San Francisco, United States

Summer Global Internship

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Information for term Summer Global Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 18 – Aug 12, 2018 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

March 15, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Dates: Jun 17 – Aug 11, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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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.

Unique Experiences

  • Work directly

    with us to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals.

  • Intern

    with a leading organization, exploring how to best navigate cultural differences between your organization and its international clients.

  • Expand

    your professional portfolio and network.

  • people living in Chinatown, the mostly densely populated neighborhood in the city

    100K
  • film festivals held here each year

    50
  • restaurants

    3,500+

Location & Culture

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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.

The Culture

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.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • 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

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Residence hall/shared apartment. Students can live in dormitory or apartment-style accommodations with shared (double or triple) rooms, kitchen facilities, and laundry facilities.

  • MEALS

    Meals are not included.

San Francisco, United States

Where You'll Study

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    UC BERKELEY

    SAN FRANCISCO

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    IMPACT HUB, BERKELEY

    SAN FRANCISCO

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What you need to know

The 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. 

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship (200-240 hours) and academic course taught in an online learning environment for 6 semester/9 quarter hours.

  • GRADING

    Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic seminar, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, small group peer coaching, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an informational interview and internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    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.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Students participate in an academic seminar taught in an online learning environment alongside the 8-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic seminar is mandatory for all participants.

Curriculum

Program Credit 

  • Total credit for the program is 6 semester/9 quarter hours 

Students participate in an online academic seminar taught alongside the full-time internship placement. The weekly seminar is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.

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.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

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

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & 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:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • 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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • 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.

No Hidden Fees

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer 2018 8 weeks Jun 18, 2018 Aug 12, 2018
$5,850
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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 = $2,830

Housing = $2,720 **

Total Fees = $5,850

Estimated Costs

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 = $700

International Airfare = $400

Local Transportation = $450

Books & Supplies = $50

Visa Fees = $1,000 ††

Personal expenses = $300

Total Estimated Costs = $2,900

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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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.

* Non-refundable

** Does not include a meal plan

Roundtrip based on U.S. East Coast Departure

†† 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.

Summer 2019 8 weeks Mar 15, 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Aug 11, 2019

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