由於受新冠疫情(Covid-19)影響，國外許多大公司已經盡量安排讓員工在家實習企業了(Work From Home)，而招聘企業實習的活動也受到影響，英國倫敦線上實習計畫提供你在舒適的家中能夠參與在倫敦的一家公司做兼職實習的機會，使你在特定領域能獲得相關經驗，並了解在英國的企業組織運作方式。在疫情嚴重的當下，線上實習允許實習生在家實習企業，以視訊會議取代辦公室實體交流，以減低社交接觸感染病毒的風險外，也不需要出國，在外租屋等，在家也能參加企業實習，省去了大量的交通時間。
安格魯教育服務中心Anglo Educational Services (AES) 是一家位於倫敦市中心的全方位服務教育機構，與美國各地的大專院校合作組織短期和學期的學術課程，而最經典的就是本機構獨特的倫敦實習計畫。我們在倫敦主要行業中有相當廣泛的人脈網絡，更有一批專業熱忱的團隊，憑藉超過45年的提供教育服務的經驗，我們將與你一起合作討論找到合適的實習機會，儘可能確保學生實習期間獲得當今競爭激烈的全球就業市場所需的技能和知識，也讓你在倫敦參加無薪實習時能為你開創許多不同的職業道路，確保你在倫敦停留期間能獲得最佳職場體驗，也將豐富你在企業實習的履歷。
2. 學期總平均至少2.75 GPA
註 : GDPR 全名為「General Data Protection Regulation」（一般資料保護規定），類似於台灣的個資法。
1. University of California, Berkeley
2. University of South Florida
3. Clemson University, Honors Programme
4. University of Connecticut
5. Fordham University
6. Indiana University, Honors Programme
7. University of Colorado Boulder
8. Lehigh University
9. Susquehanna University
10. University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
11. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
12. Virginia Tech
13. University of North Carolina Wilmington
1. Art & Graphic Design
2. Public Relations
3. Business & Finance
4. Communications & Marketing
7. Government & Politics
8. Health Care/Sciences
10. Information Technology
12. Non-Profit & NGO
13. Psychology & Social Services
14. Tourism & Events Management
AES was able to give me an opportunity during a time of much uncertainty. Just when I was feeling a loss of purpose, as Covid-19 took us all by surprise, AES reached out to me and was able find a great match for my skill set at Thomson Foundation. Each experience I’ve had has been delightful. I would recommend AES to anyone searching for opportunities abroad, as they make the experience manageable and worthwhile.
Anna, Virtual Journalism Intern
Having the opportunity to intern with AFFORD this summer has allowed me to gain experience in a field I wasn't used to and I was able to learn a lot about International Affairs. This internship has strengthened my research and data analysis skills and I was very lucky to be a part of a very welcoming team. I am glad I got to spend my summer working for AFFORD and I am excited to see what I will learn in the coming weeks.
Lidya, Virtual Finance and Economics Intern
The best of the internship so far is the fact that I am able to work alongside and build relationships with outstanding professionals on the other side of the globe right from my house.
Jonathan, Virtual Business Analytics Intern
I loved the opportunity to work with a company with such a different perspective on the world. They have really helped broaden my perspective. I loved my time with Xelix!
Cory, Virtual Business Intern
企業實習：由原就讀的大專院校授予學分 (Internship only)
企業實習+AES進修課程 (Internship + AES reflective learning programme)
企業實習+康乃狄克大學學術進修課程 (Internship + UConn reflective learning academic credit)
The online internship support module offered by AES is a unique educational experience that gives you the opportunity to apply a carefully constructed support programme to your workplace experience and the social environment of the host culture, whilst also developing your professional skills and earning academic credit.
The course is a forum for you to contextualize and discuss the wider significance of your internship activities: we will therefore use a variety of formats in the regular online meetings which will include lecture, discussion, presentations, and workshops. Above all, the meetings are designed to give you the unique opportunity to listen to what one another are doing, compare and contrast your activities with others and consider the ways in which your activities connect with the wider context of the London employment ecosystem.
Specifically, we will examine a number of key issues and consider how they operate in London and in the wider global community.
● The post-Covid 19 workplace
● Evolving technologies and their impact on work practices and areas of opportunity
● Social Justice
● Multiculturalism - specifically the influence of the BLM movement
● Media and Politics
● Gender and the Workplace
The course is designed to complement your internship experience by exploring contemporary issues withing the scope of the internship allied to the specific range factors associated with each individual student`s major.
