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Global Internships

The School of Media and Communication at Temple University is pleased to offer exciting summer global internship opportunities in international cities such as BarcelonaHong Kong and London and domestic locations, including cities such as Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Regardless of program location, all students will spend two weeks on Temple’s Main Campus studying Intercultural Communications in the Workplace as a group before they depart for their chosen destinations.  The programs include all of your necessary on-site amenities, including housing, meals (in most locations), program events, and transportation. As part of this program, you will work one-on-one with an industry expert, who will help you refine your interviewing skills, perfect your resume, and ultimately help you secure an internship in your desired field, as he/she will give you access to thousands of internships at exclusive companies.  Each program destination provides a unique experience that combines travel, learning, exciting events, with a resume building internship and the pre-departure course will ensure that you’re fully prepared for the workplace and cultural differences you’re sure to encounter in your host city.  Students will receive transcripts from Temple University and earn six credits for this experience.

Summer Global Internship Program Dates:

On-campus dates (held on Temple University’s main campus):*tentative
May 15- May 28. 2015

On-site program dates: (varies by location)

Students intern full-time in their chosen program location while simultaneously completing coursework through an online internship course:

International Internship 2015 destinations:*tentative
Barcelona: May 30 – July 25, 2015
Hong Kong: June 13 – August 8, 2015
London: June 6 – August 2, 2015*

Domestic Internship 2015 destinations:*tentative
Boston: June 7 – August 1, 2015
Chicago: June 7 – August 1, 2015
Los Angeles: June 21 – August 15, 2015
Miami: June 6 – August 1, 2015
NYC Session 1: May 31 – July 25, 2015
NYC Session 2: June 7 – August 1, 2015
NYC Investment Banking: May 31 – August 1, 2015
San Francisco: May 31 – July 25, 2015
Washington, DC: May 30 – July 25, 2015

*Global Summer Internships in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and NYC (Session 1, 2 and Investment Banking) are NOT to be confused with the existing summer study away programs in Los Angeles and San Francisco - both of these programs are offered through the Film & Media Arts department - and the existing summer study away programs in London and New York City - both programs are offered through SMC Study Away, which is also offering this Global Summer Internship program.

If at any time you need clarification on these programs, please contact SMC Study Away at

Application Deadline: March 2, 2015


Check out Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia designed by Catalan architect Antoni Guadi

The Temple SMC Barcelona Internship program is an all-inclusive program and provides students with the opportunity to live, learn, and work in one of the most culturally diverse cities on the Mediterranean Sea.  Spend some time indulging your other interests, as well. Barcelona is a culturally diverse city that speaks both Catalan and Spanish. Located within the city’s edges are beautiful parks, historic stadiums, famous architecture, beaches around the Mediterranean Sea, and live music and theatres echoing throughout the city’s walls. As one of the world’s fashion plates, Barcelona is also popular for shopping and Las Ramblas is a famous series of 5 interconnected streets that boast being one of the finest pedestrian boulevards in the world filled with cafes, shops, street performers and so much more.

Barcelona also provides a fascinating variation on Spanish culture. The city loves eating, drinking, and partying as you might find in Madrid, but does everything with more of an international influence. Barcelona shows a slightly different side of Spain than you might find elsewhere due to its geography and the influences throughout its history. The resistance of the Catalans over time has left the city with a free-spirited exuberance that both charms and welcomes. The strong cultural and linguistic roots of Catalonia are deeply embedded in the city’s past and give Barcelona much of its unique flavor.

A number of Barcelona internships are available in almost all industries, most notably communications, public relations, event planning, journalism, publishing and many more.  Experience Spain this summer and apply for the Temple SMC Barcelona Internship Program.

Language Proficiency

Overall the more Spanish a student speaks the more opportunities and options they will have available to them during the internship placement process. However, fluency is not necessary to participate in the program.  Students with lower Spanish proficiency may be paired, at the internship site, with a student who has stronger Spanish skills on specific internship projects.

Hong Kong

The Temple SMC Hong Kong internship provides a great opportunity to intern in a developing world economy known for its innovation. In Hong Kong, the modern stands side-by-side with the traditional. It’s a city that boasts many seemingly contradictory titles. One of these, the East-meets-West cultural aspect, is enduringly interesting. Both fast-paced and personal,

It’s easy to see why Hong Kong is known for it’s expansive skyline and deep natural harbor. Check it out for yourself this summer!

Hong Kong offers a distinctive blend of Chinese tradition and a wealth of influences from international waters. It is a city of multiple islands with an amazing skyline and exceptional architecture. Navigation is easy within the city, as it has a modern public transportation system and signs are in both English and Chinese.

Language Proficiency

As most businesses in Hong Kong conduct their daily work in English, Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) proficiency is not required to participate.  Those students who do have either Cantonese or Mandarin proficiency will have a greater number of internship options available.

Because of Hong Kong’s developing economy, it is a very competitive market for internships in many industries such as advertising, communications, public relations, marketing, art galleries and many more.  As a student in Hong Kong, you’ll expand your life experience and your knowledge base widely, in many fresh and exciting ways.  Apply today!

Program Highlights

  • Study Intercultural Communications in the Workplace and intern in one of these major world cities!
  • Live  and work in a major international or domestic city for 8 weeks this summer!
  • Visit cultural sites, attend networking events, group meals, overnight excursions, local tours and much more to fully immerse yourself in your host city!


The Temple SMC Global Internship program was offered for the first time in Summer 2013.  Continue to check these pages as more information is being added regularly.

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