International Internships


Policies

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 Global Education and Career Education are involved in the process of working with students pursuing international internships. Office of Global Education helps students understand the logistics and process of working abroad and the CEO works with students to understand the process of receiving academic credit.

  • For students pursuing an independent international internship for academic credit, an Internship Learning Agreement must be completed one month before the end of classes the semester prior to the semester in which the internship will be completed - view the Internship Learning Agreement.

  • As part of the Internship Learning Agreement application process, the Office of Global Education will be contacted to approve the internship location. Sites without approval will not be considered for credit. Students are strongly encouraged to have an in person meeting before submitting the Internship Learning Agreement.

  • Students pursuing an internship as part of their Goucher study abroad program or a non-Goucher study abroad program do not need to complete an Internship Learning Agreement.

Please contact Office of Global Education at 410-337-6455 or visit the Office of Global Education for more information.


Independent International Internship Resources

Below are a number of resources to help you locate international internship opportunities. When deciding on positions we advise you to be mindful of the personal information you provide and to look into all policies and any potential fees that may be involved. If you have questions about any internship you locate please bring the information to the Career Education Office for review.                            

AIESEC
Volunteer and Internship opportunities in Romania, Uruguay, Thailand, India, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, and China

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.

CEA Study Abroad  
One-of-a-kind opportunities for students to experience holistic learning in destinations all over the world. Internships integrate academically rigorous courses with field-based programming, offered at affordable prices with on-site support from start to finish.     

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

CRCC Asia
Gain professional experience in one the world's most dynamic economies and exciting cities. CRCC Asia facilitates international internships for students in all areas of study, with affordable pricing and comprehensive participant support, including visas, housing, transportation, and business and cultural events. English is the only language required. Program locations include China, England, Japan,  South Korea, and Vietnam.  

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 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. 

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.

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 

The Institute for Field Education (IFE)
IFE has a strong partnership with the Goucher French program and runs semester-long study abroad programs in France, Belgium, and Spain. The foundation of IFE’s work are the Field Study and Internship programs which are built around field research conducted on-site in a full-time internship.  French language proficiency is required. For more information, see the Goucher Office of Global Education or http://www.ife-edu.eu/.

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.

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

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 accommodations.

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.

Volunteering Solutions
Internship and volunteer options in Cambodia, Ghana, India, Nepal, Peru, Tanzania, Thailand and South Africa.

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.


Disclaimer

Goucher College makes no representations or guarantees about positions listed by the Career Education Office (including part-time or full-time employment opportunities and internships), either on the website or in the CEO office. Goucher is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of students to research the integrity and safety of the organizations to which they are applying. This is particularly important during the current coronavirus pandemic. Students are advised to use caution and common sense when applying for any position with an organization or a private party.

This web site also contains links to other web sites not under the control of the Career Education Office and we are not responsible for the content of any linked site. The CEO provides these links only as a convenience and assumes no liability for acts or omissions by third parties or for any material supplied by them.