A: Only one! After you request an application on the Apply Now! page, you will receive an individual link to the application form. You can apply to any number of GlobalWorks internship positions by submitting your application form only one time.
A: Students who qualify for GlobalWorks and complete all the steps of the application process on time are guaranteed an internship. Please note that while we guarantee qualified students will receive internships within a general professional field, we can’t guarantee specific internship placements. For example, we can’t promise that a student will receive an internship creating content for Donatella Versace’s social media accounts in Milan, but we can guarantee that a student will receive an internship related to marketing, media, or the fashion industry in Milan. Students will need to be flexible and patient through the placement process, which can take several months with several rounds of interviews. The internship placement timeline can be found on the Apply Now! page.
A: Please see our handy letter of recommendation request guide.
A: Please ask your recommenders to email their letters to email@example.com. They will not receive an email prompt or a link to fill out an online form. They can simply email the letter to us any time before the deadline. Please ask them to follow the guidelines in our letter of recommendation request guide.
A: The GlobalWorks process is designed to help students find internships that help them build skills and gain experience in their field of interest. Most students find their internship to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience. If a student finds that the internship does not match the job description agreed upon at the beginning of the internship or there is any other serious problem, UO GlobalWorks staff will provide support to address the issue.
A: Application deadlines are as follows:
- Fall internships: April 15 and June 15*
- Winter internships: September 15*
- Spring internships: November 15*
- Summer internships: December 15 (early bird deadline); January 15 (regular). The early bird deadline is strongly encouraged for students interested in Pre-Med Shadowing internships.
*For fall, winter, and spring programs, the deadline varies depending on location and start date. If you are interested in a fall, winter, or spring internship, please reach out to GlobalWorks staff for individualized advising before you apply. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is sometimes possible to apply at other times or after the deadlines above. Please consult with GlobalWorks staff to find out your options.
A: University of Oregon staff review each internship location before allowing students to apply. In order to be included in GlobalWorks, the internship location must have 24/7 on-site student support staff, safe housing, and adequate health and emergency insurance. You can find general information about health and safety in different locations by checking the State Department’s travel advisories. We continually monitor the news and travel advisories for our locations, and we provide information about site-specific health and safety precautions to interns prior to departure. If a location becomes unsafe, we may advise or require students to cancel their internships or help them change to a safer location.
A: You can find the estimated cost of each program on the Locations and Costs page. Program fees are paid through the UO student account (DuckWeb), just like regular UO tuition and fees. The program fees include housing and insurance. Airfare and personal expenses are not included.
A: Yes! For most GlobalWorks internships, students are considered to be enrolled full-time and are eligible for most forms of financial aid and scholarships. GlobalWorks internships are also eligible for many kinds of study abroad funding. Learn more about funding opportunities by visiting UO Financial Aid and Scholarships and Study Abroad Scholarships. You should also check with your major department, which may be able to help you access other sources of funding. In addition, the Global Studies Institute (GSI) offers two scholarships for this program. Freeman Internship Fellowships of up to $5,000 are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are doing internships in East or Southeast Asia. Global Oregon Internship Fellowships of up to $1,000 are available to all other students doing internships through the GlobalWorks program.
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