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Why a Business Internship Abroad is Right for You 

Gaining a profound understanding of business within a global context is pivotal for your long-term career success. Our international business internships are crafted to broaden your horizons while equipping you with vital professional skills. We tailor our internships abroad to align perfectly with your existing experience, educational background, and future aspirations. 

We advocate for a hands-on approach, urging employers to minimize “administrative tasks” and instead provide you with engaging and impactful projects. As a business intern, you may find yourself immersed in diverse responsibilities, including client relations, accounts administration, database management, and more. Business remains one of our most popular and sought-after career fields, with internship opportunities available across all our locations.  

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Advantages of a Business Internship with AIFS Abroad

  • Stand out to employers with international business work experience
  • Professional development including interview coaching and career readiness program
  • Guaranteed placement in a full-time internship
  • Apply with two career fields, not just Business
  • Customize your internship
  • Academic credit through AIFS Abroad or your home university

Business Internship Placement Examples

AIFS Abroad has an excellent history of matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns based on their chosen career fields, skills, and interests. The following are just a few examples of internship placements that may be available.

Business Development and Research Internship with Local Government

This internship opportunity supports business organizations in Galway, involving tasks such as contributing to an awareness campaign, collaborating with the buildings committee, engaging with member companies, and managing events.
Intern tasks may include, but are not limited to:
– Awareness campaign
– Derelict building research: working directly with our buildings committee to research buildings for repurposing.
– Events management – supporting planning and management of a summer membership event

IT Business Internship with a Data Science Company

This is a new data science company, a tech start-up founded by a businessman with two Cambridge University Astrophysics Professors. They are introducing a smart tool to improve the structure and performance of the neural network, which is the foundation of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Intern tasks may include, but are not limited to:
– Assisting with website presentation and content
– Assisting with a range of visualization, communication, and other web-based tasks
– Managing social media content
– Programming functionality

Business Development & Sales Internship with a Luxury Travel Company

This organization is a luxury trip planning and tour company. They make travel dreams come true, creating sensational moments, joyous memories, and enriching experiences tailored for each guest. Authentic, unique, and exclusive travel experiences are their specialty. From hidden insider access, outstanding food and wine, accommodations with character to transport in the finest of vehicles, they design authentic, unique and exclusive travel experiences for guests. They are passionate about Barcelona, Catalonia, and Spain. The artists, designers, chefs, and vineyard owners they work with are their friends. They know what ingredients are in season and who makes the best use of them. They know when annual holidays and festivals create unique travel possibilities. They know where to take their customers for that perfect day trip out of the city.

Intern tasks may include, but are not limited to:
– Assisting with Company Accounting
– Organization of expenses
– Organization of outgoing invoices
– Data entry
– Development and Execution of a Sales Strategy
– Working with the team to develop new sales ideas
– Researching and cataloging new leads
– Making initial contact with new leads
– Assisting the team with the collection and contact of new providers and key contacts

Business Internship with a Beauty Tech Start-Up

This tech start-up is seeking to transform the way we care for our skin. They believe that having a better understanding of your skin will help you boost the effectiveness of the products you already use and introduce you to new techniques you’ll love. They have developed a first-of-its-kind app that allows users to interact with their community to enhance their skin’s health and beauty. After building your personal profile, you can join "La Clinique Digitale" on the topics that concern you. Their premier physical product is a sensor you wear that helps you to enjoy the sun with peace of mind. Linked to the app, the sensor tracks sun exposure and adapts itself to your skin sensitivity and the UV of the moment to ensure optimal follow-up. They’re currently developing another wearable device that will measure the unique characteristics of your skin to discover its optimal level of hydration and build your custom skincare routine.

Intern tasks may include, but are not limited to:
– Assisting in the development and implementation of social media marketing strategies in an effort to establish new partnerships and raise awareness of the brand and products
– Testing and providing feedback on the app’s features, structure, flow, UX/UI
– Assisting with website optimization, updates, and improvements
– Developing strategies for MAPO Solaire e-commerce sales
– Developing a strategy and process for a clinical survey
– Performing tests and trials on the latest devices before release
– Contacting journalists in the US and Asia for press coverage
– Developing a concept and contacting retailers for a holiday season retail experience

Business Development Internship for a Food Tech Start-up

This technology-driven start-up revolutionizes food production by harnessing edible mushroom mycelia. Through their fermentation platform, they unlock the nutritional potential of fungi, offering sustainable food solutions. Committed to transforming food consumption, their products prioritize sensory delight, health, and environmental responsibility. Interns with this innovative company will assist in reshaping the future of food, where taste, nutrition, and sustainability converge to nourish both people and the planet.

