for orientation activities in order to contextualize the program and expectations, discuss a framework and available tools related to the SDGs, and meet fellow team members. Interns will then work directly with their teams and the partner organization in their assigned region to facilitate project work, while participating in cross-regional discussions and cultural activities to enrich the global learning experience.

Step 4: Develop and Present Your Project

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

At the end 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 for the Global Internship Program.
All majors welcome.

Program Fee: $1,290
Deposit: $200 (will be applied to program fee)
Application Deadline: January 14, 2022
Program Dates: February 7 - April 1, 2022