Study Abroad

Intern Abroad Resources
(Includes Short-term Work Opportunties)


Association of International Practical Training – Offers different opportunities for professional development around the world.

Anglo-American Educational Services of London - Provides internship placements in excellent London multi-national corporate entities, and medium sized enterprises that include media, political sector and voluntary organizations. The placements are for 12 weeks during the spring and 8-10 weeks in the summer. (may also have fall placements)

AustraLearn - Internship opportunities in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.

BCA: Bridge the world, Connect for peace, Act for Justice - BCA recently began an internship program in Strasbourg, France in partnership with Internships in Francophone Europe (IFE). The Strasbourg internship track immerses students in the French culture and invites them to learn more about the European Union, France and social issues facing the region by participating in full-time internships. BCA offers programs in many countries, some including internships.

CAPA International Education - Provides summer internships in London, Sydney, Florence, and San José, Costa Rica.

CDS International - Offers internship opportunities in Argentina, Spain, and Germany.

Connect 123 - Internship programs in Cape Town

Cross Cultural Solutions - a nonprofit organization that places interns at project sites in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa for 3-12 weeks.

Directory of International Internships - Michigan State University offers a directory of International Internships.

Émigré Memorial German Internship Program - German State Parliaments (EMGIP) - EMGIP provides American and Canadian students the opportunity to intern at the Landtage - German State Parliaments. This is a great opportunity for individuals hoping to pursue careers at a regional level of government in the US or Canada, or who are interested in specific policy issues such as the environment, education and/or healthcare. For detailed information and applications, please visit or

FIE: Foundation for International Education - FIE provides internship placements based in London and other cities in various fields, including: finance, business, communications, education, fashion, criminal justice and law, politics, and psychology. Visit the Isabella Cannon Centre for International Studies to find out more about Elon’s summer internship program through FIE.

Global Choices, Similar to BUNAC -

Global Experiences - Enroll in a customized, professional internship in 2008. Featured 2008 Locations: Paris, France; London, UK; Australia: Multiple Cities; Italy: Florence, Milan and Rome; Dublin, Ireland; Seville, Spain.

Global Vision International - An organization that does aid-reliant programs around the world.

Going Global - A website with information on working in different countries, as well as a database for internships and jobs abroad. Elon's Career Center has a contract with Going Global. Elon students can access Going Global from the Career Center webpage.

The IAESTE Internship Program - places university students into paid technical internships in approximately 40 of our 80+ member-country network. Internships are open to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students pursuing a degree in science, engineering, mathematics, architecture, computer science, or other technical fields. Apply online at

Intern Abroad - a comprehensive site with internship opportunities around the world.

InterExchange - a program that helps with teaching, interning, volunteering, au pairing and other short term work abroad opportunities.

Intern in Florence- IEP - Internships program through International Education Programs of Jacksonville University, lasting from 2-3 months. The first month you study only language, and then the second month you get placed in an internship position.

Internships International - non-credit, non-paid internships designed by you.

International Internships LLC - provides overseas internship placements in 10 countries around the globe for American and International students. Choose a destination for a customized placement or choose a specialty internship within your field for a prearranged placement.

National Council of International Visitors - across the US there are International Visitors Council branches. You can find a list of all locations at: (There are three in NC – Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greensboro). They often take interns, but they are often unpaid.

National Democratic Institute- Nonprofit that has bureaus in Washington, and around the globe, to promote democratic governments through free and fair elections and government transparency.

Pronino Honduras- A non-profit that is enthusiastic and passionate about helping children. Must be 21 years of age, flexible and proficient in Spanish.

RISE: Research Internships in Science and Engineering - allows students to carry out a 6- to 12- week research internship in German academic labs.

USAID Internships – internships in the following regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Near East, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

UNjobs- A Swiss association that works independently from the UN but lists jobs and internships available through the UN and other international NGOs.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission in London - includes two six month internships starting at various times.

The U.S. Foreign Commercial Service offers internships at various embassies in non-U.S. cities.

VIF program - VIF (Chapel Hill, NC) used to have an extensive summer internship program for undergraduates. It doesn’t seem that it has continued, but if you are interested, you may want to contact them to see if there is any possibility.

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars - has a Washington, D.C.-London Internship Program and
Washington, D.C.-Monterrey Internship Program.
For London:
Washington Center honors scholarships can be applied to these programs. For more information about these scholarships, please go to

The World Health Organization

World Endeavors - includes intern experiences in Australia, Brazil, Ecuador, England, India, Italy, Nepal, and Spain.


Getting Your Ideal Internship by Saleem Assaf and Rosanne Lurie. WetFeet, Inc., 2003.