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AIESEC – Work Abroad
University of California, Irvine – Best Bets for Internships Abroad
University of Michigan – Work Abroad
University of Minnesota – Intern Abroad
Internships in: Santiago, Chile; Heredia, Costa Rica; Pau, France; Lüneburg, Germany; and Alicante, Bilbao/Getxo, and Madrid, Spain. The internships are designed to complement the academic program. As a result, interns receive a maximum of three credits but no financial compensation. The schedule and number of work hours will be determined by the schedule of USAC courses.
Eligibility: minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and junior standing at time of internship, plus the following requirement(s):
Chile: Track IV level of Spanish
Costa Rica: Track IV level of Spanish; for chemistry majors
France: 4 semesters of French; spring semester only
Germany: Track III level of German
Spain: Track IV level of Spanish
GoAbroad.Com – Internship opportunities in China
GoAbroad.Com – Internship opportunities in France
Toprovide young American and Canadian graduate students with internships in the Bavarian State Ministries or the Bavarian State Chancellery. 2 candidates per year will be chosen from the fields of public administration, political science, or international relations. Duration: 2-3 months, June - August.
Sponsor: US and German governments
Eligibility: US citizenship, Ages 18-24, high school diploma, practical work experience in field
Duration: 12 months (2 months language instruction, 4 months classroom instruction, 5 months internship).
Benefits: International airfare, insurance, language training, accommodation costs
Deadline: 1 December
Toprovide internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students to complete one- to three-month internships with German state parliaments and ministries.
Eligibility: US citizenship; maximum age of 30; 2 years of college-level German or equivalent; the equivalent of junior status; major in international relations, political studies, etc., with an emphasis on Germany or German; practical experience
Cost: $300 administration fee
Toprovide training opportunities (paid placements) in Germany for American students and young professionals in business, technical, and engineering fields. Duration: up to 18 months.
Eligibility: US citizenship; maximum age of 30; 2 years of college-level German or equivalent; the equivalent of junior status; major in business, technical fields, or international relations or German (with business or engineering background); practice experience in the desired field.
Cost: $700 for program fee
Deadline: Rolling - apply 5 months prior to desired start date.
Eligibility: US citizenship; Ages 23-34; a graduate degree and professional experience in business administration, economics, journalism or mass communications, law, political science or public affairs/policy. Candidates lacking a graduate degree are nevertheless encouraged to apply, provided they possess extensive professional experience in the above fields. Ability to communicate well in German required.
Duration: September through May
Deadline: 15 October
Toprovide training opportunities (paid placements) at Schott Glass in Mainz, Germany, for American students (completed junior year) and recent grads in business/marketing & sales, engineering, information technology and physical sciences. Language training will also be provided if necessary.
Eligibility: US citizenship; maximum age of 30; 1 year of college-level German or equivalent; the equivalent of senior status; major Marketing/Sales, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing, electrical engineering with majors in communication technology, physical and material sciences; practical experience in the desired field preferred.
Cost: $300 application fee
Deadline: 17 February
This internship program offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience abroad through three seminars and a nine-month internship in one of the Studentenwerke (Student Service Organizations) at German universities.
Deadline: 21 June
Toprovide training opportunities in Germany for American students in the fields of business, marketing, engineering, computer science, or hotel management/tourism.
Duration: 2-3 months
Eligibility: US citizenship or enrollment at a US college or university; maximum age of 30; 2 years of college-level German or equivalent; the equivalent of junior status; major in business, marketing, engineering, computer science, or hotel management/tourism.
Cost: $700 for program fee
Deadline: 15 December
A cooperative program with the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and the Goethe-Institut, specifically designed to provide American community college students with intensive German language training and internships at German companies.
Duration: 3 months, June - August
Deadline: 15 December
Offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students to complete two-month internships in the German parliament, the Bundestag.
Eligibility: US citizenship; maximum age of 32; fully fluent in German; advanced undergraduates or graduate students; major in international relations, political studies, etc.
Deadline: 17 November
Gives students in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, and Physics the chance to spend a summer working with German doctoral students on serious research projects. The doctoral students help integrate the undergraduate directly into the lab work and serve as personal and professional mentors. All participants receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses, and the partner universities and research institutions provide housing assistance.
Eligibility: US citizenship; at least junior status; must be continuing study (as undergraduate or graduate) upon completing of internship
Cost: Scholarship provided; student pays for travel, rent, and food
Deadline: 1 February
The DeutschAkademie offers intensive German courses in small groups for all levels, with flexible course times. Preparatory courses for diverse language certificates (e.g. Zertifikat Deutsch, TestDaF) are also offered. Students studying in Germany have a variety of living accommodations to choose from (host families, flats, or student residences) in Munich.
The GACC Career Services provides qualified American candidates with challenging training program opportunities in Germany.
The GACC will: assist in locating housing in Germany; assist in the procurement of a residency and work permit for Germany; and advise on health insurance requirements. Trainees must have reasonable German language skills; part of the application process is an oral interview that is conducted in German. Training program offers are mainly within the area of business and engineering.
Cost: Placement fee of between $515 and $1,015, depending on the status of the trainee as well as the length of training.
GoAbroad.Com – Internships in Germany
IES (Institute for the International Education of Students – Semester/Year in Berlin
You must be nominated for this program by a German professor.
Eligibility: students must meet the following criteria:
o Enrolled at a college or university in the U.S. at time of application (Students graduating in spring 2006 can also apply)
o Majoring in Engineering, Economics, Marketing, Finance, Business Administration, International Trade, Computer Science or similar subjects (Minors in these areas of study may be considered)
o 2 years of college-level German; equivalent to speaking and understanding German at a conversational level
o Age limit of 30
o Work experience in their respective fields of study
Deadline: 6 October 2006
GoAbroad.Com – Internships in Japan
Toprovide internship opportunities for U.S. students and young professionals in Buenos Aires and Córdoba, Argentina in the fields of business/ finance, hotel management/ tourism, computer science, and engineering fields. Two program options are available: a 1-month Spanish language course and a 2-month internship with an Argentinean company (Combination Language/Internship Option) or a 3-month internship with a host company (Internship Option).
Eligibility: US citizenship; maximum age of 30; 2 years of college-level Spanish or equivalent; the equivalent of junior status; major in business, technical field, or international relations or Spanish (with business or technical background); practical experience in the desired field preferred.
Cost: $500-600 for program fee
Deadline: 31 January
Toprovide an opportunity for American and Canadian students to complete professional internships in Spain in a variety of fields.
Duration: 3 months
Eligibility: US citizenship, enrolled full-time at U.S. college or university before, during, and after the program; minimum age of 19, maximum of 25; 2 years of college-level Spanish or equivalent; the equivalent of junior status; major in business, marketing, sales, advertising, public relations, finance, engineering, information technology, logistics, multimedia, graphic design, mass communication, biosciences, computer science, hotel management/tourism or liberal arts such as international relations, Spanish, social sciences or economics; practical experience required.
Cost: $700 for program fee
GoAbroad.Com – Internships in Costa Rica
GoAbroad.Com – Internships in Ecuador
GoAbroad.Com – Internships in Spain