International internships are ideal for students wanting to gain professional experience while building their international credentials. Opportunities for internships exist at many locations worldwide:
- The Career Center is a valuable source of international internship opportunities. After signing into the Go Irish portal; enter the desired destination country in the search box. Review these postings before going to career or internship fairs.
- The Nanovic Institute for European Studies supports internships throughout Europe.
- Keough Naughton Institute for Irish Studies sponsors internships in Dublin.
- Within the Toledo, Spain summer program, students can intern at the Red Cross, local TV and radio stations, in Parliament, and more. Contact Brigitta Richmond for more details.
- Other internship opportunities are available through the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Center for Social Concerns, and the Student International Business Council (members only). The Kellogg Institute lists other organizations that offer internship opportunities.
What You Need to Know
- Living and working in a new country can be challenging. Stay flexible and be prepared to adjust your expectations regarding common professional practices.
- Some internships may require knowledge of the local language
- There may be visa (work permit) considerations for U.S. and non-U.S. citizens, so planning ahead—up to 6-8 months in advance—is critical