International Internships

An international internship boosts your resume, deepens your professional skills, and widens your global perspective.

CSB/SJU Sponsored International Internships

  • On the CSB/SJU London semester program and Dublin semester program, you can complete an internship in your field of choice.
  • Past students on semester programs like India, South Africa, or France have turned their international service experience into an internship.
  • The Center for Global Education offers Summer Global Internship Programs in Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, London, and Germany.
  • Some students have added an internship to the beginning or end of their study abroad experience.

Independently Arranged Internships

If you are unable to find an organization that can place you in your desired field or country, you may want to consider arranging an internship directly with a business or organization. This requires more research and motivation but also has the benefit of offering you an internship that more closely meets your needs. Here some things/questions to consider before completing this type of internship.

Remember that if you wish to earn academic credit for your internship experience, you must complete the necessary requirements through your department and the Office of Experience and Professional Development. 

How to Find Internship Placements

  • Ask CSB/SJU faculty for contact information of colleagues, businesses, or organizations abroad.
  • Search GoingGlobal
  • Use professional associations (e.g., American Nursing Association).
  • Refer to Experience and Professional Development for useful links
  • Search online newspapers for job/internship listings.
  • Inquire with US companies about positions in overseas offices.
  • Search in-person after arriving in the host country.

Passport/Legal Issues

You should carefully research all entry and work visa requirements for the country in which you plan to intern. The US State Department provides consular affairs sheets for each country that provide visa requirements and contact information for embassies and consulates in the US. Obtaining a work visa for an internship can be difficult. Going Global also has helpful resources.