|The best time to seek paid or unpaid work in an international internship
and to prepare for an international career is while you are a student
or soon after graduation. You may be considering an overseas work
experience for many reasons: an adventure, a chance to gain in-depth
knowledge of another culture and of yourself, an inexpensive way
to improve foreign language proficiency, or as preparation for an
international career.— William
|How to Find the International Internships You Seek
A comprehensive overview of the primary internship opportunities
|Short-Term Jobs and Internships Abroad for Students and Recent Graduates
William Nolting provides an overview and lists the opportunities, including paid and unpaid internships, with major student work abroad and work exchange programs.
Internship and Work Abroad Checklist for Success
Tips for students on working overseas on both short-term
jobs and internships.
Internships are a Great Way to Boost Your Resumé
Both paid and unpaid internships overseas demonstrate your adaptability and are very useful as career and personal moves.
|What is the Value of an International Internship in Today's Job Market?
In an interview with AIESEC, the largest internship organization
in the world, we ask senior members the key questions and receive
|Review of Top Programs Offering Internships Abroad
Chelsea Baldwin provides an overview of some of the
top organizations offering international programs to the increasing
amount of people who choose for this unique option. Those who take
the plunge gain much-needed travel, living, and resumé-building
experience, just for starters.
vs. Volunteering Overseas
We interview author Zahara Heckscher in order to clarify the distinctions, similarities, and options for the many internship and volunteering opportunities abroad. Zahara provides detailed examples of each form of international service learning, and emphasizes the fact that internship programs are generally for students who seek to learn skills useful for their career ambitions.
Internships and Volunteering
The Director of Experiential Learning International, Kevin
O'Neill, compares and contrasts international internships and volunteer
work. He finds that often the differences are far less important
than the cultural immersion learning experience they both offer for
Tips For Getting An International Internship—And Getting
The Most Out Of One
Alice Banfield offers advice on obtaining internships
based upon her experience in Papua New Guinea.
International Business Internships
Mike Kerlin describes in practical terms how to use cold
calling and networking to find prime international business internships
in the private sector—as he did in Mexico and Brazil.
|Internships in London with the Mountbatten Internship Programme
Alexander Hadden provides inside information on his internship with the Mountbatten Internship Programme in London, and offers tips for those who wish to apply for the program.
|How an Internship in China Can Lead to a Dream Job
An internship in exciting Shanghai, China proves to be
very fruitful in terms of the author's career, just as it is rewarding educationally
and culturally. In a period when more young people are going
to China to study and intern, and more employers are valuing
such internships for a variety of reasons, Rebecca Shapiro points
out how interning is a great short- and long-term
personal and professional investment.
|Internship Opportunities for Students in China
Christopher Moore describes how he found a variety of internship opportunities in China.
|Working with an Environmental NGO in China: An Internship that Makes a Positive Difference
Shaked Atia describes, from experience, how it is now possible to make a positive difference while learning much about China by working as an intern at an environmental NGO.
|Internships Studying Ancient Medicine in Modern China
Lucy Hordern describes a fascinating internship in China, where ancient and modern medicines and science are studied and applied with great success.
|Interning Abroad in Switzerland: An Experience at the United Nations
How an experience on an internship at the United Nations in Switzerland results in both professional growth and personal cultural learning, according to participant Mary Ware.
|U.S. State Department Internships: Positions Available in Embassies Around the World
Kristin Stewart reports that U.S. State Department internships may be of interest to students interested in foreign policy, business, environmental issues, human rights, and cultural affairs or related international
issues. Positions are available in embassies abroad in the consular, political, economic, or public affairs sections and in various bureaus in Washington, DC.
Find an embassy internship and immerse yourself in a foreign culture while building your resume, as Shawn Abrams did in Australia.
|Interning in Italy: What to Expect, and How to Make the Most of Your Experience
Marisa Iallonardo describes her internship experience in Italy and offers practical advice.
|Internships in Italy
Emma Bird provides practical tips and resources for those seeking an internship in Italy.
|Internships at an Organic Farm in Tuscany
Katherine Pittore on a unique internship program in idyllic Tuscany, Italy, where participants work on a traditional farm and are asked to perform a variety of tasks.
|Life on an Internship in Madrid
Shannon Kiang describes her experience as an intern in
private hospital in the north of Madrid, where she worked with physicians
in the ER, pediatric ward, labor and delivery, and pharmacy.
The 20 hours of experience each week were also by far the most instrumental
in improving her Spanish.
|Tips on Internships in Germany
Johanna Lee provides inside tips on how to prepare for and procure internships in Germany — whether on your own or through a program .
Internships in India
From our correspondent in India, Transitions Abroad offers
you a glimpse of what could be your next summer job in one of India’s
dream software companies,
based in Bangalore, South India—a fascinating new opportunity
for an internship.
|5 Must-Read Tips for Interns Going to India
Inside tips to help interns go to India offered by Carly Vandergriendt, who went via the AISEC India chapter.
|Teaching Internship in the Interior of Maharashtra, India
A teaching assistant program undertaken by Shruti Manian in a rural setting leads her to new and valuable realizations.
|Internship as an Aerospace Engineer in Spain with IAESTE
Account of an internship in the aerospace department
of an engineering company located outside Madrid.
|Internships Working in Germany with IAESTE
An internship at the Institute
of Nutritional Science in Germany.
|Microfinance Internships Abroad
"...The rapid expansion of microfinance throughout the globe presents an incredible opportunity for anyone interested in getting involved in this dynamic sector though an internship. At the crossroads between business and development, an internship in the microfinance industry provides an experience relevant to an exceptionally broad range of professions. And because of the truly global reach of the industry, microfinance internships are available in every region of the world...."
|Microfinance Internships in Africa
Michael D. Kerlin describes the options for finding internships though network organizations.
|Internship for an Ethiopian NGO
Sara Cornish describes her internship in Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.
|Teaching Internships Aiding Communities
Brianne Goodspeed on the Global Routes Teaching Internship Program, which enables young adults to teach and aid communities in the developing world.
|An Internship in Peru: Culture Shock at Work
Amy Smart describes her internship in Peru, the enjoyment she derived from the experience, as well as the unique form of culture shock involved in her work.
|Internships Working in Germany
Matthew M. Pierle studied and interned in the former East Bloc city of Erfurt at the satellite campus for Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.
|Working as an Intern in the Foreign Service in Florence
Victoria Grisanti describes her experience in an internship
with the U.S. Department of State in Florence.
|An Internship in Washington D.C.: Preparation for a Career Here and Abroad
Heather Powers on international internship opportunities in Washington D.C.