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Virtual Global Innovation Internship - 12 week

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 4 – Mar 26, 2021

Application Deadline

January 15, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: January 15, 2021
  • Dates: Feb 22 – May 14, 2021 (12 weeks)

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Dates: May 17 – Aug 6, 2021 (12 weeks)

Application Deadline

May 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2021
  • Dates: Jun 14 – Sep 3, 2021 (12 weeks)

Overview

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CIEE is excited to offer a new innovation program in collaboration with Hacker Exchange (HEX), an Australian based education startup launching impactful careers for future innovators, startup founders and intrapreneurs. If you’ve ever dreamed about founding your own company or leading innovation for impact, this one’s for you.

Our Virtual Global Innovation Internship, co-delivered by HEX and CIEE, combines one week of intensive, entrepreneurial skill acquisition with 11-week virtual internships at companies around the globe.

WRITE YOUR OWN ‘GLOBAL STORY’

On this dynamic two-part program, you can truly explore the world of innovation.

You’ll learn startup skills from Silicon Valley experts, meet world-class technologists from Tel Aviv, and network with venture capitalists in Singapore – before choosing an internship in Berlin, or in one of 20+ cities in the CIEE network! And on a personal note, you could expect to make friends with students from across the US, work on a project with peers from India and New Zealand, then have a (virtual) cup of coffee with your new professional mentor in Australia.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Part 1: Join HEX on the award-winning Discovery program. Learn job-ready innovation skillsets and mindsets, and explore global startup ecosystems with an international cohort of peers.
  • Part 2: Get ready for your 11-week global internship designed around your preferences for location and interest area. The internship portion of the program contains 200-240 internship hours in total – approximately 18-21 hours/week.

We’ll bring the experts, support, global network and the tech. You bring the talent.

The Virtual Global Innovation Internship is designed in a non-credit format. However, we can work with you, your advisor and your university to determine how we can help you achieve credit.

  • Virtual is the new Boarding Pass

    Gain real-world remote work experience that’s in high demand worldwide.

  • Learn Future-Ready Skills

    Innovation and entrepreneurship combines both skillsets and mindsets. We’ll teach you both.

  • Build Your Global Network

    Get matched with mentors and professionals who will back you all the way.

  • COMPANIES AROUND THE WORLD

    3000+
  • HOURS OF INTERNSHIP WORK

    200-240
  • ORIENTATION, WORKSHOP, AND COACHING SESSIONS

    6+

Location & Culture

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In a rapidly-changing world, resilient people who can problem solve and think creatively are in high demand. During week-one, the intensive HEX Discovery Program will put you ahead of the game. We’re focused on training up the innovators of the future so you can get to work, faster.  Outcomes include:

  • Practicing design thinking principles to ideate a startup concept
  • Using industry market research methods to pinpoint and understand the needs of your customers
  • Learning UX and UI design standards and software to create product wireframes
  • Creating and delivering a business pitch to real investors
  • Discovering innovation trends in cities and workplaces around the world
  • Refining your personal values, presence, and leadership style

Week 1 Curriculum:

Day 1 - Explore & Observe
Day 2 - Research & Prototype
Day 3 - Pitching & Industry
Day 4 - Pitch Deck & Branding
Day 5 - Funding & Legal
Day 6 - Pitch Day

Internships

Professional Development

  • Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture
  • Explore the professional working world and grow your skillset without traveling
  • Participate in coaching sessions and online workshops that will help you make the most of your internship
  • Receive a course completion certificate summarizing acquired skills and internship benefits to enhance your resume

Daily Life

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  • AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS

    Applicants select their 2 top preferences in the following categories:

    • Arts 
    • Business Development & Sales
    • Business Finance & Accounting
    • Communications 
    • Data Science & Data Analytics 
    • Design
    • Digital Health 
    • Engineering 
    • Entrepreneurship 
    • IT & Computer Science
    • Marketing 
    • Media, Film, & Photography
    • NGO
    • Social Media 
    • Sustainability & Environment

  • INTERNSHIP EMPLOYERS

    Internships are sourced based on internship goals across our network of employers in more than 15 locations, including:

    • Berlin
    • Barcelona
    • Boston
    • Cape Town
    • Hong Kong
    • London
    • Los Angeles
    • Madrid
    • Mumbai
    • New York
    • Paris
    • Prague
    • Rome
    • San Francisco
    • Santiago
    • Seville
    • Shanghai
    • Singapore
    • Tokyo
    • Toronto

Academics

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Academics

The Virtual Global Internship program pairs you with a non-paying internship within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of industries. While the program is non-credit bearing, we offer ongoing coaching and support throughout the internship, as well as workshops for all students and a skills assessment. Themes include resume writing, interview prep, best practices for remote internships, building an entrepreneurial mindset, and maintaining a global network. Participants will use familiar collaborating tools like Skype and Slack while on program.

