Global Virtual Internship with the Global Learning Collective

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The 8-week internship experience places together small groups of students from the US and abroad with a host company located in Africa, Asia, Europe, or South America, to address a business problem or need related to sustainability around the world. The diverse student teams collaborate virtually with one another on company-assigned project work while having regular weekly contact with company hosts and academic mentors. In addition, students will participate in cross-cultural collaboration sessions, cultural activities, and reflection conversations. Host companies and project work relates to UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Highlights
  • The program offers a global platform for students to work with diverse teams.
  • Interns work with real companies around the world on consulting projects that contribute to the company's mission.
  • Interns gain valuable soft-skills and professional skill development through intercultural interactions with people from different continents.
  • Project work relating to the UN Sustainable Development goals will help students to learn about and contribute toward the development of sustainable business practices.
  • Along with professional activities, students participate in interactive cultural activities, cross-regional collaboration sessions, and mentorship sessions with local cultural experts.

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Courtney
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

GLC Experience

This experience was unlike any other for me. I was so grateful for how much I was able to learn. It excited me every day to either learn a new way to work with people, find a solution to a problem, or experience a part of a new culture. This has already fueled my desire to have a career in sustainability and jump started my future international business career. Knowing that I, along with several others, made a real contribution to a real company is the part that I am most proud of. I would recommend this internship to anyone looking to expand their horizons.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I was really nervous when it got time for us to present our findings to the company and other students. However, it went well because my group was very prepared.
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Samuel
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Sustainability Institute Volunteer Opportunity

The experience volunteering with the Sustainability Institute was one of gratification, exposure, and growth. Despite the challenges presented by a virtual internship, my peers and I were able to perform some tangible, meaningful work that we know will go a long way in feeding the undernourished and amplifying the biodiversity of local ingredients in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Yet, in addition, I had the opportunity to take this journey and learn from people from Singapore, South Africa, Malawi, and even India, not to mention the exposure our work and research provided us to the South African culture. It was an incredible experience and one I would recommend to all who have the chance!

What was your funniest moment?
One morning during the general info sessions where we can meet others interning with other host companies around the world, despite it being 7 am local time, we all got up and followed along to a traditional South African tribal dance. I was skeptical at first given I was born with two left feet (oops), but it ended up being great fun!
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