International Internship Placements
There are a number of international internship placements available to API participants. For a summary of potential options, see the list and links below.
Accounting and Finance
Accounting and finance internships abroad are a great way to gain valuable work experience in an international setting and are available in all of our destinations. There are a wide range of opportunities working with companies and organization of all sizes. Example intern duties might include accounting, accounts receivable/payable, financial analysis, auditing, tax preparation, financial reporting, administrative, and research.
Advertising, Communications and Journalism
Those seeking careers in advertising, communications, and journalism are well suited for global work experience. Many advertising companies work with global clients and journalism often is international in scope. Having a global perspective in these fields is an asset, so stand out with an international internship experience. Example intern duties might include client relationships, copy writing, editing, writing, creative, event management, social media management, website content development, branding, press releases, filming, and communication strategy.
Architecture, Landscape, and Planning
Want to be inspired for your future career in architecture, landscaping or planning? Whether it is seeing Gaudi’s work in Barcelona or the neoclassical architecture in Santiago, learning about urban planning projects in London or walking through the landscape architecture in the Grand Canal Square in the Dublin Docklands, you will be able to bring these concepts back with you into your future profession. Example intern duties might include project conception, design, and management, meeting with clients, honing technical skills with AutoCAD, budgeting, construction, and administration.
Arts and Design
Create international style and skill to your portfolio though an art or design internship abroad. It will also be a unique chance to learn what inspires other designers and artists abroad in a wide variety of placement options in galleries, studios, museums, theaters, and schools. Example intern duties might include event planning, designing products, curating shows, installation, creating event signage and promotions, performing, sewing, budgeting, textile use, and administration.
Business, Entrepreneurship, and Management
In a global world where borders are not as defined, it is imperative that business leaders of the future recognize how to navigate global challenges through cultural understanding, market knowledge, and cross cultural communication skills. Because many companies have international operations or clients overseas, global skills and experience are often a prerequisite. Real world international work experience can also open up employment opportunities in a competitive job market. Example intern duties might include administration, developing marketing strategy, creating proposals, budgeting, analyzing data, client relationship management, research, and presentations.
Bringing global awareness and understanding into the classroom can add to the educational experience that you offer future students. That is why more and more teaching students look to complete part of their qualifying practicums abroad. There are many international schools abroad that will host interns in their classroom or administrative offices. Example intern duties might include lesson planning, one-on-one tutoring, teaching, classroom management, meetings, and administrative support to the supervising teacher.
Start building your career abroad by helping sustain, protect, and advocate for unique environments, wildlife and resources in a wide variety of destination options. Spending time working abroad can help uncover your passions, skills and talents to help you stand out from other graduates. Example intern duties might include monitoring, record keeping, data analysis, lab work, research, specimen collecting, advocacy work, and administration.
Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism
Those looking for careers in hospitality, recreation and tourism need to be able to work with a broad spectrum of customers from all parts of the world. What better way to prepare for your future career than participating in an international internship with a hotel, spa, resort, or restaurant in one of the world’s key international travel destinations? Example intern duties might include creating tour packages, developing marketing strategy, hotel management, client services, sales, cooking, event planning, vendor relations, activity coordination, food and beverage management, catering and administration.
Participating in a legal internship abroad can be a wonderful way to learn about the legal system in another country, advocate for rights for a certain cause or group of people, and add value to your resume! Example intern duties might include legal research, attending court sessions, reviewing court cases, meeting with clients, preparing court and legal documents, and administration.
Make a difference during your international experience by interning for a non-governmental organization (NGO) working to support communities, solve global issues, or assist the disadvantaged while gaining valuable career skills at the same time. Example intern duties might include advocating for social justice issues, assisting with community development, educating on healthcare access, planning and facilitating fundraising events, and administration.
Psychology and Social Science
Learning first hand about social welfare programs and psychology practices in other parts of the world can be a very rewarding and career enriching experience. Many of these internships may be working with locals giving you an opportunity to give back to your host country’s local community. Example intern duties might include observing client cases, research, program development, client services, awareness campaigns, and administration.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
STEM majors can find it more challenging to study abroad. Interning abroad can be a great alternative allowing you to gain valuable practical hands on experience and cultural immersion at the same time. STEM grads can benefit by having international experience in this global economy. Added bonus—STEM students also have access to a number of scholarship opportunities not available to other majors as well! Example intern duties might include monitoring, research, data collection, lab work, data analysis, teaching,
Have a passion for sports? There are sports related internship opportunities to meet a wide variety of majors that will offer a high quality learning experience abroad. Imagine interning with a soccer or rugby league, helping plan a sporting event, assist with corporate ticket sales, or gain experience in sports journalism writing for a local newspaper. Those are just a few of the areas that are feasible for an internship in this area. Example intern duties might include developing marketing strategy, ticket sales, training athletes, promotional activities, event planning and management, writing, editing, coaching, and administration.
Veterinary Science and Zoology
Imagine spending a summer or semester strengthening your resume by interning with a veterinary clinic, wildlife park, or zoo abroad. You will get to learn about vet practices and animal care overseas working along side locals. Not only can your international internship help bolster your credentials for future employment, it can also add value to future graduate school applications if continuing your studies is the goal. Example intern duties might include assisting veterinarians and technicians with animal check ups, monitoring animals, helping maintain zoo grounds, feeding, cleaning, maintenance, and administration.
Didn’t see your area of interest listed? Don’t fret! Just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1800-844-4122 and let us know what you are looking for and we can let you know what the options might be.