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 are now OPEN!

  • Washington D.C. – Spring 2020, Summer 2020: DEADLINE is September 17, 2019 @ 5PM
  • International locations – Spring 2020, Summer 2020: DEADLINE is September 11, 2019 @ 5PM

Learn more about PPIP’s opportunities and application/placement process at PPIP Info Night on Monday, September 2 @ 5:15PM in MSC 1400

The Fund for the Public Interest – Applications 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.

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