As someone who has never traveled abroad, how can you compete with hundreds (or possibly thousands) of other university students to land an international internship? The answer lies in having relevant home-country experience, a high International IQ and in being able to sell your skills in the right way. Don’t let a seeming lack of experience stop you from applying for your dream position. The How To Apply For An International Internship Quick Guide will help you build an approach and, most importantly, build confidence in your abilities. Check it out now.
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While interning at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in Accra, Justin became familiar with West African workplace culture, and made a point of exploring the surrounding natural and cultural riches in his spare time.
Read more about Justin's internship in the Stories from Abroad section of the main MyWorldAbroad site. Been abroad? Tell us about it!
It takes determination and dedication to complete two international internships in a single summer – but JJ did just that by being well-researched, proactive and confident. Find out how this library science student landed career-building internships in Uganda and Singapore.
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Yannish doubled the value of his study abroad term in the UK by adding a three-week internship in Madagascar to the end of his trip. By the time he arrived to begin his internship, he’d had already spent many months tuning up his adaptation and cross-cultural communication skills and was able to hit the ground running in his exciting new workplace.
Read more about Yannish's experience in Stories from Abroad! Have you been abroad? Tell us about it!
Erika spent a summer in Bonn, Germany, where she interned at a conference center as part of a work-study program. While abroad, Erika was able to build coordination and management skills, practice her German and take a series of exciting side trips around continental Europe.
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An internship placement was one of the mandatory components of Sheila’s undergraduate degree, and to fulfill the requirement she chose to travel to Huacho, Peru, where she worked first for the water utility and then for the Ministry of the Environment. Get a glimpse of life in an ever-changing cross-cultural workplace.
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The woes of the unpaid intern are a major topic of discussion in the college bars and around the water coolers of North America these days. Internships and extended volunteer positions have almost become a necessary step between education and paid entry-level positions, and recent grads face fierce competition when trying to land an internship with a firm or organization. In order to support themselves for the duration of one or more internships, they must either get support from family members, or go further into debt. But for most, the value of a few extra bullet points on their resumes... Read the full article
Like it or not, in the globalized, online world, you are constantly building your personal brand. What is a "personal brand," you ask? Well, in simple terms, it's your reputation and what you represent publicly.
Most young people starting out on an internationally-oriented career have not yet had the opportunity to develop a cohesive personal brand; but you can think of it this way: if a potential employer were to Google your name, what would s/he see on the first page of results? Would the results represent your professional/personal values and support your career goals?
In... Read the full article
Before you make the decision to head abroad for an extended period of time, take the time to assess your personality. It's easy to envision yourself in a beautiful and exotic foreign country, having the time of your life -- but the reality of day-to-day life overseas can be different from what you imagine. A positive outlook, a sense of humor and a hefty dose of flexibility are the traits that will help you navigate your new environment comfortably and deal with the challenges of cross-cultural communication.
Are you the type of person who thrives on adventure and uncertainty? Do... Read the full article
Interning abroad is an ideal way to give your career an extra boost in its early stages. Not only will you be developing skills in your chosen field, you'll also be adding value to your internship by building adaptation and communication skills -- not to mention learning about another culture, and perhaps even learning a new language.
Connect-123 is a company that develops and administers internship programs, as well as volunteer and study programs. Internships are available in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin and Shanghai. The programs are fee-based, but every once in a... Read the full article