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How can Brooklyn College Students Intern Abroad?

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How To Start 

Give yourself plenty of time to research and plan. It’s a good idea to begin preparing your work abroad about one year in advance. This will ensure you that you won’t miss any deadlines in applying for programs, work permits, or visas. 

Planning also gives you time to boost your language skills by attending classes or simply practicing otherwise. Don’t forget that language skills are important because not everyone abroad will be able to understand English

To give you some guidelines, here are five milestones in completing a successful search for a work abroad opportunity. 

  1. What kind of work abroad experience are you looking for? 

Generally, there are several different types of overseas opportunities, including paid and academic (unpaid) internships, jobs, volunteer services and teaching in this decision-making process. Weigh financial issues with your personal, academic and career interests, as well as the skills you possess.
Language skills are very important, as are academic and computer skills. At the same time think about where and for how long you would like to work abroad- this will also play a role in deciding which kind of experience you should seek. 

  1. Create a strategy to find work abroad opportunities in the country of your choice. 
  2. What are the legal requirements to work abroad? 

Now that you’ve determined what kind of work abroad experience you want, you will need to have a strategy in place for finding that opportunity and know about visa and work permit requirements. 

  1. Get to know your host country!  

Numerous websites, organizations, and institutions provide this type of country specific information. 

  1. Identify funding sources. 

What are some resources for Students seeking to intern abroad?

You have many resources to help you in your search for a work abroad opportunity. You will need to be resourceful and strategic when researching the variety of organizations that assist with international job & internship search. 

One portion is to utilize the services of international exchange organizations, such as, AIESEC, American-Scandinavian Foundation, BUNAC, Cultural Vistas, French-American Chamber of Commerce, German-American Chamber of Commerce, Go-Abroad, InterExchange, Projects Abroad, or Volunteer Global, etc. All these organizations will assist you in your work abroad search as well as assist you with all necessary legal documents, however, some of these organizations will charge for their services, so be sure to ask about service fees upfront. 

Additionally, the following companies offer Internship opportunities abroad. Students can research and find one that fits just right for you!

The Magner Career Center is not affiliated and does not endorse the companies listed. Students are advised to conduct their research, and to review information carefully.

CompanyLink to ApplyLocation
CIS Abroadcisabroad.comGlobal
Barcelona Study Abroad Experiencehttps://www.barcelonasae.com/Barcelona
CRCC Asiacrccasia.comAsia
Global Experiences – AIFS Abroadglobalexperiences.comGlobal
Internship Nepalinternshipnepal.comNepal
UC Irvinehttps://studyabroad.uci.edu/how-to-study-abroad/Global
French Culture- Higher Educationhttps://frenchhighereducation.org/France
Oceans Campusoceans-campus.comSouth Africa
Bolivia Unlimitedhttps://unlimited.bolivianexpress.org/Bolivia
US Department of Defensehttps://www.dodciviliancareers.com/Global
Wilson Centerhttps://www.wilsoncenter.org/internshipsGlobal/DC
World Affairs Council of America (WACA)https://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/About/index.cfm?PageID=38Washington DC
Global Experiences – Washington DChttps://www.globalexperiences.com/Washington DC
UpwardlyGlobalhttps://www.upwardlyglobal.org/career-opportunities/Washington DC
Go Governmenthttps://gogovernment.org/our-fellowships-and-internships/Washington DC
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universitieshttps://www.hacu.net/hacu/All_Available_Positions.aspWashington DC
The Fund for American Studieshttps://tfas.org/programs/us-programs/tisdale-fellowship/Washington DC
US Department of Statehttps://careers.state.gov/interns-fellows/USA
US Department of Homeland Securityhttps://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/studentsUSA
United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)https://www.unaoc.org/?s=internshipsUSA
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)https://www.unhcr.org/internships.htmlUSA
United Nations Association of USAhttps://unausa.org/mission/USA

For more information, please contact:
The Office of International Programs and Study Abroad
In-person advising: Monday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
1212 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5189
E: studyabroad@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Pamela Brown
Assistant Director of Global Internships and Pre-Law Programs
Magner Career Center, James Hall 1303

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