5 Unique Internships to do Abroad

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(Art project in Oaxaca)

In May, we wrote our first installment of one-of-a-kind internships you probably didn’t know you could do abroad… many people don’t know we offer a wide range of internship opportunities across varying fields and sectors. Here are 5 unique internships to do abroad that fly under the radar.

1. Pharmacy

One of the big selling points of any  pharmacy/medical internship abroad is that you will be exposed/be able to do way more in an international medical setting than in any medical internship stateside. For example, one of our recent medical interns was entrusted to suture a patient! In pharmacy, you’ll be able to dispense medicine and assist medical practitioners. Another key point is experiencing first-hand how pharmacy practices differ in Europe in comparison to the United States.

(Intern in Madrid)

2. Information Technology

IT is a rapidly growing industry and one way you can set yourself up for future success is by doing an international internship in the field. Internships in IT include programming, software design, IT user support, system maintenance, web development and testing, and more! We guarantee an internship, especially one overseas, will make you a more marketable IT professional.

(Intern in Madrid, BarcelonaSeville, Viña del Mar/Valparaiso)

3. Journalism & Media

Did you know you could intern at Dow Jones (*Barcelona only) or perhaps Spanish TV game shows? Our journalism and media internships are among the most diverse in terms of the placements we offer. You could find yourself at an online publication, lifestyle magazine, or a local TV/radio station. No matter where you are placed, you’ll be in a fast-paced environment. Completing a journalism/media internship is remarkable enough, completing one overseas while speaking Spanish is even more impressive.

(Intern in Madrid, BarcelonaSeville, Viña del Mar/Valparaiso)

4. Art

One of the fundamental beauties of art is being able to appreciate the different mediums of how people express themselves, particularly with how artistic expression differs around the world. In these placements, you will have the opportunity to assist sculptors, photographers, or painters in their studios. You can also teach art to under-served populations or even create your own masterpiece painting murals with at-risk youth. Depending on your artistic medium of choice, we’re confident we will be able to find a placement for you.

(Intern in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Oaxaca, Viña del Mar/Valparaiso)

5. Archaeology

Prospective archaeologists look no further. Archaeology is one of our more rare internships that we place in, but rest assured, we’ve placed in this field before. As an example, in Oaxaca, interns will work on the preservation, restoration, and organization of archaeological sites and museums around Oaxaca. Here, government entities are more common to work in (as opposed to private sector entities) as there is much reconstruction and renovation in demand. If you have specific interests in this field, we’d be happy to hear them and look into finding the right placement for you!

(Intern in BarcelonaSevilleOaxaca, Costa RicaViña del Mar/Valparaiso)

**** NOTE: clicking on each destination below the field/sector will take you to the respective program page in that location. Scroll down that page to view your field of interest and read more information about our program in that field.


What do you think about these 5 unique internships to do abroad? Would participate in such a program? If there are any other unique placements you’ve heard of or want to see in this list, let us know in the comments below!

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