Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming an Intern

first, you will need to apply to the Hinckley Institute’s Global intern cohort. the “apply now” button will direct you to start an application. You will need to:

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Update your resumé and write a cover letter with why you want to be an intern.
Ask for 2 letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors.
Order an official transcript from the University Registrar.

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Research three host offices that you’re interested in.
View Global host office list.
View all intern offices sorted by discipline.

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Interview with the Hinckley Institute.
There’s no need to be nervous, but it will be a professional interview.

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Research scholarship and loan opportunities.
You might be surprised by how much financial aid is available.

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Meet with your academic advisor and determine how your internship credit should be applied. You’ll need to register for at least 3 credit hours.


After you apply to the Global intern Cohort, you will be set up with host office interviews and will need to complete the following:

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Update cover letters to address potential host offices.
Career Services is a helpful resource.

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Accept interview requests and prepare for them.
Make sure to respond to any requests within 24 hours.

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Complete interviews with host offices.
Most of these will be conducted remotely via phone or video call.

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Update and check-in with Jean Oh on your placement process.

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Apply for Scholarships. There are lots of resources to help you go global, view our Costs and Funding page.

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Obtain medical clearance for travel.
This form is provided after you’ve been placed and can be completed at the Student Health Center.

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Update your passport and obtain visa (if relevant).

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Research and book travel, and housing.
The Global Resources page is a good place to start.

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Register for HNKLY credit hours.

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Attend intern orientation at the Hinckley Institute.