Interning abroad is your chance to do something different, learn outside of the classroom, gain work experience, earn academic credit, make lifelong friendships, and explore the world. AIFS Abroad Internships are powered by Global Experiences, the award-winning internship program with over 20 years of excellence in global career programming. Choose from more than 15 exciting international cities and internships in over 40 career fields. You’ll build your resume while having the experience of a lifetime!Browse all Internship Programs
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
AIFS Abroad offers a wide range of internship program options in exciting locations across the globe, from cosmopolitan European capital cities to biodiverse tropical locales. Find your perfect destination!
Explore courses, internships and experiences through the lens of major cross disciplinary interest areas for a more immersive, holistic experience.Explore Our Global Themes
AIFS Abroad offers a wide breadth of program to suit every student’s interests and needs, from short-term intensive language sessions to semester-long international internships. Explore your options!See How It Works
Live and learn in an exciting new city abroad while earning credits and having a life-changing experience.
Combine academic coursework with a for-credit internship abroad for a unique educational experience.
Follow along on our interns’ adventures abroad! Learn about Global Experience from people who are actually living it. From language and culture lessons to tours of internship sites, our participants love to share. Let their passion for international experiences inspire your own journey!
AIFS recognizes the challenges today’s students face with meeting the cost of their education. We believe that an international educational experience is an essential component of well-rounded university education and we are committed to providing financial assistance to as many students as possible in support of their goal to study abroad. AIFS funding, combined with other sources of financial support students can access, will help make study abroad attainable.View Financial Aid Opportunities