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BUSINESS INTERNSHIPS

"Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced."

–John Keats

  • Our online business research internships provide students with the unique opportunity to work jointly with world-leading experts across the fields of economics, finance, investing, and marketing. On your internship you will advance the boundaries of knowledge in your subject, and coauthor an original research paper in collaboration with other student colleagues and under the guidance of your expert academic mentor. 

  • Deepen your understanding of business while acquiring practical research skills and hands-on experience into what it is like to undertake advanced study in the discipline. Become a published author when you submit your completed research paper to our open-access academic journal, World Scholars Review, or another scholarly publication.

  • World Scholars Academy business internship programs are an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate your unique talents, substantiate your commitment to excellence, and individuate yourself from peers so you can stand out when applying to top universities.

WORLD BUSINESS

INTERNSHIPS

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World Scholars Academy business internships for ages 15-18 investigate current issues in various fields of commerce including; finance & investment, economics, entrepreneurship, and marketing. On the internship you will work with fellow World Scholars to research and coauthor a pioneering academic paper on your topic with the close support of your mentor, a world-leading expert in the field. 

 

During your internship you will learn specialist research techniques, survey the extant literature of the discipline, and conduct original research on your topic. You will contribute your own ideas to the project's successful completion, and will develop technical skills and practical know-how to excel in the discipline. Your final paper will be reviewed by your mentor and submitted to either our open-access academic journal, World Scholars Review, or another scholarly business publication.

Internships take place on either Saturday or Sunday over four weeks, allowing you to participate in an internship during your normal school year or simultaneously with a World Scholars Academy academic summer course. Interns should expect to spend a minimum of three hours outside of their live contact time each week to complete their research project. World Scholars Academy business internships include:

  • Maximum class size six (6) students

  • Individualized feedback and academic guidance

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Co-authored research paper submitted for publication

  • Entry into the WSR Best Review Award competition

Please note that places on World Scholars Academy business internship programs are extremely limited and currently listed research topics may not recur. Available upcoming business internship opportunities are listed below.

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Internship Details
 

As businesses increasingly operate on a global scale, negotiations between firms from different cultural backgrounds have become commonplace. Cultural variations in communication styles, decision-making processes, and expectations can significantly impact the success or failure of negotiations. Recognizing and navigating cultural nuances in negotiations is pivotal for building trust, establishing effective communication, and ultimately, reaching mutually beneficial agreements. A nuanced understanding of these differences enables businesses to adapt their strategies, demonstrate cultural sensitivity, and enhance relationship-building, thereby contributing to more successful multi-national partnerships and the promotion of a more prosperous national economy.

During this month-long Internship you will study negotiation theory and research how cross-cultural differences can affect the outcome of negotiations. Collaborating with your fellow interns, you will research the complexities of cross-cultural negotiations, and with your mentor's guidance you will co-author an academic research paper on this topic for publication. On completion of the internship you will have gained valuable insights on how to effectively broker any deal - from Tokyo to Timbuktu. No previous knowledge of negotiation theory or business is required to participate.

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Location: Online

Type: Academic Research Internship

Eligibility: Ages 15-18

Days: Saturdays from 11am-2pm PT | 2pm-5pm ET

Dates: Four weeks: June 8th, June 15th, June 22nd, June 29th

Price: $1895

Requirements: Interns are expected to be present for all four sessions. However, if an intern is unable to attend a particular session they will receive an update on the project progress and will be assigned additional work to complete in order to make up for their absence. Interns are expected to spend a minimum of three hours per week working on their project outside of the live contact hours.

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Internship Details
 

Traditional academic finance assumes that investment decisions are made by rational investors dispassionately evaluating risk and return. However, this presumption is sharply contradicted by actual investor behavior. Behavioral finance challenges this paradigm by introducing psychological factors which inject biases into investor decision-making, providing a more realistic assessment of financial market behavior.

During this month-long internship you will conduct original research on the behavioral biases identified in financial markets such as Anchoring, Loss Aversion, and Temporal Discounting Bias. Collaborating with your fellow interns you will survey and assess these and other biases, and gain insight on the psychological pitfalls that investors must avoid to maximize their success. With your expert mentor’s guidance you will co-author an academic research paper on this topic for publication. No previous knowledge of finance, economics, or psychology is required to participate.

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Location: Online

Type: Academic Research Internship

Eligibility: Ages 15-18

Days: Saturdays from 11am-2pm PT | 2pm-5pm ET

Dates: Four weeks: July 6th, July 13th, July 20th, July 27th

Price: $1895

Requirements: Interns are expected to be present for all four sessions. However, if an intern is unable to attend a particular session they will receive an update on the project progress and will be assigned additional work to complete in order to make up for their absence. Interns are expected to spend a minimum of three hours per week working on their project outside of the live contact hours.

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