It is, necessarily, a medium by which the subjective and the objective must be accommodated. As such the course puts a great deal of emphasis on analysing the nature of the experience in relation to the expectations of each individual student.
Course Policy and Requirements
The work that you perform on site should be viewed as a source academic fieldwork for the journal notes that you submit. Whilst job performance, attendance and attitude are all important, it is the written work, presentations and participation in Focus Seminars and class discussion which account for the greatest portion of the grade.
The course (seminars, lectures, activities and written work) carries the internship credit on your transcripts under two UConn courses:
o UNIV 3991 – Interdisciplinary Internship Field Experience (one to six credits)
o UNIV 3993 – International Study (one credit)
For UNIV 3991, you will receive one credit for every forty hours of internship work completed, from a minimum of forty (one credit) to a maximum of two-hundred and forty (six credits).
All students must be participating in an AES internship placement to participate on the course.
This course is designed to build, develop and document your analytical and critical thinking skills about the internship experience, and through participation, evaluate your own contribution in context.
You will be provided with tools and theory to understand the practices of the British workplace and cultural environment so that you can then compare these with the US workplace and culture.
Through attending the online Seminars, participating in class discussion, and applying the relevant readings and activities, you will learn about the context of the society and culture where you are interning.
You will demonstrate a deeper understanding of the host work culture by completion of assignments that complement the discussions and lectures on the workplace and culture.
At the end of the course you should have been able:
To apply the skills obtained from your internship role and to evaluate the contributions you have made to daily operations in the organisation
To gain in-depth knowledge of the organisation in which you work, and to reflect analytically on this in both oral and written reports
To develop the ability to think logically and critically
To develop skills to live and work in a globalised environment and multicultural society
To understand the degree to which the pandemic and more recent socio-cultural forces are impacting the workplace
Throughout the course and your internship experience you should demonstrate:
● responsibility & accountability
● independence & interdependence
● goal orientation
● appreciation of differences
1. YOUR INTERNSHIP provides you with a unique opportunity to learn by active participation at your host organisation in order to develop your vocational skills and aptitudes, critical analytical skills, and assist your future professional development. You will be able to develop your self-confidence and your own ability to practice leadership in your workplace, as well as analyse your organisation’s contribution to wider British society and economy. You will also be able to create and develop a network of international contacts to assist your future professional development
2. THE ACADEMIC COURSE is intended as a forum for you to connect the work which you are doing at your internship with its broader social and cultural context, and also to consider the ways in which your work activities reveal the nature of London’s social and cultural – especially workplace – dynamics. There will therefore be a mixture of lecture sessions, group discussions of internship experiences and presentations, as well as reflective writing through field notes. The seminar sessions allow you to participate actively in debate and to interact with your colleagues and peers, whilst student presentations give you the opportunity to showcase your achievements and share your research findings.
3. The bi-weekly meetings throughout the programme are effected by Google Meetings, or one of the many alternative video conferencing media widely available today. Full information concerning all procedures will be released during orientation. Please note that the nature of the online element to your programme will require each participant to ensure they have made provision for each meeting and that appropriate arrangements are made to ensure the meetings are conducted in a professional manner. Faculty reserve the right to terminate connections if minimum standards are not observed.
The course is interactive and collaborative and requires your active participation for you to get the best out of your virtual internship.
PARTICIPATION IN CLASS DISCUSSION 25% wkly
INTERNSHIP PARTICIPATION & PORTFOLIO 25% wkly
PRESENTATION 50% summative
You must complete all required components by the established deadlines. Late submission will incur a 5% per day penalty without the instructor’s prior approval of extension and may result in a grade of F for UNIV 3993. For UNIV 3991, you will receive a grade of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) on your transcript.
Please note the assignments accounted for here are in addition to those required by the home institution.
Generic Grade Scale
1. Weekly Journal & Internship Participation (25%)
What is the weekly journal?
Your weekly journal is your record of your experience, as well as a reference point for discussion of topics such as effective research strategies, the ethics and challenges of cross-cultural internships, post-covid 19 strategies and other contemporary issues.
You will maintain a weekly journal which should address the following:
● Your main activities and achievements at your internship
● Weekly summaries evaluating your performance that week, and wherever possible, your colleagues as well. Each week you will be expected to examine a theme from your programme and account for its relevance in context.
