Global Fellows Internship Program

The USC Global Fellows Internship Program provides funding for USC undergraduates to live and intern in Asia for at least eight weeks during the summer. This program seeks to promote understanding and develop quality relationships between the United States and Asia. Students will be selected through an application and interview process. Internships are likely to be available in commercial, political, and cultural centers such as Hong Kong and Taipei.  This summer internship program is a great opportunity for students to develop international work experience in Asia.


  • Increase student understanding of international business, politics, and culture
  • Establish relationships with professionals in their field/industry
  • Gain invaluable work experience under the supervision of international and/or U.S. organizations abroad
  • Serve as ambassadors and representatives of the University of Southern California and the U.S.


  • Must maintain good academic standing
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at USC
  • Must graduate between December 2018 and May 2021
  • Holding valid passports through October 2018
  • Must be available to attend pre-departure events (February 9, April 13 and May 1)
  • Must be available to work in Asia between May 21 – July 29, 2018


Housing, airfare and international health insurance are covered upfront.  Each student will receive a stipend (approximately $1,500 – $2,500 depending upon location) to adequately cover basic expenses, such as food, local transportation, and cultural activities.  The program is not intended to cover all expenses, therefore Global Fellows should be prepared to contribute financially to their experience and budget wisely.

Information Sessions

Interested in learning more about this one-of-a-kind program? The USC Career Center will host three information sessions in the Fall semester for undergraduate students to learn about the program and its application process, as well as hear from past fellows regarding their international work experiences.

Application Process

The application closed on Friday, December 1, 2017.  Details regarding our Summer 2019 program will be available in June 2018.


Being a Global Fellow has really augmented my studies at USC and really allowed me to put what I’ve learned in classes into practice in the real world. I actually got to use my business analytical skills and business mindset when considering the Southeast Asian market’s future potential, and I got to use my Chinese language skills every day in the office as well as on the street and at trade shows. It really was the perfect test drive for what I want to do after USC.
– Connor, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Business Administration majors (Taipei)

Having been back for a little over day, my whole experience abroad is finally settling in, and I could not be more appreciative. Just when I thought my USC experience could not get any better, any fuller, or deeper in exposing who it is that I want to be, it did. It exceeded my expectations beyond anything I could have ever imagined. It has matured me in more ways than any class could have, or person. Going to Asia this summer is an experience I would not change for the world, an experience I wish and pray that I will live to see more of.
– Caroline, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention major (Taipei)

I would say that it is definitely one of the most influential experiences I have had with USC. I was given the opportunity to learn so much more about the world and myself, which will definitely help shape my perspective of the university.
-Ryan, Business Administration major (Hong Kong)

Global Fellows has helped define what I want to do in the future in terms of a career and has helped me gain experience in a field that will be helpful in applying to graduate school as well as future careers. Besides professional development, Global Fellows has increased my awareness of Asian culture, specifically Taiwanese culture, of which I had very little knowledge beforehand. I feel more open and accepting to other cultures now that I have lived in another country.
– Melina, American Studies and Ethnicity major (Taipei)

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