The IAESTE Internship Placement Program matches U.S. university students majoring in technical fields with paid internships abroad in more than 80 countries. Positions are available in industry, research institutes and universities, consulting firms, labs, and other work environments. Most placements are for 8 to 12 weeks during the summer, but fall and longer-term placements are also available. Best of all, most technical students in the United States (including international students!) are eligible to apply! Positions are available in 20-25 countries (not just China!) out of a network of more than 80 countries. For example, last year students interned in: Belgium, Macedonia, Japan, Spain, UK, China, Austria, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Croatia, and Serbia.
Unterschwand 241, 3619 Eriz, Switzerland
Cultural Vistas' Independent Work Abroad in Switzerland program provides work authorization for U.S. citizens who are recent college graduates. Participants find their own host companies and negotiate the terms of employment. Work authorization (Stagiaire visa) can be provided for up to 18 months. Start dates are flexible. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please apply at least 12 weeks prior to your desired start date.
Unnamed Road, 91180 Heideck, Germany
The Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Germany provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable international work skills, improve German language abilities, and experience German life and culture firsthand. Internship placements are available in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to business, engineering, finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, German studies, and economics. Most internships are 3 to 12 months in length and have flexible start dates. Many internships are paid and scholarships are available to qualified participants who receive unpaid internships. Participants will receive a scholarship application following acceptance to the program. A limited number of language course stipends are also available for those who qualify.