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

Mays Business School students may receive credit for internships lasting 6 weeks or longer.

  • Undergraduate students must register for 1-4 hours of IBUS 484, under the direction of Dr. Gaspar, and complete the Application for International Internship Form prior to their internship.
  • Graduate students must register for 1-6 hours of BUAD 684, with prior approval of their department head.

Business students who would like to register for IBUS 484 or BUAD 684 must submit:

IBUS 484 Internship Course form.

Students accepted are also eligible to apply for:

CIBS International Internship Scholarship.

All forms are due April 15th for summer internships/directed studies.


TAMU offices that provide international internship opportunities:


Internship opportunities with third-party providers working with CIBS:

Non-TAMU resources for international internships:

Guide to Internships –

  • Absolute Internship – Business internships in China, Singapore, Spain and UK.
  • AIB – Internship placements for undergrad and graduate students in Germany.
  • AIC – Business internship opportunities in Canada, Hong Kong, India and Singapore.
  • AIP – International internships for students to acquire international working experience in highly dynamic markets across Asia, besed on their skill sets, expectations and career goals. AIP has 450+ partner companies throughout Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Indonesia
  • API – Credit-bearing business internships in Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, and Spain.
  • Arcadia University – Internship programs in the UK.
  • CareerUp – CareerUp is a leading provider of internships abroad. They have programs in Beijing, Singapore and Manila, and connect talented students with world-class internships.
  • CEA Internships -Dublin, Prague, Florence, Rome, Seville, Paris, Barcelona, London
  • EMZINGO Internships – Brazil & Peru
  • CRCC Asia – Business internship opportunities in China (Beijing and Shanghai); may also elect to take Mandarin language courses; opportunities available year-round.
  • EUSA – Business internship opportunities in England, Ireland, Spain and France.
  • Global Professional Search (GPS) – Job-matching service that specializes in connecting “global-ready” students and alumni with employers looking to create a diverse, multicultural organization. Click here for for their brochure.
  • GlobaLinks – Business internship opportunities in China, Hong Kong and Australia.
  • IES – Business internship opportunities in Belgium, Italy, UK, China and Australia.
  • Intrax – Business internship opportunities in Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Spain and the United Kingdom.
  • ISA – Business internship opportunities in Spain, UK, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. Click here for their brochure.
  • Pan American Energy – Internships in Argentina
  • SOL – Business internship opportunities in Spain.
  • SRAS – Business internship opportunities in Russia.
  • TEAN – Business internship opportunities in China, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
  • USAC – Business internship opportunities in China.
  • US Department of State Student Internship Program
  • World Endeavors – Business internship opportunities in Italy, Spain, UK, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, China, India, Thailand and AustraliaGuidance Resources:


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