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Global Internships

Ignite Your Future with an Internship Abroad Experience

Why Participate in a Global Internship?

  • Develop personal and professional skills. 
  • Enhance your resume and positively impact your career opportunities.
  • Earn 3 or 6 credits towards graduation through the required Global Internship Course.
  • Internships are available in over 2,000 organizations worldwide.
  • Opportunities are available in your field of study with private companies and non-profits.
  • Choosing to include an internship doesn’t cost extra! It is included within your study abroad program fee.
  • Create a global network of professional contacts.

Contact Us to Learn More about Interning Abroad with CAPA!

The Global Internship Workshop and You

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    Internship placementInternship placements are available for 3 or 6 credits and approximately 20 hours per week, depending on the term, location, and requirements of your school. To help you get the best experience possible, we place you in a site that closely fits your academic major, personal interests, and abilities.
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    MasterclassesLike TEDTalks, these are practical and skills-focused presentations delivered by professionals and leaders in their fields. Each masterclass focuses on a specific theme like Working and Networking Globally, Gender and Diversity in the Workplace, and Starting a Start-Up, for example.
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    mentoringIn a supportive group setting, you’ll meet regularly with your mentor to openly discuss, evaluate, and review your internship experience.
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    Career WorkshopsThrough our online interviewing system, you’ll develop interview skills by practicing how to effectively speak about your internship experience. You’ll receive advice on how to best adapt your resume and cover letters to match your internship and study abroad experience.

Your Intern Abroad Questions Answered!

Do I receive credits?  

Yes, you will receive credit. This will range from 3-6 credits depending on your program location, term, and length.

Are internships part-time or full-time?  
Dependent upon your program term and location, you may be eligible for a part-time or full-time internship. Talk to a CAPA Admissions Advisor for more detailed information.
Will I be paid?  

Global internships placements are unpaid; however, you do receive course credit towards graduation.

Where do you place students?  

We have a network of over 2,000 internship sites globally in both the private and non-profit sectors, providing you with opportunities in just about every field. To help you get the most out of your internship experience, we place you in a site that best fits your academic major/field, personal interests, and abilities.

These are just a few examples of the organizations where our students have been placed and the fields covered:

  • ASL Airlines – Operations
  • Andiron Group – Communications
  • Anelli Marcanti – PR
  • Australia Baseball League – Sports Management
  • Betty Barclay – Fashion
  • British Institute of Florence – Art History
  • Dress for Success – Charity
  • Dublin Chamber of Commerce – Business
  • Fighting words – Creative Arts and Writing
  • Flod - Marketing
  • Kendelbell – Accounting and Finance
  • Kindergarten – Education
  • Latimer – Creative Media
  • Neuro Hero – Healthcare
  • Olytico – Journalism
  • Starlight Children’s Foundation – Psychology
  • The Bubble – Journalism
  • Weller Media Agency – Business to Business Sales
Do you have internship placements in my field?  

Whether you’re an advertising or a women’s studies major, or anything in between, our internship opportunities offer placements in a range of majors and fields in each location.

See the answer to the above question, "Where do you place students" for some examples of the fields we cover. And don’t worry if you don’t see your field listed; we work closely with you to find a placement that fits your field and specific needs.

How will an internship abroad help me in my future career or grad school?  

Interning abroad is an excellent way to prepare for your future career. It exposes you to a variety of experiences that give you an edge as you enter the job market and can help you build the skills employers are increasingly demanding of applicants.

By participating in our Global Internships program you can expect to:

  • Learn how to effectively articulate your learning and newly developed skills to grad schools and hiring managers.
  • Collaborate with and learn from professionals in your host country.
  • Gain experience in your field from a global perspective.
  • Gain exposure to, understanding of, and appreciation for diverse working cultures and practices.
  • Develop intercultural communication skills.
  • Perform meaningful work in a fast-paced, diverse global city.
  • Build relationships with international references.
  • Develop foreign language knowledge (select locations).
  • Earn academic credit.
  • Build your resume.
Does it cost extra to do an internship?  

No, interning abroad with CAPA doesn’t cost extra! The cost is built into your study abroad program fee.

Note: In some locations, you may be required to obtain a specific visa which does incur a cost not related to our programs.

What are the dates?  

The internship dates are the same as the dates of the program you apply for.

Which locations offer internships? Any pre-requisites?  

Internships are available in all of our locations. For details on some minor exceptions, chat with a CAPA Admissions Advisor today!

To participate in an internship in Florence, you must have completed at least two semesters of Italian language. To find out more, please contact a CAPA Admissions Advisor today.

Do I have to take a class as part of my internship?  

Yes! In addition to your placement, you will participate in a weekly Global Internship Course designed to help prepare you for your future, whether that means entering the job market or applying to graduate schools. 

The course includes reading and writing assignments, building an e-portfolio, developing an “elevator pitch” presentation, completing mock interviews, working on your online professional presence, giving a final presentation, conducting industry field research work, and more. Plus, CAPA offers masterclasses, mentoring, and career preparedness workshops.

How do I apply for an internship?  

Applying is easy! Just start your application for your location term/year and add the internship placement option in the application. You will need to send in additional documents such as a resume and cover letter along with the standard application documents.

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