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Human Resources Internships Abroad

AIFS Abroad Internships in Human Resources.

Why a Human Resources Internship Abroad is Right for You 

Gaining a profound understanding of Human Resources within a global context is pivotal for your long-term career success. Our international Human Resources 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 Human Resources intern, you may find yourself immersed in diverse responsibilities, including recruitment assistance, onboarding new employees, maintaining employee records, and more. Human Resources 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 a Human Resources Internship with AIFS Abroad

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

Human Resources 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.

Human Resources Internship with Veteran Advocacy Organization

This organization is a non-partisan member advised advocacy organization focused on solutions to the issues facing veterans today. In addition to their best in class advocacy work, they offer a case-management program to help veterans of all generations navigate the government and non-government services available to them. Their mission is to connect, unite, and empower post-9/11 veterans. Founded and led by veterans, they are the modern day veterans hall for the current generation with over 400,000 members worldwide. All of the organization’s core mission programs focus on ensuring veterans and their families are supported, protected, empowered, and never forgotten.

Intern tasks may include:
– Assisting with all aspects of recruitment: job posting, resume screening, background checks, and securing necessary documents from candidates
– Researching successful recruitment methods
– Onboarding new hires including setting them up in the system, assisting with orientation, and updating the organizational chart
– Maintaining employment files and records per company policy and legal regulations
– Pulling reports through the HR system as necessary
– Liaising with shared services and payroll, etc.
– Working on other HR and organizational development projects as needed

Recruitment and Sourcing Internship with International Recruiting Firm

This company is a Dublin-based specialist recruitment search consultancy. Through an extensive network they have built a reputation as being one of the top search and selection firms in their fields, having close business partnerships with the leading firms, PLC’s, and private companies in Ireland and internationally.

Intern tasks may include:
– Creating social media content and managing social media channels including content scheduling
– Managing social media & advertising campaigns
– Writing monthly reports
– Working with graphics software such as Canva to create image-based posts/flyers/leaflets
– Reviewing and editing copy and content
– Researching and sourcing potential candidates for client assignments
– Applying techniques such as Boolean Search, Google Alerts and Advanced LinkedIn search
– Organizing interviews
– Drafting job adverts for posting on LinkedIn
– Learning the recruitment cycle management, from initial headhunt to offer

Virtual HR & Business Development Internship with Training & Recruiting Startup

This company brings together software startups and talented individuals to generate more leads and revenue. Previous interns were responsible for creating a talent acquisition strategy, assisting with fundraising & investor relations, and researching & connecting with prospects.

Human Resources Internship with Training and Recruiting Start-up

This company brings together software startups and talented individuals to generate more leads and revenue. They are a sales and marketing / training and recruiting startup for B2B companies anywhere in the world. They are backed by Bcombinator, one of Spain’s leading venture builders.

Intern tasks may include:
– Defining talent acquisition channels and experiments
– Designing talent recruitment process at scale
– Assisting with talent screening
– Learning talent onboarding and training processes

Human Resources Internship with an Education Start-up

This organization started in 2016 with a passion for helping schools and teachers, they directly connect supply teachers with local schools. They give teachers fairer pay, greater flexibility, and more teaching and CPD opportunities. Teachers earn more, schools pay less.

Intern tasks may include:
– Responding to booked callbacks and explaining in a short call the purpose and difference of the organization and arrange a 15-minute "Get Started Session (GSS)"
– Providing the teacher candidate with all necessary details for the GSS including the documents they must bring
– Meeting with teachers to capture all compliance documents and upload to teacher profile
– Calling and emailing school headteachers or HR departments to pursue references
– Using the data analysis tools in the organization to understand where they require more teachers and use the recruitment platforms to source/advertise for more teachers
– Building the analytics portion of the platform
– Helping to deploy Google and Facebook advertising campaigns to encourage more teacher sign-ups
– Contributing to social media
– Responding to candidate inquiries and help them use the technology platform
– Representing the organization with colleagues at school conferences
– Visiting schools with colleagues to demo the organization and understand supply teacher needs
– Contributing to ideas and helping to test and gather user research for new product developments
– Helping to plan and host some new teacher events

Human Resources Internship with an International Healthcare Marketing Company

This international healthcare marketing business has a long list of clients within the UK and beyond. They coach their customers on marketing strategy and implement website design, SEO, paid traffic, social media, and video marketing. As a full-service digital marketing agency, they excel at writing copy, designing ads, developing websites, to increasing clients’ traffic and conversions.

Intern tasks may include:
– Helping build the subcontracting process to hire the marketing resources required for client work
– Assisting with in-house recruitment process, for the company and their clients
– Formalize and build the development plan for staff and interns using their strength finder system
– Providing support for the company’s induction process which is an online website
– Updating the induction process and formalizing the training approach with videos and other multimedia
– Ensuring all people details are fully completed and updated in the company CRM, including contact details and area of resource specialty
– Creating reports, presentations, and other departmental documentation to ensure the smooth running of the office
– Preparing documents and presentations
– Liaise with external sub-contractors
– Conducting interviews and contracting
– Maintaining database (people files) and updating information in CRM

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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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