Mission and History

The Office of Global Internships facilites UVA students' participation in meaningful internships in international and/or "global" settings. We endeavor to fulfill this mission by:

  • Advising students on pathways to international internships and ​identifying internship opportunities, particularly through the cultivation of positions exclusively dedicated to UVA students through relationships with the UVA alumni network, non-governmental organizations, businesses, government bureaus, and other partners
  • Supplying necessary official paperwork for international travel and work
  • Providing scholarships to allay opportunity costs associated with internships
  • Highlighting the cross-cultural experiential education dimension of students' work abroad

We work closely with colleagues at the International Studies Office, UVA Career Center, Global Grounds, University Internships Program, and many other offices, as well as with faculty, staff, and student groups across Grounds.

Created in support of the “high-impact educational experiences” and “global experiences” strategies outlined in UVA’s Cornerstone Plan, the Office of Global Internships will mark its fourth full year in operation in summer 2018. 

Global Internships Podcast Series

Download "Summer 2015 Intern Jack Burdon, Israel." 
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Download “Summer 2015 Intern Sheethal Jose, India.”
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Download "Summer 2015 Intern Ryan Donahue, South Korea."
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Student Internship with East Bali Cashews

Read about us in the news:

Students Share Summer Experiences (UVA Today, Aug. 2016)

Study Abroad Fair Showcases Academic, Internship Opportunities (Cav Daily, Sept. 2016)