A Global Internship is a variable credit activity that provides undergraduate students (typically juniors and seniors) with the opportunity to enhance traditional classroom learning with a practical work experience that includes a significant international component. The purpose of global internships is to accomplish learning objectives that are not possible to achieve within the confines of a classroom setting. The focus is on an international experiential learning activity that supplements what students learn in their courses.


Option 1:
Pre-approved Summer Internships for Credit

All pre-approved Leeds Global Internship programs will automatically count for academic credit. Education Abroad will enroll you in the Global Internship class - INBU 4910, led by faculty director Erick Mueller. You will still apply through the CU Boulder Education Abroad Office. Students will be responsible for some additional readings, assignments and papers in addition to completion of their internship.

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Location: Buenos Aires
Business Areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing & Finance 
Program Dates: June - July
Duration: Typically 8 weeks
Credits: 6
Class Standing: at least Sophomore standing by program start
Required GPA: 2.50
Application Deadline: February 11, 2018
Housing: Apartments/Houses & Homestays
Language: English or Spanish

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Location: Sydney
Business Areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing & Finance 
Program Dates: June - July
Duration: Typically 8 weeks
Credits: 6
Class Standing: at least Sophomore standing by program start
Required GPA: 2.5
Application Deadline: January 21, 2018

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Location: São Paulo
Business Areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing & Finance 
Program Dates: June - July
Duration: Typically 8 weeks
Credits: 6
Class Standing: at least Sophomore standing by program start
Required GPA: 2.50
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Housing: Apartments/Houses & Homestays
Language: English or Portuguese

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Location: Santiago
Business Areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing & Finance 
Program Dates: June - July
Duration: Typically 8 weeks
Credits: 6
Class Standing: at least Sophomore standing by program start
Required GPA: 2.50
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Housing: Apartments & Houses
Language: English

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Location: Hong Kong
Business Areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing & Finance 
Program Dates: June - July
Duration: Typically 8 weeks
Credits: 6
Class Standing: at least Sophomore standing by program start
Required GPA: 2.5
Application Deadline: January 30, 2018
Language: English

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Location: Shanghai (BRIC China)
Business Areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing & Finance 
Program Dates: June - July
Duration: Typically 8 weeks
Credits: 6
Class Standing: at least Sophomore standing by program start
Required GPA: 2.50
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Housing: Apartments/Houses & Homestays
Language: English or Mandarin

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Location: Shanghai (Connect 123)
Business Areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing & Finance 
Program Dates: June - July
Duration: Typically 8 weeks
Credits: 6
Class Standing: at least Sophomore standing by program start
Required GPA: 2.50
Application Deadline: February 11, 2018
Housing: Apartments/Houses & Homestays
Language: English or Mandarin

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Location: Prague
Business Areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing & Finance 
Program Dates: End of May - July
Duration: Typically 8 weeks
Credits: 6
Class Standing: at least Sophomore standing by program start
Required GPA: 2.50
Application Deadline: February 11, 2018
Housing: Apartments/Houses
Language: English or Czech

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Location: Paris
Business Areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing & Finance 
Program Dates: Mid May - Mid July
Duration: Typically 8 weeks
Credits: 6
Class Standing: at least Sophomore standing by program start
Required GPA: 2.50
Application Deadline: February 11, 2018
Housing: Homestays
Language Prerequisite: 5 semesters of college-level French or FREN 3050
Language: English or French

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Location: Berlin
Business Areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing & Finance 
Program Dates: June - July
Duration: Typically 8 weeks
Credits: 6
Class Standing: at least Sophomore standing by program start
Required GPA: 2.5
Application Deadline: January 28, 2018
Language: English

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Location: Dublin
Business Areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing & Finance 
Program Dates: June - July
Duration: Typically 8 weeks
Credits: 6
Class Standing: at least Sophomore standing by program start
Required GPA: 2.50
Application Deadline: February 11, 2018
Housing: Apartments/Houses & Homestays

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Location: Tokyo
Business Areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing & Finance 
Program Dates: May - July (Depending on which placement. See 3 options below.)
Duration: 4 - 6 weeks
Credits: Students will be eligible to receive up to 6 credits of INBU 4910
Class Standing: at least Sophomore standing by program start
Required GPA: 2.5
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Housing: Residence Hall
Language: English or Japanese

Placement Descriptions:
1) Chiyoda Rubber Company
2) Sojitz Corporation
3) US Meat Export Federation

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Location: Barcelona
Business Areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing & Finance 
Program Dates: June - July
Duration: Typically 8 weeks
Credits: 6
Class Standing: at least Sophomore standing by program start
Required GPA: 2.50
Application Deadline: February 11, 2018
Housing: Apartments/Houses & Homestays
Language: English or Spanish

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Location: Madrid
Business Areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing & Finance 
Program Dates: Mid May - Mid July
Duration: Typically 8 weeks
Credits: 6
Class Standing: at least Sophomore standing by program start
Required GPA: 2.50
Application Deadline: February 11, 2018
Housing: Apartments/Houses & Homestays
Language Prerequisite: Spanish 3000
Language: English or Spanish

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Location: Seoul
Business Areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing & Finance 
Program Dates: June - July
Duration: Typically 8 weeks
Credits: 6
Class Standing: at least Sophomore standing by program start
Required GPA: 2.50
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Housing: Apartments/Houses
Language: English

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Location: London
Business Areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing & Finance 
Program Dates: June - July
Duration: Typically 8 weeks
Credits: 6
Class Standing: at least Sophomore standing by program start
Required GPA: 2.50
Application Deadline: January 29, 2018
Housing: Apartments/Houses

INBU 4910 – Learning framework and class expectations to obtain 6 business elective credits:

  • At least 2 class meetings in KOBL before departing for internship (case study + cohort networking)
  • Blog posts
  • Bi-weekly online calls while abroad with your cohort
  • Projects – consulting paper, supervisor evaluation & video of the experience
  • 32+ hrs a week at an internship placement abroad

Example of the INBU 4910 Video Final Project & Global Internship Student Experience:

 

Option 2:
Additional Pre-approved Internships for Credit

There are also pre-approved global internships available through other Education Abroad approved providers. Some are standalone summer internships and others can be added on to a semester program abroad. Students will NOT participate in the INBU 4910 class for these programs, as the academic piece will not be facilitated by CU, but instead by the provider or host institution on-site. However, credit for these programs will come back on your degree audit as INBU 4910. For a full list of Leeds pre-approved global internships, please visit the CU Boulder Education Abroad office's website. Under the "Program Search" link, search "Add ons: Internships."

***Please note - to earn academic credit for this option, you must have your academic advisor sign off on the Study Abroad Internship Credit Approval Form.


Option 3:
Find Your Own Summer Internship for Credit

It is possible to obtain academic credit for global internships outside of the pre-approved programs. If you have identified an opportunity, you must first determine the potential for receiving academic credit. Approval to receive academic credit must be obtained before the internship starts. The process is described here.

In order to get a summer internship outside of the pre-approved programs accepted for academic credit and take the 6 credit course INBU 4910, the dates of your internship must coincide with those of the class - June through July.

The deadline to find your own Summer Global Internship for Credit for the AY 16/17 will be March 31, 2018.