The Benefits of My Carpe Global Internship
I began my journey with Carpe Global in January of 2021, when I connected with the founder and CEO of Carpe Global, Jay Harris, on LinkedIn. We scheduled a short interview a week later to talk about an internship at Carpe Global. I joined the team shortly after, and began my very first internship. An internship with Carpe Global is an asset for young globalists, like myself. I would like to share some of the benefits of an internship with Carpe Global with you.
Access to the CG library
As a hopeful intern with dreams of an international career, I was thrilled to learn that a Carpe Global internship means access to the entire Carpe Global content library. I have applied to scholarships and programs that I would have never heard of if I did not intern with CG. I have also shared opportunities with my friends who would make talented candidates. Here are some of the resources I found during my internship that made me excited about pursuing a career in the international relations field:
- TESOL Fellowship at the American University of Cairo: Fellows will teach English for 8 hours a week while pursuing a full time graduate degree at the university of Cairo in exchange for a tuition and fees waiver. Open to all nationalities.
- Nobel Week Dialogue Scholarship Program: Ten selected grad and undergrad students will travel to Stockholm in December 2021 to participate in a seminar on issues of global development, equity, and justice.
- Study abroad in Cyprus with University of Nicosia Study Abroad: University of Nicosia offers a variety of study abroad programs for students wishing to study for a semester in Cyprus.
Team members from all over the country—and across the world—who share my international interests
The Carpe Global team hails from across the globe. As an intern, I was able to gain experience in team management with international coworkers. The interns often network with each other, so I have meet people from all over the world (over zoom) who I would have never met otherwise.
Carpe Global internships are fully remote. Each intern is given a list of tasks they must complete by the end of the week, but it is up to the employees to decide which hours we work. There is a 7 hour minimum commitment, but interns can choose how many hours they would like to contribute every week.
A variety of positions are available
Since beginning my internship at Carpe Global, I have worked on four different teams. Holding multiple positions at Carpe Global has allowed me to gain a variety of new skills that I can include on my resume. First, I was the CG Newsletter team lead, where I managed the monthly newsletter. Concurrently, I managed the Special Features Page, where I promoted the most interesting resources on the website, as well as the Content Harvesting Team, where I learned how to collect useful resources for Carpe Global. My final position at Carpe Global was Blog Manager. I organized posts by guest authors, wrote my own blog posts, and uploaded the weekly blog posts. I have even been able to raise awareness for organizations that I believe in, such as ELNOR and The Borgen Project, by promoting them in blog posts.
Earn credit at your institution
I was able to earn 3 credits at my university, Seton Hall, for my internship. I know that several of our interns have also been able to earn credit for their internships. Jay Harris was extremely helpful during this process.
So what are you waiting for?
I am glad I connected with Jay Harris on LinkedIn because it allowed me to develop the skills I will use for the rest of my career. If you are interested in becoming a Carpe Global intern, reach out to Jay Harris and the Carpe Global team to learn more!
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Sarah Hyser is an associate at Carpe Global. She leads the Welcome to Worldly blog and publishes the monthly newsletter. Sarah is a rising senior at the Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations. She majors in Diplomacy and minors in Middle Eastern Studies and French. She plans to pursue a graduate degree in Sustainable Development and International Affairs, and work in international development.