An international internship boosts your resume, deepens your professional skills, and widens your global perspective.
CSB/SJU Sponsored International Internships
- As a part of the London, England semester program and Dublin-Ireland semester program, you will complete an internship placement as part of the program.
- During the summer, you can complete a Summer Global Fellows Program in a variety locations around the world.
- 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. 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 abroad, you must complete the necessary requirements through your department and XPD. In addition, if you are planning to earn academic credit, you must abide by the CSB/SJU International travel policy.
How to Find Internship Placements:
- Here some things/questions to consider before completing an independent international internship
- Ask CSB/SJU faculty for contact information of colleagues, businesses, or organizations abroad
- Search GoingGlobal
- Use a search engine like https://www.goabroad.com/intern-abroad to find options
- 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
Entry and Visa Requirements
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 visa for an internship that is paid or unpaid can be difficult. The XPD office has great resources on International Employment as well.