Frequently Asked Questions

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Eligibility & application

How competitive is Terra?
We look for students with strong academic records, excellent communication skills, and strong interest in startups. In 2021 our acceptance rate is ~20% so far.
What is the application process?
The first step is our 2min online application. Next, we conduct video interviews, resume review, and work sample tests. Finally, you will interview with a startup.
Is this program only for US citizens?
For summer 2021 programs, you must be a US citizen to participate in our internship. We hope to open the program to non-US citizens in 2022.
Do you accept MBA students?
We do accept MBA students but we predominately work with undergraduate placements. If you are an MBA student, please apply!


Is the internship paid?
Most Terra internships are paid internships. Our company partners decide how much they will pay, and the pay varies by location.
Is travel allowed during COVID-19?
For American citizens who follow appropriate local guidance on testing and vaccination, many countries are open for travel.
What types of internships?
We have 8 internship tracks, including: marketing, sales, software engineering, data science, operations, consulting, finance, and design.
Is this a safe program?
We cannot guarantee safety on our programs, but our team has extensive experience in international education and we prioritize student safety.


Why does Terra have a fee?
Terra charges a fee to manage student summer internship housing and program logistics. Our fee also covers our ongoing operational expenses.
What is the fee?
Most of our locations have a housing and logistics fee between $4999-$6999. $900 of this fee is due as a deposit immediately.
How does your refund policy work?
Please refer to our student contract for up to date refund policies. We do our best to refund students, but cannot gurantee refunds in every situation.
What payment methods can I use?
You can use a credit card or bank account transfer.
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