Future-Proof your career – Remote International Internship Online
|PROGRAM FEE:||US $2,990|
|LOCATIONS:||Greater China, Japan, Korea, India, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia|
- International Business
- Media & Entertainment
- Tech & Computing
- Environment & Sustainability
- Communications & PR
- Visual Design
- International Relations & NGOs
- Law and more.
- Guaranteed Internship Project.
- Resume Review
- Professional Interview Preparation
- Future-Proof Your Career Course accredited by the University of Montana
- Cross-Culture & Employability Workshops
- Network with students & professionals
- Letter of Recommendation & Skills Learning
- Outcomes Report
- University of Montana Course transcript (3 credits)
This remote international internship builds essential critical skills and knowledge for charting and navigating your future career.
Acquired competencies include discovering the workplace through an immersive experience, networking, creative problem-solving, navigating workplace challenges,multicultural diversity, interviewing, and sustainable business practice. Course includes guided mentorship, competency-based assessment, and engaged online learning through active participation in a remote internship, workshops, case-studies, role-playing, and virtual presentations.
So, if you are planning to do an internship, to graduate soon, and to start looking for that first career experience, this is the course for you. Future-proof your career by learning how to leverage both your college education and your internship experience.
TRANSCRIPT & TRANSFERRING CREDITS
NEXSTEP has partnered with a US School of Record, the University of Montana, to offer a US transcript for participating in this program. Students participating in the program can earn 3 US credits.
Credit awarded will be based on the successful completion of the online course which is managed by NEXSTEP in collaboration with NEXSTEP School of Record, the University of Montana (UM).
Upon completion of the program, students receive an official transcript from NEXSTEP ’s School of Record, the University of Montana (UM).
Located in Missoula, MN, UM is accredited by the the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1932. The UM transcript will reflect credit earned during this program.
You will need to connect with the study abroad office at your home university to ensure the credits will transfer back to your home university. NEXSTEP will send a transcript post-program with our recommendation on credit transfer.
Apply by: August 30
Thursday 15 September: Onboarding Day
Start Date: Monday September 19 – Friday November 11,2022
Apply by: October 15
Thursday 24 November: Onboarding Day
Start Date: Monday November 28 – Friday January 20, 2023
Apply by: Jan 15
Thursday 23 February: Onboarding Day
Start Date: Monday February 27 – Friday April 21, 2023
Apply by: April 15
Thursday 1 June: Onboarding Day
Start Date: Monday June 5 – Friday July 28, 2023
Based upon the experiences, outcomes, and evaluative feedback of over 3,500 successful internships, this course builds essential critical skills and knowledge for charting your future career and professional ambitions.
It provides both a theoretical framework and practical experiential learning in key areas of career-based competencies such as team-building and collaborative team work, internal and external networking, navigating workplace challenges, working effectively through remote platforms, creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and sustainable business design and practice.
Today’s employers actively seek to recruit workers with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes appropriate to understanding 21st challenges and the business strategies needed to address and overcome them.
Practical experience and engaged learning are important pathways towards acquiring such skills and, as such, this course engages your mind and heart through guided mentorships, competency-based assessment, and engaged online learning through active participation in workshops, case-studies, role-playing, and virtual presentations.
To achieve the learning objectives, you will be paired with a mentor who guides you through the course requirements, evaluates your progress, administers competency-based assessments, and engages you in insights and activities designed to build skill-sets that future-proof your career and professional ambitions.
Organized and delivered in parallel with a formal internship sourced and designed to align to your specific major and personal areas of academic interest, this virtual course is designed to ensure you get the most out of your very real internship.
Given that companies look for employee candidates with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experience pertinent to today’s competitive, mobile, and digital world, course learning objectives are articulated around essential competencies designed to future-proof your personal growth and professional career success. As such, at the successful conclusion of the course, you will be able to demonstrate the following skills in three core learning domains:
Cognitive Critical Thinking Skills
- Identify practical skills, attitudes, and experiences sought by employers today
- Create your LinkedIn profile and start your career narrative
- Describe digital transformation and its impact on employability
- Demonstrate how the job responsibilities and experiences of your internship apply to practical and critical thinking skills employers look for in the job interview
- Recognize areas of improvement and corresponding corrective strategies vis-à- vis one’s remote-work practical and communicative skills
- Recognize awareness of, and sensitivity to, workplace diversity, inclusion, and equity
- Identify the challenges of navigating the challenges multicultural environments effectively and appropriately
- Recognize the importance of developing adaptability, autonomy, and resilience as key to successful remote-working
- List strategies/tactics for managing and resolving conflicts in remote teams
- List techniques designed to enhance your well-being in remote-working
- Identify, adopt, and display key attributes of professional demeanor and presentation vis-à-vis colleagues and potential employers
- Identify core networking skills appropriate for meeting new professionals and engaging potential employers
- Demonstrate your ability to assess your remote-work productivity, effective time management, and task-management output
- Demonstrate an ability to cultivate meaningful empathy during remote-work interactions
- Identify techniques for establishing an effective
YOUR REMOTE INTERNSHIP
Students then receive their remote internship assignment pairing them with a company operating internationally and located primarily in Asia but also in other regions as needed.
Throughout the following 8-week remote internship, the student is directly involved in multiple business-driven activities aligned to the company vision, mission, and values. Within the internship, students are exposed to a wide-variety of professional tasks and experiences which are limited only by the nature of remote online learning, virtual engagement, and distance collaboration.
To succeed in their remote internship, students must show adaptability and flexibility in their interactions with the host-site supervisor and extended colleagues.
They must appreciate the context and cultural setting in which the daily business functions and activities take place at the host organization.
Internship activities and projects vary widely from company to company and from sector to sector.
Past NexStep students have however been directly engaged in remote project-based work such as:
- Market research
- Marketing strategy
- New product development
- Document review and editing
- Resource collection and cataloging
- Investment analysis
- Community management
- Software development
- Social media and external relations
- Talent sourcing
Whatever the work or activity assigned to the student, the host-company understands that the fundamental purpose of the remote internship is educational: i.e., engaging the student in both host-company projects and co-worker teams that, together, contribute to the student’s ongoing personal and professional development in line with the student’s academic major and desired career goals. While the student is simultaneously engaged in advancing the company’s business objectives remotely, the NexStep syllabus provides a parallel structure and process for ensuring that students also advance in their own personal, professional, and academic goals.
David Passiak is one of the world’s leading experts on flow, empathy, and innovation in international entrepreneurship, coaching, and 21st century business skills. He is the founder and Chief Empathy Officer of Flow Coach, founder of the Empathy Flow Conference, and author of numerous books in 21st century innovation and flow-life design systems, including Empower: How to Create the Future (Kindle, 2016), Disruption Revolution — Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and the New Rules of Leadership (Kindle, 2013), Red Bull to Buddha: Innovation and the Search for Wisdom (Kindle, 2013).
He has spent the last 12 years traveling and leading workshops in over 50 countries. He was described by the BBC as “applying time-tested traditions learned through religious and cultural studies to build powerful movements and online communities around brands and startups.” A former Religious Studies scholar, David Passiak received an MA from Arizona State University and did Ph.D. studies at Princeton University.
WHO CAN APPLY
This program is designed for undergraduate students enrolled in a broad range of disciplines (business, humanities, arts..) at universities across the world. Students must be looking to develop essential critical skills and knowledge for charting and navigating their future career while earning US 3 credits.