Steps to Intern Abroad
If you determine that interning abroad is the study abroad option for you, then here are some steps to take to determine the best program and fit.
- Research International Internship Opportunities: There are hundreds of internship programs abroad. Choose a program that fits your academic and personal goals for going abroad. There are multiple items to take into consideration, such as if you need academic credit, how much you can spend (typically these programs are not paid), and if there will be a language barrier.
- Apply for Internship Programs: Internship programs abroad can fill up quickly so try to apply a few months prior to the application deadline to guarantee your spot. Apply for two or three programs in case your first choice is not available. Contact the program administrator directly for application questions. Keep in mind visa regulations, depending on your location.
- Get the Internship Approved: Once you have applied, see your academic or study abroad advisor as soon as possible. Discuss with them the possibility of getting credit for your internship. If you want credit, it is important to have your internship approved before going abroad.
- Prepare for the Adventure: You have chosen your internship. Now it is time to plan your trip. Follow these steps:
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