Internships Abroad

Jonathan Hunolt in Greece

Jonathan Hunolt in Greece.

You can study abroad for a semester or year AND obtain real job experience through an internship. Internships are generally non-paying opportunities that offer priceless on-the-job learning and the prospect of meeting valuable contacts. Some summer internships are also available. Check out the following websites for more information:

Summer internships abroad are totally up to you - you are responsible for making the contacts, completing the paperwork, preparing a resume, and working with the foreign offices. For assistance on resume writing, see the Career Development Office, Bagby Hall 2nd Floor, phone 434-223-6105.

University of New South Wales, Sydney
Internships available in:

  • Marketing
  • Political science (State Parliament), research assistant
  • Social science, welfare organizations, unions, and policy units
  • Media studies, including advertising, public relations, TV and print
  • Hospitality management, via an international parent company

Qualifications: 3.0 GPA; approval from your advisor, department chair, and International Studies Office. Contact:

University of Vienna & IES Center
Internships available in:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Volunteer opportunities

Qualifications: 3.0 GPA; most business internships require an equivalent of 4 semesters of college German; education internships do not require proficiency in German.

University of Westminster, London
Internships available in:

  • Art and design
  • Biological sciences
  • Business studies: Finance, Management, Marketing
  • Computer science
  • Economics
  • Environmental science
  • Politics
  • Psychology, Social service

Qualifications: you must have full junior-year status, GPA of 3.0 or better, and a minimum of 3.0 in the discipline. Contact:

Warwick Castle, England.

Freiburg, Germany
Internships available in:

  • Political parties
  • Government agencies
  • Advocacy groups
  • Volunteer organization

Qualifications: Minimum GPA of 3.0 and advanced-level German proficiency.

Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program (FINIP)
Internship available in:

  • Nonprofit sector:   The Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program (FINIP), funded by the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education, aims to develop student leaders and strengthen the nonprofit sector in Indonesia. IIE will select and pair 10 Indonesian students pursuing U.S. degrees with 10 U.S. undergraduates and arrange internships for them to work together in an Indonesian nonprofit organization.

    The 9-week experience, from June 15 to August 17, 2010, arranged by IIE's partner organization, the Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF), will take place in three cities: Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta.

    All program-related costs will be covered. 

    Interested American sophomores and juniors and Indonesian freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are encouraged to apply.
    Deadlines, Qualifications, Contact, and Online application:

University College Cork
Internships available in:

  • International Education Office
  • Boole Library
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Government
  • International Famine Centre
  • Centre for Migration Studies
  • Freshwater Ecology Laboratory
  • Department of Zoology and Animal Ecology

Qualifications: Minimum GPA of 3.0. Very competitive. Contact: or

University of Edinburgh
Internships available in:

  • Scottish Parliament. Academic program and internship are included as one package.

Qualifications: Minimum GPA of 3.0 Contact:

Last updated: 7-17-14