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Important Dates for the 2018 Programme


  • January 31 -- Application Deadline
  • January & February -- Final Round Application Evaluations & Phone Interviews
  • March 9 -- Announcement of Internship Recipients
  • May 19 - 25 --  New York City
  • May 26 - June 1 -- Sao Paulo
  • June 2 - 15 -- Sponsor Offices & Visit Home
  • June 16 - 22 -- New Delhi
  • June 23 - 29 -- Shanghai
  • August 1 -- Start of Paid Management Associate Programme

Why Should YOU Apply?


  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to travel the world
  • Networking with professionals around the world
  • Learn about the Corporate Travel Industry
  • Gain knowledge from industry professionals
  • On the job experience gained through the paid management associate programme which could lead to permanent employment

What is Included?


  • Air transportation between destination cities (not including transportation from home to New York City or Shanghai to Amsterdam)
  • Hotel accommodations (minimum 3 star) based on double occupancy with breakfast and Wi-Fi
  • Ground transportation to/from airport, hotels, and meetings
  • Medical insurance during the travelling traineeship
  • Scheduled meetings and activities (Monday to Friday) during standard business hours at each destination with corporate travel professionals
  • Six month paid management associate programme with potential opportunity for full-time permanent employment following successful completion of associate programme (specific terms and conditions will be clarified in a written agreement between the internship recipient and the funding industry partner)

Applicant Qualifications


  • Professional fluency in English
  • A valid passport
  • Eligibility to obtain visas required to travel internationally
  • Must complete all classwork/assignments for Bachelor's Degree on/by 18 May 2018
  • Currently enrolled as a 4th year undergraduate, recent university graduate, or graduate student from an accredited university; preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest in global business or travel/hospitality management

Travel Requirements


  • Obtain any passport or required visas
  • Arrange travel and pay for airfare from home city to New York City, and from Shanghai to Amsterdam (regional offices for BCD Travel)
  • Pay for meals and expenses outside of programme inclusions
  • Arrange any leisure activities during the designated leisure time, including costs for such activities and transportation
  • Out-of-pocket expenditures are estimated at $2,500 USD (includes fees related to obtaining visas, airfare, meals and leisure activities during the six-week programme)
  • Participate in the full programme-included meetings and activities to support a complete learning experience
  • Complete a substantive work product, E.g., business plan, industry forecast, market research, etc., the specific work product will be defined by the internship sponsor

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