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Engineering Internships Abroad

AIFS Abroad Internships in Engineering.

Why an Engineering Internship Abroad is Right for You 

Gaining a profound understanding of Engineering within a global context is pivotal for your long-term career success. Our international Engineering 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 an Engineering intern, you may find yourself immersed in diverse responsibilities, including conducting inspections, assisting with design tasks, conducting research and analysis, and more. Engineering remains one of our most popular and sought-after career fields, with internship opportunities available across many of our locations. 

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Advantages of an Engineering Internship with AIFS Abroad

  • Stand out to employers with international Engineering 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 Engineering 
  • Customize your internship  
  • Academic credit through AIFS Abroad or your home university

Engineering 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.

Civil Engineering Intern for Real Estate Development Company

This civil engineering internship is with a real estate development company that provides design and inspection services for project management, investment auditing, property appraisals, and more. Intern tasks include drawing plans and conducting mechanical calculations.

Engineering Research Internship with Irish University

This academic organization has been at the forefront of Teaching & Learning and Research & Innovation since its establishment in 1987. A recent research project involves fractures which cause pain, reduce function, induce disability and result in a lower quality of life. Current treatments options involve harvesting bone from the pelvis and grafting this into the defective bone which can result in numerous complications. Other bone graft substitutes are limited as none of the current bone grafts exhibit all the four key biological characteristics that are essential for successful bone regeneration. Therefore, they are seeking to develop a substitute for the ‘gold standard’ that eliminates complications.

Intern tasks may include:
– Working to create injectable hydrogels
– Performing lab tests on the created hydrogels
– Monitoring the stages of formation and collecting data
– Compiling research into detailed reports

Engineering Business Internship with Communications Infrastructure Company

This company provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation, and cloud services to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies, finance, healthcare, and other large enterprises. Their 110,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. In addition to high-capacity dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, they offer colocation and cloud services in its carrier-neutral data centers. They provide clients with flexible, customized solutions and self-service through an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth and services.

Intern tasks may include:
– Reviewing documentation and working with various parts of the business to ensure they are up to date
– Supporting Senior Solution Engineers (SEs) with large customer projects and RFPs, by creating network diagrams, network maps, and solution documentation
– Learning and using GIS tools to help SEs design solutions
– Working with SEs on customer presentations and participating in customer meetings

Environmental Engineering Internship with an Emphasis on Hydrometeorology

This firm specializes in engineering for renewable energy projects including hydroelectric, wind, and geothermal. Additionally, there is an emphasis on the development of infrastructure, such as industrial plants, bridges and urban drainage systems. The company was founded in 1996 by the head engineer, whose vision was the creation of a leading and innovative consulting firm operating in Costa Rica and Central America.

Intern tasks may include:

– Collaborating with engineers on tasks
– Supporting the execution of hydrological studies
– Hydro meteorological data processing
– Using software to integrate meteorological information
– Visiting sites to collect information

Engineering Role with Climate Control Firm

This company was established in 2006 distributing imported products from around the world to the HVAC market in the UK. In 2008 the decision was made to invest in development and manufacturing of their own product range. They are now the one stop shop for both BMS peripherals and everything panel builders require from panel lamps to Steel enclosures. This company and their parent firm provide engineering solutions to the ventilation, air conditioning, and temperature control industries.

Intern tasks may include:
– Supporting lead engineer in maintenance tasks
– Learning about HVAC controls, carrying out surveys, and meeting clients
– Writing reports, learning software and programming, creating graphics
– Carrying out project tasks under the direction of the senior engineer

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8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
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Summer 2025
8 weeks From $9,490
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8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Dublin, Ireland
Summer 2025
8 weeks From $9,490
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Optional Credit Available
London, England
Spring 2026
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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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