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  • Locations: Virtual, Online
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
  • Restrictions: UMKC applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
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Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Student Responsibility
Program Type: Internship
Program Description:

Remote Internship
Geotag  Virtual | Remote | Online

Acquaint yourself with the professional culture of another country while establishing an international network of colleagues, wherever you are, with an IFSA Remote International Internship. Whether placed in a family-owned business, non-profit organization, start-up incubator, or community group, this credit-bearing, project-based internship will enhance your ability to navigate a global, multicultural business world. We will work one-on-one with you to find the best-fit placement based on your personal background, skills, and goals—with opportunities in 12 countries and a wide range of industries, we are sure to identify something meaningful for you.

The IFSA Remote International Internship is an ideal opportunity to fulfill your institution’s international education requirement in a time when international travel may not possible. Or if you have already completed a study abroad program but were unable to participate in an on-site internship, our remote internship program gives you an additional opportunity to strengthen your understanding and skills with your original host culture, or perhaps with another country and culture altogether.

IFSA offers a wide array of semester-long, competitive, remote internship placements in a variety of industries and worldwide locations. Students will complete at least 120 hours in their placement throughout the term, and participate in the online International Internship Seminar every week (3 U.S. semester credit hours). Internships are jointly supervised by your internship site supervisor and the Remote International Internship Seminar instructor, and coordinated by the host country’s resident director.

Placement Industries: 
A wide range of internship industries are available and may include: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Culture, Business and Trade, Education and Social Services, Financial Services, Health Services, Government and Law, Information Technology, Leisure and Hospitality, Media and Communications, and Transportation and Utilities.

Placement Locations: Your placement’s office will be located in a country such as Argentina, Australia, China, Czech Republic, England*, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Scotland*, Spain, or Sri Lanka. (*Coming Spring 2022)

Language: A majority of internships will be with English-speaking organizations. However, specific placements may require you to be fluent in Italian (Italy), Spanish (Latin America and Spain), or Chinese (China). Students interested in non-English speaking internships should have completed at least four semesters of the required language, or the equivalent, or have demonstrated proficiency in the required language.

The IFSA Global Flagship locations will sponsor professional development and virtual networking sessions throughout the internship experience.
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Dates / Deadlines:
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 02/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.