Registering your internship with the Global Internship Program ensures that you remain enrolled at Georgia Tech while you are abroad. Additionally, your international internship will be permanently noted on your Georgia Tech transcript. No tuition is charged.
Summer 2017 Deadlines—All materials should be submitted by no later than 12pm on May 12, 2017
1. Complete Participant Data Form
- Create a record in CareerBuzz. Log in here: http://gatech-csm.symplicity.com
- Under "My Account," click "Exp. Learning." Fill out the information and submit your application. Indicate your interest in an international placement.
- Once your CareerBuzz application is approved, you must enter your internship details and upload your offer letter. Under the same, "My Account" > "Exp. Learning" tab, click "Add New" and provide your internship details. Pick Global Internship under Type and Job Type. Write three learning objectives you plan to accomplish while interning.
- If your internship spans two or three terms (e.g. summer and fall), you should create a separate placement records for each term. You can do this by clicking Copy to New Work Term after you’ve completed the first.
- Go to the Placement page and upload or complete the following:
- Upload offer letter or offer email. It must include the company contact information, supervisor’s contact information, student’s job title, dates of work, hours per day/week, and compensation (if any). If your offer letter is not in English, please upload the original, as well as an unofficial translated copy.
3. Graduate Student Approval
- All graduate students must gain approval from their academic department to participate in a global internship. Your academic department should complete the linked form. Once completed, it should be uploaded to your CareerBuzz account.
4. International Students
- If you are a US visa holder, you must speak with an International Student Advisor in OIE before seeking/accepting an international internship. An ISA can advise you on matters related to your US visa, the feasibility of renewing your US visa, and how going abroad may impact you as a US visa holder. See https://oie.gatech.edu/isss_advising for more information.
5. GIP Advisor Approval
- Notify the Global Internship Advisor, Allison Noffsinger, when you have completed steps 1-4. The Global Internship Program advisor must approve your internship before you may be issued the registration permit. Internships must be full-time, career-related, and can take place in any country that is not on the U.S. Department of State’s list of countries with a Travel Warning. Additionally, the GIP advisor must run academic and disciplinary checks on your student record, which requires input from offices across campus and can take up to two weeks. Full-time internships must be at least 10 weeks in the summer and 14 weeks in the fall/spring. Part-time internships must be at least 6 weeks in the summer and are approved on a case-by-case basis in the fall/spring.
6. International Insurance and Health
All students (US citizens and international students) going abroad on a Georgia Tech program are required by the University System of Georgia to carry overseas insurance (which includes travel, medical, security, evacuation, and repatriation benefits). GT has partnered with CISI to offer extremely affordable and comprehensive insurance to students traveling overseas. Students who register with the Global Internship Program will automatically be charged $165 for each fall or spring term, and/or $125 for each summer term. This charge will appear on your GT Bursar account approximately 2-3 weeks after the semester has begun. You will receive an email directly from CISI once you have been registered in the GIP course with your insurance card and policy number. Click here to review the CISI insurance policy brochure.
If you are currently enrolled in or plan to enroll in the BCBS GT Student Health Insurance Plan, we highly recommend you to contact Jennifer White in Stamps Health Services. International students, please keep in mind that you will continue to be charged for this insurance as usual even when abroad. This insurance and its fee are not related to the Global Internship Program.
Students are encouraged to disclose any health concerns with the GIP staff prior to departure so we can help you identify resources to manage your needs while abroad.
7. Mandatory Pre-Departure Online Orientation
- All GT students participating in the Global Internship Program are required to complete a mandatory online pre-departure orientation which covers important topics such as health, safety, emergency procedures, finances, and communication. Click here to access the online orientation. It will take you about 30 minutes to complete the orientation. Registration permits will not be issued until the online orientation is complete.
8. In-person Pre-Departure Meeting
- Outgoing Global Internship students are strongly encouraged to attend the Part II in-person orientation prior to departure. During this meeting, we'll address any concerns that you have, introduce you to other outgoing students, and help you prepare to work and communicate in a cross-cultural environment.
- Please RSVP via this outbound orientation form and choose ONE orientation date of your preference.
- Spring 2017 pre-departure orientation options:
- ***All orientations will be held 5-7pm in the Bill Moore Student Success Center, President's Suite D
- Thursday, April 6th, 2017
- Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
- Monday, April 24th, 2017
9. Register for the Global Internship Course
- Register for the international internship/co-op course via OSCAR before the end of registration. The GIP Advisor will issue your permit and email you with the Course Reference Number once your internship has been approved.