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Absolute Internship: J-Term Career Development Placements in Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: January Interim
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
January Interim 2020 09/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/11/2020 02/08/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Partner:
Absolute Internship
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Program Term(s):
January Interim
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Minimum Class Standing:
Sophomore
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Minimum GPA:
2.50
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Prerequisites:
No
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Previous Language Study Req?:
No
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Language of Instruction:
English
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Housing Options:
Residence Hall
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Areas of Study:
Advertising, Art, Business Adminstration, Communication, Computer Science, Design (graphic, interior, etc.), Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies/Sustainability, Fashion, Finance, Information Technology, Journalism, Law, Management, Marketing, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Public Relations, Social Policy & Administration Program Design: Group based, Short Term
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Additional Program Options:
Internship
Program Description:
Program Description:
Custom Internships (Career Development course) in Sweden

Through a partnership with Absolute Internship, Gustavus offers custom internship placements in Stockholm in a number of professional fields. Participating students are placed in positions that will help them develop professional capacities useful in their post-graduation careers.

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Highlights.
  • Absolute Internship is a professional organization that focuses full-time on placing international interns in roles that support their academic and professional development.
  • There are regular Absolute Internship staff members based in Stockholm, and they maintain relationships with a network of relevant companies and organizations.
  • Absolute Internship offers well located student housing in a carefully selected facility. Housing is apartment-style, with shared bedrooms and shared common spaces including a kitchen.
  • Participants come from all over the world, so the Absolute Internship population in Stockholm is very diverse. (The added benefit here is global networking with other students from many countries.)
  • Absolute Internship also includes a program of professional-development activities and workshops as well as some cultural events and company/organization tours.
  • Absolute Internship guarantees an internship placement in the industry areas they support. (They cannot guarantee any specific company or organization, but they will find a suitable placement for each qualified applicant.)
  • Internships will not be compensated.
  • Academic Information. Students may complete internships either for academic credit or simply for the experience. A form within the application will allow students to clarify their intentions regarding credit. Note that the normal credit load is 1.0 Gustavus units. Absolute Internship is not a credit-awarding institution, so students seeking credit will be supervised for the course by a Gustavus professor.
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Typical Schedule. A typical first-ten-days schedule in the Absolute program looks something like this:
  • DAY 1: Check-in at the housing, attend the Welcome Dinner for an authentic Swedish local meal
  • DAY 2: Breakfast, Orientation, Internship Test Commute Run, free afternoon to explore the city
  • DAY 3: City Tour and Photo Scavenger Hunt, Group Dinner
  • DAY 4: First day at your internship, Group Dinner
  • DAY 5: Internship the entire day
  • DAY 6: Internship the entire day, Cultural Event and Group Dinner
  • DAY 7: Internship the entire day
  • DAY 8: Internship the entire day, Cultural Event
  • DAY 9: Day Trip Activity
  • DAY 10: Rest
Examples of Placements. Absolute Internship customizes placements to the fullest extent possible. Here are some examples of placements they have recently made:
  • Business placement
    • Partnership Development: Identify, build and manage long term relationships with strategic partners in pursuit of growth opportunities
    • Market Research: Identify and evaluate specific business opportunities and market trends
    • Additional responsibilities may include: Processes reports, preparing presentations, production for certain events.
  • Journalism placement
    • Writing stories for the newspaper
    • Accompany reporters on assignment
    • Undertake at least four writing assignments during the summer
  • Human Resources placement
    • Developing with line managers HR planning strategies which consider immediate and long-term staff requirements
    • Planning, and sometimes delivering, training – including inductions for new staff
    • Developing and implementing policies on issues like working conditions, performance management, equal opportunities, disciplinary procedures and absence management
Nobel Museum
Nobel Museum (excursion site)

The Placement Process.
  • Individual Pre-Departure Placement Meetings: Absolute assesses your internship placement preferences, priorities and goals, and discusses individual academic credit requirements.
  • Pre-Departure Information: Absolute provides a pre-departure orientation covering essential information about the host country, host city, program inclusions and the
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  • Provisional Placements: You will receive a provisional internship placement including an internship job description, host company information and website, as well as previous participant evaluations (should they be available).
  • Confirmation Interviews: A confirmation interview will be conducted between the host companies and you. The internship placement is always dependent upon the success of the confirmation interview with the host company.
  • Confirmation of Internship Placement: You are typically informed 6-8 weeks prior to the commencement of the program about your
  • provisional internship placement. Confirmation interviews are conducted during the same time frame to ensure that you are informed about the internship placement prior to arrival in the host country.
Program Costs. The program fee for J-Term 2020 is $5,345. (The fee may be lower if more than five Gustavus students participate.) This fee includes:
  • Pre-departure information and advice
  • Orientation
  • Shared accommodation (international high-quality standard, including utilities and internet bills)
  • Transportation to and from work
  • Welcome Pack including SIM card, etc.
  • Airport pickup at arrival (students must arrive on the same flight and during a designated time frame)
  • Welcome activity with fellow interns and the Absolute Internship Team
  • Business etiquette training and Professional Development seminars
  • Career speakers with leading industry experts and CEOs
  • Company visits to exciting and reputable firms as well as startups
  • Planned cultural weekend activities, including overnight trips
  • 24-hour on-site support from the team
  • Absolute Alumni Network
Other expenses not included in the fee will include: airfare to and from Sweden, some meals, airport drop-off at the end of the program, and personal expenses such as laundry. Gustavus arranges for a basic international health insurance coverage.

Gothenburg
Göteborg (Gothenburg), a weekend excursion site
 

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