CAPA Global Internships

Ignite Your Future with a Global Internship Experience

Gain international work experience, develop personal and professional skills, and earn credit towards graduation.


Why Participate in a Global Internship?

"This opportunity allowed me to continue growing professionally and personally even during these complicated times. Being able to work remotely was such a great experience, and I learned many new things throughout my internship, which I will carry with me into my next job. I also learned many valuable lessons from you and my fellow classmates throughout our time together about how to reflect on our CAPA experience and how to effectively communicate our experiences in a job interview." - Valeria Valdes, Arizona State University, CAPA Remote Global Internship alum
  • Develop personal and professional skills. 
  • Enhance your resume and positively impact your career opportunities.
  • Earn credits towards graduation.
  • Internships are available in over 2,000 organizations worldwide.
  • Opportunities are available in your field of study with private companies and non-profits.
  • Create a global network of professional contacts.

For complete details, Explore our Internship Guide


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Your Intern Abroad Questions Answered!

Do I receive credits?  

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.

Do I have to take a class as part of my internship?  
If you are taking a for-credit internship, then 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.

It is through this course that you will be assessed and receive your academic credit. 
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?  

Internships are an additional fee from the program cost on all CEA CAPA Fall 2023 study and intern programs and beyond. 

The cost of the internship can be found on the specific  program page. 

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 prerequisites?  

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.

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.

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.

How will an internship work around my course schedule?  

CAPA works with students and internship sites to ensure that the internship placement operates around the students' academic schedule. 

Once 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. 

Is there a break week?  

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. 

What are the contact hours for a CAPA internship?  

In-Country Internships 

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.  

What does the Global Internship Course consist of?  

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. 

What are the cancellation penalties associated with withdrawing from an internship?  
Please refer to the program page for your chosen internship program or contact your advisor at 800.793.0334. 
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    INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTSInternship 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.
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