Global Expertise Oregon - GEO Internships
Global Expertise Oregon (GEO) is an Oregon-based global internship program designed to enhance the global outreach of Oregon business, industry and organizations, strengthen export opportunities, and advance new international connections for Oregon while providing global interns with professional internship opportunities in Oregon.
The program is a collaboration of Oregon University System International Programs, international university partners around the world and Oregon business, industry and non-profit organizations.
Intern in the USA!
A global internship is an opportunity to enhance your professional skills and expertise in your field of study. By participating in an internship in a US company or organization located in Oregon, USA, you can experience a unique professional, international and intercultural experience.
GEO internships are facilitated by the GEO team of Oregon University System International Programs in cooperation with your home university’s international exchange office. For a list of currently eligible universities, please see GEO's 'Current GEO Partners' page.
Oregon, located on the west coast of the United States, is situated above California and below Washington. Oregon is home to Portland, Oregon, one of the greenest cities in the US. The state also prides itself on its prosperous wine country and agricultural regions, beautiful mountain ranges, pristine natural coastal range, high desert, and fertile valleys. Oregon’s natural beauty and diversity is also reflected in the businesses and organizations that call Oregon home. Portland is the urban center and home to a vast number of international businesses and organizations, highlighted by its high density of outdoor and sports apparel companies, sustainability organizations, and advanced manufacturing. Portland and the Willamette Valley have also earned the nickname the “Silicon Forest” for its high density of global technology companies located here. From Fortune 500 companies to medium size businesses to small family run companies and organizations, Oregon is known for its innovation and global outreach.
GEO Internship Advantages
The GEO program offers interns many benefits:
A global and intercultural experience in a US company or organization in Oregon and its surrounding region.
OUS representatives assist as facilitators, counselors, and information resource before, during and after your internship
On-line and/or Oregon-based orientations
On-going evaluation of each internship
US resume, cover letter, and interviewing advice and review
Visa, housing tips and acclimation assistance
Lifetime alumni affiliation with the Global Expertise Network: an alumni network of past participants and companies and organizations
For information on eligibility for GEO Internships and how to apply, visit their website at http://geo.ous.edu/index.html