Registering your internship with the Global Internship Program ensures that you remain enrolled at Georgia Tech and have access to GT support while you are abroad. Additionally, your international internship will be permanently noted on your Georgia Tech transcript. No tuition is charged.
To begin registration go to ATLAS and click "Register Global Internship." Then click, "I have a username and password," and log in with your GT credentials. Once you are in the system, you will be promped to answer questionnaires, electronically sign documents, and upload your offer letter and graduate student approval form (if applicable). To return to your application to continue working on it at a later time, you can log back into the system by selecting "LOGIN" in the top right corner of the page.
Once you complete all required steps, the Global Internship Program advisor must approve your internship before you will be issued the registration permit. Internships must be full-time, meet minimum week requirements, be a professionally-oriented work experience that is major-related, and should expose you to a potential career field that is in line with your studies. Note that GT does not support internships in countries (or areas of countries) that are assigned a US State Department Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel). (For more information about this policy, see https://oie.gatech.edu/sa/health_safety.) Additionally, GIP must run academic and disciplinary checks on your student record, which requires input from offices across campus and can take up to two weeks. Please be patient with this proceess.
The GIP Advisor will issue your permit and email you with the Course Reference Number (CRN) once your internship has been approved. Once you have been issued the permit, you should register for the international internship/co-op course via OSCAR before the end of registration.
- If you are a US visa holder, you must also speak with an International Student Advisor in OIE before seeking/accepting an international internship. An ISA can advise you on matters related to your US visa, the feasibility of renewing your US visa, and how going abroad may impact you as a US visa holder. See https://oie.gatech.edu/isss_advising for more information.
International Insurance and Health
All students (US citizens and international students) going abroad on a Georgia Tech program are required by the University System of Georgia to carry overseas insurance (which includes travel, medical, security, evacuation, and repatriation benefits). GT has partnered with CISI to offer extremely affordable and comprehensive insurance to students traveling overseas. Students who register with the Global Internship Program will automatically be charged $165 for each fall or spring term, and/or $125 for each summer term. This charge will appear on your GT Bursar account approximately 2-3 weeks after the semester has begun. You will receive an email directly from CISI once you have been registered in the GIP course with your insurance card and policy number. Click here to review the CISI insurance policy brochure.
If you are currently enrolled in or plan to enroll in the BCBS GT Student Health Insurance Plan, we highly recommend you to contact Jennifer White in Stamps Health Services. It is your responsibility to understand the implications of going abroad/being enrolled in the Global Internship Program on your BCBS insurance status. International students, please keep in mind that you will continue to be charged for the BCBS insurance as usual even when abroad. This insurance and its fee are not related to the Global Internship Program or the CISI overseas insurance.
Students are encouraged to disclose any health concerns with the GIP staff prior to departure so we can help you identify resources to manage your needs while abroad.