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How to Apply for an Internship Without Ever Having Traveled Abroad

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[ID:0200]Imagine yourself as an international intern working at your first professional job abroad — perhaps with UNEP in Nairobi, with a human rights organization in Montenegro, or with an AIDS clinic in the Cameroon. Each of these is a possibility. You need only Google the term “international internships” and thousands of opportunities pop up on your computer screen.

It’s easy to find out where to apply for internships, but what about the bigger question - how do you compete with hundreds of other candidates, and how do you show your international skills when you have never been abroad?

Read on and consider the tips below:

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