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Summer 2020 International Internships are now closed for Australia, Dublin, Madrid, New Zealand, Shanghai, Santiago, and Prague. Summer 2021 applications will open in Fall 2020.

Visit International Internship program listings to learn about dates, cost, and how to apply for future terms.

For more information about Summer International Internships, attend one of our Global First Steps sessions offered several times a week. Walk-ins welcome!

Check out Student Resources for information on Diversity, Access, & Identity Abroad, scholarships, student blogs, health & safety, and travel resources for living abroad. See below for eligibility requirements, cost and financial assistance, and other information. 

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Why an International Internship?

Studies show that students with proven job skills and related work experience gained from internships are valuable assets to employers on a resume and can even lead to a higher starting salary. Less than 2% of college students take advantage of an International Internship program, so this experience will give you a competitive edge when you enter the job market after graduation. Moreover, three of the top personal qualities employers seek are communication skills, leadership, and teamwork, all of which can be developed during an international internship.

These Summer International Internships can increase your understanding of a chosen field, enhance your academic experience, expand your network, and provide you with a new perspective beyond the classroom. Where will this experience take you?

Eligibility and Requirements

All programs are open to juniors and seniors in any major with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Requirements vary for each program, however students intern for 8 weeks and earn 3 units which may be applied to the Global Study Portion of Chapman's general education requirements. For international travel, you must submit a copy of your valid passport (must be valid 6+ months after the program end and signed). If you do not have a passport or need to renew it, apply for one now. Passport applications may be completed through most U.S. Post Offices or via the U.S. State Department. For concerns regarding inoculations or visas, visit the Center for Disease Control and U.S. Passports & International Travel Government websites.

Cost & Financial Assistance

Program participation costs are listed for each program on the internship listings page. The tuition cost to receive credit is separate and is not included in program participation fees.

  • Students may be eligible for a tuition waiver for their participation in a summer international internship.
  • Students who receive Pell Grants may be eligible for the Gilman Scholarship through the Institute of International Education (applications open in mid-January).
  • First Generation students may be eligible to receive travel funding from Chapman's Promising Futures program.
  • Students accepted to the Australia, New Zealand, Santiago, or Shanghai internships may be eligible for ISA Scholarships.
  • Students accepted to the Dublin, Madrid, or Prague internships may be eligible for EUSA Scholarships.

Application Process

Applying for a Summer International Internship through Chapman University is a two-step process. 

Once you decide which internship location fits best with your career goals, click the Apply Now button on the Global Gateway program brochure of your preferred program location to open an application.

Before Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 4 p.m., submit to the Center for Global Education located at 576 N. Glassell: 

  • Original, completed Enrollment Agreement: download and print the location-specific Enrollment Agreement from the Global Gateway program brochure
  • Deposit ReceiptPay the $400 non-refundable application deposit with cash, check, or credit card to the Cashier's Office or through Student's Access ePay system. If you paid at the Cashier's Office, bring the deposit receipt form to the Center for Global Education or send a clear photo of the receipt to If you paid online, forward the email confirmation from the ePay system to in lieu of a physical copy.
  • Valid Passport: your passport must be good for 6+ months after the end of this program. We will accept a clear scan or photo of the signature and ID page as well. If you don't have a passport or your passport will expire soon, we will accept the receipt from Passport Application/Renewal as a placeholder. You may also upload a copy of your Valid Passport directly to your Global Gateway application.

The deposit receipt and copy of your passport/passport receipt may also be uploaded directly onto your Global Gateway application. The original, hard-copy Enrollment Agreement must be submitted in person to the Center for Global Education.

Before Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 4 p.m.: Complete all other Pre-Decision Requirements in your Global Gateway application.

The Center for Global Education will review your application materials and send conditional acceptance notices before winter break in December. This acceptance will be contingent upon you maintaining a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA after the fall semester. 

For a more in-depth look at the application process and resources for Summer International Internships, attend one of our optional Global First Steps information session.

Note: these dates reflect the application period for summer 2021 internship programs. They are subject to change for future terms. 

Special Note for Domestic Internships

Students interested in domestic internships should contact Career and Professional Development at Chapman University. You can meet with a Career Educator or Career Advisor to discuss the job search and receive advice on resume, cover letter, and interviewing. To apply your domestic internship for academic credit, please visit the Domestic Internship website or email your questions to the Internships Coordinator at