University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

International Internships

International Internship Information

How do you stack up?

International Internship Blogs WCOB 320V Application

 

Locations Academics Scholarships & Costs

Top 10 Reasons to Invest in an International Internship

  1. A Great Resume Builder
  2. Gain New Business Perspectives
  3. Earn College Credit
  4. Learn/Practice Another Language
  5. Develop a Global Network
  6. Show Future Employers Your Enterprising & Ambitious Sides
  7. Hone Soft Skills
  8. Explore a New Part of the World
  9. Discover Yourself
  10. Have an Experience That You Won't Forget!

Locations
Where in the world can I go?

Brazil: Arranged through FUCAPE Business School in Vitoria, Brazil. Requires 8 weeks of full-time work minimum. English speaking placements, some Spanish background is helpful, but not required as Portuguese is spoken in Brazil. FUCAPE will secure work placement and assist with housing/visa, etc.
Panama: Arranged through USMA University in Panama City. Requires 8 weeks of full-time work and minimum enrollment in WCOB 320V. English or Spanish speaking placements – 2 semesters minimum of Spanish required for English placements and 4 semesters minimum of Spanish for bilingual placements. (Students can test out of Spanish via the World Languages Dept.) USMA will secure work placement and assist with housing (offering homestays) and visas, etc.

Belize: See Dr. Amy Farmer for more information. Arranged through partner organization, Peacework. English-speaking country and internship placement.

ISA: Walton has partnered with ISA to bring our students more opportunities to intern abroad. ISA has service-learning and career building opportunities in many countries. http://studiesabroad.com/experience/ for more information. ISA offers credit for transfer from a US college.

CRCC Asia: Business placements in China. Several Walton students have interned in China with CRCC Asia. See http://www.crccasia.com/ for more information.

UA External Partners: Many approved external partners for study abroad are adding service-learning and internship opportunities. Check out http://studyabroad.uark.edu/ and search for an internship program.

Independent Internships: Students regularly secure internships through their job/company connections, family connections, job postings, etc. Students can decide if they would like to earn academic credit for the experience. Enrollment will record the internship/country on UA's transcript and also allows students to receive scholarships/funding if awarded. See Academics for credit options and requirements.

Academics

There are several options for earning academic credit for your international internship experience. See your Walton Academic Advisor to determine which option is the best option for you.
1) Apply for the WCOB 320V course. See details below.
2) Arrange an independent study with a professor
3) Enroll with the external programs credit options
4) Apply for Co-op credit
5) Opt for no credit


WCOB 320V is Walton College's new International Internship Course. Earn 1-3 hours of upper-level credit. Business students must have a 3.0 minimum GPA, have finished the pre-business core and 60 credit hours, and have identified a faculty member to work with them in their area of focus. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the practice of doing business globally. In this course, the student will gain invaluable work experience and insight into the unique challenges of doing business abroad. These differences range from understanding the importance of alternative legal and regulatory structures as well as how the cultures of doing business may differ. Moreover, students will immerse themselves fully in another culture through day to day living and working.
1 hour = 4 weeks full time work
2 hours = 6 weeks of full time work
3 hours = 8 weeks of full time work.

 

Scholarships & Costs

Global Engagement Office/Walton College? is committed to helping students intern abroad and offers scholarships to help lessen the cost of participation. GEO awards funding to students for international internships and Walton Honors students can receive the George and Charlene Edwards Honors College International Experience Endowment Scholarship for this experience. Students must be eligible and apply through the Walton College Study Abroad Funding application process.  (Note: Students must be enrolled at least 1 hour of credit to be eligible to receive funding.)

Due to visa issues, most international internships are unpaid. The costs to participate are mainly living expenses, airfare, and typically 1 to 3 hours of tuition. Total costs depend on where you intern and for how many weeks.