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Work, Intern, Study, or Intern Abroad!

Work or Intern Abroad Program

Participants Inside of a Classroom in Tubingen Germany Participants in Taiwan Participants int Portugal

Introduction

Whether you wish to improve your resume, fulfill educational requirements or accomplish life-long dreams, internships abroad are an essential component to a student's educational experience, and represent a vital link to successful career preparation and personal development.  As global market economies become increasingly interdependent, employers are looking to hire new employees who have had international experience and who understand multi-cultural environments.  WISE Abroad encourages prospective participants to email us at wise@wiseabroad.org to assist you in choosing an internship destination that is suitable for you.

The overall experience of the program was very much satisfying.  I would recommend it to anyone who is willing to get to know a new culture and anyone ready to be challenged to live in a country where one does not speak the language
– Madeleine Renninger, Spain 2013
I wanted to thank you for helping me with my abroad experience.  
I had a great time abroad!  — I would have loved to stay longer.

– Shante' Cozier, 2009
The program experience overall was very satisfying.
I enjoyed it immensely and would recommend it to
anyone that wants to go abroad.  There was not a single
moment that I felt that I was not well taken care of, from the application process
to the entire time that I was in Taiwan.  I very glad did this internship.

– Thuydung Do, Taiwan, 2007
The work experience was wonderful.  I worked everyday
as much as I could to get the full benefit of my internship. 
I am glad that I went and I would definitely do it again.

– Emily Ward , Costa Rica, 2006
By doing WISE Abroad, I was able to hone my cross-cultural
communication skills through maximum exposure to the people
and the land of Singapore and surrounding countries.
I enjoyed the friendly work environment most notably.

– Zachary Warren, Singapore 2005

Program Options

Internship Program

Six week to fourteen week non-paying internship and cultural experience related to academic major or career goals in one of the countries shown in this table.

While most internship programs occur in the summer, WISE Abroad may place students in internships during the Fall or Spring semesters.  Students wanting to combine language instruction with an internship experience may also wish to consider taking language courses under our Internship and Language Training Program (see below). Living accommodations include home stay with a family, but private apartments may also be available.  However, host families are more economical and provide a key way for cultural immersion (students in Italy are housed in apartments).  Pre-departure and cross-cultural orientation information is provided, and cultural orientation is also given upon arrival. Group activities are provided, including weekend excursions, along with frequent contact with WISE Abroad country directors while in the host country.

Internship and Language Training Program

Eight to fourteen week program that combines non-paying internship and language study at a university or language institute in one of the countries shown in this table.

Program details are the same as the Internship Program listed above except for the program costs.

What is Included?

Price of Program Includes:

  1. Cross-cultural orientation to customs, society, and government of the host country prior to participants' departure, and orientation session upon arrival;
  2. Six week to eight week unpaid internship placement related to student’s major or career aspirations;
  3. Two to three week language training course for those students who choose the language/internship program;
  4. Assistance with getting your visa;
  5. Welcome reception at airport and group ground transfers from airport to living location if arrival occurs on program date within the host country;
  6. Living accommodations with a host family (in Italy students live in apartments);
  7. Frequent on-site contact with program's country manager;
  8. Group activities and excursions
  9. Basic health care insurance and emergency assistance; and
  10. In-country support from our staff.

Examples of Previous Internship Placements

The following are examples of companies where we have place internships for participants inthe past.  There may be companies not listed, and we can make no guarantees as to wehre interships are placed.

Deloitte & Touche,
PriceWaterhouseCoopers,
United Nations Banco Nacional,
NGO Shaffar Clinic for Women,
Technoprenuership Centre,
James Cook University,
Australian Institute of Marine Science,
Taipei Tzu Chi General Hospital,
World Vision,
Thuringowa City Council in Townsville, Australia,
PLANPAC International PTY
LTD, HarbourSide Servicess PTY LTD in Townsville, Australia,
Roberts Nehmer McKee Law Firm,
Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano,
CIPAC, Centro de Investigación y Promoción para América Central de Derechos Humanos,
Clinica de Especialidades Odontologicas,
Aceros CentroAmericanos,
Asociacion Mas Que un Amigo,
Alajuelita;
Hogar San Pedro Claver;
Instituto de Desarrollo Integral Santa Paula,
DigitalLook,
Arcola Theatre in London, England,
Association Pour Faciliter l’Insertion Professionnelle Des Jeunes Diplomes in Avignon, France,
Territoires et Legendes Marketing Agency,
Blancolor, S.A. and Cavistes Nicolas in Avignon, France,
Agence ECO-IMMO Real Estate in Avignon, France,
Nutricion Tecnologica S.A de C.V in Merida, Mexico,
SSA Consulting, Singapore,
Kingsmen International, Singapore,
Lazaro Espinal Consultores in Sevilla, Spain,
International Business Copiers, S.L,
etc.

WISE Abroad country directors have placed students in many different business fields ranging from large to small corporations, hospitals and clinics, non-profit organizations or NGOs, banking and finance industry, food and agriculture industry, energy business, law firms, accounting and marketing firms, high-tech industry, government organizations, elementary and secondary schools, academic institutions, resorts etc.

Eligibility

U.S. and non-U.S. citizens are welcome to apply.

  1. College students and recently graduated college students are eligible to apply to this program. Applicants must have at least a 2.25 GPA average (on a 4.0 scale).
  2. A valid and current passport is required of all students prior to departure.
  3. Students must have a demonstrated ability to function effectively in a cross-cultural environment and to uphold a positive image of their home university or country of origin.
  4. Complete a contract form which includes all rules, regulations and requirements.
  5. Basic to intermediate conversational ability in Spanish is required for participants interested in interning in Spanish speaking destinations, unless you plan to participate in the internship/language program.

How Do I Apply?

WISE Abroad encourages you to apply.  Application process, requirements, and dealines are printed directly on the application, which is available online.

Disclaimer

WISE Abroad provides rewarding internships for students, but we cannot guarantee finding an internship that exactly matches your preferences.