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        Business Consulting Internships

        Want to really stand out from your peers when it comes time to look for a job? Make a huge difference upgrading your résumé by becoming a part of a Business Consulting Internship in Italy or Spain this summer. Each Business Consulting Internship is 9+ weeks long, including 8 weeks of consulting work for an international client, a week of summer break for travel, and time for overlapping coursework and cultural activities. Consulting projects will be guided by experienced consultants who will provide instruction on the purpose, methods, and outcomes of formal consulting projects.

        Business Consulting Internship in Turin, Italy

        While in Turin, Italy, not only will you have the opportunity to earn college credits and experience in a global business environment but you will also get to travel to some of the most famous attractions in Turin, such as Museo Egizio, Palazzo Reale, Porta Palatina, Piazza San Carlo, Palazzo Madama, Juventus Stadium, and many more. Potential visits to nearby attractions like Lake Orta, Sacra di San Michele, or Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso are also possible. Tours will be announced prior to departure from the U.S. and are subject to change.

        Business Consulting Internship in Milan, Italy

        While in Milan, Italy, not only will you have the opportunity to earn college credits and experience in a global business environment but you will also get to travel to some of the most famous attractions in Milan, such as the Duomo (Milan Cathedral), Castello Sforzesco, Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Technology, Piazza dei Mercanti, Ac Milan San Siro Stadium, and many more. Potential visits to nearby attractions like Lake Como, Bergamo, or Franciacorta are also possible. Tours will be announced prior to departure from the U.S. and are subject to change.

        Business Consulting Internship in Madrid, Spain

        While in Madrid, Spain, not only will you have the opportunity to earn college credits and experience in a global business environment but you will also get to travel to some of the most famous attractions in Madrid, such as the Royal Palace, Prado National Museum, Retiro Park, Cybele’s Fountain, Las Ventas bullring, Madrid Rio, Santiago Bernabeu stadium, and many more. Potential visits to nearby cities like Toledo, Valencia, Granada, or Cordoba are also possible. Tours will be announced prior to departure from the U.S. and are subject to change.

        Program Objectives

        This 9+ week program will provide you with hands-on work experience combined with a unique cultural experience.

        During the program, you will work with a team on a consulting project for a business client. At the end of the project, you and your team will prepare a written report, completed in English, and make a formal presentation to the client with their proposed solutions and/or advice.

        You will solve real business problems through teamwork in an international setting under the direction and supervision of experienced consultants and Auburn Harbert College faculty.

        Academic and Travel Requirements

        • Academic Requirements

          Before you can qualify to be a part of a Business Consulting Internship, you must have completed MNGT 3100, MKTG 3310, and FINC 3610 at least one semester before participation. Additionally to qualify, you must be a business major (those with a 3.0 GPA and Senior standing at the program start will be given priority). While not required, it is recommended that you participate during the summer after your Junior year and before your Senior year.

          During your participation, all courses are 3 credit hours each.

          There are two courses (6 credit hours)  required for all students to be taken as part of the program:

          1. Strategic Management—MNGT 4800
          2. International Consulting—MNGT 4610 or Internship Course by Major—XXXX 3920/4920


          Additional electives are available but are not required. Please note that elective courses are subject to change by semester.

          • Money and Banking—ECON 3200
          • International Marketing—MKTG 4400
          • Financial Markets & Institutions—FINC 3700
          • Project Management—SCMN 4970
          • International Business Operations—BUSI 3250
        • Travel Requirements

          Visa and Passport

          In order to be eligible to participate in a Business Consulting Internship, you must ensure that you have obtained the appropriate documentation.

          In order to travel anywhere outside the U.S., you must have a valid Passport, good for 1 year after you return to the U.S. after your program. Additionally, you must meet any other Spanish or Italian immigration regulations, such as acquiring a visa.

          Note: Currently, Spain and Italy do not have any visa or special requirements for U.S. citizens. We will inform you if requirements change. International students will be responsible for determining and meeting any Spanish or Italian immigration rules applicable to their specific situation.

          Contact Auburn Abroad at harbertglobal@auburn.edu for more information.

          Housing

          During the course of the program, you will be required to live in student apartments with a roommate.

          Housing in Italy and Spain is professionally managed student apartments located in central, safe locations. They will typically include laundry facilities, a kitchen, and Internet access.

          If you so desire, you may request a roommate; however, all students are required to share a student apartment with one other student in the program.

          Specific housing location and details will be provided prior to departure from the U.S. If you have any further concerns or questions about housing, please contact Auburn Abroad at harbertglobal@auburn.edu.

        Cost and Fees

        • Program Fees
          Program fees total $8,979 and include AU coursework credit hours (typically 6–12); consulting placement; housing in Spain or Italy for the duration of the program; a transportation pass for the duration of the program; cultural and professional programs; a walking tour of Madrid, Milan, or Turin; welcome and farewell receptions; trip cancellation insurance; and emergency evacuation insurance (does not replace major medical).
        • Estimated Additional Costs

          Estimated additional costs (not included in program fees) total $3,619 and include: a roundtrip flight to Madrid, Milan, or Turin; most meals; passport and visa (if needed); optional tours and entrance fees to some sights; Auburn Abroad fee ($691); and Harbert College of Business Professional fee ($150) for Harbert College majors.

          If you have any further questions or concerns about the costs and fees of the trip, please contact Auburn Abroad at harbertglobal@auburn.edu.

        Important Dates

        October 18, 2019

        Application review period begins. Deposit required to reserve a spot ($1,000).

        December 31, 2019

        Last day to drop without financial penalty. After this date, $1,000 deposit is forfeit.

        January 9, 2020 (e-bill posted date)

        First payment for half of remaining program fees due ($3,989.50).

        February 7, 2020 (e-bill due date)

        After February 7, the half of the fees paid plus the $1,000 deposit is forfeited if the decision to withdraw is made.

        February 28, 2020

        Final Application Due

        March 12, 2020 (e-bill posted date)

        Second payment for half of remaining program fees due ($3,989.50).

        March 2020

        Final Consulting Interviews. Dates TBA.

        March 2020

        Completed application due to EspanaConnect or ItaliaConnect and Auburn Office of International Education. Date TBA.

        April 10, 2020 (e-bill due date)

        After April 10, all fees plus the $1,000 deposit is forfeited if the decision to withdraw is made.

        April 16, 2020 (tentative)

        Auburn Study Abroad Fee due to Bursar ($691)

        May 8–10, 2020

        Consulting Boot Camp at AU

        May 11–15, 2020

        MNGT 4800 course taken on campus at Auburn. Required for all students.

        May 20, 2020

        Leave USA, arrive in Madrid, Milan, or Turin on May 21 (overnight flight from U.S.)

        May 21–24, 2020

        Orientation & city tours with faculty director

        May 25–June 19, 2020

        Consulting Internship Work

        June 20–28, 2020

        Summer Break for travel

        June 29–July 24, 2020

        Consulting Internship Work

        July 25, 2020

        Leave Madrid, Milan, or Turin and arrive in USA

        August 2020 (tentative)

        HCOB Professional Fee due ($150)

        Start Your Application Early

        We have limited space for our Business Consulting Internships, so be sure to submit your application as soon as possible.

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