International Internship Program: Virtual

At this time the International Programs Office can only confirm the virtual offering of the program (3 credits, part-time). You will be notified of the mode of instruction and/or location prior to committing to the program (after submitting an application). If you have any questions, please reach out Arielle Schweber, the program manager. 
 
Internships are crucial to success in today’s competitive job market. This program will challenge you to become culturally competent and add value to a company from day one. You will be pushed to be resourceful in a professional environment, put your coursework to practice, and build an international network.The International Internship Program (IIP) gives you the competitive advantage through the experience of a summer-long, full-time (in-person) or part-time (virtual) internship abroad. Part-time (virtual) means anywhere from 20 to 30 hours a week, so you will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to your organization as well as develop professional relationships with your coworkers. You'll have an unparalleled opportunity to develop technical and transferable skills in a global context, and learn how to articulate your experience toward your professional and personal development.The program sites on offer for summer 2021 are as follows:
 
IIP Dublin (offered virtually, in-country to be confirmed)
IIP Paris (offered virtually, in-country to be confirmed) 
IIP Prague (offered virtually, in-country to be confirmed)
IIP Madrid (offered virtually, in-country to be confirmed)
 
The IIP is an 8-week summer program, and you'll be enrolled in a 3 credit course (virtual only) internship for credit course. This program is designed for students who have successfully completed three semesters of coursework at Pitt or a transfer university as a degree-seeking student. 
 
Internships are customized to your professional interest area, based on your past experiences and qualifications, and placements are guaranteed for those accepted to the program. Keep in mind that, due to visa regulations, internships are available for credit only are unpaid due.
 
Placements in Madrid and Paris are in either Spanish and French only, and you must complete a minimum of four semesters of college level Spanish or French to be considered for the program. 

What You'll Accomplish: 

As an engaged and active participant in this program, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Develop in-demand professional skills and articulate them toward your future career development
  • Apply knowledge you’ve learned in the classroom and make a positive impact in your organization
  • build a network of international colleagues to help support your professional goals

To learn more about program site specifics such as the accommodations, visit the specific program pages for Dublin, Paris, Prague, Madrid

What You'll Study: 

You will earn three credits,through the Pitt Business Internship for Credit Program (BUS 1910). Your coursework will include reflective essays, a midterm internship supervisor evaluation, and a final internship supervisor evaluation. All assignments will be posted online through a course website, and students will submit assignments electronically. BUS1910 is graded pass/fail, and only students who successfully pass the internship course will be considered as having studied abroad for any degree, certificate, or major requirements.
 
BUS1910 fulfills both foreign culture requirements for Pitt Business students. Non-business students, including dual degree students, should work directly with their academic advisors to determine if the course can be applied to any degree requirements.
 

IIP International Internship (BUS1910)

This six-credit international experience is for students wishing to gain valuable experience and exposure in an international professional work environment.  The course purpose is to enhance the students’ internship experience in the field making it more valuable by providing the opportunity to analyze, discuss, and contextualize their work and evaluate personal experience and accomplishments. The course is divided into two different thematic sections:
1) The course helps students understand issues related to their internship placements business environment and the peculiarities of local contemporary socio-economic trends.
2) The course actively engages in an experiential learning journey towards personal development and career empowerment, by examining critical strategies for personal and career success in a global marketplace and evaluating personal attitudes, skills, interests and knowledge.
3) The course directly addresses professional development by engaging participants in formal career readiness exercises.  The goal is for participants to understand transferrable skills, cross-cultural skills and global competence and articulate these elements in the form of cover letters, resumes and interviews in order to better prepare for entering today’s job market.
The course helps students make the necessary connections between intercultural learning and personal employability so that they better understand and articulate study abroad experiences in ways meaningful for personal and professional advancement, enhancement of global competence and intercultural awareness.  
Overall Course Objectives:

  • Discuss and describe the main features and issues relevant to contemporary labor market in the destination country, business environment, and socio-economic developments.
  • Critically reflect on personal attributes and assess strengths and skills necessary for success in your field and career ambitions.
  • Examine 21st century job skills, employment trends and their relation to the global marketplace of careers and professional development.
  • Explore and identify international career opportunities in your field of interest
  • Develop a “tool kit” of concepts and information regarding the cultural and business climate of the country in focus. 
  • Recognize, observe, and describe cultural differences and their impact on people’s behaviors, attitudes and values through active and targeted engagement with host culture, people, and city.
  • Recognize and describe how your professional competences, global competence, and intercultural awareness have improved during the internship and apply the acquired knowledge, attitudes and skills to personal and professional goals.
  • Develop and articulate a personal employment narrative both verbally and in writing that integrates study abroad experience with career professionalism and global competence.

