GlobalWorks Internships: Education

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start:
Location: Africa, Senegal, Americas, Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Asia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Europe, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, England, Oceania, Australia
GPA: 2.75
Program Overview

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.

The GlobalWorks Education Internships provide global awareness and understanding in the classroom under multiple cultures. Internship duties may include tasks such as assisting teaching staff with classroom instruction, preparing lesson plans, one-on-one tutoring, classroom management, administrative support, and more!

For more information and application instructions please visit the GlobalWorks website.

Please email to discuss your options. 

Student Story

Matthew Terry (Teaching Assistant, Tokyo)

"During the beginning of my internship, I supported teachers with lesson planning, supervision, trips, breaktimes and general administration...Once I had proved my competency and that I could be trusted with more demanding responsibilities I began to actively led workstations/parts in lessons before eventually planning and teaching lessons all together. This culminated in a “test” where the director of the institution observed one of my lessons and capabilities before offering me feedback and the possibilities of employment. I have the opportunity to be employed as a teacher at this institution after graduation!" 

Dates and Deadlines

Please go to this link for more info on application deadlines. 


Academic Details

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.

Course Equivalencies

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.