GlobalWorks Internships: Social Sciences
The GlobalWorks International Internship Program, administered by the UO Global Studies Institute (GSI), offers internship opportunities in a wide variety of industry sectors in locations around the world. Internships opportunities are highly customizable and we guarantee placement in your preferred sector and location. Students earn UO credits as well as life-changing work experience in a different culture.
Internship placements include, but are not limited to, law, fashion, event planning, real estate, hospitality, government service, language translation, and many more!
For more information and application instructions please visit the GlobalWorks website.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options.
Student StoryMichaela Bennink
Hospitality Intern at a hotel and restaurant
"All in all, my career goals have drastically changed since beginning my internship. I went on this internship experience to see first-hand if the hotel industry is what I wished to pursue. However, I have realized with time that it is not a field that I would like to pursue. I do believe the experience was worth it because I grew a lot as a person and I was able to find out early on that a hospitality career is not for me. I love helping people and want to pursue a job that makes me feel a more profound impact on others. This experience has led me to realize that I should pursue my other interests such as education and psychology, but has also given me the tools, such as patience and confidence, to succeed in whatever field I decide to pursue."
Please go to this link for more info on application deadlines.
Students earn up to 12 quarter credits through 2 required courses for their 8-week full time internships:
Course #1: GlobalWorks International Internship (up to 8 credits, upper division): This course helps students connect their academic studies to practical applications. Students develop professional skills while gaining exposure to the dynamic culture and lifestyle in their host country. The internship credits may be able to count toward department or major/minor requirement.
Course #2: Intercultural Communication (4 credits, lower division, online): This course is designed to provide ongoing support to students doing internships abroad. Students will observe, explore and investigate the core cultural values in their host country during the internship, conduct comparison in the differences between their host and home country, and develop critical thinking skills and culture learning strategies. A weekly assignment for the online course includes: reading assignments, group discussions and a weekly journal.
Due to the intense nature of interning, we don't recommend students enroll for any other classes during the internship period.
UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.
Non-UO students: Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.