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Important Dates for the 2019 Programme


  • January 26 | Application Deadline
  • January & February | Final Round Application Evaluations & Phone Interviews
  • March 8 | Announcement of Programme Participant Selection
  • May 19 - 25 |  Paris & Amsterdam
  • May 26 - May 31 | New York City
  • June 1 - 14 | US Sponsor Offices & Visit Home
  • June 15 - 22 | Shanghai
  • June 23 - 28 | Mumbai
  • June 29 | Regional Sponsor Offices
  • 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 Paris--first programme city--or transportation from Mumbai--last programme city--to Sponsor Office in Singapore)
  • 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 17 May 2019
  • Currently enrolled as a 4th year undergraduate and expecting to receive a bachelor’s degree on/by May 17, 2019, 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
  • Be available and able to travel from May 18 – July 3, 2019 and accept full time employment beginning August 1, 2019 if selected.

Travel Requirements


  • Obtain any passport or required visas
  • Arrange travel and pay for airfare from home city to Paris, and from Mumbai to Singapore (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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