Program Information
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Winter 2021: Virtual International Internship - HDFS
January 06, 2021 - February 03, 2021
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
09/09/2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PMRSVP to
09/11/2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMRSVP to
09/15/2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMRSVP to
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/30/2020 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMZoom:
12/01/2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMZoom Link:
12/03/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMZoom Link:
12/07/2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMZoom Link:
12/10/2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMZoom Link:
Program Notes
Once you have completed the online application, students are required to e-mail Danielle Dolan ( the following:
  1. Resume (please attach evidence that your resume has been reviewed by the UD Career Services Center)
  2. One-page cover letter to potential employers describing your skill set and type of work placement that meets your interests. Make sure the letter is error fee and that you proofread it carefully. Find examples at the UD Career Services Center's website.
Once you have completed the online application, the faculty director will contact you to schedule an interview. As part of the interview process, the faculty director will assess your preparedness using various questions, including the following:
  • Why do you want to participate in the internship?
  • What types of experience do you expect to gain that is different from interning or working for a company within the United States?
  • What particular skills are you able to bring to your work team?
  • What is your comfort level with working on a completely remote team-based project?
Program Description
Gain professional business experience by participating in an international 4-week project-based virtual internship program. The internship is an unpaid training position that allows students to gain experience in the growing field of human resources. Students will work in small teams of students, completing a project for a non-profit or a for-profit organization based in one of the following locations: Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, or Dublin Ireland.

Drawing on their extensive network of partner organizations, our provider, Global Academic Ventures (GAV), will place students in some of the most prestigious multinational corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, government bodies, nonprofit organizations and community service organizations. Every effort will be made to place students in an internship environment that suits their interests and future career plans. Students will meet periodically in real time with their internship supervisors to receive assignments and feedback, and work on their own and in groups on their assigned projects.

Students will earn three UD credits for the internship experience by enrolling in HDFS 334: Experiential Education, taught online by University of Delaware staff. The class will meet synchronously online with the instructor several times during the winter session but there will also be asynchronous components as well.

The Program Fee includes placement in a major-appropriate internship based on the student’s qualifications, experience, and interest; an online orientation in December, and ongoing academic support by the faculty member during the course of the internship experience.

The Program Fee does not include UD winter session tuition; see costs below. In addition, participants are responsible for maintaining reliable internet connections and for being available for periodic meetings with their supervisors. Given the time differences, these meetings for Pacific locations will likely be in the evenings (for Eastern Standard Time Zone), or in the mornings for those interning with a Europe-based organization.

Acceptance and Scholarships will be announced September 30.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Open to Human Services and Human Relations Administration majors.
HDFS 334-073: Field Experience (3 credits)
Policy-oriented, experiential learning. Faculty and public service and research centers will provide a mentoring experience in a range of forms including internships, research projects, study abroad, and supervised community-based initiatives in the world of practice with public agencies and nonprofit organizations in Delaware, the region, nationally and internationally.
HDFS 364-070: Field Experiences in Administration (3 credits)
Provides opportunities to work and participate in human service agencies, business and industry, as well as formal and non-formal educational settings. May be repeated for up to nine credit hours.
Prerequisite: HDFS 334
Restrictions: Requires permission of instructor. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 and major field index of 2.75.
UNIV 371-025: Domestic Travel Study: HDFS Virtual Internship (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience and are required to complete a brief post-program assessment of these changes.
The Virtual International Internship is designed for undergraduate students. A minimum 2.8 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale) is preferred.

Open to Human Services and Human Relations Administration majors.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $(TBD).
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $0.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,590.00$1,884.00
Final Program Fee$550.00$550.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$2,170.00$2,464.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$(TBD)$(TBD)
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.

NOTE: Full-time undergraduate students taking at least 12 credits in the fall 2020 semester may take up to an additional six credits this academic year during the winter and/or summer 2021 sessions at no additional tuition charge. The maximum number of course credits spread across the fall semester and winter and/or summer sessions covered by this provision is 18. If a student takes 12 credits in fall, they will have 6 tuition-free credits left to use in winter and/or summer. If they take 13 credits in the fall, they will have 5 tuition-free credits left to use, and so on. Students will be charged tuition in winter and/or summer for any credits exceeding 18. For full details, please visit the UD Return to Fall Website.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 20, 2020
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedTBD
$0.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $0.00 Initial Payment.
Danielle Dolan
Faculty Director
Human Development and Family Sciences
111 Alison Hall West

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.