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International Internships designed for students at
the USC College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sports Management

As part of your graduation requirements from the USC College of HRSM, you are required to complete two internships. Why not take the opportunity to explore the world as you build your experience and your resume?

Connect-123 has placed thousands of students into challenging, career-building internships in 6 cities around the world: Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, Shanghai, and Sydney.

Internships are designed to meet HRSM internship requirements, including the number of hours.

  • The Connect-123 International Internship Experience includes:
  • Custom internship placement that meets HRSM internship guidelines
  • Safe, comfortable, affordable housing options

  • Visa advice, airport pickup, comprehensive orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Social events and travel options
  • Lifelong alumni network

What our Interns say

Connect-123 helped to facilitate one of the best summers I’ve ever had, in Barcelona, Spain. They made sure that my experience was as great as possible, matching me up with an amazing host workplace, continually checking in on me, and always available for tips on how to get adjusted. Honestly I can not thank them enough for the opportunity!

Jordan Thompson, Hospitality

I was lucky enough to work for a sports organization in Ireland, and there I had the pleasure of meeting the most wonderful people, who taught me an amazing amount about the industry that I will take with me forever. Connect-123 really made this a seamless process, and was there for me every step of the way. I can honestly say I had the greatest adventure of my life, and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Erin Ellis, Sports Management

just 3 easy steps to get started:

1. inquire

Complete the form above to tell us which career-related internship you're interested in and if there’s a specific destination you’re interested in. We'll set up a time to speak with you to learn more about your interests so that we can create a program that's customized for YOU.

2. apply

Our on-the-ground team will discuss your application with local organizations to find the best-fit opportunities for you. You never have to commit to anything until we find you something you love, and your deposit is 100% refundable if we don’t find you anything in your top 2 areas of interest.

3. travel

We’ll send you all the pre-trip information you'll need, meet you at the airport and provide a comprehensive on-site orientation. From weekly events, to career guidance and 24/7 emergency support, we'll be there throughout your trip to ensure you're getting the most out of your experience -- while having the time of your life!


Are these internships paid?

Due to immigration and tax rules, these international internships are unpaid. Instead, we focus our efforts on getting you the most meaningful and challenging work that will fuel your career. Our alumni often report life-changing experiences that help them explore career choices, build their resumes and have extraordinary talking points during job interviews.  When customizing a program for you, we’ll ensure that it’s aligned with your goals and interests and that you’ll receive tangible value. 

How can I see what specific internships are available?

We have an ever-changing database of available internships, and are even able to tap our network to find new opportunities based on your specific interests and background. After you pay the $350/€350 deposit, our placement team will reach out to organizations on your behalf in order to find an opportunity. Our on-the-ground team will discuss your application with local organizations to find the best-fit opportunities for you. You never have to commit until we find something you love, and your deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t receive an offer in your first or second choice field.

When are the internships available and what are the start dates?

We have internships available year-round, and start dates are customizable to your schedule. The length of the internship will depend on the requirements of your major.

How can I confirm Connect-123’s reputation?

We have been placing students into international internships since 2006, and have placed over 3,000 students. Please check out the reviews on our website. University partners include Michigan State University, Ohio University, University of Colorado, Drexel University, Bentley University, Washington & Lee, and King’s College.

What is the program fee?

The 2020 program fee is $2,850 (€2,850 for Barcelona and Dublin), excluding housing. The program fee is the same for any duration and in addition to the internship placement includes arranging secure accommodation based on your budget and preferences; meeting you at the airport; a complete country information pack to help you prepare for your trip; a comprehensive orientation on arrival; access to Connect-123’s regular social and cultural events; discounts on tourist activities; substantial local support, from providing logistical assistance to career and personal mentoring to hands-on help in case of an emergency.

I have more questions.

We love questions. Please fill out the form above and you will be connected with a specialist who can answer all your questions by phone or email.

I love it! How do I get started?

Please fill out the form above and you will be invited to schedule a call with one of our placement specialists.

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