Corporate and Non-Profit Partners:
Corporate and non-profit partners receive a screened, qualified, English-speaking intern full time for eight weeks over the summer. Overview information is available in the Corporate Brochure.
Usually mid-May to the end of July
Internship Placements for U.S. Candidates:
Internships are full-time 8-week placements offered during the summer in Austria, China, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The application for U.S. candidates is November 15, 2012. For more details, please visit the GIE Application page.
Internship Placements for Qualified Global Candidates:
Internships are full-time 8 week placements offered during the summer in Missouri. The GIE is available to F-1 students studying at Webster University (for additional information, please read the F-1e-brochure), and qualified candidates studying at partner universities worldwide (for additional information, please read the J-1 e-brochure). The application deadline for global candidates is February 15, 2013. For more details, please visit the GIE Application page.
Internships are available in business, communications/public relations, computer science, education, and various humanities/social science fields. The GIE works individually with participants to assess skill level and interest and to obtain an appropriate placement for each student.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens pursuing an undergraduate degree at any college or university in Missouri or WINS partner institution. Students must be in good standing, have intermediate foreign language proficiency where applicable, and have either work experience or coursework relevant to the placement. Graduate students are encouraged to apply, and recent graduates may be accepted on a space-available basis.
Students applying for placement in non-Anglophone locations are expected to have intermediate foreign language proficiency and benefit from intensive language practice through the internship, home stay and social activities.
Applicants must be attending a participating Webster University campus or an active GIE partner institution including the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, ITESM, Universidad Panamericana, Kansai University, etc. Students must be in good standing, have English language proficiency, and have either work experience or coursework relevant to the placement. Global candidates must apply for the GIE through the partner University to be considered. Additionally, students must have a 3.0 GPA, and for the corporate track, must have a TOEFL score of 550 as well as work experience or relevant coursework. Graduate students are encouraged to apply.
U.S. participants who wish to receive college credit for this internship are responsible for making arrangements in advance with their advisor. All arrangements are exclusively between the departmental advisor and the student.
Students may take up to three weeks of optional travel, independently, after completing the internship. The program may also work in conjunction with study abroad opportunities.
U.S. Student Fees:
A non-refundable program fee of $1250 per admitted student is due by March 1, 2013. Webster University students receive a discount. There is no charge to apply. Room/board, flight, insurance, local transportation, personal expenses and visa costs are paid out of pocket during spring and summer 2013, vary by program and are the responsibility of the participant. Housing is often, but not always, with a host family and is arranged only for the duration of the internship. Students are responsible for personal costs while in their host country. Expenses vary with amount of additional travel and lifestyle.
Global Student Fees:
There is no charge to apply. The GIE offers two tracks: Corporate and Nonprofit.
Corporate Track: For the business-minded candidate, placements are available with GIE corporate partners based in the greater St. Louis area. This highly competitive program offers opportunities to experience U.S. business firsthand through a paid internship and requires academic training relevant to the internship. Placements are available in business, computer science, marketing, accounting, and other fields, with stipends of $1250. Administrative fee: $1750, includes placement and orientation, and is payable in installments.
Nonprofit Track: For students interested in hands-on community outreach and development, the GIE Nonprofit Track partners with local charities that impact the lives of thousands everyday. Students seeking to develop professional experience and explore career paths are placed in unpaid internships in operations, communications, development, community relations, etc. Nonprofit Track participants will gain valuable contacts, professional experience, and perform resume-enhancing work. Administrative fee: $500 includes placement and orientation.
U.S. Participant Room and Board:
The program arranges room and board for each participant for the duration of the internship. Housing is usually with a host family. Cost varies by location.
Global Participant Room and Board:
J-1 student participants are placed with a host family for the duration of the internship. Fee: $500. F-1 student participants should make independent housing arrangements.
Students make their own travel arrangements prior to departure and must provide an itinerary to the GIE office at least one month in advance. All travel is at the student’s expense.