Virtual Internship in Finance or Social Entrepreneurship

Gain professional, intercultural experience in finance or social entrepreneurship by interning at a Malaysia-based company or social enterprise.

At a Glance




Previous relevant coursework


Jun 14 ‎– Jul 23

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Critical Global Issue of Study

Development & Inequality

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Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.

With this six-week internship and seminar program, you will have the option to focus on finance or social entrepreneurship.

If you focus on finance, you will intern with a publicly traded company based in Malaysia and learn about issues including securities training, value investing, economic factors affecting developing nations, and Islamic banking and finance. You will also have opportunities to engage with financial experts, practitioners, and executives based in the region.

If you focus on social entrepreneurship, you will intern at a Malaysian-based social enterprise or nongovernmental organization working to address gaps in the social safety net. You will also develop a business model for your own social enterprise as part of your final paper and engage with experts and practitioners in Malaysia with experience scaling business-driven social impact at local, national, and global levels.

Before your internship, you will receive an introduction to the broader cultural, social, and political context of Asia, with a focus on Malaysia, as well as workplace norms and the ethics of interning in another country.

You will be expected to devote approximately 37.5  hours a week both on synchronous and asynchronous course activities. Synchronous activities may include orientation sessions, seminar country and theme specific lectures, initial meetings with your internship advisor, group reflection sessions, and project presentations. Frequency, duration, and scheduling of synchronous activities will be determined the first week of the course in conversation with participants to find mutually convenient times. In the event that a student cannot attend a live session, every effort will be made to provide a recording, transcript, or summary for off-line viewing.

Asynchronous activities may include seat time at your internship, break-out groups, check-ins with your academic director, internship coordinator and your internship mentor, writing progress reports, discussion boards, completing assignments and a final paper, and using audio or video to record reflections on the internship experience. Students are required to demonstrate a strong online presence by participating in group discussions, answering questions, and interacting with course participants and staff.


  • Complete an internship focused on finance or social entrepreneurship.  
  • Develop your professional, intercultural communication skills. 
  • Participate in weekly group reflection and assessments with your academic director. 
  • Customize the program by focusing on your academic and professional interests.


Introduction to micro- and macroeconomics at the university level. 



The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.

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Program Components

  • Orientation to Asia and Malaysia, workplace norms, and internship ethics 
  • Six-week internship with a publicly traded company, social enterprise, or NGO 
  • Weekly seminar discussions with your cohort and Academic Director and meetings with your internship supervisor 
  • A final paper and presentation describing analyzing, and synthesizing your internship experience  

Virtual Internship & Seminar

Virtual Internship & Seminar – syllabus coming soon
(ITRN 3000 Online Course / 5 Credits)

Career Paths

  • Securities, Commodities, and Financial Service Agent

  • Actuary

  • Personal Financial Advisor

  • Fund Manager

  • Investor

  • Founder of a Social Enterprise

  • Social Science Researcher

  • Social Worker

  • NGO Coordinator

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator

Faculty & Staff

Malaysia: Virtual Internship in Finance or Social Entrepreneurship

Careemah Choong, PhD
Khairil Bahari

Discover the Possibilities

  • Cost & Financial Aid

    The tuition for this program is $2,000. You may be able to use financial aid from your home school, if applicable. Contact your study abroad, advising or financial aid office for more information. SIT Admissions is also available for questions.