International internships are a great way to further develop your knowledge and skills. As you research internship options, you may notice the distinctions between Work, Intern, and Volunteer programs are not always clear. Rather than focus your search on one specific type of program, search all WIV categories, as you might find the best program fit under a different heading.
Typical Characteristics of Internships:
- Internships are often unpaid. Technical internships and some others may be paid.
- Internships tend to be more directly related to a specific field of study or career.
- Require a skill set or knowledge base particular to that position
- May or may not be for academic credit
- May or may not be eligible for financial aid (depending on whether or not they are done for academic credit)
The Learning Abroad Center provides a number of resources for you to explore and learn about international internship opportunities. We offer internship placements, but we do not place students in non-credit bearing international internships. Utilizing our website and other resources will be necessary for you to find the best type of internship. Follow the steps below to begin your search:
- View the Work, Intern, Volunteer Abroad First Step Module to learn about the types of internships and how to start your search process
- Establish your goals for interning abroad
- Explore programs and positions in parts of the world you are interested in interning
- Contact programs to learn more about their internship opportunities
- Apply to an intern abroad program