Department of Foreign Languages

Selected Internship Programs

Various Countries

 

      AIESEC – Work Abroad

 

      API (Academic Programs International)

 

      IES (Institute for the International Education of Students)

 

      Intern Abroad

 

      Intern.StudyAbroad.Com

 

      Transitions Abroad

 

      University of California, Irvine – Best Bets for Internships Abroad

 

      University of Michigan – Work Abroad

 

      University of Minnesota – Intern Abroad

 

      USAC Program

 

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

 

 

China

 

      GoAbroad.Com – Internship opportunities in China

 

 

 

French-Speaking Countries

 

      GoAbroad.Com – Internship opportunities in France

 

 

German-Speaking Countries

 

      CDS

 

     Bavarian American Center Professional Internship Program

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.

 

     The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

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

 

     EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program)

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

 

     Internship Program - Germany

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.

     The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship

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

 

     Schott Summer Internship Program

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

 

     Studentenservice International

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

 

     Summer Internship Program in Germany

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

 

      DAAD

 

      EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program)

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

 

      RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

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

 

      DeutschAkademie

 

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.

 

      GACC (German-American Chamber of Commerce)

 

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

 

      Transatlantic Program

 

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

Cost:               none

Deadline:      6 October 2006

 

Japan

 

      GoAbroad.Com – Internships in Japan

 

 

Spanish-Speaking Countries

 

      CDS

 

o      Internship Program - Argentina

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

 

o      Summer Internship Program in Spain

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

Last Updated: 6/26/15