New partnership connects Brock students with global internships

Brock students have a new link to the fast-paced world of finance on Wall Street, the fulfilling work of not-for-profits in Chile and the cutting-edge robotics industry in Hong Kong.Students looking to add more work experience to their resumé now have access to opportunities in 12 of the world’s most populous cities thanks to a newly announced partnership with the Intern Group.The new agreement provides Brock students with access to thousands of internships in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America.Founded in 2011, the Intern Group helps students significantly improve their skills and employability through an international internship experience, with a goal of developing a new generation of innovative and culturally sensitive graduates ready to address the issues that affect the world today and tomorrow.“International work experience is becoming a highly regarded skill set in today’s global economy,” said Jesse Barraza, Manager, International Learning Programs. “Employers are looking for candidates familiar with a culturally diverse work environment.”Students interested in applying start by reviewing the various opportunities on the program website under more than 25 career fields listed. Program fees start at about $2,600 and vary based on the program destination, start date and duration, which ranges from six to 24 weeks.Program fees for all destinations include:Professional internship placement in the student’s primary or secondary career fieldAccommodation (private bedroom in a shared apartment or residence hall)Professional development workshop, training and toolsIndustry-leading workplace performance assessment (global HR firm DDI International)Cultural and social events specific to the destinationAirport pick-up and drop-offMost programs include unlimited public transportation for at least the first month or longer24-7 emergency assistance from local staffWelcome package including city maps and important program informationAn active international community of internsVisa assistance (where required)Brock students also have access to scholarship opportunities, with eligible OSAP students receiving about $667 (US$500) off any of the programs.To apply, students fill out Brock University’s online application where they are asked to provide two preferred destinations and career fields. Brock will then review and nominate successful applicants for the program.The Intern Group will then match students with host organizations based on their CV/resumé, academic background, skills and experience, and career goals. The placement process timeline is different for each intern, but typically takes four to 12 weeks.Students interested in learning more about the opportunity are encouraged to attend an information session being held Thursday, March 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the International Centre (GLB 207). Additional questions can be directed to Brock’s International Mobility Office by email at [email protected] read more