GPA

Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5 to participate in the program. 

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Students must be currently enrolled in an Associate, Bachelor, or Master program and have completed a minimum of their first academic year of studies before the program. Recent graduates are also eligible to participate within 24 months of graduation. Participants are required to have access to a laptop/computer with audio capabilities. Participants are required to have reliable access to internet/WiFi.

Program Requirements

Participants are required to be active interns in the program while completing the internship. While workshops and coaching sessions are not mandatory, we strongly encourage all participants to attend.

Program Credit

Participation in this program is not-for-credit.

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

Virtual workshops compliment the internship experience by offering different perspectives on professional development and the changing world of work. These workshops will be facilitated by CIEE staff and global experts during the internship period to align with the HEX Virtual Discovery program and ongoing HEX mentorship throughout the program. Workshops are coordinated for each program start, so speakers and topics are subject to change. Explore a sampling of our previous workshop offerings below:

Stephen Murray

Best Practices for Remote Internships
Stephen has served in senior product, P&L, and digital roles for some of the largest financial services firms in the US, Europe, and Asia including positions running consumer, investment, and insurance businesses at Wells Fargo, Lloyds Banking Group, and HSBC. He also has entrepreneurial experience with multiple startups stretching back to San Francisco and the first Internet boom in the late 90s. Since leaving banking Stephen co-founded and is currently CEO of an early-stage venture in the children’s book industry operating completely virtually across three cities and two continents. Stephen holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in History from the University of Virginia.

Gosbert Chagula

Building an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Throughout his professional life, Gosbert has focused on supporting, building, and investing in mission-driven businesses in the energy, education, and future mobility sectors. Before he became Exeter Velocities Ecosystem Manager and workshop instructor at CIEE, he was a director at The Africa Technology Business Network (AFTBN), a global network focused on driving innovation-led growth and impact in Africa. Get ready to soak up his insider knowledge of how to develop and use an entrepreneurial mindset for the internship, university and life. 

Eloisa Angeles

How to work and live sustainably and impactfully
After receiving a PhD in Philosophie from the University of Cambridge, UK, Eloisa worked in different venture capital companies before starting her own business Terrax, with the goal to enable efficiency among food suppliers, support sustainability and reduce food waste. In her workshop, Eloisa will highlight the responsibility of business leaders to ensure they are not harming people or planet whilst pursuing audacious goals.

Marina Abrosova

Organizational Culture and Leadership
Marina, originally from Siberia, studied abroad in the U.S. before pursuing her PhD in Berlin/Germany. She’s an experienced entrepreneur, researcher, and corporate consultant. When managing the academic curriculum of the Entrepreneur Lab by CIEE, Marina built and supervised the entrepreneurial journey of more than 80 aspiring startups founders from all around the world.

 

Matt Kuppers

Communication Skills: Storytelling
A specialist in private sector development and entrepreneurship training, Matt knows how important presentation and communication skills are to sell an idea, to pitch an application or to draw the attention of decision makers. He has been mentoring students and startups with Microsoft Ventures Accelerator, Startupbootcamp FinTech, and Oxford University, and is also a regular conference speaker. Matt developed online courses and training for the London School of Economics and the University of London and is an experienced virtual workshops facilitator.

 

Dates & Fees

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Fees & Housing

January Start 2021 Deadline Passed Jan 4, 2021 Mar 26, 2021
$1,950
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $1,650

Total Fees = $1,950

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

February Start 2021 12 weeks Jan 15, 2021 Feb 22, 2021 May 14, 2021
$1,950
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $1,650

Total Fees = $1,950

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

May Start 2021 12 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 17, 2021 Aug 6, 2021
$1,950
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $1,650

Total Fees = $1,950

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

June Start 2021 12 weeks May 1, 2021 Jun 14, 2021 Sep 3, 2021
$1,950
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $1,650

Total Fees = $1,950

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • One-week Hacker Exchange Discovery Program
  • 11-week internship placement
  • Professional internship coaching
  • On-program workshops and coaching sessions
  • Skills assessment
  • Mid-point check and final program evaluation
  • Digital certificate of achievement

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