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Internships and Work Abroad

International work and internships provide students with the opportunity to learn how to relate to people from different countries, meanwhile gaining valuable work experience in an increasingly interconnected world. The Sklenar Center for International Programs assists students interested in pursuing international careers with securing opportunities to work in foreign settings.

Internship placements occur during the summer and require students to commit to work at the host organization for at least six weeks. Depending upon the company or organization, internships may be paid or unpaid. Students have access to various international internship scholarships to help defray the costs of living/travel expenses.

International work opportunities range from short to long term and span a variety of fields. On this page you will find alisting of work options and resources. For teaching opportunities, visit our Post-graduate Opportunities page.

or questions about opportunities and scholarships, please contact Anne Ledvina at aledvina@bsc.edu.

International Internships

  1. The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
    The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study scholarship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. http://www.cdsintl.org/fellowshipsabroad/cbyx.php/index.htm

  2. US Department of State
    An opportunity for you to get a look inside at the different types of positions and responsibilities available in foreign affairs. http://www.careers.state.gov/students/programs.html

  3. IFSA- Butler
    Internship programs through the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University
    http://www.ifsa-butler.org/internships-program-overview.html

  4. The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)
    TEAN Internship Program offers a range of study abroad internship placements for students and recent graduates interested in gaining valuable work experience in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia.

  5. ELAP
    Participation in volunteer opportunities abroad is an excellent way to immerse oneself in another country's way of life. ISA-ELAP is an enriching experience for proficient Spanish speakers who are seeking to contribute to an organization's responsibilities and mission while simultaneously learning about themselves in an unfamiliar, and at times, challenging environment. Mexico, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Chile, and Argentina
    http://www.studiesabroad.com/programs/byDuration?value=7

  6. ENLACE http://lanic.utexas.edu/enlace/internships/

  7. Cross-Cultural Solutions
    Cross-cultural Solutions is a well-respected volunteer program with opportunities in all regions of the world.
    http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/programs/intern-abroad.aspx

  8. Transitions Abroad
    This is a useful website for identifying varieties of programs and opportunities abroad. Such opportunities include volunteer, internship, teaching and work opportunities http://www.transitionsabroad.com/ .

  9. Alice R. Pratt and Junior Chamber of Commerce Internship in International Affairs
    Work in the Institute for International Education (IIE) International Visitor Program. The internships are paid, full-time positions, established to promote the international careers of current university students or recent graduates. The intern's primary responsibility is assisting the manager in creating professional schedules for international visitors who are traveling to Houston as guests of the U.S. State Department. For more information visit
    http://www.iie-houston.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=38&Itemid=62

  10. The Colin & Brooke Lee Internship for International Affairs
    The program is offered annually to university students or recent graduates to assist IIE's community Outreach Programs Office. Interns gain experience in working for a non-profit that deals with international education and professional exchanges. For further information, visit
    http://www.iie-houston.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=38&Itemid=62

  11. AustraLearn
    The program offers summer and semester internships for academic credit in Australia and New Zealand in almost all fields of study. Students and recent graduates may apply, but you must be at least a Junior to participate. For more information visit http://australearn.org/programs/internship/intern.htm

  12. Syracuse University
    Syracuse offers summer internships in England, Spain, France, Switzerland, and Singapore. Interns assume full time, unpaid positions with selected companies or organizations in a variety of fields. Graduate internships are also available. For more information visit the Sklenar Center or http://suabroad.syr.edu/programs/summer/internships.asp

Work Abroad

  1. BUNAC
    A not-for-profit organization that specializes in sending young people on working holidays and volunteer projects. BUNAC's programmes provide you with all the support you need whilst you travel the world, gain invaluable experience and make friends for life!  Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand http://www.bunac.org.uk/usa/

  2. ENLACE
    Electronic Network for Latin American Careers and Employment provides information on jobs, internships, fellowships, and volunteer work. Visit http://lanic.utexas.edu/enlace/fellowships/ for more information.

  3. Peace Corps
    Work for the Peace Corps in countries all over the world! Peace Corps Volunteers work in the following areas: education, youth outreach, and community development; health and HIV/AIDS; agriculture and environment; business development; and information technology. http://www.peacecorps.gov/

  4. Transitions Abroad
    This Web site includes Essential Articles, Resources, Programs and Links for
    Those interested in all types of Work Abroad http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/

  5. US Experiment in International Living, World Learning
    Opportunities for SIT study abroad graduates to work with young people on the mission of World Learning of which SIT is a part. Contact information is the only thing listed on the web site- http://www.worldlearning.org

  6. CIEE
    Council on International Educational Exchange provides information and services on working abroad in Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand. For more information visit www.ciee.org/work/

  7. University of Michigan International Center
    This directory of work abroad Web sites is an excellent resource for many types of work abroad and funding. Visit the site at http://www.umich.edu/%7Eicenter/overseas/work/workabroad1.html.

  8. U.S. Experiment in International Living, World Learning
    Opportunities for SIT study abroad graduates to work with young people on the mission of World Mearning of which SIT is a part. For more information contact Anne Ledvina at 226-7722.

  9. Iagora
    Work and Study in Europe. http://www.iagora.com/

Undergraduate Internships

  1. The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
    The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study scholarship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange between American and German nationals. http://www.cdsintl.org/fellowshipsabroad/cbyx.php/index.htm

  2. Connect 123 Internship Programmes
    Connect-123 has a variety of international internship opportunities in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, Ireland, and China. The Connect 123 team works with the interested parties to find the ideal internship for the aspiring student and the employer. http://www.connect-123.com/programs/internships/

  3. CRCC China
    A leading provider of Internships in China who works with over 400 companies in Beijing, Sanya, Shanghai and Shenzhen to provide students and graduates the opportunity to further their personal and professional development in a dynamic international setting. http://www.crccasia.com/internships/

  4. The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)
    TEAN Internship Program offers a range of study abroad internship placements for students and recent graduates interested in gaining valuable work experience in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia. http://www.educationabroadnetwork.org/

  5. IFSA- Butler
    Internship programs through the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University http://www.ifsa-butler.org/internships-program-overview.html

  6. International Internships LLC
    An organization that helps students obtain international internships in several countries around the world. https://www.international-internships.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ListAll

  7. Spanish Studies Abroad
    Being an organization that focuses on cross cultural learning, Spanish Studies Abroad provides students eager to get an international experience with a unique internship opportunity at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. http://www.spanishstudies.org/index.php?id=1049

  8. US Department of State
    An opportunity for you to get a look inside at the different types of positions and responsibilities available in foreign affairs. http://www.careers.state.gov/students/programs.html

  9. Vesalius College
    Located in Brussels, a city renowned for being the 'capital of Europe', Vesalius College provides students with several internships opportunities around Belgium. Students can test career options, gain valuable practical experience, and build relationships with professionals and organisations in their areas of interest. http://www.vesalius.edu/academics/vesalius-internship-programme/

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