These opportunities allow students to gain valuable work experience in an international setting.
Companies actively search for students who are tops in their classes, but who have also “cut their teeth” in the real world, and have actual experience within their field. The challenge facing those who wish to pursue a career in the international arena is even more problematic as the number of “hands-on” international experiences are few and far between, and international studies programs often only offer students a glimpse of life in another country, as seen through the university lens.
To address these issues, the Marshall School of Business has partnered with a number of internship providers and agencies to provide students access to internship experiences outside of the US. The goal is to provide students with theoretical as well as practical experiences working and navigating within the international global environment. Currently our partnerships are in London (one for freshmen and one for more advanced students), Madrid, Dublin, Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Milan, Italy (for students interested in Fashion ).
All locations except the advanced London option are open to USC undergraduates are interested in perfecting their leadership abilities within an international environment. Each location has different minimum unit requirements Sydney, Dublin and Madrid require students to have completed 24 credits by January 1, 2014. Milan, Singapore and Hong Kong require students to have completed 32 credits by January 1, 2014. The Beginner London program require students to have completed 32 credits by May 14, 2014, and the Advanced London program require students to have completed 50 credits by January 1, 2014. In all of these programs, 16 of those units MUST have been completed at USC. (Freshmen who have entered USC with AP, IB, or other credits, or transfer students are welcome to apply as long as they meet the credit requirements .)
All applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA (3.00 for both London options). The option in Madrid has a language requirement, so please be sure to check the website for the specific requirements. If you wish to apply for more than one location, you MUST submit a separate application for each location.
Students selected by USC Marshall to participate in one of these locations are also eligible to apply for a need-based scholarship partially funded by the Winslow-Maxwell Foundation. We were able to provide students with almost $80,000 in support during the summer of 2013. Our goal is to provide a similar amount of financial support for Summer 2014.
Applications for Summer 2014 will be due November 15, 2013. Students interested in more than one location will need to submit an individual application for each location.