In a competitive job market, differentiate yourself with professional, international experience! An international internship allows you to:
- Explore new career paths
- Gain tangible career experience
- Learn how to succeed professionally in a global workplace
- Develop and expand your network worldwide
- Build intercultural skills necessary for a global career
- Spend an extraordinary time abroad
International Internship Program
The Palumbo-Donahue School of Business and Career Services are pleased to offer global summer internships in Madrid and Berlin. We have partnered with Intrax to provide you with these exciting opportunities.
This program has been developed for rising juniors and seniors interested in gaining professional work experience in an international setting as well as earning academic credit.
May 19, 2013: Students arrive in host country; housing arranged by Intrax
May 20-21, 2013: Global Skills Training & onsite Orientation
May 22 - July 12, 2013: Eight-week Internship (40 hours per week); internship matches arranged by Intrax
July 13, 2013: Students depart for U.S.
July 22 - Aug. 26, 2013: Reflection and presentations
Upon completion of application and acceptance into the International Internship Program, an Intrax representative will work with the student to review and revise the student's resume to meet the host country's resume requirements (style, format, information, etc.). Intrax will also help prepare the student for interviews as well as coordinate student/employer interviews. Opportunities will vary, based on student's skills, interests, and language proficiency.
Applicaton & Admission Requirements
The following criteria must be met for consideration to the International Internship Program:
- Be enrolled in Duquesne University and in good academic standing.
- Have completed 60 credits the end of the Spring 2013 term.
- Have a GPA of 2.50 or .275 in your major
- Complete the program application in full and submit an approved resume
Students will register for BUAD 401 and earn three credits after the successful completion of the International Internship Program. Requirements include writing bi-weekly papers, a final paper as well as the completion of mid-term and final evaluations, as per the syllabus.
The cost below includes housing (May 19-July 13, 2013); global skills training & onsite orientation; host company placements in Madrid or Berlin; onsite support which consiste of a full-time on-call local contact who is available in the event of an emergeny or a host-company issue; and assistance in teh completion of local work authorization; 3 credits of tuition, University fees, Medex fees, and a study abroad application fee.
The cost does not include: airfare, meals, and any support not listed above.
Madrid: $5880 Berlin: $6120
Partial grants are available for qualifying Business School students. Please complete & submit the application form as soon as possible, preferably by Feb. 28, 2013.