Employer Playbook

The GBI team intentionally and effectively links values-driven university students to like-minded business leaders in the global marketplace.

We work with a network of stateside and overseas businesses that have short-term employment needs. A formal position is created that supports the employer with a high-quality employee and exposes the GBI intern to the workplace and quality mentoring.

A qualified GBI internship candidate is a current university student, typically a junior or senior, who meets all the academic and moral standards set forth by GBI and shares our values. We recruit students from more than 20 American universities and colleges with character, competence, commitment and capacity to help businesses complete value-added projects. These students come from a wide spectrum of degree tracks—click here to see current listings to get an idea of how students are bringing value to businesses like yours, allowing GBI to support most gap areas in a business.

The world is changing. Developing countries seek big ideas and business professionals with the skills to turn those ideas into sustainable, profitable businesses that transform communities and impact lives.

“GBI is in the business of equipping the next generation of marketplace leaders to have remarkable impact. We’re looking for business and community leaders who understand the enormity of the enterprise in front of us, and share our call to it.GBI Director Josh Pearce

Internships are professional. Our partners are vetted and approved by GBI, and commit to complete all GBI requirements for hosting an internship:

  • Give opportunity for exposure to various areas of the business to allow interns to gain a broader business perspective. This will look different for each company.
  • Commit to assign work duties that are in the intern’s field of study at least 50 percent of their time. Minimize the amount of busy work to 35 percent of their internship or less.
  • Maintain and model a perspective that helps inform how interns will impact the world.