Summer Session

Global Impact Virtual Internship

SESSION DATES: July 06 – August 13, 2021


The Summer Session of the Global Impact Virtual Internship is now open for registration.

The Global Leadership Adventures Team has custom-designed this six-week online internship from the ground up, in direct partnership with global nonprofit organizations and social enterprises.

The goal? To provide an opportunity for teens and young adults to become real-world interns, in active collaboration with our international partner organizations, GLA internship supervisors, and most importantly their fellow peers in the internship.

The idea? To develop essential leadership skills and build toward career development goals. Entirely online-based, this part-time, super flexible virtual internship gives our aspiring young leaders an incredibly unique opportunity to collaborate on initiatives centered around the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

100% ONLINE WITH PART-TIME HOURS AND FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING

DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY FOR
TEENS 14-18 & YOUNG ADULTS 18-24

WORK WITH EXPERIENCED INTERNSHIP SUPERVISORS


BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD.


Check out this Visual Guide to the Global Impact Virtual Internship experience.

Each Global Impact Virtual Intern will complete a Core Curriculum, where you will learn and develop critical skills that will support you on your future education and career paths.

Additionally, each intern will choose from one of several thematic Focus Areas that will define not only the global nonprofit partner organization or social enterprise you will work with, but also the area of interest you will dive into in support of a particular UN Sustainable Development Goal.

Are you ready to be the change you wish to see in the world? If you are, we’re ready to welcome you to the team.

BOOST YOUR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS AND ESSAYS

COLLABORATE WITH GLOBAL PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

CONNECT WITH LIKE-MINDED PEERS WHO SHARE YOUR INTERESTS


Quick Facts about the Summer 2021 Session:


The Sample Syllabus for Summer Session is coming soon, but you can view this version from Winter Session in the meantime.

  • Location: Anywhere you are! This internship takes place 100% online.
  • Session Dates: July 06 – August 13, 2021
  • Duration: 6 weeks with a part-time, flexible schedule designed to work with your school and life calendar
  • Time Commitment: 66 total impact hours
    • 36 hours of virtual sessions
    • 30 hours of self-guided project work
  • Weekly Schedule:  10-11 hours each week
    • Option A: Monday/Wednesday evenings + Saturdays
    • Option B: Tuesday/Thursday evenings + Saturdays
    • There is weekly self-guided study and project work
      • ​~5 hours throughout the week
  • Office Hours: Available weekly
    • Weekly office hours are completely optional
    • Check in with your Internship Supervisor
    • Ask questions and discuss course projects
  • Maximum Group Sizes: 32 per core curriculum session and 24 per focus area track
  • Age Eligibility: Ages 14-18 (all tracks); Ages 18-24 (Environmental Stewardship track)
  • Deadline to Register: June 15, 2021
  • Financial Aid: Limited scholarship funds are available via application
  • Tuition: $1,999 USD

ANIMAL & WILDLIFE
CONSERVATION

CHILDREN
& EDUCATION

COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT

ENVIRONMENTAL
STEWARDSHIP

PUBLIC HEALTH
& MEDICINE

SOCIAL
JUSTICE


THEMATIC FOCUS AREA TRACKS


PLEASE NOTE: FULL DETAILS ON EACH THEMATIC FOCUS AREA WILL BE AVAILABLE AS OF JANUARY 2021

Select from one of eight thematic focus areas, including Public Health & Medicine.

Each focus area is designed for direct collaboration with a partner organization and corresponding region of impact.

ANIMAL & Wildlife CONSERVATION (Land Focus)
Ages: 14-18
Partner Organization: Wild Connection (in partnership with Somkhanda Game Reserve)

Region of Impact: South Africa
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
SDG 15: Life Above Land

ANIMAL & Wildlife CONSERVATION (Marine Focus)
Ages: 14-18
Partner Organization: Marine Dynamics

Region of Impact: South Africa
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
SDG 14: Life Below Land

Children & Education
Ages: 14-18
Partner Organization: Aii Group

Region of Impact: India
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
SDG 01: No Poverty
SDG 04: Quality Education

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Ages: 14-18
Partner Focus: Social Entrepreneurship and Slow Fashion

Region of Impact: Guatemala
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
SDG 01: No Poverty
SDG 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
Ages: 14-18 or 18-24 (separate sessions)
Partner Organization:
 Terra.do

Region of Impact: Hawaii
United Nations Sustainable Development Goal:
SDG 13: Climate Action

PUBLIC HEALTH & MEDICINE (Public Health Focus)
Ages: 14-18
Partner Organization: MedLife

