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  • Locations: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate):
2.5
Minimum GPA (Graduate):
3.0
Language of Instruction:
English, Swedish
Housing:
Flat/Apartment
Number of Credits Offered:
6 Eligible Population: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, Graduate
Type of Program: Internship Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:
Internships  in Stockholm

Internship Placements in Stockholm, Sweden

Living and interning in Stockholm will be a hugely rewarding and memorable experience. With some of the world’s most recognized brands like Ikea, Ericsson, Volvo and more, the innovation and entrepreneurship that abounds in this dynamic country is like no other. Socially speaking, Stockholm is quite progressive and visually focused as a leader in fashion, music, interior design, and architecture.

Stockholm is a culturally rich city serving as the capital of Sweden and as one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. Home of the Nobel Prize, recently named the world’s smartest IT city, and known for its summer festivals and music scene, Stockholm is Europe ingenuity and culture at its finest. Its state-of-the-art Internet speeds, world-renowned transportation system, and environmentally friendly practices ensure an amazing experience for all. And get this: With 90% of Swedish citizens speaking fluent English, Stockholm has become a truly global city!

Furthermore, with a government goal of becoming one of the three most popular event cities in Europe, there will never be a lack of things to do or see. Join free summer festivals like Popaganda, Summer Solstice Festival, and Skateathon. In addition to professional workshops, included in your program is an all-inclusive day trip in Sweden and various networking and cultural events. Some may include a boat tour through the 100+ islands (archipelagos); a sunset safari in the wildness; a historical tour through the 400-year-old canals; and more! 
 


Program Details

Global Experiences

The Global Education office has partnered with Global Experiences to provide Mason students an internship experience in Stockholm, Sweden. Unlike traditional study abroad programs focusing on one particular subject, internship programs include students from different majors, working and studying in the same location.  The student’s internship placement within a company relative to their area of study defines their global work experience, and determines the internship course credit the student will receive. For example, a Stockholm internship program can include (but is not limited to) students majoring in business and economics, communications, marketing, accounting, and IT. 

Internships and Placement

The internship component involves students working five days a week for two months at non-profit or for-profit organization. Once accepted by the Global Education Office, students will work closely with a Global Experiences placement officer to identify areas of interest so as to secure an internship for their summer abroad. Students may inquire about the type of internship opportunities in their area of study as well as about the complete support services offered during the program to their Global Education Office Program Officer. Within your inquiry, please include your major, career goals, and what knowledge you wish to gain from the internship experience. 

To lean more about the internship placement timeline, click here

Internship Credit

Undergraduate:  The default Mason internship study abroad credit for undergraduate summer and semester programs is 6 Mason resident credits of Integrative Studies (INTS) 390 - International Internship. Coursework is obtained by an online Blackboard course, taught by a Mason faculty member, during the program. If students wish to obtain internship credit other than INTS 390, students must meet with the internship coordinator or department chair in the department from which they wish to obtain the credit. Students must then communicate with the program officer to complete the necessary paperwork to approve department-specific credit.

Previously, students have been able to obtain alternate credits in the following:

Economics (ECON) 498: Internship (6 credits)
Global Affairs (GLOA) 495: Global Experiential Learning (6 credits)
Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 385: International Field Experience (6 credits)
Government (GOVT) 480: Internship (3 credits) + Government (GOVT) 398: Study Abroad (3 credits)
Psychology (PSYC) 327: Psychology in the Community (3 credits) + Psychology (PSYC) 461: Special Topics (3 credits)
Communication (COMM) 399: Special Topics in Communication (3 credits) + Communication (COMM) 307: Field Study in Communication (3 credits)


Graduate: Graduate credit may be available for this internship study abroad program, contact the Program Officer for more information. 

Housing

Interns in the Stockholm program will be staying in twin share rooms in centrally located student apartments. All apartments are furnished Swedish style with shared access to kitchen facilities.

You can expect Internet WiFi, a bed, cooking utensils, and a desk and chair. Students of the same gender will share a bedroom with each other. The design uniqueness known in Sweden can be seen in your housing: sharp and simple minimalist living style.

Program Cost

Summer 2018: $

Contact

Program Officer


Whitney Morgan
wmorgan2@gmu.edu
703-993-4798
Schedule an appointment



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/19/2017
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.