Would you like to gain international experience and at the same time immerse yourself in the world of work in a foreign country? Do you want to develop your personal strengths and acquire qualifications that are essential in our globalized world? Then an internship abroad might be the right challenge for you.
However, it is not that easy to find the right internship in an international company and to apply successfully, because the application process and the necessary documents are very different from country to country. Similar to the organization of a study abroad, it is therefore helpful to have a competent contact person who will support you with the application and in the run-up to your internship. Together with our American partner organization AIC (American Internship Council), we offer you this support and application assistance for exciting internships in some of the most exciting cities in the world.
Our partner: The Academic Internship Council (AIC)
The Academic Internship Council (AIC), headquartered in Boston, has more than 30 years of experience in providing challenging internships to international students. AIC works with many different companies and organizations worldwide, which offer you the opportunity to complete an internship tailored to your ideas and needs in your desired area.
We can currently offer internship placement through the AIC in the following global metropolises:
- new York
- San Francisco
- Santiago de Chile
Infinitely valuable: the advantages of an internship abroad
There are many reasons for an internship abroad:
- You will grow with unforgettable experiences
- You will gain insights into the world of work in a foreign country
- You will acquire many professional and social skills that are essential in today’s globalized job market
- You expand your foreign language skills
- You increase your chances of a successful professional career.
Gain practical work experience abroad
An internship abroad serves as a career orientation, as you get a valuable insight into everyday working life and the work areas of your dream job. By applying the course content in practice, you will also train your practical skills. You will also prove your qualifications by working on projects in a team or maybe even carry out your own project that suits your interests. At the same time you will get to know new working methods or working techniques and will thus be able to contribute new ideas.
Another advantage of a longer stay abroad is the further development of your personality. You expand your horizons by getting to know a new culture and learn to deal with cultural differences respectfully through contact with international colleagues and locals. During the internship abroad, you will also acquire qualities such as initiative and flexibility, as you will master your everyday life independently in a foreign environment. These skills are now important soft skills that you need for your future professional career.
Expansion of foreign language skills
A positive side effect of the internship abroad is the expansion of your language skills. Through contact with locals, you use the national language of your host country on a daily basis – at work, in your free time or in your dormitory. An on-site language course is also a great way to deepen your foreign language skills. At the workplace you are confronted with the respective specialist vocabulary. Since the working language in international organizations or companies is usually English, in a non-English-speaking country you will also develop your English skills in addition to the national language.
Increased chance of a successful professional career
Making many international contacts is a central aspect of an internship abroad. It is therefore very important that you continue to cultivate the network that you built up during the internship even after the internship has ended. This way you will be remembered by your former employer and your colleagues. Who knows what professional opportunities will open up for you after the internship? With a successfully completed internship abroad on your résumé, you will definitely stand out from the crowd.