Students Compete to Win an Internship Around the World

By Ef Education First Ltd., PRNE
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ZURICH, December 14, 2011 -

This week,  EF Education First, the world’s largest private education company, invited students from around the world to participate in its 3rd annual  Global Intern  contest. The student who is lucky enough to win the contest will embark on a 3-month work internship in three locations around the world.

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“I have found true inspiration and have developed as an individual,” says 20-year old Global Intern 2011 winner Minjae Koo from Korea, who won a global internship that took her to three continents. Minjae’s role was to support EF’s international marketing campaigns and her intercontinental responsibilities took her to EF’s offices in Zurich, Boston and Shanghai.

Students from all over the world now have the opportunity to follow into Minjae’s footsteps by applying for the 2012 contest. The winner of the contest, open to all young people of any nationality aged 18 or older, will receive a 3-month work internship with EF in three world-class cities on three continents of his or her choice, with all travel, accommodation, and meals provided by EF. An international panel of EF judges will select the winner based on the contestant’s resume and personal video.

“We are looking for an individual who best encapsulates the ideals of today’s youth,” says Eva Kockum, President of EF International Language Centers in Zurich. “Open mindedness, curiosity about the world, and an adventurous spirit are qualities that not only will distinguish our winner, but will contribute to creating a future leader in an increasingly competitive world.”

To enter, students must register their resume on and submit a video of no more than three minutes describing how the internship will impact their future. The deadline for the submission of the video is January 31st 2012.

Minjae concludes, “I experienced so many precious moments and I look forward to congratulating the winner of the Global Intern 2012.

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 has helped over 15 million students to 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 is also working with Ola Turista to help prepare Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. EF published the ground-breaking English Proficiency Index ( which measures the English ability of adults in different countries across the world.


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