Complete Your College Experience with an International Internship

In-Person Internships Abroad

Available in nearly every field of study in more than 10 countries worldwide, ISA can find an internship placement that fits your goals and ambitions.

Global Remote Internships

Get the same international experience of our in-person internship placements without leaving home.

Why intern with International Studies Abroad?

We provide students of all ages and interests a world of opportunities that immerse them in knowledge, culture, and inspiration. Browse our full collection of programs to find the tour that’s right for you—or customize a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you and your students.

ISA's internship programs have been intentionally designed with an ultimate goal of delivering future ready, internationally adept graduates into the workforce of tomorrow. An internship is meant to build upon the knowledge students gain in their university courses. In addition to providing quality internship placements, co-curricular dimensions of the program address both professional and personal skill development with clear learning outcomes. With a variety of Program Options to select from, we can accommodate any student on an international internship experience.

 

STAND OUT

Companies want
employees with
global experience and mindset.

DEVELOP
SKILLS

Gain new technical professional, and cross-cultural skills that employers are looking for.

EARN CREDIT

Add on academic credit through your internship abroad with University of South Florida.

GAIN
PERSPECTIVE

Tackle events and challenges with an more informed point of view.

IMMERSE
YOURSELF

Improve your language skills and build out your international network.

4 Steps to Start Your Next Adventure

1. Select your program
Choose an on-site or global remote placement and select your destination. Then select your duration and start date.

2. Submit your application by the deadline
Application deadlines vary. Be sure to check our chart on page 9 and set a calendar reminder if you need to. There are a handful of materials you’ll need to submit, so you’ll want to give yourself time.

3. Participate in an advising session and the matching process
Discuss resume/cover letter edits, goals for your internship, skills you bring, and your program expectations. Then, interview with a potential company (anywhere from 1 week after advising session to 10 weeks after advising session).

4. Accept your internship
Say yes and prepare for your internship! Research the company you will be working for and the cultural norms of your host country.

5. Start your adventure!

What's Included

CUSTOM-MATCHED INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT

The ISA Internships team works with each applicant to learn about their personal and professional goals and interests, in addition to their education, work, or volunteer experiences. We believe that spending this time on the front-end with each applicant allows us to make great matches between each of our interns and one of our over 800 host companies.

Sample past placements can be viewed on our website, but this is by no means a comprehensive list of the breadth of internships that we can accommodate.

CUSTOM-MATCHED INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT

INCLUSIVE ADVISING & SUPPORT

Our team of trained Program Managers and Career Advisors guides participants through the entire admissions process and abroad experience. We'll help you with program selection, resume advice, and pre-departure services including assistance with immigration visas, airline tickets, and orientation. The U.S. staff is in regular contact with the resident staff abroad who provide support to participants during their program.

INCLUSIVE ADVISING & SUPPORT

ON-SITE ORIENTATION

The on-site orientation experience is a multi-day, in-country orientation that blends adventure, lecture, and culture into an exciting and informative introduction to the intern's new host country. Each orientation is designed to:

  • Inform participants of the cultural and professional experience that lies ahead.
  • Guide each participant through a goal-setting activity to encourage them to reflect on their expectations for their experience abroad.
  • Introduce participants to the local culture, in and out of the workplace.
  • Prepare participants for health and safety issues in their host country.
  • Provide participants an opportunity to socialize with other ISA participants.

Interns will have a welcome meal together as a group, be given a city tour, and shown how to navigate the public transport system for their daily commute.

ON-SITE ORIENTATION

FULL-TIME RESIDENT STAFF

The full-time resident staff is available to assist you with all aspects of your experience abroad. The resident staff provides support during official course registration and arranges the Bridging Cultures Program orientation, excursions, weekly meetings, cultural activities, and much more. Staff members are trained to ensure the well-being of each program participant and are dedicated to facilitating a positive and meaningful experience abroad.