● Your personal experiences of the changing nature of the workplace and work activities as the consequences of the pandemic manifest themselves into a `new normal’ globally. Other contemporary pressures should be researched too. In particular the impact the BLM movement is having on the workplace, and just how technology may be changing….everything!
You should submit your notes to your instructor weekly by email attachment as a Word document.
Your journal will be due weekly starting week two of the semester – they will not be graded at this stage, but may receive feedback and comments. You should write at least once a week, and they should be submitted in advance of class so that we can discuss your entries. You should aim for a couple of substantial paragraphs (c. 150-200 words) each week. Your field notes should be considered raw material which you may draw on for presentations and your final portfolio. Your cumulative, final journal will contribute, along with your site supervisor’s report, to your internship participation grade (25%).
2. Presentation: 10 minutes maximum per student (50%)
As well as writing about your chosen activities, you will have the opportunity to present on your experience to your peers. You will be asked, either singly or in groups, to showcase your internship placement and activities. These presentations are intended as a springboard for discussion. Your presentation should include, but is not limited to:
● a summary of your placement and the field in which it sits as well as its wider social, cultural and political context in the UK
● the work done by you and your organization during the semester
● an examination of one course theme as it relates to your workplace experience, drawing on relevant observations, course reading and wider research.
Student presentations will be assessed by how well you apply insights and contextual ideas from the course as well as the following criteria:
● Preparation and organisation
● Quality of content and analysis
● Quality of delivery, including timing
● Ability to generate effective discussion and class questions
An individual grade will be assigned to each presenter. Each student should speak for no more than 10 minutes. Please note that this time limit will be strictly enforced.
Selected presentations may be chosen as participants in the Internship Fair which will take place in the final week of the semester, where you will have the opportunity to represent your activities and organisation to your peers and invited guests.
Please note presentations will be scheduled for weeks 5,7 and 9. The timetable will be uploaded to your google docs folder in week 2.
3. Class Participation (25%)
In each seminar class you will be expected to summarise your research findings, and compare and contrast your experiences with your peers. You are expected to participate actively and critically in class discussions, and the participation portion of the class will be graded accordingly. We trust there will be a supportive and friendly atmosphere.
Class & online forum discussion will be assessed according to the following guidelines:
Program and Instructor Policies
The faculty expects from its students a high level of responsibility and academic honesty. Because the value of an academic course depends upon the absolute integrity of the work done by the student, it is imperative that a student demonstrates a high standard of individual honour in his or her scholastic work and online class behaviour.
The 5 internship seminars will follow the following schedule. Do note though it may be necessary to change content subject to the needs of the group – if so all will be informed and the content record changed accordingly.
Week 1: Introduction: Investigating the Workplace
Introduction to the course & initial expectations
Making the most of your experiences
Working in London – urban challenges
Introduction to investigative techniques
The pandemic and its impact
ASSIGNMENT: Reading pack 1 in your google docs folder.
Week 3: Leadership and Communication in the Workplace
Leadership – what are the qualities of leadership that societies look for and value?
Communication – how does the host culture value different forms of communication, and how are challenges overcome?
We will examine styles of effective leadership in different contexts & consider the applicability of these ideas to your own placements. We will also consider the significance of diverse modes of communication (personal communication, media & web technologies) – what do we say & how do we say it? How do communication styles in the US & UK differ?
ASSIGNMENT: You should do the suggested leadership style activities this week
Week 5: The post-covid 19 world
Presentations and online discussion.
- Initial impressions, challenges & opportunities
- How the workplace has changed
- How work has changed
- Professional reflection & evaluation
Note: Refer to Google docs for video support for this seminar.
Assignment: Reading pack 2 in google docs.
Week 7: The Impact of Multiculturalism
Presentations and online discussion
An examination of the changing context of the multicultural worlplace in the context of the recent BLM protests. What evidence is there that change is happening? To what extent is this likely to be sustainable? What barriers and boundaries remain to be overcome?
ASSIGNMENT: Reading pack 3 in google docs.
Week 9: Gender and the Workplace
Presentations and online discussion
An examination of the continuing gap between earnings, evaluating the ‘glass ceiling’ effect, and studying the representation of women in job sectors, compared to the global market; what differences are perceived between employer attitudes to workers of different genders? How different is this in the US and the UK?