Group of interns posing for photo at port in Shenzhen, China

Global Career Launch

Global Career Launch is an innovative global internship framework for faculty to lead undergraduate and graduate students in high-impact work and research experiences abroad.

At a Glance


UT Austin Faculty


$5,000 stipend, $2,000 travel grant


March and October


Stephanie Cushey,

Application Information

Faculty with a new or established relationship at a university, research center, corporation or other industry partner abroad serve as program directors, leading and supporting cohorts of up to 10 students as they intern or conduct research abroad.

Tenure and non-tenure track faculty, lecturers, and professors of the practice, with a minimum of three years of experience at UT Austin are eligible for this award. Global Career Launch faculty agree to: collaborate with an existing or new international partner; recruit a minimum of five students per year; commit to developing a high-impact learning model; collaborate with and be responsive to all policies set forth by Texas Global; and direct the program for a minimum of two years, with evidence that the model is sustainable past year three.

Texas Global awards Global Career Launch grants on a semi-annual basis, once in the fall semester, and once in spring semester.

Grant Period

The grant period covers two consecutive years from the time of the award.

Application Deadline

Applications are now closed.


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Student Information

Please visit the Global Career Launch Student Internships page.

Global Career Launch Faculty

Faculty Awarded College Proposal Title Partner
Benny Freeman, Ph.D. Cockrell School of Engineering Membrane Research Monash University, Australia
Nathaniel Brickens, D.M.A. College of Fine Arts Trombone Internships Zurich Opera and Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Switzerland
Sonia K. Gonzalez, Ph.D. College of Natural Sciences Co-designing Digital Public Health Products Scope, Finland
Michael Mosser, Ph.D. College of Liberal Arts Empowering Students to Succeed in the 21st Century Global Digital Environment University of Viadrina, Germany
Marilyn Felkner, Ph.D. College of Natural Sciences Prevention through Empowerment Asociación Nuestros Ahijados, Guatemala
Thoralf Meyer, Ph.D. College of Liberal Arts Challenges & Opportunities in Wildfire Research & Management Thakadu Bush Camp and MODISA Wildlife Project, Botswana
Zachary Elkins, Ph.D. College of Liberal Arts Democratic Institutional Development International IDEA, Panama
Luisa F Gil Fandino, M.A. College of Natural Sciences Biotechnology in Textiles Citeve-Textile Technology, Portugal
Jessica Ciarla, M.A. College of Natural Sciences Fashion Entrepreneurship and Design Odevai Wear, Denmark
Deidra Stephens, Ph.D. McCombs School of Business Making Impacts in Mexico Tejiendo Alianzas, Mexico
David Eaton, Ph.D. LBJ School of Public Affairs Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Devin Walker, Ph.D. Longhorn Center for Academic Equity Sweatt Internships Ministry of Tourism, Senegal