Region of Impact: Peru
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
SDG 03: Good Health and Well-being
SDG 04: Quality Education

PUBLIC HEALTH & MEDICINE (Medicine Focus)
Ages: 14-18
Partner Organization: Thailand Hospitals

Region of Impact: Thailand
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
SDG 03: Good Health and Well-being
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

Social Justice 
Ages: 14-18
Partner Organization: ILCS (Institute for Leadership and Communication Studies)

Region of Impact: Morocco
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

BE AWARDED A
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

RECEIVE A PROFESSIONAL
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

EARN 10-20 OPTIONAL
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS


Registration Deadline: June 15, 2021


To learn more about the Global Impact Virtual Internship in general, click here.

Our mission at Global Leadership Adventures is to inspire the next generation to realize their potential to transform the world and their role in it. Let us know how we can help you on your journey.

Global Impact Virtual Interns who successfully complete the six-week online internship will be awarded the following merits for their contributions:

  • A Certificate of Completion
  • A Professional Letter of Recommendation signed by your Internship Supervisor
  • Optional Community Service Hours

Remember, the deadline to register for the Summer Session of the internship is June 15, 2021.

Tuition: $1,999.00
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Eligibility Requirements
  1. Access to a desktop computer or laptop with reliable internet
  2. Working web camera and microphone for virtual course participation
  3. Active email address to communicate with your Internship Supervisor
  4. Ability to commit to the 6-week virtual course schedule
  5. English language proficiency
  6. Must be between the ages of 14-18*

*One Environmental Stewardship Track is available exclusively for students ages 18-24

Sample Schedule

SESSION DATES
July 06 – August 13

CORE CURRICULUM SESSIONS
Option A: Mondays & Wednesdays

  • Time Slot #1
    • 04:00pm–06:00pm EST
    • 01:00pm–03:00pm PST
  • Time Slot #2
    • 07:00pm–09:00pm EST
    • 04:00pm–06:00pm PST

CORE CURRICULUM SESSIONS
Option B: Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • Time Slot #1
    • 12:00pm–02:00pm EDT
    • 09:00am–11:00am PDT
  • Time Slot #2
    • 04:00pm–06:00pm EDT
    • 01:00pm–03:00pm PDT
  • Time Slot #3
    • 07:00pm–09:00pm EDT
    • 04:00pm–06:00pm PDT

FOCUS AREA SESSIONS
Saturdays

  • Animal & Wildlife Conservation Track (Land Focus)
    • 11:00am – 01:30pm EDT
    • 08:00am – 10:30am PDT
  • Animal & Wildlife Conservation Track (Marine Focus)
    • 11:00am – 01:30pm EDT
    • 08:00am – 10:30am PDT
  • Children & Education Track
    • 11:00am – 01:30pm EDT
    • 08:00am – 10:30am PDT
  • Environmental Stewardship Track (Ages 14-18)
    • 11:00am – 01:30pm EDT
    • 08:00am – 10:30am PDT
  • Public Health & Medicine Track (Medicine Focus)
    • 11:00am – 01:30pm EDT
    • 08:00am – 10:30am PDT
  • Community Development Track
    • 02:00pm – 04:30pm EDT
    • 11:00am – 01:30pm PDT
  • Environmental Stewardship Track (Ages 18-24)
    • 02:00pm – 04:30pm EDT
    • 11:00am – 01:30pm PDT
  • Public Health & Medicine Track (Public Health Focus)
    • 02:00pm – 04:30pm EDT
    • 11:00am – 01:30pm PDT
  • Social Justice Track
    • 02:00pm – 04:30pm EDT
    • 11:00am – 01:30pm PDT

SELF-GUIDED WORK
Weekly

  • Approx. 5 hours per week
    • Anytime you choose

OFFICE HOURS
Available Weekly (Optional)

Internship Breakdown

OVERVIEW OF YOUR HOURS
66 Impact Hours in Total

  • 36 total hours of virtual sessions
    • 10 hours with host organization engagement
    • 24 hours of skill development
    • 2 hours final project presentation
  • 30 total hours of self-guided project work

BREAKDOWN OF HOURS
Roughly 6-11 hours per week

  • ~ 6-7 hours each week of contact classes
  • ~ 4 hours self guided project & study guide

OPTIONAL SERVICE HOURS
Earn 10-20 Community Service Hours

  • Interns are eligible to receive a Service Certificate
    • For completion of any community service hours
    • Hours must be contributed as part of your internship
    • Hours vary based on your project and partner org
Internship Tuition Fee