Intern tasks may include, but are not limited to:
– Defining market and competition analysis for plant-based products in Germany
– Conducting a market survey to identify consumers’ perceived value in different products
– Building financial models for further investment decisions
– Reconciling expenses and bank statements according to accounting standards

Business Administration Internship with a Linguistic Consulting Company

This linguistic company is an innovative company in terms of consulting, designing, implementing and managing business training projects and corporate development.

Intern tasks may include, but are not limited to:
– Creation of online content
– Collaborating with administrative staff
– Interacting with and providing customer service to clients
– Commercial assistance to the office manager

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Sydney, Australia
Spring 2025
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Milan, Italy
Fall 2024
12 weeks From $9,990
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Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Sydney, Australia
Fall 2025
12 weeks From $11,490
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Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Milan, Italy
Fall 2025
12 weeks From $10,490
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8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Milan, Italy
Summer 2025
8 weeks From $8,790
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12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Barcelona, Spain
Fall 2025
12 weeks From $10,490
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8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
New York City, USA
Summer 2025
8 weeks From $9,290
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Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Galway, Ireland
Fall 2024
12 weeks From $9,490

Earn Credit For Your Internship Abroad

AIFS Abroad’s international internship program is designed to complement your college degree. You can earn college credits through your home institution, our school of record, or specific location-based opportunities.

How it Works

Step 1

Apply

Submit your application and start working with your Admissions Counselor. We will have an interview to learn about your career goals, educational background, and location preferences to ensure that you are a good candidate to intern abroad.

Step 2

Accept

Once your interview and application are complete, you’ll be cleared to apply. Your Admissions Counselor and our Placement Team will determine if we’re able to match you with a great host employer in your chosen destination. If accepted, this means we can guarantee you an internship within your career field.

Step 3

Enroll

After acceptance, the next step is to simply enroll into the program with your initial deposit to secure your spot. Enrolling means you have officially decided to join the program and take on the challenge and thrill of living and becoming an intern abroad in a new city!

Step 4

Prepare

Before you arrive in your host city, you will work one-on-one with your Program Advisor. They work with you on professional development, career advising and make sure you are ready to move and intern in your new home.

Step 5

Interview

We will start the match-making process and narrow down employers to a select few that you would be a great fit for. You’ll have a Skype or phone interview before you leave, so they can get to know you, and you can get to know them. If everything goes well, then your internship is confirmed! You’ll know where you’ll be interning and the role you’ll be walking into before you hop on the plane.

Step 6

Arrive

When you’ve arrived in your city, you will meet the Location Coordinator and the other interns at your housing. Your internship will start soon after you’ve arrived and there will be social events and excursions throughout the course of your program. We strive to give you the independence you want with all the support and resources you need to be successful during your travel and internship.

Getting started is simple! In just a few steps, you’ll be on your way to building your resume and gaining critical hands-on experience. 

Note: The vast majority of our internship placements are unpaid.

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I think that every aspect of this program made my experience so great. For one, my host city was greater than I could have imagined it could be. It was so fun, charming, and inviting. I think that because it was on the smaller side it made exploring it more intimate and by the first 2 weeks you could really know your way around. Secondly, because my specific program was smaller, it was easier to connect with each of the fellow interns, and we all became very good friends in a short amount of time. I think it was the perfect amount of people. Lastly, the company that I worked for made me excited to come into work everyday and learn. I know that by talking to other interns, their jobs really made their experience as well.

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I also want to give my thanks to AIFS Abroad and Global Experiences for such an outstanding program. With the help of these companies, I was able to earn academic credit at the College of Charleston while furthering my professional experience in an foreign city. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to be a part of this incredible international experience. Au revoir Paris, a la prochaine fois!

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