Application Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2015
The USC Global Fellows Internship Program provides funding for USC undergraduates who are United States citizens to live and intern in Asia for an eight-week period during the summer. This program seeks to promote understanding and develop quality relationships between the United States and Asia.
Students will be selected through an application and interview process. Internships are likely to be available in commercial, political and cultural centers such Hong Kong and Taipei.
- increase student understanding of international business, politics, and culture
- establish relationships with professionals in their field/industry
- gain invaluable work experience under the supervision of International and/or American organizations abroad
- serve as ambassadors and representatives of the University of Southern California and the United States
- Must maintain good academic standing
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at USC
- Must graduate between December 2016 and May 2019
- United States citizens holding valid US passports
- Must be available to work for a continuous eight-week period between June 3 – July 31, 2016.
- The program provides approximately $6,000 for each student depending on the internship location and housing situation. This amount will be adequate to cover basic expenses, such as airfare, local transportation, food and lodging.
- The program is not intended to cover all expenses, therefore Global Fellows should be prepared to contribute financially to their experience and budget wisely.
Please complete a 3-step application process.
- Complete an online application form
- Submit supplemental documents via connectSC
- STARS Report
- Personal Essay: a one-page, single spaced (1 inch margins) narrative explaining your current academic program, why you are interested in an internship in Asia, future plans which might include further contact with this region and any Asian language or culture courses taken. You may also want to discuss how you think this internship experience will enhance your undergraduate experience and have a positive impact on your future. Essay must be typed in no smaller than 10-point font.)
- Two (2) References – At least one reference must come from an USC faculty member with knowledge of your interest in Asia and your ability to work successfully in unstructured situations. References from peers or family members will not be accepted. You may submit one reference from a previous employer or supervisor. A business card and/or letterhead stationery required.
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