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 you can choose to complete an internship in your field of choice.
- In Coventry-England, you will complete an internship in a sports related field.
- 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 China/Hong Kong, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Dominican Republic, and Vietnam.
- CSB/SJU offers international student teaching that is credit bearing. For a listing of this year's programs consult the short-term website page under internship or externship section.
- Some students have added an internship to the beginning or end of your 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 Experiential Learning and Community Engagement.
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 Career Services 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.
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.
Here are few internship placement organizations:
- BUNAC (Spain, UK, China, and Australia)
- Cross Cultural Solutions (India, Thailand, Various locations in Latin America & Africa)
- Cultural Vistas (Argentina, Chile, Germany, Spain)
- Global Experiences (Australia, China, France, England, Ireland, Italy)
- Intrax Internships (China, Japan, Ghana, Various locations in Latin America & Europe)
- TicTwo (Shanghai, China)
- World Endeavors (Australia, China, India, Nepal, Thailand, Various locations in Latin America & Europe)
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