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Libra Internship Program Key Pre-Departure Steps
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Nov 26

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DEREE undergraduate students have the life-changing opportunity to undertake an unforgettable international internship experience with the Libra Group. To be considered for the Libra Internship Program, all applicants must apply online at www.librainternship.com. Libra takes students from a wide variety of majors and academic and professional backgrounds; the only requirements are that applicants demonstrate strong interest in the industry/industries to which they are applying, as well as self-motivation. Students who wish to study abroad, in addition to the internship experience, should consult the Study Abroad Office. We are here to help you with the process of interning and studying abroad -completing applications, securing a visa, choosing a university and more.

Below are the key steps for the International Internship program:


Check your eligibility before applying (show)

To see if you are eligible to apply, click here. It is advisable that you start the process no later than 1 month before the deadline. Your completed application has to be submitted to the Libra Group by the stated deadline for you to be considered for this program.

If eligible, complete the Online Application (show)

If you are eligible, please visit the Libra Internship Program website to apply online. It is suggested you also e-mail the Office of Career Services to inform them of your desire to apply and follow our tips here. The Libra Group will then ascertain if, based on your application package, you are eligible for an interview. View the Libra Internship Program key dates.

Purchase Health Coverage (show)

A basic Libra Group requirement is to have International Health Insurance (IHI). You can either extend your family insurance plan or decide to purchase individual insurance, be it private or public health coverage. In either case, it is imperative you confirm your coverage extends to the location you will be interning. Be sure to look into this early on as it can take a few months to settle this requirement. Here is a link to some suggestions about purchasing IHI.

Obtain your passport (show)

If you don’t already have one, you need to obtain a passport. Greek students should visit the Hellenic National Passport Center website for more information about obtaining a passport: http://www.passport.gov.gr. If you have a passport, please ensure it is valid for at least 6 months after the end of your internship.

Apply for an intern visa (show)

Once selected for the program, come by the office and we will help you with your visa options. You will work closely with the Libra Group to have your visa issued. Libra will contact you regarding the visa process approximately 3 months prior to the semester you are planning to intern.

Don’t forget before you go (show)

Come by our office and pick up your Pre-departure Guide which includes tips and useful information about living in a foreign country for the first time. Don’t forget to come say good-bye to us before you leave!

 

The following are the key steps for the International Internship and Study Abroad Program:


Check your eligibility before applying (show)

To see if you are eligible to apply, click here. It is advisable that you start the process no later than 1 month before the deadline. Your completed application has to be submitted by the stated deadline for you to be considered for this program.

If eligible, complete the Online Application (show)

If you are eligible, start your application process and follow our tips, all found here. It is suggested you also e-mail the Study Abroad Office so as to inform them of your desire to apply. The Libra Group will then ascertain if, based on your application package, you are eligible for an interview. You will be informed of your acceptance and the location of the internship following the interview process. View the Libra Internship Program key dates.

Purchase Health Coverage (show)

A basic requirement of both the Libra Group and most universities is to have International Health Insurance (IHI). You can either extend your family insurance plan or decide to purchase individual insurance, be it private or public health coverage. In either case, it is imperative you confirm your coverage extends to the location you will be interning and studying abroad. Be sure to look into this early on as it can take a few months to settle this requirement. Here is a link to some suggestions about purchasing IHI.

If applicable, choose where you want to study abroad (show)

DEREE has formed partnerships with several universities abroad, so that we can offer you a very reasonable cost for study abroad tuition. If selected as a Libra Intern, the Libra Group provides funding towards housing and meal plan expenses during your study abroad experience; it will be your responsibility to pay the outbound study abroad fee. Selected students may choose a study abroad destination from our growing list of exchange partners*:

  • Goizueta Business School - Emory University
  • North Central College
  • Northern Arizona University
  • The University of Montana
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Southern Utah University
  • Richmond - The International American University in London
  • Stanford University (Honors students only)
  • The American University in Cairo
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • University of San Francisco
  • DeSales University
  • Dominican University of California

For more information on each partner university, please visit the Study Abroad Office.
*Subject to space availability. Please see the Study Abroad Office for details.

Complete the application process for your study abroad university (show)

Once you decide on a study abroad destination, the Study Abroad Office will supply you with the application information you need to apply. Be sure to be aware of host application deadlines, as they are much earlier in other countries than at DEREE.

Obtain course approval (show)

In order to ensure that your study abroad courses will transfer back to DEREE, you must work with the Advising Office for course approval. You should have course descriptions of possible course choices. We advise you to choose at least two to three courses beyond the number of courses you intend to take, since some courses may be closed or cancelled.

Complete all housing and other forms (show)

The university to which you are applying will likely have a housing application/form and other forms that you will need to complete. The Study Abroad Office will provide you with specific forms for your school of choice and assist you along the way.

Obtain your passport (show)

If you don’t already have one, you need to obtain a passport. For US universities you need a valid passport and a student visa. For UK universities you either need a valid passport or a Greek I.D. in English. Greek students should visit the Hellenic National Passport Center website for more information about obtaining a passport: http://www.passport.gov.gr

International students must already have a valid passport to study at DEREE.

Apply for a student/intern visa (show)

Whether you are doing just the internship or you are also studying abroad with the Libra Internship Program, chances are you will need to apply for a student visa. If you are studying abroad you will be doing this with the help of your chosen university. In the case where you will be doing just the internship, you will be working closely with Libra to have this issued. Come by the office as soon as you know whether you have been selected for the Program and we will help you with your visa options. You should begin the visa process about 3 months prior to the semester you are planning to enroll or intern.

Pre-register for courses (show)

If approved, your courses will count towards your degree at DEREE. Once pre-registration is open at the university to which you have been accepted, you should register for your courses. We advise you to register early as courses may fill up quickly.

Pay your study abroad tuition fee to DEREE (show)

You will pay a reasonable study abroad tuition fee to DEREE, and your tuition billing at the host university will be taken care of by DEREE. If you have one, your DEREE grant/scholarship will apply toward your study abroad tuition fee. The Libra Group provides funding towards host university housing and meal plan costs for selected Libra Interns.

Don’t forget before you go (show)

Come by our office and pick up your Pre-departure Guide which includes tips and useful information about living in a foreign country for the first time. Don’t forget to come say good-bye to us before you leave!


The Offices of Career Services and Study Abroad Office will assist you through every phase of the process.

We wish you all the best and look forward to hearing all about it when you return!