Summer 2017 internships will be open in Fall 2016. International internships allow students to gain both cultural immersion and practical work experience, both extremely beneficial in today’s global marketplace.
Visit International Internship program listings and to learn about dates, cost, and what is included. Check out Student Resources for information on Diversity, Access, & Identity Abroad, scholarships, student blogs, health & safety, and travel resources for living abroad.
Eligibility and Requirements
All programs are open to juniors and seniors in any major with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Requirements vary for each program, however students intern 7-10 weeks and earn 3-6 units which can fulfill the Global Study Portion of Chapman's general education requirements. For international travel, you must submit a copy of your valid passport. If you do not have a passport, apply for one NOW. Passport applications may be completed through most U.S. Post Offices or via the U.S. State Department. For concerns regarding inoculations or visas, visit the Center for Disease Control and U.S. Passports & International Travel Government websites.
- Students may be eligible for a tuition waiver for their participation in a summer international internship.
- Students who receive Pell Grants may be eligible for the Gilman Scholarship through the Institute of International Education (applications open in mid-January).
- First Generation students may be eligible to receive travel funding from Chapman's Promising Futures program.
- Students accepted to the Australia, New Zealand, Santiago, or Singapore internships may be eligible for ISA Scholarships.
Why an International Internship?
Studies show that students with proven job skills and related work experience gained from internships are valuable assets to employers on a resume and can even lead to a higher starting salary. Moreover, three of the top personal qualities employers seek are communication skills, leadership, and teamwork, all of which can be developed during an internship.
These summer international internships can increase your understanding of a chosen field, enhance your academic experience, expand your network, and provide you with a new perspective beyond the classroom.
Check out free resources for students pursuing internships at InterQube.com.
Special Note for Domestic Internships:
Students interested in domestic internships should contact the Career Development Center at Chapman University. The CDC will assist you with a search for an internship and the application process for domestic internships and special programs.