GlobalWorks Internships: STEM & Healthcare
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 STEM and Healthcare Internships provide a variety of professional experience, such as research, data collection, data analysis, coding, and shadowing. Internships are available for all STEM and Healthcare fields, including but not limited to Computer Science/Information Technology, Biology, Psychology, Chemistry, Human Physiology, Marine Biology, Pre-Med, and more!
For more information and application instructions please visit the GlobalWorks website.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options.
Student StoryBernardo Izquierdo-Rodriguez
Computer Science Intern
"This whole internship abroad experience has been crazy and, as cliché as it may sound, it has definitely been life changing. Living and working in Singapore has been my first real taste of what life will be like after graduating college. I have been able to learn a lot about myself, such as whether or not I would want to live abroad at some point in the future. In terms of my career, this internship experience shined some light on what direction I want my career to go in. Coming into this experience, my mind was set on pursuing a career in the computer science field. More specifically, I wanted to become a software engineer specialized in artificial intelligence. My internship primarily revolved around this field of work, and thus provided me with insight on what a career in that would be like. This, along with the personal goals I set up at the beginning of the year, really helped me make the most out of my internship experience."
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. Exceptions: KAUST program participants are not required to take this course.
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.