The Forum-Nexus Internship Program

An internship is an applied academic experience conducted under faculty supervision. The Forum-Nexus Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to work for Forum-Nexus Study Abroad and earn 3 credits for their experience. The internship involves 150 hours and is completed before, during, and after the summer program. A limited number of internships are available.

The advantages of being accepted as an intern include:

  • The opportunity to build upon, apply, and assess the concepts learned through classroom curriculum
  • New perspectives on career interests and exposure to potential career paths
  • Real-world job experience working with a multicultural team of students, staff, and professors
  • Participation in a leadership pre-session before the program begins
  • Development of interpersonal skills, communication skills, and teamwork abilities

Internships Offered

The following internships are available for our summer programs. Click on the internship name to view the syllabus.

Course # Course Name
COM 310-INTP Internship in Communication
HSPM 310-INTP Internship in Hospitality Management
MGT 310-INTP Internship in Management
MKT 310-INTP Internship in Marketing
PHO 310-INTP Internship in Photography and Videography

Internship Details

COM 310-INTP Internship in Communication

The Communication Internship offers students looking to learn more about general communication studies, or a specific concentration within the field of communication, with the opportunity to gain experience creating, managing, and coordinating communications between Forum-Nexus staff and students. The Communication Intern will create, develop, and share many different communications materials; some examples include daily schedule notices, social media posts, and communications with partner universities and organizations.

HSPM 310-INTP Internship in Hospitality Management

Designed for students interested in hospitality management or the tourism industry, this internship provides students with the opportunity to observe hotel environments, travel and tourism advertising and marketing, and cultural hospitality norms in several different countries. As part of their internship, the Forum-Nexus Hospitality Management Intern will be responsible for reporting on trends and behaviors that they observe in each country. Students will have the opportunity to assist the Forum-Nexus program in hotel check-in/check-out procedures, events such as the opening ceremony/orientation and farewell ceremony, celebrating student birthdays, and other applicable program-related tasks and activities.

MGT 310-INTP Internship in Management

The Management Internship with Forum-Nexus is ideal for students with an interest in learning more about business, management, logistics, or human resources in an international setting. Throughout the program, the Management Intern will have the opportunity to learn about and assist with the day-to-day operations of the program, including moving from the hotel to the university to a professional visit, or as we travel from city to city. Students taking this internship course will develop their communication and organizational skills along with their understanding of management processes and procedures.

MKT 310-INTP Internship in Marketing

Designed for students interested in gaining experience in marketing, advertising, public relations, or general communications, the Forum-Nexus Marketing Internship provides an inside look at the marketing campaigns, strategies, and tactics of the educational travel industry as well as in each country visited. During the program, students in this internship course will assist with Forum-Nexus communications to current students as well as prospective students, involving social media in particular. The Marketing Intern will gain experience and insight first-hand while traveling.

PHO 310-INTP Internship in Photography and Videography

Perfect for photography and video production majors, or students with an interest in gaining photo/video experience, the Forum-Nexus Photo and Video Internship offers students the opportunity to develop their skills in photography and video capturing and editing, while creating exceptional material for their portfolio. The Photo and Video Intern will be responsible for capturing photos of Forum-Nexus activities and visits, as well as aiding in the production of testimonial videos towards the end of the program.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for a Forum-Nexus Internship, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be accepted into one of our summer programs, in the main session (not an intensive session)
  • Be currently enrolled at a college or university
  • Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) equivalent to 2.8 or higher

Application Process

The following materials are required:

  • Internship Application
  • Internship Essay
  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation*
  • Transcript (submitted via email)

*Your letter of recommendation should come from a professor, coach, advisor, supervisor, or colleague. They must email the letter directly to admissions@forum-nexus.com on your behalf.

When all of the above required Internship application materials have been submitted, a Forum-Nexus staff member will reach out to you to schedule a video interview via Skype or Google Hangout.

After your interview has taken place, you will be notified as to whether or not you have been accepted as an intern within about ten days.

Internship Application Form

Submit application materials to admissions@forum-nexus.com with the subject line: "Name - Internship Application"

If you have any questions about the application, please contact us.