 

Experiential Learning Description: 

Pitt's partner for the IIP program is EUSA. They will work with you after your acceptance to find you an internship. Internships in  are available in a variety of fields, and EUSA always takes your academic focus and career goals into account when pairing you with a host company. The final interview for your internship will occur the first week of the program virtually or in-country.
 
EUSA will work with you throughout the placement process to perfect your resume, prepare you for your interviews, and find out what your internship goals are. For more information about the placement process, see EUSA's placement process flow chart.
 
For more information about EUSA’s internship placement meeting and how you should prepare, see EUSA’s placement meeting overview.
 
The European version of the resume is the curriculum vitae. For more information on what to include and how to format your CV for your internship in Paris, see EUSA’s CV instructions.

While your academic course is instructed by Pitt faculty, you will not be accompanied abroad by Pitt faculty or staff. EUSA,
Pitt's partner for IIP, has a full-time support staff to help you there with whatever you might need during your stay. Whether it’s housing, internship advice, or just recommendations on where to take your parents when they visit, the EUSA staff is there for you.

Your Pitt Study Abroad Contacts: 

Arielle Schweber

Bonjour! I’m the International Programs Manager for Pitt Business. I’m originally from New York but have spent some time in France, as I have dual nationality. I’m new to the city and university, but I can’t wait explore my inner yinzer! Since high school, I have participated in short and long term study abroad programs.  My first stop was in Spain, then a semester in France and finally two short term programs in Cuba and India. Outside of the office you can find me exploring new restaurants, biking, skiing, watching HGTV or planning my next adventure! My hope is for every Pitt student to study abroad. You can get in touch with me at aschweber@business.pitt.edu or 412-383-7489.

 

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Your In-Country Contacts: 

Hillary Koller

Hello! I’m Hillary, Director of Pitt Business International Programs. I originally hail from New Jersey, but became a member of the Pitt community as an undergraduate student in 2002 and I have been here pretty much ever since. During my time at Pitt I’ve had the opportunity to accompany students abroad, and I’m excited to work with you to make your international experience a valuable one! When I’m not in the office, you can find me spending time in the great outdoors, reading, cooking, and taking a yoga or ballet class. Get in touch with me at hkoller@pitt.edu.

 

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Arielle Schweber

Bonjour! I’m the International Programs Manager for Pitt Business. I’m originally from New York but have spent some time in France, as I have dual nationality. I’m new to the city and university, but I can’t wait explore my inner yinzer! Since high school, I have participated in short and long term study abroad programs.  My first stop was in Spain, then a semester in France and finally two short term programs in Cuba and India. Outside of the office you can find me exploring new restaurants, biking, skiing, watching HGTV or planning my next adventure! My hope is for every Pitt student to study abroad. You can get in touch with me at aschweber@business.pitt.edu or 412-383-7489.

 

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Items Billed by Pitt 

  In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $2,328 $2,528

 

Please note that there is a $350 non-refundable deposit when you commit to participate in the program (after acceptance). This is not an additional cost. The deposit you pay will be credited back to your summer bill.

You will NOT be able to drop this course(s) during the regular add/drop period.

 

Scholarhsips

Pitt Business students may apply for additional scholarships through the Pitt Business International Scholarship application. Please note that the application deadline for the Pitt Business International Scholarship is the same date as the program application deadline. For other scholarship opportunities, be sure to check out the Pitt Study Abroad scholarship page. 

What's Included: 

As a part of your IIP fee, the following are included:

  • Tuition for three credits
  • Pre-program orientation

 
 
 

When You'll Go: 

The program start date is Monday, May 24 and end date is Wednesday, July 23, 2021.
 
 
 

What Else You Need to Know: 

All students are required to attend several meetings prior to and post committing to the program. 
1. You must schedule a meeting with Arielle Schweber, the program manager prior to submitting your application. You can find her availability on Handshake or email her directly if you are not a CBA student. Alternatively, you may sign up for a Group Advising Meeting, found on Handshake. 
2. Attend a mandatory group interview to discuss program expectations. Once you have opened an application, your Program Manager will follow up with a link to sign up for one of the interviews on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, February 23 5pm - 6pm
  • Thursday, February 25 12pm - 1pm
  • Friday, February 26 2pm - 3pm 
  • Monday, March 1 12pm - 1pm
  • Tuesday, March 2 4pm - 5pm

3. Attend an program orientation to prepare you for your internship. More information will be provided by the program manager