Academic Year Abroad and Short-Term Study Abroad. These are the most comprehensive and authoritative directories of study abroad, listing over 4,900 programs offered year round and summer. Indexes for internships, practical training, volunteering, and student teaching list over 1,300 programs, most of which charge tuition and give academic credit. Available free online at www.iiepassport.org.
American-Scandinavian Foundation: “Study in Scandinavia”. 2001 (annual). 54 pp. Free from ASF, 58 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016; 212-879-9779, fax 212-249-3444; www.amscan.org. Web site lists both study and work programs. This nonprofit organization offers paid internships in Scandinavia in engineering, teaching English as a foreign language, business, and agricultural fields. Apply for internships by late Dec.(If accepted a $200 refundable deposit is required to hold position.) ASF also assists with obtaining work permits for Scandinavia. “Study in Scandinavia” is now available only on the ASF web site, no longer in hard copy.
Directory of International Internships: A World of Opportunities edited by Charles A. Gliozzo and Vernicka K. Tyson. 2002. 5th edition. 162 pp. Michigan State Univ. Career Services and Placement. $25 postpaid from Michigan State Univ., Career Services and Placement, Attn: Directory of International Internships, 113 Student Services Bldg., East Lansing, MI 48824; 517-353-5589 ext. 146, fax 517-353-7254; email@example.com, www.isp.msu.edu/InternationalInternships. This is the most comprehensive directory of both academic and non-academic internships located abroad. Describes experiential educational opportunities offered through educational institutions, governmental, and private organizations—for academic credit, for pay, or simply for experience. In-depth profiles of more than 200 internship programs offered by over 160 organizations. Very useful cross-indexes by subject and country. Highly recommended.
International Cooperative Education Program. Free information from ICE, 15 Spiros Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025; 650-323-4944, fax 650-323-1104; ICEmenlo@aol.com, www.icemenlo.com. Organization offers 450 paid summer internships for students with knowledge of foreign languages (German, Finnish, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese) in Europe and Asia. U.S. or Canadian citizens preferred. Apply by February.
International Health Electives for Medical Students. American Medical Student Association. $15 from AMSA Resource Center, 1902 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191; 703-620-6600 ext. 217 800-767-2266, fax 703-620-5873; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.amsa.org. Overseas internships for third- or fourth-year medical students. Related titles: A Student’s Guide to International Health, and Cross-Cultural Medicine: What to Know Before You Go, Creative Funding for International Health Electives, also available from AMSA. Most publications available free on AMSA web site.
The Internship Bible by Mark Oldman and Samer Hamadeh. Princeton Review, distributed by Random House, available through Velarde Publicity; 212-572-2870, fax 212-572-6026; www.review.com. Directory describes in detail paid and unpaid internships offered by nearly 900 mostly non-academic organizations. Around 120 of these organizations have overseas branches, listed in an index for location, though it’s often not made clear which of these actually offer internships abroad. Other indexes for field, benefits, level of study, minority programs, and deadlines.
LEAPNOW: Transforming Education. LEAPNOW offers group and individual programs bringing together academic credit, strong intentional focus on personal evolution, and a database of 6,000+ ways to travel, study, and work in 126 countries for ages 17-24. Contact: email@example.com, www.leapnow.org.
Peterson’s Study Abroad & Summer Study Abroad. Both $29.95 on their web site, www.petersons.com. Study abroad directories list over 3,500 programs, over 800 of which offer internships, listed in a special index. Most are for academic credit.
U.S. Department of State Student Intern Program. Free brochure and application from U.S. Department of State, Intern Coordinator, HR/REE SA-1, 2401 E St., NW 5th Fl., Washington, DC 20522; Email for hard-copy application: firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply online:www.state.gov/employment . Nearly 1,000 mostly unpaid and paid internships in international relations annually, in Washington and abroad. Only for currently-enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who will continue studies after the internship.