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Global Internships

The international business major and IB cohort programs offer students a competitive set of skills and global competencies that prepare them for any industry. Our uniquely trained undergraduates have attracted the attention of many international and multinational corporations and organizations for close to  two decades. Below are some of the internship positions that our students have recently completed:

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Student Spotlights

A Global Internship is much more than working abroad or interning for a multinational corporation, it is an opportunity for students to take what they have learned inside the classroom and apply it to a changing, globalized business environment. 

Evan Ishida

Worked as an intern for Rolls Royce in the summer of 2013 as a part of the Global Physical Logistics sector. Frequently in contact with sites in Montreal, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Singapore, and Derby (UK).

"My favorite part is definitely the breadth of my influence. I recently made a map of all RR North and South America sites that is now a corporate initiative to make for all regions in the world. My map is looked at by all the thousands of employees that RR employs and is used to seek out high level information from all our active sites."

Kelsie Stanley  
Served as a marketing intern for Istituto Sant’Anna -Sorrento Lingue in Sorrento, Italy for 12 weeks during summer 2013 and was promoted to a leadership position as the head of the marketing interns.

"My favorite part was realizing how much knowledge I had learned in class at USC and being able to apply it to real life situations to improve various aspects of the marketing of the institution I was working for."

Grant Shaffer Has had two summer internships at international manufacturing companies: Schaeffler Group, a German multinational corporation, and ABB Inc, a Swiss company. At both companies he was working in the purchasing department alongside foreign nationals. 

"My favorite part of each internship was speaking Chinese to my coworkers and hearing a myriad of foreign languages including German, Spanish, and Hindi."
 Anna-Kay Talmage Anna-Kay did a co-op in the spring of 2013, taking the semester off school to work from January 2013 to May 2013. She worked with the Human Resource Department in  Robert Bosch, LLC, a manufacturing plant that makes different car parts located in Charleston, SC.

"I really enjoyed seeing firsthand how the company works with plants in so many different countries. Bosch is a German company, so many of my co-workers were from Germany. I observed how management communicated with people all over the world everyday in order to keep the business running. My favorite part though was being given some real tasks that allowed me to add value to the company."

Other Global Internship and Co-op Positions Completed by Students Recently:

ABB Inc. - Strategic Supply Chain and Purchasing Intern; Coral Springs, FL

Boeing - Materials Management Intern; Charleston, SC

Bosch Rexroth - Logistics Intern; Charlotte, NC

Capitol Records - Marketing Intern; Los Angeles, CA

Coca Cola - Manufacturing Operations Intern; Madrid, Spain

Colonial Life Arena - Marketing Intern; Columbia, SC

Eastman Chemical Company - Supply Chain Intern; Columbia, SC

ECI Find New Markets - International Export Research Intern; Columbia, SC

Illuminant Incorporated - Public Relations and Strategic Communications; New York, NY

Invesco - Corporate Accounting Intern; Paris, France

JP Morgan Chase - Summer Analyst; Atlanta, GA

Merrill Lynch - Finance Intern; Columbia, SC

The Nature Conservancy - Social Media Intern; Washington, D.C

NETA Headquarters - Social Media Intern; Columbia, SC

NightLight International - Marketing and Outreach Intern; Bangkok, Thailand

PwC - Strategic Development Initiative Intern; Charlotte, NC

International Business and Chinese Enterprise (IBCE) Internships:

In their junior year at USC, all IBCE students, along with their CUHK cohort counterparts are placed in the same section of Business Careers in the Global Economy, a one-credit course outlining job search essentials, business networking, interviewing and career planning with an international focus.

This program also opens unique opportunities for IBCE members to intern in companies throughout Asia and the United States. Some of the selected internship or research placements completed by IBCE Students in the past include:

  • AgFirst Farm Credit Bank - Finance Intern; Columbia, SC
  • Amos Qingdao Hainel Co., Ltd. - Marketing Intern; Qingdao, China
  • Bank of America - Finance Intern; Charlotte, NC
  • China Merchant Bank - Finance Intern; New York, NY
  • Credit Suisse - Operations Intern; New York, NY
  • HSBC - Finance Intern; New York, NY
  • InvestAtlanta - Marketing Intern; Atalant, GA
  • Invotex - Finance Intern; Washington, DC
  • J-sure Healthcare - Marketing Intern; Shanghai, China
  • The National Bureau of Asian Research; Economics Research Intern; Washington, DC
  • Nestle Purina - Marketing Intern; St. Louis, MO
  • Nomura Securities - Finance Intern; Hong Kong
  • The Pragmatic Language Internship Program - Xian, China
  • Roche Pharmaceutical - Financial Controller Intern; Shanghai, China
  • Target - Marketing Intern; Minneapolis, MN
  • Vanguard - Finance Intern; Valley Forge, PA

USC graduates of the first class of the IBCE Program, the Class of 2013, are pursuing a range of exciting opportunities in Asia, the US and Europe in terms of jobs or continuing their education, including an IBCE graduate pursuing the Master of Arts in International Development at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.

Companies hiring IBCE graduates in 2013 include: Bank of America (Finance - Charlotte), Invotex (Financial Consulting - Washington, DC), Integration Point (Business Development and Economic Consulting – Charlotte), Stepworks (Creative Marketing Agency – Hong Kong) and Bank of China (Finance – Hong Kong).

At graduation, approximately 80 percent of the first class of IBCE students had job offers or firm plans to continue their education in graduate studies.

International Business of the Americas (IBA) Internships:

2012 marked the launch of the IBA program. We're looking forward to the great business opportunities our partnership with the Universidad de Chile will open for both our students and their's alike. Please peruse the experiences and internships listed above, which demonstrate just a sample of the positions our incredible International Business students have completed. We anticipate the IBA program will open similar positions to our cohort members and create a network of business leaders who will contribute to the prosperity of the Americas over the course of their careers.