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International Internship Program
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CBA Career Services is proud to once again offer the International Internship Program for summer 2013. The program will include sites in: Beijing, Berlin, Madrid, Milan (NEW), Santiago (NEW), and São Paulo.
This program will provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge of their host country with faculty on campus at the University of Pittsburgh prior to departing for the host country. In addition, students will take part in survival language training. A program assistant will accompany students to their program site where they will have one week of cultural classes and city orientation before beginning their unpaid business internships.
This six-credit, fourteen week program, includes two weeks on Pitt's campus and twelve weeks abroad. The program debrief and final presentations will be held during the fall semester. This program is designed for rising Juniors and Seniors who would like to gain valuable professional work experience, develop professional skills, and earn academic credit in a foreign setting.
CBA Career Services will be partnering with Intrax for logistical support for all of our 2013 sites.
For more information on the sites and application visit abroad.pitt.edu/iip.
- May 1, 2013: Pre-departure Orientation and Country Specific Orientation
- May 2-16, 2013: Doing Business in China, European Union, or Latin America and Survival Business Language
- International Location
- May 19, 2013: Students Arrive in Country
- May 20-24, 2013: Site Orientation and Cultural Training
- May 27-Aug 9, 2013: Internship Assignment (30-40 hours per week based on placement)
- Program Debrief and Final Presentation
- Aug 26-Sep 13, 2013: Presentation Prep, Wrap-up and Final Presentations
Students must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:
- Must be a student enrolled as a BSBA student and in good academic standing (Students from other schools and departments may be able to apply. Contact Brice Lynn for more details.)
- Must have a 2.75 or above GPA
- Must be eligible to receive a visa of their placement country
- Must submit a complete program application through the Studio Abroad system at abroad.pitt.edu
Students will earn six credits after the successful completion of the International Internship Program. Three of the credits will be earned through the CBA Internship for Credit Program. The additional three credits will be earned through the "Doing Business In..." course, an elective in the CPIB. This program also satisfies the CBA foreign culture requirement.
Based on your application, resume, interest survey, and language proficiency you will be placed in an internship commensurate with your skill level, year in school, and functional desire. What does this mean? For example, a sophomore undecided student going to Madrid that speaks no Spanish will have a different internship than a junior finance major going to Madrid who is at level three of Spanish. Regardless of all levels, students will gain valuable professional experience. In some cases, all interns may be at a single employer location with varying work assignments.
The fee below reflects the maximum price for tuition, housing, and the Study Abroad Administrative Fee. Other costs not included are flight, meals, visa (China and Brazil), and spending money. These costs are approximately: $3,500.
|Study Abroad Fee||$300||$300|
|Out-of-State Differential Fee||$0||$200|
|Less Guaranteed Scholarship for First 50 CBA BSBA Students||$1,600||$1,600|
NOTE: Students beyond the first 70 (50 CBA and 20 non-CBA) to deposit will be billed at total of $8,900 for in-state and $9,100 for out-of-state.
Paul W. Hillier International Internship Program Scholarship
In 2012, the College of Business Administration received a generous gift from Mr. Paul W. Hillier, BBA '53, to support the CBA International Internship Program allowing more students to receive financial aid and participate on the program. Additional funding will be available for students choosing to participate in BRICSA countries. For summer 2013, CBA BSBA students applying to participate in Beijing or São Paulo will be eligible to receive additional financial support from this scholarship.
University of Pittsburgh
CBA Career Services
2600 Sennott Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
CBA Study Abroad Coordinator