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 13 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 Remote International Internship Seminar every week (3 U.S. semester credit hours). Internships are jointly supervised by your internship site supervisor and the Remote International Internship Seminar instructor, and coordinated by the host country’s resident director.
In addition, the IFSA Global Flagship locations will sponsor professional development and virtual networking sessions throughout the semester.
Your placement’s office will be located in a county such as:
- Czech Republic
* Coming Fall 2021
A wide range of internship fields are available and may include:
- Business Development
- Global Health
- Information Technology
- Non-Profit Management
- Social Causes
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.
Get ready to jump-start your professional journey with an IFSA Remote International Internship.
Once you submit your application, resume, and Internship Intent Form, our experienced advisors will connect with you individually to identify your professional strengths, review your goals, and refine your internship interests. We will also provide internship preparation resources to further set you up for success, such as:
- Tips for interview preparation
- Guidance on workplace cultures around the world
- Strategies for a successful remote internship
Our team will match you with meaningful and credible internship opportunities tailored to your interests, strengths, and background. You will interview with your internship match before the program starts. Keep in mind, 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.
Once your placement is finalized and the program begins, your Remote International Internship Seminar instructor and internship site supervisor will be your main points of contact throughout the term.
Organization: Accounting and finance firm
Subject Areas: Accounting, Finance, Consulting, Market Research
Potential Projects: Market research and analysis of financial trends, multinational consulting, and auditing projects.
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Organization: Defending women’s rights and gender equality through art.
Subject Areas: Gender Studies, Equality
Potential Projects: Improvement and systematization of the NGO’s archive and documents. Production of dissemination material. Virtual attendance to courses and training. Search and co-management of financial support.
Language: Intermediate Spanish skills required.
Organization: Working with one of largest hotel chains in Latin America, students will have an opportunity to think about tourism and what that represents in a country that so heavily relies on it, the type of population this is catered to, and its impact on a fragile economy and ecosystem.
Subject Areas: Marketing, Tourism
Potential Projects: Marketing research and analysis, handling social networks, translation of specific ads and promotional materials. Virtual training.
Language: No Spanish skills required.
Organization: This is a public hospital specialized in health care for the entire south east of Mexico. Students will work with a medical doctor working in the area of education on two projects related to post-COVID-19 social impact and educating general public on health practices.
Subject Areas: Public Health, Medical Anthropology
Potential Projects: Two projects:
- Post-COVID-19 social behaviors. Looking into the inequities of society; incidence of gender violence as a result; intrafamily violence; racism and discrimination; hunger; increase in crime levels.
- Teaching general population what it means to go to the doctor, working on myths and stereotypes and strategies to provide a health education to the larger community.
Language: Intermediate or advanced Spanish skills required.
Organization: This is an independent charitable organization working to better the lives of low-income communities in Pune through a range of family welfare programs such as education, healthcare, child development, and women’s empowerment.
Subject Area: Public Health
Potential Projects: On the background of COVID-19, the organization is interested in students preparing awareness material for their target population. They also work with women, adolescents, and HIV+ people regarding their health and nutrition. Depending on student interest, the work may be designed for a team of students.
Organization: This is a small family-run cooking school which has specialized in English-speaking clients and study abroad programs since 2011. The school works only with small groups to offer a tailored service, and aims to recreate an authentic and shared experience by stressing the value of good food prepared at home, even without previous experience or expensive equipment.
Subject Area: Marketing, Communications
Potential Projects: The owner runs the company almost on her own and doesn’t have much time to take care of her school’s website and social media presence. However, she would like to improve this aspect, especially now that the COVID-19 has forced her to start online courses. She would like to give a new, fresher, and more appealing image to the website, maybe even adding videos of cooking lessons. She would also like to expand her audience on social media and make a better promotion of the school.
Language: English or Italian
Organization: This is a large venture capital startup incubator, with a focus on tech companies. Startups apply to the incubator, which matches them with resources to help them grow their business through a successful venture capital funding.
Subject Area: Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Potential Projects: Depending on qualifications and skills, the intern may work directly for the incubator company itself on projects related to venture capital financial analysis or marketing. Alternately, an intern could be placed with a larger startup to work on projects related to project management.
Language: English or Mandarin
Organization: This is a tech company that represents a wide array of ticket sales across China and Asia for events for music and art, movies, theatre, sport, comedy, tours, classes, experiences, and everything in between.
Subject Area: Marketing Analysis, Data Analytics
Potential Projects: This company relies heavily on data analysis of customer engagement and ticket promotions to maximize discounts and sales. The intern would ideally be able to become engaged in ongoing data analytics strategy, and analyze different approaches to various forms of customer engagement and sales across multiple social media platforms.
Language: English or Mandarin
2.0 or good academic standing
A majority of internships will be with English-speaking organizations. However, specific placements may require you to be fluent in Italian (Italy), Spanish (Latin America and Spain), or Mandarin (China). Students interested in non-English speaking internships should have completed at least four semesters of the required language, or the equivalent, or have demonstrated proficiency in the required language.
The IFSA Remote International Internship includes: Tuition, Administration and Application Fees, Placement, Internship Resources, Staff Support, and Official Transcript with U.S. Credits.
Priority Application Deadline: November 15, 2020*
Standard Application Deadline: December 1, 2020
Program Dates: February 1 — April 30, 2021
Program Fee: $1,450
*Apply by priority deadline for priority placements.
SUMMER 2021 – Session 1
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
Program Dates: Late May — Mid-July 2021
Program Fee: $1,450
SUMMER 2021 – Session 2
Application Deadline: April 15, 2021
Program Dates: Late June — Mid-August 2021
Program Fee: $1,450
Application Deadline: June 15, 2021
Program Dates: Early September — Late November 2021
Program Fee: $1,450
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