Global Advantage Internship Program (GAIP)
Each year, the Global Advantage Internship Program through the Office of International and Transnational Affairs (OITA) will place students in selected internships at leading cultural, educational, and scientific institutions; media outlets; advocacy and community agencies; and businesses in the United States and throughout the world. The common denominator is that they will have an international focus.
Individual students who are interested in GAIP must submit the application to OITA, attention to the Manager of International Internship development and administration, Michael Keating. Once the applications are reviewed and students are selected into the program, they will be awarded with financial assistance commensurate with the nature of the internship in order to help defray living and travel expenses. Students are responsible for any costs that exceed the amount of the award. The GAP does not provide housing or make travel arrangements for its internship programs. All expenses exceeding the amount of the grant must be covered by the student.
Global Advantage Grants
Through funding from UMass Boston alumnae and friends, the Global Advantage Internship Program currently offers internship funding to both senior-level undergraduate and graduate students in good standing who are currently enrolled at UMass Boston. Post-undergraduate UMB students can be also considered for this grants and international internship opportunity for their career building. Fields include international relations, public policy, business, health sciences and education.
The funding affords students the opportunity to put their international interests and education to work. GAIP internships are designed to strengthen their professional experience, and contribute to the mission of their host organizations. Global Advantage Internships Grants support work that aligns with OITA’s mission: providing UMass Boston students with the tools and resources to compete in a global environment. Global Advantage Grant monies will come from a pool of donations, some with specifications on how they are spent. For example: international NGOs, government agencies or private sector businesses.
All students submit a standard application to GAIP, and the staff matches proposals with the fund that is most suitable. All students must agree to attend a pre-trip orientation session. Please click here for the application form.
For specific information, contact:
Manager of International Internship Development and Administration
Office of International and Transnational Affairs
OR, for general information, contact:
Eunsook Hyun, Ph.D.
Professor & Associate Provost
Office International and Transnational Affairs (OITA)
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard, Campus Center, 2nd fl, 2010
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Phone: 617-287-7560 (direct)/ 617-287-7560 (administrative assistant)