REMOTE INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS

An International Internship from Wherever You Are

Acquaint yourself with the professional culture of another country while establishing an international network of colleagues, wherever you are, with an IFSA Remote International Internship. Whether placed in a family-owned business, non-profit organization, start-up incubator, or community group, this credit-bearing, project-based internship will enhance your ability to navigate a global, multicultural business world. We will work one-on-one with you to find the best-fit placement based on your personal background, skills, and goals—with opportunities in nine countries and a wide range of fields, we are sure to identify something meaningful for you.

The IFSA Remote International Internship is an ideal opportunity to fulfill your institution’s international education requirement in a time when international travel may not possible. Or if you have already completed a study abroad program but were unable to participate in an on-site internship, our remote internship program gives you an additional opportunity to strengthen your understanding and skills with your original host culture, or perhaps with another country and culture altogether.

IFSA offers a wide array of semester-long, competitive, remote internship placements in a variety of disciplines and worldwide locations. Students will complete at least 120 hours in their placement throughout the term, and attend the online International Internship Seminar every week. Internships are jointly supervised by your internship site supervisor and the International Internship Seminar instructor, and coordinated by the host country’s resident director.

FALL & SPRING TERM INTERNSHIPS

For a remote internship during the fall or spring term, check out full details, including internship placement highlights, seminar syllabus, program dates, fees, and requirements, at Remote International Internship. (3 U.S. semester credit hours)

SUMMER TERM INTERNSHIPS

For a part-time or full-time remote internship during the summer term, check out full details, including internship placement highlights, seminar syllabus, program dates, fees, and requirements, at Summer Remote International Internship. (3 or 6 U.S. semester credit hours)

INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS

Your placement’s office will be located in a country such as Argentina, China, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Spain, and Sri Lanka.

INTERNSHIP INDUSTRIES

A wide range of internship industries are available and may include:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Arts and Culture
  • Business and Trade
  • Education and Social Services
  • Financial Services
  • Health Services
  • Government and Law
  • Information Technology
  • Leisure and Hospitality
  • Media and Communications
  • Transportation and Utilities

IFSA is committed to finding an opportunity for every student that will provide a meaningful and credible internship work experience. However, we cannot guarantee placements in any particular industry, company, or location. Final placements are highly dependent on the prior experiences and skills you may have to offer, availability of companies (and the local environment for these positions), and interests.

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