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Berkeley Global Internships - How to Apply

Berkeley Global Internships online applications will open February 04, 2019 at 9 AM PST, and close March 1, 2019. Applications are on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be notified of your admissions status in March 2019.

You may only apply for one Global Internships or Summer Abroad program per summer.

Before you Apply

Before you apply, we recommend doing the following:

• Explore which Global Internships option is the best fit for you by attending an information session.

• Come to drop-in advising hours every Monday from 1 pm - 5 pm at 160 Stephens Hall or set up an advising appointment by emailing

• Obtain a valid passport with an expiration date beyond February 2020 and research any travel documentation you need to travel abroad.

• Speak to a financial aid advisor every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1 pm - 3 pm at 160 Stephens Hall about study abroad funding.

Application Process

The online Global Internships application requires:

1. A 200 - 500 statement of interest that focuses on a) What you hope to gain through your internship experience and how this fits into your academic plans, future education and/or career goals? b) What type of internship you are looking for (Please do not request a specific employer, but rather indicate the kind of work and the type of skills you would like to gain).

2. A copy of your most recent college transcript (unofficial or official). Transcripts must have your name, the name of your college, courses in progress, and current GPA.

3. A copy of your resume formatted to the specific location you are applying to. See resume instructions and templates here for more information.

3. A signed Student Agreement.

4. A signed student Waiver of Liability.

5. A non-refundable $400 deposit . The $400 deposit will be applied towards the program fee and cannot be waived.

*Please note, there may be additional requirements or prerequisites for the specific program you select; please check the location-specific web page for details.


Spring 2019 Graduating UC Berkeley Students: If you are a UC Berkeley student who is currently scheduled to graduate at the end of Spring 2019, you must apply as a visiting student. According to University policy, you will no longer be considered a UC Berkeley student for the Summer term once you have graduated. Please do not attempt to apply as a UC Berkeley student, as this will have negative implications on access to your UC Berkeley accounts. As a visiting student, you will be charged visiting student tuition and be ineligible for any UC Berkeley Financial Aid.

IMPORTANT for Graduating Seniors: If you would like to be considered a UC Berkeley student for Summer 2019, please talk to your college advisor about switching your expected graduation date from Spring 2019 to Summer 2019 PRIOR to continuing with this application. If you are eligible for aid, please also speak to Financial Aid about the financial implications of this decision.

UC Berkeley students: The non-refundable deposit of $400 will be charged to your CalCentral account.  The deposit will be due as soon as it appears on your account. Please note, you will accrue late fees if you do not pay the deposit by the due date stated on CalCentral. Any payments made to CalCentral will be applied towards outstanding fees prior to being applied to the deposit.

Visiting students: Within 24 hours of submitting your application, you will receive an email from UC Berkeley asking you to set up your university credentials; this email does NOT constitute admission to the program. Please follow the instructions in the email. Once you have completed the necessary steps, please go to CalCentral to pay your non-refundable $400 deposit. If you fail to make the $400 deposit within 48 hours of application submission, your application will be canceled.


2019 Application Period is now closed.

After You Apply

Admitted Students: If you are admitted into your program, you will receive a welcome packet by no later than March 15, 2019. All confirmation documents must be submitted to the Berkeley Study Abroad portal by 5 pm PST on April 5, 2019.

Waitlisted Students: If you are placed on the waitlist, you will be notified via email no later than March 22, 2019. At that time you will need to do one of the following:

• Remain on the waitlist - no further action required.

• Switch to an open program. Before switching to an open program, you must verify that you meet the eligibility requirements for the program that you’re switching into. Once you have, please speak to your program advisor for your next steps.

• Withdraw your application from the waitlist.

Withdrawing Your Application

If you choose to withdraw your application before March 15, 2019, you must speak to your program advisor and submit a Program Enrollment Change Form via your applicant status portal. The $400 deposit is non-refundable.

Canceling Your Participation

To withdraw your participation, please complete and submit a Program Enrollment Change Form via your applicant status portal by no later than 5 p.m. PST on April 5, 2019. Please note that the $400 deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel after April 5, 2019, then you will owe the remaining program fee.

Writing an email or talking to a program staff is not considered an official request. Additionally, incomplete or missing confirmation forms do not qualify as an official cancellation.