International Internships

According to Forbes, 93% of employers agree that relevant internship experience is the most important qualification for hiring someone.

Why pursue an international internship? A recent study by Global HR News found that 73% of respondents cited study abroad as important when evaluating the resume of a job candidate for a junior-level position. Another survey found that one out of every two companies would choose a candidate with international experience over another otherwise equally-qualified candidate.

International internships enable students to:

  • Gain deeper cultural immersion
  • Develop cross-cultural communication skills
  • Experience working with professionals in an international environment
  • Participate in intensive practical language training
  • Apply lessons learned in the classroom outside the U.S.
  • Gain valuable international work experience

Follow these links for more information:

Public Policy Internship Program (PPIP)Applications will open August 2020!

  • Austin, TX – Spring 2021
  • Washington D.C. – Spring 2021 and Summer 2021
  • International locations – Spring 2021 and Summer 2021

The Fund for the Public InterestApplications are now OPEN!

  • The Fund is a national non-profit organization that runs campaigns for some of the nation’s most prominent social change and environmental organizations.
  • Currently hiring students to join summer campaign staff in Austin and 30 other cities around the country.
  • Gain first-hand experience in grassroots organizing, learn valuable communication skills, and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of campaign actions.

Internship and Living Abroad Program (ILAP)Applications are closed

  • ILAP is a series of 6-week summer internships in one of five countries: China, Chile, Spain, Singapore, or England.
  • Internships are open to ALL majors and 10 students (up to 12 for some countries) will be selected for the program every summer.
  • Participants will live with host families and MSC L.T. Jordan will arrange all logistics (round-trip airfare, housing, visa processes, and a cultural excursion).

Puentes Internship ProgramRolling admisssion

  • Puentes Abroad connects students with internship opportunities in Buenos Aires and Mendoza, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Internships are open to ALL majors and there are no language requirements

CIS Abroad Business and Economics Virtual InternshipsApplications now open!

  • CIS Abroad’s virtual internships connect students with an international organization to work on special projects from their home base in the US while adding a global perspective to their professional work experience
  • Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply

CEA Virtual InternshipsApplications are now open!

  • CEA offers virtual internships during the summer and Fall 2020 semesters in 11 locations around the world
  • The six-week summer virtual internship program includes an online seminar to be completed independently (online seminar and virtual internship placement are worth 3 credits)

Absolute Internship Business Remote InternshipsApplications now open!

  • AI’s remote internships connect students with reputable companies in Europe and Asia for project based work for 4-16 weeks. Cultural Training, Career Speaker Series, Career Development Workshops, Group Meetings and much more!

**Please note that international internships are most often non-paid. However, the cultural immersion and first-hand international business experience is priceless.