Intern Abroad

Interested in finding an internship overseas? Did you know that you may also be able to receive academic credit for your internship? Several students find international internships every year. Your major department might have internship opportunities already established, or you may need to search for an internship on your own. Students are also eligible to apply for the IEF Scholarship if they will earn academic credit for their internship.

Participate in a Georgia State internship program: Georgia State has a number of credit-bearing programs in place. Students who participate in GSU internship programs will receive GSU credit upon completion of the program. There are also GSU internship programs that are not for credit. See links below for more details.

Participate in a non-GSU accredited internship, work, or volunteer program: There are many non-GSU programs that coordinate your internship, work, or volunteer experience and provide a transcript upon completion of the program. GSU students can receive transfer credit for participation in these accredited programs. Credit must be approved before students’ departure, the same as if the student were participating in a study abroad program. See links below for information on possible programs.

Obtain support from a GSU faculty member for participation in an independent internship, work, or volunteer experience: Students may find a job or program that does not provide a transcript for participation. It is possible to receive GSU credit for participation in a program of this type if the student coordinates academic credit with a GSU professor. In most cases the student will be enrolled in a Directed Readings course and the professor will require some type of extra work on the student’s behalf (readings, journals, papers, etc.) in order to award credit. Students are responsible for coordinating these details with a GSU professor. See links below for information on possible programs.

**Students participating in a GSU sponsored internship are not allowed to travel to a country for which the U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Warning. Students must also purchase international health insurance through HTH Worldwide. Ask an advisor in the Study Abroad Programs office for more information.

You must complete information in the online application.

Click here to apply! 

 

**Please use this Checklist for  International Internships

Links to Georgia State University internship program sites:

Department of Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language/ Peace Corps MIP:
http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/alesl/peace_corps.html

Robinson College of Business, Institute of International Business:
http://iib.gsu.edu/IIB/internships.aspx
(To apply to the Masters of International Business IB8500 program, please click
http://www.studyabroad.gsu.edu/?go=IB8500)

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Department of Public Management and Policy:
http://aysps.gsu.edu/oldsite/3131.html

A few good sources for finding internships on your own include InternAbroad.com, Intrax Internships Abroad, StudyAbroad.com, U.S. Department of State internships, and researching what your college and department offer, as well as contacting your current or previous employer’s international branches. Additionally, many study abroad program providers offer part-time internships for credit as part of your overall study abroad curriculum.

Although not impossible to find, paid internships that also earn academic credit are rare. Generally you can expect to either get paid, or to earn academic credit. Some internship programs require a fee to have the internship placement set up for you, and once on the job, you may receive a living expense stipend.

Halle Foundation Fellowship Program in Germany

The Halle Foundation Fellowship Program provides 20 university students in

the state of Georgia with work experience in Germany, a living and housing stipend, reimbursement of up to $1,200 for transatlantic airfare, plus more!

Internships are customized to each individuals skill sets and career goals and placements are available in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, business, engineering, finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, German studies, and economics.

In addition to individualized internship placements, fellows receive assistance with resume writing, pre-departure cultural and logistical issues, and in-country support. Following the program, fellows will receive assistance marketing their experience to employers and will be introduced to a network of German-American companies in Georgia.

Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. between the ages of 19 and 30 enrolled at a college or university in Georgia; non-U.S. students must be enrolled before, during, and after the program;
    Minimum of two years post-secondary study of German or its equivalent;
  • At least two years post-secondary education

Deadline: December 15, 2011

For more information visit www.hallefellowship.org

Contact Maggie Miller for information and to apply.

Intern in Germany

Cultural Vistas (formerly CDS International) offers students and young professionals the unique opportunity to explore Germany’s rich culture while gaining international work experience. Programs specialize in a variety of fields, and placements are from 2 – 12 months.

Internships are customized to each individuals skill sets based on an interview with Cultural Vistas staff. Internships are available in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, business, economics, engineering, finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, and German studies. Internships may be paid based on the selected field.

Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 18 and 30 enrolled at a college or university
  • Basic to advanced German language skills
  • At least two years post-secondary education
  • Some relevant work experience is preferred, but not required for all programs

Deadline: December 1, 2011 for summer placements; Rolling deadline for longer-term placements

Fee: $775; scholarships available from $300 – $1500

For more information visit http://www.cdsintl.org/internshipsabroad/germany.php

Contact Study Abroad Programs for information.

Intern in Spain, Chile, or Argentina

Cultural Vistas (formerly CDS International) is dedicated to providing opportunities to American students and recent graduates to obtain professional experience abroad. Placements in Spain are for summer only; Placements in Chile or Argentina are for three months only throughout the year.

Internships are customized to each individuals skill sets based on an interview with Cultural Vistas staff. Internships are available in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, business, economics, engineering, finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, and Spanish studies. Internships are unpaid.

Internship locations:

  • Argentina: Buenos Aires, Cordoba
  • Spain: Madrid, Palma de Mallorca
  • Chile: Santiago de Chile

Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen between the ages of 19 and 30 (for Argentina) or 19 and 25 (for Spain)
  • Participants in the Spain program must be enrolled at a U.S. or Canadian college before, during, and after the program
  • Equivalent of two years of college-level Spanish
  • At least two years post-secondary education
  • Some relevant work experience is preferred, but not required for all programs

Deadline: January 15, 2012 for summer placements; at least 3 months in advance for non-summer placements

Fee: $775; scholarships available from $300 – $1500

For more information visit http://www.cdsintl.org/

Contact Study Abroad Programs for information.

 
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