International Internships

Goucher provides several options to students who are interested in pursuing international internships - experiences which take place outside of the United States. Both the Offices of International Studies and Career Development are involved in the process of working with students pursuing international internships. OIS works with students to understand the various options and locate appropriate sites and the CDO works with students to understand the process of receiving academic credit.

There are specific guidelines and earlier deadlines for international internships. Review the International Internship Handout for this information, or see the International Internship page through OIS.

Download the International Internship Handout

Please contact OIS at 410-337-6455 or visit the International Studies for more information. The Career Development Office coordinates internships that have a focus on international issues, but take place within the United States.

Useful Links

America's Unofficial Ambassadors
6 week summer program in Zanzibar, Indonesia, or Morocco

Arava Institute
Semester or year-long internships in the Middle East that center around environmental studies and research.

AsiaLearn
Offers internships in China, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore.

AustraLearn
Semester or year-long internships in Australia.

Azafady
Aims to eradicate poverty, suffering, and environmental damage in Madagascar.

BUNAC
Five week to two year programs working or volunteering in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, China, Ghana, Costa Rica, Peru, Cambodia, Britain, Ireland or Canada.

CDS International
Internship and fellowship opportunities abroad. Includes paid internships to Germany and Argentina, as well as many other opportunities.

CRCC Asia
Gain international experience with companies in the areas of Law, Finance, Marketing, PR, Advertising, Business Development, Pharmaceutical, NGOs, Sustainable Energy, Engineering, and more in Beijing or Shanghai. 

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

Fellowship program for college-age students and recent graduates throughout the US who want to live, study, and intern in Germany.  CBYX is funded by the US and German governments for students in all career fields, and does not require any prior German language knowledge.  Applicants in business, engineering, scientific, vocational, technical, and agricultural fields are especially encouraged to apply.  Participants spend a year studying and working in their fields while completely immersed in the German language and culture. 

Connect-123
Connect-123 develops and administers volunteer, internship and study abroad programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Cape Town, South Africa and Shanghai, China.

Cross Cultural Solutions
Year-round, two- to 12-week programs at 11 sites in nine countries.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting greater cooperation and understanding between the United States and Europe.

Global Experiences
Internships available in Ireland, Italy, Australia, Spain, France and the UK; this site also has information regarding employment and volunteer work abroad.

Going Global
This resource provides information for 40 countries including resume and cv guidelines, internship and job search engines, country customs, and so much more. A great overall guide for country specific information for individuals wanting to live or work abroad. (Login to your Goucher Recruit account in order to access Going Global)

Go Abroad
Check out this site if you are interested in working, volunteering, interning, or teaching abroad.

iHipo.com
Provides some general tips about locating international internships, including specific internship listings by sector as well as country.

Intern Abroad
Internabroad.com is the source for international internships. search for paid and volunteer, academic and non-academic internships, as well as college credit practical training programs around the world.

International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience
IAESTE United States is a membership organization dedicated to developing global skills in tomorrow's technical leaders through international exchange, leadership training, global skill development, and technical education.

IES Abroad Internships and field placements in areas such as:  Art/Theatre, Business, Education, Government/Politics, Law, Sciences/Health related programs, Social/NGO Organizations    

Internship Directory
Developed by Michigan State University's International Studies and Programs, this searchable directory provides internship listings from around the world.  The online database replaces the print version of the MSU international internship directory.

International Opportunities Websites and Resources
From Michigan State University, this link provides a listing of different resources for researching international internships (as well as work and volunteer abroad programs).

Internships Down Under
Internships Down Under specializes in arranging customized quality internships and graduation projects abroad in Australia and New Zealand.

Internships USA
Largest internship site on the web with more than 3.000 organizations offering internships and summer jobs.  Mostly domestic  internships but lists some international internships under the the International Affairs section.  Contact the CDO for password information.

LEAP NOW
3 months of group study & adventure travel in Asia or Latin America, a 3-month solo internship anywhere in the world, formal rites of passage into adulthood, four 2-week retreats in the U.S. developing integrity, emotional literacy, conscious community and a powerful vision for your life and a full year of college credit with Federal financial aid.

Transitions Abroad
Opportunities to work, teach, or intern abroad. Also includes short-term opportunities, as well as general going abroad information such as living accomidations.

U.S. Department of State International Employment
An up-to-date list of international vacancy announcements for both internships and employment in the UN and other international organizations, all for U.S. citizens.

Volunteers in Asia
VIA, founded in 1963, provides U.S. citizens ages 18-75 with volunteer opportunities and fellowships in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia and Thailand. Volunteers may teach English or work with a local non-profit.

Volunteering India

Volunteering India provides safe, affordable and meaningful volunteer programs in India. They offer vast variety of programs, cultural exchange programs, internships, gap year programs in India, where volunteers can choose to work in New Delhi, Palampur/Dharamsala and South India including Bangalore, Mysore and more.

Volunteers for Peace
An international voluntary service exchange that operates over 3000 projects in 100 nations worldwide. Location, length and nature of project vary depending on the volunteer's interests.

WISE Abroad
Has added Athens, Greece as a new destination for internship programs.  Other programs: Australia, Spain, France, Greece, Italy England, Singapore, Costa Rica, Germany, Mexico, Taiwan, and China.

World Endeavors
Offers internship, study abroad, volunteer, and customized group programs in 23 countries around the world