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Global Leadership Virtual Internship Program Summer 2021

For over 175 years, Mount Holyoke College has been educating women for thoughtful, effective, and purposeful engagement in the world. Experience has taught us that international internships serve as one of the most powerful learning laboratories for the education of global citizens. To this end, the MHC International Internship Program (MHC-IIP) places highly qualified students as summer interns in select partner organizations around the world.

While students may not be able to travel internationally to participate in in-person experiences, for summer 2021, MHC-IIP is partnering with several international education providers to offer a suite of remote internship opportunities that span various industries and international locations.

“In a world becoming more reliant on connecting, collaborating and performing virtually, our remote internships educate, enable and empower you to develop skills today that will prepare you for employers' needs of tomorrow.” CAPA Global Education Network

Partnering organizations were selected based on existing current college affiliation, as well as comprehensive recruitment, orientation, and reflection components. These IIP remote opportunities would operate alongside MHC’s Lynk Internship model and datesand are open to any MHC student from any discipline.

Locations:

Argentina, Australia, Berlin, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Costa Rica, Dublin Ecuador, England, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan,Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Mumbai, New York, New Zealand, Paris, Prague, Rome, San Francisco, Santiago, Seville, Shanghai, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sydney, Thailand, Tokyo, Toronto, Vienna, Vietnam (and others)

Industries:

Advertising |Art| Business | Communications | Data Analytics | Education | Engineering | Finance | Fundraising & Philanthropy | Game Design & Development | Graphic Design | Healthcare & Life Sciences | Human Resources | Interior Design | IT & Computer Systems | Marketing & Communications | Sports Management | Video Editing & Animation | Web Design| Data Science & Data Analytics| Design| Digital Health| Entrepreneurship| IT & Computer Science (and others)

Requirements:

Open to any MHC student from any discipline.

Students must meet the Lynk internship guidelines with regards to minimum hours, eligibility, and deadlines.

Participating Organizations:

API, CAPA, CIEE, CIS, IES
(MHC Application portal for CAPA) 

What's Included in a MHC-IIP Global Leadership Virtual Internship?

  • Tailored internship placement and advising
  • Community-building activities and cultural resources
  • Digital Badges (CIS, CIEE, & API)
  • Post Program Evaluation
  • Guided activities for professional skill-building
  • Career readiness and support, (i.e. post experience resume and interview support)
  • Success in remote work resources
  • Access to a Global Network

Cost:

$1,400 - $2,000
(Students will apply their Lynk Funding award of $3000 to cover the cost of their internship placement and experience)

MHC Student Requirements:

While students may choose from any of the virtual internship opportunities listed with participating programs. Selected internship must:

  • Meet the Lynk internship guidelines with regards to hours, eligibility, and deadlines.
  • Programs should not exceed $2,000
  • Regulations and Eligibility refer to participating programs (IES, CAPA, CIEE, CIS, API)
  • Students will not be able to accept or transfer in credit from the internship provider.

FAQs:

The Global Leadership Virtual Internship program is a holistic program that not only places students in dynamic internship opportunities, but also advises, prepares, and mentors students through their virtual experience through participating providers. Students are matched with opportunities that meet their learning goals while increasing their global network and accessing resources for professional development.

Students apply directly to the Internship provider program to be placed in an internship opportunity. Students must ALSO apply to the MHC Lynk program to obtain funding for the Global Leadership Virtual Program. (Step 1 and Step 2)

The Global Leadership Virtual Internship program is open to any Lynk eligible student.

Prior to your program confirmation, you will be informed by the provider as to whether or not you can be successfully matched to an internship opportunity. Providers will NOT confirm you into the program if they can not provide you with an internship opportunity.

If you have completed all of the steps for Lynk funding (including completing step 2 to confirm your participation in your chosen program) and are eligible to receive funding you may be able to get your deposit fee postponed until after you receive your Lynk award.

Each MHC Global Leadership Virtual Internship provider has been reviewed and briefed on MHC Lynk Guidelines. Dates and requirements for Lynk funding have been reviewed and approved and added to provider listing in Handshake.

Global Leadership Virtual Internship Providers review your learning goals and career objectives. Their internship advisors meet with you to review your resume and get a clear sense of your internship goals.

Ruby Maddox - International Internships Coordinator
rmaddox@mtholyoke.edu