An independent day school for grades 6-12
Global Initiatives

International Internships

Living and Working Abroad

Five years ago, CSUS launched its International Internship Program, an initiative offering Upper School students the opportunity to immerse themselves in international living and work environments. Through these experiences, students not only learn about the international work place, but also gain a deeper awareness and understanding of different cultures. Recent internships included working with a medical foundation in Hong Kong, engaging with a venture capital company in China, practicing interior design in Shanghai, learning about finance and international banking in Lima, and student-teaching at a school in Cusco, Peru.  For more details, contact Bill Kwong, Director of Global Initiatives at Crystal Springs Uplands School.

List of 11 items.

  • Children's Medical Foundation - Hong Kong

    NGO providing support for newborns with medical issues in China
    Duration:  3 weeks
    Language requirement:  none
  • Community Building - Cusco, Peru


    Language school with volunteer projects with museums, schools for impoverished children, hospitals, etc.
    Duration:  4 weeks
    Language requirement:  Some knowledge of Spanish
  • Engineering firm - Lima, Peru

    Engineering firm focuses on environmental and social issues in the extractive industries.
    Duration:  2-3 weeks
    Language requirement:  Some knowledge of Spanish
  • Engineering services - Lima, Peru

    Construction and Engineering business services related to real estates.
    Duration:  2-3 weeks
    Language requirement:  Some knowledge of Spanish
  • Interior design - Shanghai

    Junior designer: assist designers with design projects
    Duration:  3-4 weeks
    Language requirement:  Some knowledge of Mandarin Chinese

  • International Banking - Lima, Peru

    Learn International Banking and Finance with Scotia Bank in Lima, Peru.
    Duration: 3-4 weeks
    Language requirement; Some knowledge of Spanish
  • NGO for community building - Leon, Nicaragua

    NGO with projects for community building, education, and poverty alleviations
    Duration:  varied time frames
    Language requirement:  Some knowledge of Spanish


  • NGO for underprivileged youth - Hong Kong

    NGO providing educational activities for underprivileged youth, mostly immigrants from China.
    Duration:  1 month
    Language requirement:  none


  • NGO helping women and teens - Hong Kong

    NGO providing empowerment activities for teens and women with programs suitable for all segments of the society.
    Duration:  1 month
    Language requirement:  none

  • NGO supporting an orphanage - Beijing, China

    NGO providing support work for an orphanage organization.
    Duration:  2-4 weeks
    Language requirement:  none
  • Venture capital - Shanghai

    Junior intern: learn venture capital business by assisting project managers on site visits and perform background prep work
    Duration:  1 month
    Language requirement:  Some knowledge of Mandarin Chinese