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 January 2020!

  • Washington D.C. – Fall 2020
  • International locations – Fall 2020

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.

International Studies Abroad (ISA) Internships in Tokyo, Japan – Applications are now OPEN!

  • January 2020 – 6-week, 8-week, 12-week: DEADLINE is October 1, 2019
  • May 2020 – 8-week: DEADLINE is January 15, 2020
  • June 2020 – 8-week: DEADLINE is February 15, 2020
  • September 2020 – 8-week: DEADLINE is May 1, 2020

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).
  • Attend one of their informationals to learn more: October 1, 2019 at 7PM in MSC 2500 or October 2, 2019 at 5:30PM in MSC 2501

Application is the same for all countries: DEADLINE is October 25, 2019 at 5PM in the MSC L.T. Jordan Office

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
  • Funding is available for May 30 – August 15, 2020 internships through Puentes Abroad’s Scholarship Contest: DEADLINE is February 15, 2020

CIS Abroad Micro Internship: International Business in LondonSummer 2020 applications close April 1!

  • CIS Abroad’s micro internship places students with three global companies in various stages of international development over the course of three weeks
  • Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply

Innovation Policy Internship ProgramSummer 2020 applications close February 24!

  • The Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the United States offers students with internship opportunities in the public sector
  • The internship program runs from June 1 – July 25, 2020 (8-weeks) in Toulouse or Strasbourg, France
  • Internships are open to ALL majors and there are no language requirements

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