FULL-TIME RESIDENT STAFF

PERSONAL CAREER ADVISORS

Our team of trained Program Managers guides participants through the entire admissions process and abroad experience. We'll help you with program selection, resume advice, and pre-departure services including assistance with immigration visas, airline tickets, and orientation. The U.S. staff is in regular contact with the resident staff abroad who provide support to participants during their program.

PERSONAL PROGRAM MANAGER

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOOLBOX

The Professional Development Toolbox is designed to help develop your career readiness competencies before, during, and after your program. Through a series of resources, ISA will provide you the tools necessary for you to begin to reflect on and grow the key competencies as defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Our goal is that through these resources and tools, the gap between the classroom and the working world closes for you. The Toolbox includes:

  • Individualized Advising Session
  • Resume and Cover Letter Advising
  • Interview Coaching
  • Pro-Tip Email and Video Series
  • On-site Professional Development Activities
  • Career Resource and Alumni Guides

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOOLBOX

AIRPORT RECEPTION

Transportation is provided from the airport for participants who arrive during the designated pick-up times.

AIRPORT RECEPTION

24-HOUR EMERGENCY SUPPORT

Full-time resident staff or trusted ISA partners assist interns with all aspects of their experience abroad including orientation, navigation of the internship experience, cultural activities and much more. On-site staff arranges excursions, weekly meetings, cultural activities, and much more. Staff members are trained to ensure the well-being of each program participant and are dedicated to facilitating a positive and meaningful abroad experience. Interns are provided with a 24/7 emergency ISA number upon their arrival.

24-HOUR EMERGENCY SUPPORT

PLACEMENT SUPERVISION

The ISA Internships team works with each applicant to learn about their personal and professional goals and interests, in addition to their education, work, or volunteer experiences. We believe that spending this time on the front-end with each applicant allows us to make great matches between each of our interns and one of our over 800 host companies. Sample past placements can be viewed on our website, but this is by no means a comprehensive list of the breadth of internships that we can accommodate.

PLACEMENT SUPERVISION

ACADEMIC CREDIT

Participants have the option to receive a U.S. transcript and 6 credits for the 8-week internship program or 4 credits through the 6-week internship program. Credit is provided through Carroll College for an additional $300. Visit the Academic Credit page for more details.

*Academic credit is not available for participants in the DENVER internship program.

ACADEMIC CREDIT

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS

In order to maximize cultural immersion, ISA develops unique professional development and cultural activities. These activities invite students to experience the local color of their host city, while learning about the history and culture of their new surroundings, as well as various aspects of the business culture of their host country. Cultural activities may include museum visits, attending sporting events, dance classes, cooking lessons, art and cultural festivals, etc. Cultural activities vary by site. Professional development events may include company visits, teambuilding exercises, personal branding workshops, or guest speakers.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS

VISA SUPPORT

All participants will have acces to ISA Internships' Online Orientation which includes comprehensive information on accommodations, communications, health, internship expectations, money, packing, transportation, work culture, and other valuable information specific to your host city. All students will be provided a final packet with arrival information two - three weeks prior to departure.

Your admissions team will also provide you with visa information and offers guidance for each of our program countries and their corresponding U.S.-based consulates. More limited support will be provided to non-U.S. citizens. Visas are required for U.S. citizens for the following countries: Austrlalia, China, England, New Zealand, and Vietnam.

VISA SUPPORT

HOUSING

Housing is included in all in-country programs. ISA Internships offer the following housing options to students:

  • Homestay: Some ISA Internship programs offer the option for participants to stay with local families.
  • Apartments: Many ISA Internship programs offer the option of apartment-living.
  • Residence halls: Dorms, guesthouses and student residencies are available in some ISA Internship locations.
  • Student hostels: Some ISA Internship programs offer the option of living in student hostels.

Please refer to the specific site page for more information as housing options vary by site.

HOUSING

Financing

Below is a list of various resources to help you fund your program. We also encourage you to speak with your campus study abroad office.

Alumni Survey - Interns Agree That...

84 Percent

The experience helped them build their soft skills (adaptability, teamwork, communication, etc.)

87 percent

They have talked about their international internship experience in interviews

82 percent

Having an international internship on their resume gave them an advantage over their peers