Applying for Global Internships
The application CANNOT be saved midway, so be sure you have the following items ready before you begin.
- A scanned copy of your passport
NOTE: If you do not have a passport yet, you can still apply. However, you must submit a copy of your passport or a receipt for your passport application to enroll in one of our international programs.
- Word and PDF versions of your academic history
Your online academic history can be found from the Records Channel in Self-Service Banner (SSB). Log into TUportal, click on Student Tools, and choose Academic History. Copy your entire academic history (including courses you’re currently taking) and paste it into a Word document. Save it as a Word document, and then, with the Word document open, save it again as a PDF with your last name first, followed by the word “grades,” i.e., SMITH grades.pdf.
- A PDF version of your application essay
Describe the present state of your academic work and how you would like the Study Away program of your choice to contribute to your personal and academic development. It is important to include information about why you are interested in the program and location at this time in your academic career, what you hope to gain from the program and what you believe you will contribute to it.
- Email requests to your references
Include an alternate reference.
Once you have completed the above steps, proceed to the application below.
Applying for Internships
If you’re planning to intern, complete your CV and personal statement.
A CV is the UK term for a résumé, which should be current and formatted to UK industry standards. Follow the detailed writing and formatting guidelines found in the FIE Internship Handbook. Include
- an education section;
- your GPA;
- a list of the relevant courses you’ve taken;
- your objective; and
- a list of pertinent employment, relevant skills and volunteer experience.
You can also include special interests. A CV can be more than one page, but it should not exceed two full pages.
This document goes out to prospective internship placements, so be sure it looks organized and professional. Your documents will be sent directly to potential employers, who will judge your communication and writing skills based on what you have provided. Have at least one other person review it for spelling errors and grammatical mistakes. You might also consider having your CV reviewed by the Writing Center.
A personal statement is a one-page essay about why you chose the city in which you’ll intern. It is also an opportunity for you to sell yourself more individually to prospective employers. Emphasize your previous professional experience and the direct and transferable skills you can bring to the workplace.
Follow the detailed writing and formatting guidelines found in the FIE Internship Handbook when writing your personal statement. Be sure the tone is professional. Remember to proofread all of your materials carefully for grammar, spelling and vocabulary.
NOTE: U.K. employers may not necessarily be familiar with U.S. acronyms, company names or terminology, so you might need to add more detail than you would when applying for such positions in the U.S. For example, when describing your previous experience at a particular company, indicate what type of company it is. Spell out in full all acronyms or abbreviations; for example, write out Arizona rather than using AZ, and spell out words like grade-point average instead of including GPA.
The fall 2017 application is available online.