Frequently Asked Questions About Internship
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Are the internships paid?
As with many internships, the vast majority of our internship placements are unpaid. We look for opportunities that allow our interns to gain the best possible experience while adhering to local laws and visa restrictions. If an employer offers you a stipend or other form of compensation you are welcome to accept it.
Why should I consider interning with Global Experiences?
Interning abroad is an amazing opportunity to travel and gain practical work experience. Our team is passionate about providing you with individual attention, career development, and the resources you will need to succeed in your internship and your future career.
Why do I have to pay a deposit?
In order to begin the process of finding you the right internship placement we need to assure our host employers that you are a serious candidate. After applying for an internship, our program deposit secures your place in our program so we can begin working on the placement process.
When should I apply?
Applications for all programs are taken on a rolling basis. There are often limited placements in popular fields so we recommend people apply and make their program deposit as soon as possible to get the placement process started early. Program deadlines indicate the last date we can accept participants for that season which is usually based on accommodation availability and visa deadlines.
What is included in the program fee?
Each Global Experiences program fee includes a guaranteed internship, personalized career development including access to the StrengthsFinder® assessment, pre-departure and visa assistance from a Program Advisor, support from local staff in each host city, social events, and medical/travel insurance.
What is not included in the program fee?
The program fee does not include airfare, transportation costs within the city, visa costs (where applicable), and any personal expenses.
Do I need to be a current student?
It depends on the location. While you are required to be a currently enrolled university student to partake in the Paris program, most other locations are open to current students as well as recent graduates. Check out the Eligibility section of each location to learn more about the specific eligibility requirements for your desired location.
Is there an age limit to be eligible to participate in a program?
You must be 18 years or older and have some university coursework completed. The upper age limit is 30 years old, but exceptions are possible.
Will I have free time during my program?
Yes! Outside of your internship hours, your nights and weekends belong to you. You are free to explore your host city, country, and continent, as you’d like. Global Experiences also offers planned social events and excursions on weekends and evenings. We encourage all of our participants to fully embrace all that each city has to offer and travel as much as possible during their free time.
Will my host employer offer me a job?
We have had interns who were offered full-time employment upon completion of their internship. This would be entirely up to the placement company and would be organized directly with you, as Global Experiences does not facilitate full-time employment beyond the internships. However, most do make excellent contacts while interning abroad that help open doors to future employment.
Is the application process competitive?
Yes, we often have limited placements available in a given career field or location. We encourage you to apply and enroll early so we have time to assist you with the visa process (where needed) and find the best possible internship placement for you.
Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen to participate in a program?
No, you do not need to be a U.S.citizen to participate in a Global Experiences internship program. However, each location has different visa requirements and restrictions. For more details visit the eligibility page for each location.