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Posted June 11, 2016 by

10 summer internship opportunities for 2016

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Do you imagine yourself with your own business or want to improve your skills? The best way to become a shark in any industry or business is to gain experience through a summer internship with top world companies and organizations.

Internships in Europe or USA’s top companies can help you to get skills you never had before. After the program, you will return to your home country with a backpack full of knowledge and skills. In this article, we’ve collected a list of 10 summer internship opportunities in the U.S. and abroad for 2016-2017 that may catch your interest.

U.S. Embassy in London and Paris – Internship in International Relations

Generally, U.S. Embassy’s Internship in IR is an unpaid program. Nevertheless, they offer a Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship for students majoring in international affairs. This fellowship provides a $5000 grant to one intern at each U.S. embassy abroad. Start with interning at the U.S. Department of State, and you will have a chance to land the Fellowship. But don’t be upset if you didn’t get the grant; interning at the Embassy could give you a perfect ability to start your international career and gain positive experience in your field. This is not just an ability to work at the embassy; it’s a chance to become a part of something really important.

The World Bank – Internships in Economics, Finance, and other related fields

This summer internship program provides learning and first-hand experience to students and junior career professionals. Interns generally admit significant improvement of their skills and gain positive experience while working in a diverse environment. To be eligible, you must have an undergraduate degree and major in one of the following fields: economics, finance, education, social studies, or agriculture. Professional experience and fluency in foreign languages will be advantageous for your application. The Bank pays salaries to all interns and provides an allowance to travel expenses (on the individual basis). Located in Washington, D.C., the World Bank offers a training of four weeks minimum in duration.

KONE – internships in IT, Engineering, Business and Law

KONE is the global leader in the elevator and escalator industry and well-known for its solutions for modernization and maintenance of urban buildings. KONE offers various traineeships and internships in its units around the globe and can be an excellent starting point for entry-level professionals. The company looks for cooperation with senior students and gives the opportunity to write thesis assignments together with KONE’s professional mentors. This cooperation will complement your theoretical education and provide you with valuable industry insights.

Goldman Sachs – Internship in Financial Markets

Goldman Sachs provides you with an internship as a summer internship analyst. You can participate and intern almost everywhere you like as their offices are located all across the Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Despite that the program has no specific or strict requirements, any academic achievements would be advantageous for you. Interning in Goldman Sachs, you have a chance to get a full-time job position after you finish your summer internship.

H&M – internships in Business, Engineering

For those who love fashion, you may like this internship program. H&M offers an internship at their headquarters in Sweden. Participation can be a bit competitive, and you have to submit your application a year before you plan to intern. But imagine six weeks living abroad and working at one of the most successful companies in the modern world. That’s worth the effort, right?

Projects Abroad– Internship in Journalism

If you are looking for non-paid, but ultra useful, challenging yet really rewarding experience, you should try to participate at a Projects Abroad. This company offers two types of an internships: a Print journalism and a Broadcast placement. A Print journalism provides you with a job at a certain newspaper or magazine of a local community while a Broadcast placement will provide you with a job on the TV or a radio station. Together with hands-on industry experience, you get the opportunity to intern and travel the world – Projects Abroad has its offices in many countries, including Argentina, China, India, Jamaica, and Romania.

KPMG – Internship in Finance

This company looks for interns interested in finance and economics. The KPMG provides work with audit, advisory, and taxes in diverse spheres of business. The biggest advantage of this summer internship is that the corporation will cover all expenses of an intern, including flights and medical insurance. KPMG can become a perfect starting point for financial enthusiasts.

IAESTE – internships in technical fields

IAESTE is a worldwide company with many internship programs in engineering, computer sciences, architecture, and other technical fields. These internships are hosted in more than 80 countries around the world. There are no special requirements for candidates. However, if you know the local language, it will be much easier to adjust in a new environment. IAESTE internship gives its participants an opportunity to obtain new skills, get practical experience, and establish a vast network of potential partners.

Deloitte – Internship in Business

With Deloitte, you can intern in Brazil, China, Spain, Sweden, or Turkey. The internship opportunities are open to both freshman and senior students. Together with Deloitte professionals, all interns will explore peculiarities of the modern workplace and global markets and foster business relationships with leading experts in the industry. Note that prior to going abroad, the company will ask you attend a special two-weeks training session in your home country.

Gap Medics Ltd – internship in Medicine and Dental fields

It’s not a paid summer internship, but it is a unique opportunity to gain perfect experience. This is a big international company that provides students of medicine and dental majors with an opportunity to improve their critical and soft skills while travelling in one of the most beautiful parts of our world. You can become an intern in Croatia, Poland, and Thailand or in the Caribbean. The Gap Medics Ltd offers programs in Spanish and English that enables more students to have practice in their field. Also, during the internship, you will be able to address all your issues or questions to company’s support team that operates 24/7.

