High Impact Micro-Internships


The ONPS International Summer School and Sage Corps teamed up to offer a customized two-week Start! Program - ideal for students who want international work experience without sacrificing their summer coursework, while still earning up to 3 academic credits. During your micro-internship with our partner tech startups, you will work on a small team of student consultants to build solutions to a real problem facing the company. Our partner startups work across the most cutting edge and exciting verticals, such as blockchain, virtual/augmented reality, artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT).

Check out the amazing work that our fellows completed last year!


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Start! Micro-Internship Program Sample Itinerary

Some of the Start! Program highlights:

  • Explore your host city through the lens of local entrepreneurs. See the sights, taste the food, and dive into the local culture.

  • Check out your city's startup scene, meet local entrepreneurs and work out of startup hubs.

  • Collaborate with a small team of Fellows on a short-term project for a startup. Past projects include auditing a global data platform's website and creating a comprehensive social media strategy for a travel tech startup.

  • Start building your global network with professional and local networking events in the city.

*Students do NOT receive a stipend for this program.

summer 2019 onps program pricing & Dates

*Does not include housing or medical insurance

*Does not include housing or medical insurance


  • Pre-Departure Curriculum: Once students enroll in the program, they complete online modules that help them build hard skills specific to their internship role, but also gain key professional skills like networking and resume development.

  • Housing: All program fees include housing (unless indicated otherwise above) that Sage Corps organizes for students.

  • Medical Insurance: All program fees include medical insurance (unless indicated otherwise above) for students.

  • NOTE: students who do not need housing or medical insurance for U.S. programs may opt out of those services with written notice to Sage Corps at least 60 days before the program start. Those students will pay a reduced program fee of $2,999 USD for U.S. program cities.

  • Academic Credit: All students are eligible to receive at least 3 academic credits that are awarded by our academic partner, Trinity. Please note that we will bill students an additional $500 USD enrollment and registration fee, separate from the program price listed above. Fellows will receive a transcript and pending pre-approval from their home university, may transfer the credits. Fellows may also enroll in an online course for an additional fee.

  • Local Events & Support: Sage Corps has two staff in each program city that provide: 1) health/safety support; and 2) weekly professional and cultural events.

  • Administration: Our HQ team in Chicago works hard to ensure all Sage Corps fellows are matched with excellent startups, have the best available housing, and are provided an exceptional experience while abroad.


INITIAL PAYMENT: $1,000 USD (guarantees your placement in the program, gives you access to exclusive pre-departure curriculum and resources) due within 14 days of receipt of offer

FINAL PAYMENT: the balance of the program fee is due 60 days prior to program start date

Please note that the costs for airfare, most meals, and immigration sponsorship (visas, if required) are not included in our baseline pricing.

Many of our Fellows receive grants, scholarships, or other financial support from their home university to cover at least a portion of the costs associated with living abroad. You should check with your home university as well as any private local foundations and government initiatives in your home city/country to explore.