internships usa - program info
WHAT A GLOBAL-EYES INTERNSHIP WILL OFFER YOU
What we are offering is simple. With our vast network of connections, in many fields of industry, we are able to arrange an internship placement for you in the city or town of your choice. This is your next step to a great college application, life experience or first step towards your future career. An internship is an invaluable way of gaining firsthand professional knowledge if the field of your choice. An internship will enable you to move out of the classroom and into the working world to help you decide the career that is right for you. It's a taster session before you make lifelong commitments.
Placements in a Main City
We will make the placement for you and be the link between you and your sponsor company. This is a highly independent program and you will be left to work with your sponsor company with minimal supervision from Global-Eyes. The city you intern in will be your choice and we will endeavor to our greatest abilities to find a placement in that city for you.
Placements in a Local or Small Town
We are also able to offer placements in smaller local hometowns near you. If you do not wish to travel to a new city and are simply seeking a position closer to home we will be able to help as well.
* Please note that this is not a program. This is an independent placement only. You may be the only one in a certain city or at a sponsor company.
Mains cities will include: New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Tucson, Houston, Austin, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Hartford, Providence, Baltimore, Richmond, Raleigh, Atlanta, Orlando, Milwaukee, Portland, Miami to name a few.
YOUR JOB AS AN INTERN
As an Intern you will spend your session working within your sponsor company as an assistant. You will have clerical responsibilities but will also become a full member of staff and will be involved in projects and everyday work and will gain firsthand experience in the field of your choice.
During all sessions you will work 2-3 days per week if you are also on an academic semester or 4-5 days per week if you are not on an academic semester. We will arrange your work schedule around your academic schedule. You could be responsible for writing reports, researching and writing subject briefs, correspondence, general office administration and project work depending on your position.
Positions can sometimes be demanding and deadline driven and other times slow and repetitive. Interns must be willing to work in both environments to the best of their ability.
You will learn the inner-workings of your sponsor company and how the industry in general works. Most importantly you will learn how to conduct yourself amongst professionals and begin to think past your academic training while putting years of study to practical use.
You will receive an Intern Handbook before your internship begins. This Handbook will help prepare you for the internship and life in a new city in several ways. Topics covered include travel, safety, health and internship details. Throughout the internship period you will be treated as an adult and will not be constantly watched over by our staff. This is an opportunity for you to make the most of your time in a new city, make new friends while gaining valuable work experience.
*Please note this is an un-paid work experience
Housing is not included in the program fee and must be found independently if you are moving to a new city for your internship.
In some cases, sponsor companies will be able to offer you housing with an employee for a limited cost but this is not always guaranteed.
If you accept a position as an intern you are responsible for locating and making payment for your housing and all other living responsibilities. If there is more than more participant in one city, we will be sure to make contact between you so that you can look into living with one another.
We can give you some suggestions for the more major cities but will not be able to locate the housing on your behalf. Please see USA Housing for housing options in various cities around the United States.
Visit our USA housing section
ACADEMIC CREDIT, GRADES & ASSIGNMENTS
Not everyone on the Global-Eyes Internship receives credit. Should you wish to receive credit, the amount of credit you receive is to be decided by your University Registrar. Should you wish to receive credits for participation on this program you must solicit your University Registrar's office to do so. Documentation in support of your petition for credit will be provided by Global-Eyes should you require it.
If you require credit you will be responsible to hand in edited excerpts of a work/personal journal three times throughout your session.
Your journal along with a final review submitted by your sponsor will determine your final grade for the internship should you require one.
Insurance is not provided for program participants for travel to and from their home to their internship city or during their internship. This is a placement service only. All participants must have personal insurance coverage to participate.
What's included: Internship Placement
Housing is NOT INCLUDED in the program fee.
If your company is able to offer housing we will negotiate a fee on your behalf.
*Please also note that we will do our best to accommodate your requests as closely as possible. In some instances we may have to vary your location or industry to suit the positions that are on offer
ELIGIBILITY & VISAS
Should you wish to apply to the program if you are not an American, it is your sole responsibility to obtain the necessary visa for entry. The program will maintain its cancellation policy should we accept you and make a placement for you if your visa is denied. The program will not be held accountable for any costs incurred on your behalf(airfare, housing etc) should your visa be denied.
Some interns have contacted CIEE to obtain their visas. See USA Visa Information attached.
If you are not a native English speaker you must possess a high level of written and verbal English and must be able to provide documentation to support your ability.
Available to High School Students, University Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior and graduates (within last 7 years). (Approximately 14-30 years old)
All Majors accepted.
Those wishing to participate must have strong academic records, the ability to acclimate to a new culture, maturity and the capacity to work in a professional/governmental environment with minimal supervision.
Download Internship Application
Applications must include the following:
Global-Eyes Application with Resume & Statement
Resume and Statement must be sent via email as well
Application fee of $50.00 (non-refundable)
2 Passport size photos
Contact us for application materials or any questions you may have regarding our programs.