EF Education First and Erasmus Student Network Launch the World’s Premier Global Internship
ZURICH, Switzerland, 24 January 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Today, EF Education First, the world’s largest private education company, launched its 4th annual Global Intern competition in partnership with the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). Students from around the globe will compete for the world’s premier global internship, a paid position sending the winner to three world-class destinations: EF’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland; one of EF’s 50+ offices anywhere in the world; and ESN’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. This highly sought 6-month position will provide international work experience needed to stand out in today’s competitive job market.
Since 2010, the Global Intern competition has become EF’s most ambitious recruiting campaign, yielding up to 20,000 applicants from more than 150 countries each year. An international panel of EF and ESN judges will select this year’s winner based on the candidate’s CV and personal video. "We’re looking for candidates who embody the values of EF and who demonstrate open-mindedness, curiosity about the world and an adventurous spirit,” said Iris Hormann, president of EF Language Courses Abroad. "Our Global Intern will not only take their career to the next level but build an international network for life.”
Last year’s winner, Maria Chiara Muglia of Italy, impressed the competition jury with her sleek submission video and her graduate thesis on sound branding. She was a perfect fit for EF’s marketing department, where she worked on a video project that sent her on a road-trip to 8 of EF’s North American schools, EF’s Zurich headquarters and EF’s office in Bangalore, India.
Students can follow in Maria’s footsteps by applying online at www.ef.com/globalintern on or before 31 March 2013. Applicants to the global position will be considered for internships with EF in their home countries.
About EF Education First
Established in 1965 with the mission to “break down barriers in language, culture, and geography”, EF Education First (EF) is the world’s leading international education company. EF (www.ef.com) has helped millions of students learn a new language and travel abroad. With a network of 400 schools and offices worldwide, EF specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degrees, and cultural exchange programs. EF is the Official Language Supplier of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014 and has published the ground-breaking English Proficiency Index (www.ef.com/epi) which measures the English ability of adults in different countries across the world.
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