Gain international work experience, develop personal and professional skills, and earn credit towards graduation.
If you are taking a for-credit internship (remote or in-person), you will receive credit through the accompanying Global Internship Course. This will range from 3-6 credits depending on your program location, term, and length. You will receive a CAPA Grade Report or an official transcript from the University of Minnesota or SUNY Oswego at no additional cost.
Global internships placements are unpaid; however, you do receive course credit towards graduation.
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:
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.
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:
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.
The internship dates are the same as the dates of the program you apply for.
Internships are available each semester in all of our locations, except for Florence, which only offers internships on semester programs. Some internships have language or other prerequisites. To find out more about the internship options and requirements, contact a CAPA Admissions Advisor today.
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.
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.
CAPA works with students and internship sites to ensure that the internship placement operates around the students' academic schedule.
Once a student receives their confirmed academic schedule, they meet with their internship site supervisor to establish an agreed upon balanced work schedule taking into consideration academic commitments while allowing time for professional engagement and development at the workplace.
There is a break week for CAPA in-person semester programs, but there is no break week during CAPA summer programs. Dates for break week vary by location and CAPA will notify students prior to the semester start date.
Semester-long CAPA in-person internships require 15-20 hours/week of work at the internship site, depending on the location. In-person internships run for 12 weeks during the semesters.
CAPA summer programs offer full time (28-32 hours/week) and part-time (20 hours/week) internship placements over 6-8 weeks, depending on the location.
To complement the practical, hands-on experience students will gain at their internship site, students seeking academic credit will participate in the required weekly Global Internship Course, earning 3 or 6 academic credits. The course focuses on building personal and professional development skills alongside other CAPA internship students.
Delivered by dynamic academic coaches and mentors, the course focuses on building personal and professional skills to prepare students to articulate their learning to future employers and or graduate schools. The in-class active learning approach gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work and to compare and contrast global organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context. A variety of teaching and learning activities will be used, for example: masterclasses, career preparedness workshops, online field research, informal and formal presentations from industry experts, self-guided and guided research, and mock interviews.
Enhance your resume and stand out from the pack. Gain personal and professional skills with an internship in an exciting global city!