Work overseas to achieve your personal and professional goals. An international internship is an excellent way enhance your resume and obtain skills for today's global marketplace.
Students interested in interning abroad should know a few facts before getting started.
How does the placement process work?
Each school/company approaches the intern abroad program in varying ways. Here is the standard break down of the intern abroad process:
How does pricing work for internship programs?
As long as students are participating in their internship through one of Illinois State’s sponsored programs, the pricing model will be nearly identical to a study abroad model. The How to Read a Budget page will explain the standard pricing model. Instead of being charged host university tuition, students will be charged a program fee. This program fee will include the administrative cost of the placement as well as additional inclusions, depending on company/school selected.
Can I earn credit for my internship abroad?
OISP cannot administer credit for internship courses taken in conjunction with your program. Students interested in earning credit for their internship should work with their Academic Advisor to seek approval either as an internships course (if your program requires this) or as major elective credit. The decision of whether or not to approve credit is dependent on the advisor.
Do I have to know a foreign language to do an internship abroad?
You do not need to know a foreign language to complete an international internship. However, you will have more access to placement opportunities if you do have foreign language experience, as some placements are restricted to those who can work in the native language environment.
ISU Partner Universities Offering Internship Placements
Common Internship field placements: Communication, Business, Animal Science, Hospitality and Tourism
Affiliate Partners Offering Internship Placements