Information for term Summer Global Internship
Application deadline, and cost information.
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Dates: Jun 14 – Aug 8, 2020 (8 weeks)
- Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
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CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you! All of our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Learn more about our personalized placement process.
Explore the Latin American, Asian, and European influences that meet in San Francisco and make it the diverse hotspot and dynamic center of business activity it is. You’ll have an opportunity to work with top businesses in fields from healthcare and human services to culture and communications. And you’ll be a short drive from Silicon Valley, the global epicenter of tech innovation and research.
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Quaint meets cosmopolitan in this exciting city. At its center stands San Francisco, a beautiful, hilly city on the bay where Latin American, Asian, and European influences meet. Surrounding the historic and hip Mission District, the vibrant Chinatown and Japantown, and the Italian-inflected North Beach is the the Bay Area, a dynamic center of business activity of all kinds, from healthcare and human services to culture and communications. And just a short drive south, Slicon Valley, the global epicenter of technology innovation and research.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Visit unique museums like the Cable Car Museum.
- Explore Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf.
- Take a trolley tour around the city.
- Walk the Golden Gate Bridge.
- Get locked up on Alcatraz Island.
- Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture
- Explore the professional working world of San Francisco through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures
- Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship
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Residence hall/shared apartment. Students can live in dormitory or apartment-style accommodations with shared (double or triple) rooms, kitchen facilities, and laundry facilities.
While meals are not included in your program fee, San Francisco boasts cuisine from around the globe, focusing on seafood and local food trends. With San Francisco Bay hugging the city, fresh crab, shrimp and seafood chowder are abound.
San Francisco, United States
Where You'll Study
IMPACT HUB, BERKELEY
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What you need to knowThe program details
As a global intern in San Francisco, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Co-curricular excursions and cultural activities in and around San Francisco complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.
This 8-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated academic seminar.
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Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.
Rising sophomore standing and above required at time of participation.
Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process. International students traveling to the USA on a J-1 Intern Visa* are encouraged to apply early to the program, prior to the application deadline, to allow for ample visa processing time.
*International students traveling to the USA for the Global Internship Program must be eligible for a J-1 Intern Visa. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree program or recently graduated within 12 months of the program start date. International students currently matriculated at a US institution of higher education should consult with their home institution about activating CPT or OPT on their F-1 Student Visa.
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Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits
Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 30 integrated academic seminar hours, 200-240 internship placement hours
Language of Instruction
Students participate in an academic seminar taught in an online learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship and weekly co-curricular workshops, site visits, and lectures. Participation in the integrated academic seminar and co-curriculars is mandatory for all participants.
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
- MSI Grant
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
YOUR FEE INCLUDES:
- Orientation – an introduction to San Francisco culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Excursions and/or Study Tours
- 24/7 emergency on-site support
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.
Fees & Housing
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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 = $3,330
Housing = $2,720 **Total Fees = $6,350
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $1,000
Local Transportation = $600
Books & Supplies = $50
Visa Fees = $1,000 †
Personal expenses = $500
Other = $650 ††Total Estimated Costs = $3,800
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 to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** Does not include a meal plan
† International students participating in this CIEE program who are not currently enrolled at a US university will be charged this fee for all services, including insurance, related to the J1 intern visa.
†† Airfare from U.S. East Coast
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CONNECT WITH YOUR SCHOOL
Contact your major advisor and career services department to confirm you're on track to meet all the required steps to intern abroad.
CONTACT USSCHEDULE A CALL
All applicants are highly encouraged to speak with their CIEE Global Internship Advisor prior to the application deadline. Connect early and often. You will learn about the program, the internship placement process, and receive coaching tips on the application process and your resume.