Hope this information will help you find a perfect internship for the summer. The business world has many opportunities for you to improve your skills and intern abroad during the summer; just believe in yourself.

Emma Rundle, guest writer

Emma Rundle, guest writer

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Emma Rundle is a student, blogger and freelance writer for Eduzaurus. In Emma’s opinion, one of the primary goals in life is helping people, especially students.

Posted November 13, 2014 by

How the CFPB recruits extraordinarily high performing undergraduate talent through its Director’s Financial Analyst program

Dave Uejio

Dave Uejio

Warm bodies versus difference makers. Clock punching versus passion. Meets basic requirements versus transformative hire. When your agency is hiring college grads and students, is it focused more on filling requisitions than hiring people who will perform at a high level?

Dave Uejio, strategy program manager for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will deliver a presentation at the GSA office across from the L’Enfant Plaza in D.C. on Monday, December 8th. Be sure to join us if you want to hire more difference makers with passion who will help to transform your workplace for the better, be sure to join us.

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Posted November 10, 2014 by

How the GSA recruits and develops top entry-level talent through its Emerging Leaders program

Jayana Cali Garvey

Jayana Cali Garvey

Are you a recruiting leader for a federal, state, or local government agency? Is your agency struggling to replace the talent which is retiring or about to retire? Are you having a hard time figuring out how to recruit, retain, and develop today’s recent college grads so that they’ll be ready, willing, and able to become your next generation of leaders?

Join your fellow government human resource specialist and other leaders from dozens of agencies at the GSA office across from the L’Enfant Plaza in D.C. on Monday, December 8th as your fellow government employees share the good, the bad, and the ugly how to save time, make their budgets go further, and recruit the most sought after college grads and students.

The day will feature a series of focused and intense presentations by eight of the leading experts in hiring and managing Millennials. We’ll start at 10am and be finished by 3:30pm and even have time for lunch so be prepared to walk away from your day with as much information as you would if you traveled halfway across the country for a three day event. (more…)

Posted November 09, 2014 by

One day conference for govt HR leaders: learn how to better recruit recent college grads, students

Jamara Cheek

Jamara Cheek

What are you doing on Monday, December 8th? No plans yet? Good.

Join your fellow government human resource specialist and other leaders from dozens of agencies at the GSA office across from the L’Enfant Plaza in D.C. as they learn how to save time, make their budgets go further, and recruit the most sought after college grads and students.

From 10am to 3:30pm (with a break for lunch) you’ll be immersed in eight presentations of 20 minutes each. No time for fluff. No time for stupid jokes. The eight, outstanding presenters will each be razor focused and so will you. How do I know that? Because this will be our 8th College Recruiting Bootcamp. (more…)

Posted September 27, 2013 by

Call for presentations for #truCollegeRecruiter conferences

truCR bannerBill Boorman and crew at Globaltru — the organization behind unconferences such as truSanFrancisco and truLondon — has partnered with niche job board CollegeRecruiter.com to create one day events this December in New York City, Atlanta, and Dallas. Do you know of anyone who would like to be a presenter / track leader?

CollegeRecruiter.com is the leading niche job board used by college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities. We’ve hosted four similar events for recruiters and other human resource professionals: FedCollege events located in Washington, D.C. and one College Recruiting Bootcamp and co-hosted with LinkedIn this past May at their offices in Mountain View, California.

The December events will each pair a morning of our 20 minute, TedX-like presentations with an afternoon of the unconference, moderator-led, discussion-based tracks where the conversations are much more free flowing. Each conference will run from 8am through 5pm. Dates and venues are: (more…)

Posted October 22, 2012 by

Top 4 Industries for Those With Associate’s Degrees

Government buildings in Washington, D.C.

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According to a recent survey of nearly 5,000 associate degree studentsthe overall top industries for this student group to begin their careers were government, human services, social services, and then education.

“The interest in government as a career option is particularly noteworthy,” writes NACE’s director of strategic and Foundation research Ed Koc. “However, when one considers the large percentage of associate degree students who are majoring in healthcare and social work [a combined 36 percent] and those who intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree in education, the result is less surprising.” (more…)

Posted February 02, 2011 by

Learn From the Best: University Recruiting Within the Federal Government

Matt Collier of the Office of Personnel Management

Matt Collier of the Office of Personnel Management

Local, regional, and national recruiting conferences are great sources of learning for the vast majority of staffing leaders. To date, none have done a thorough job of focusing on the needs of federal government staffing leaders who are involved in recruiting college students for internships and recent graduates for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities.

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That’s about to change. On Friday, April 1, 2011, The George Washington University Career Center, college job board CollegeRecruiter.com, and HR solutions provider RECSOLU are teaming up to host a half day, non-profit, no selling, purely educational event. All of the attendees and presenters will be federal government recruiters, human resource managers, hiring managers, and other staffing leaders. (more…)