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Introduction to the US Internship Search

Get ahead of your competition by learning the basics about the US internship search


This course is designed for prospective or current international students studying in the US.

Next session opens in January 2018. Sign up to get notified.

Get ahead in your internship or job search. Learn the basics about the US job and internship search.

Take this course and you will learn how to:

  • Navigate the American internship and job search
  • Identify roles that are a fit for your academic studies
  • Research the companies and positions that are a fit for your background and experience
  • Build a resume and cover letter that employers want to read
  • Make a target list of companies that interest you before you arrive
  • Position yourself to get noticed by American employers
  • Identify common work authorization challenges for international students in the US

After completing this course you will:

  • Know internship and job search timelines
  • Understand on-campus recruiting
  • Know what American employers are looking for
  • Learn the basics for resume and cover letter writing
  • Know the common internship and job search sites for students
  • Identify job titles based on your major or area of study

As an international student career coach, I've worked with hundreds of international students who found jobs in top organizations like Google, Amazon, World Economic Forum, and BCG, as well as startups and nonprofits. Now I'm putting all my knowledge and coaching advice into one big course. I'm passionate about teaching international students everything they need to know about their job search. I built this course for students like you.

This course is recommended for:

  • International students who are currently studying in the US or who have been accepted to a US university

The best part of this course is that you can access it at every stage of your internship search!

I know you're busy. It's not easy starting school in a new country and in a new language. This course help you start from the very beginning of your search.

As a student in this course you also get:

  • Discounts on live webinars and drop-in group advising hours
  • Discounts on one-on-one coaching (mock interviews, negotiation) with me
  • Notification for any new modules added to the course


If you really want to land a job in the U.S., then this course is the perfect first step.

Don't miss out on the basics.

Your Instructor


Nicolle Merrill
Nicolle Merrill

I'm the founder of GlobalMe School. I'm a former international MBA career coach at Yale School of Management. At Yale SOM, I coached students to land positions at top employers like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, IDEO, as well diverse organizations from top-tier consulting firms to startups. I partnered with recruiters across the world to understand emerging trends and opportunities in technology, design and innovation, and energy industry spaces.

I'm obsessed with the future of work and helping college students learn the skills they need beyond graduation. I'm a career coach who helps you navigate any job search, impress employers, and get what you want. I design courses and workshops that encourage students to get out of their comfort zone and learn new skills.



Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course to use when you need it.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unhappy with the course please contact Nicolle directly.
Will this course get me a job?
No. Only you can get you the job. This course will give you the information you need to prepare you for your internship or job search in the U.S.
Can I take this course if I'm searching for an internship?
YES! This course is useful for those looking for internships and jobs in the U.S. If you take this course while looking for an internship, you will build the skills and network you need to make your full-time job search easier.
Can non-STEM majors take this course?
Yes! A lot of the content here is focused on STEM majors (science, technology, engineering and math) - but the skills and process are the same for any major - from art majors to fashion design to English majors.
Can I take this course if I don't know what job I want?
Yes! This course starts with exploratory work. I teach you how to explore job titles and companies. There are reflection exercises built into the course to help you think through. When you arrive on campus, you will have access to a career coach at your school to help you think through your ideal job. Career services at your school are free. Use them.

This course is not open for enrollment.