The 6 Best Internships for College Students
There are many reasons to participate in an internship and even more reasons to engage in an international internship, before, during or after college. Whether it’s gaining relevant work experience to add value to your resume or learning a new language (or even just getting out of your parents’ house for a few months!), finding an internship abroad has proven to provide extensive benefits.
We explained which majors absolutely NEED internship experience (read that article here). But which program do you choose? If you’re not in one of the majors that require an internship abroad, there are still programs that can help compliment your career path.
There is a high demand for doctors, nurses and medical specialists on a global scale. Several programs are now being offered for medical internships all around the world, with various backgrounds.
Adelante Abroad candidates have varied in medical internship placements ranging from busy hospitals in the middle of Madrid to small village clinics in South America. Options for medical and healthcare internships are available in many fields as well, from pediatrics and surgery to pharmaceuticals and gynecology. The options are endless, and you’ll be able to make a difference in any that you choose.
Architecture is not just for skyscrapers. Think of all of the ancient foundations throughout the world. Whether it’s the study of gargoyles, iconic steps, or grand cathedrals, there is plenty to observe and learn outside of the classroom (and your own country).
Not interested in building the next major monument? Adelante Abroad offers programs for Interior Design candidates as well, where you can work with global design teams giving character to buildings both inside and out.
With the increase of anxiety, depression, and mental illnesses around the world, there is a high demand for psychology and therapy.
Engaging in an internship abroad in psychology gives you the experience of communicating in new cultures, as well as studying different methods that other countries are using to help their patients. Similar to a medical internship, you have the option of working in a therapy clinic or producing research needed for psychologists to determine new and better treatment for patients.
Tourism and hospitality interns are placed in some of the hottest destinations around the world. You can intern abroad at a boutique hotel, European chain, or a larger golf or tennis centered hotel.
Adelante candidates gain experience in a variety of departments, from guest services to catering, room service, administration or event planning. You can even work with a travel or tourism agency and show off your Spanish language skills with vacationers!
Law internships are not limited to just business law and civil law; work assignments vary from country to country. You can work with a small legal firm or represent a larger company, depending on your career goals.
One of our candidates in Ecuador just began a law internship with a non-profit to help support human rights in Quito (read about his story here). There are several ways to build your resume prior to going to law school while still making a large impact in the community. In other words, you’re not just sitting behind a desk with these internships.
International Business is a bit broad, but that’s the magic of it! Students who take on an internship in International Business and International Relations have the chance to learn more about other countries and how they all work together.
Sectors range from globalization to sustainability, with employment opportunities in these fields growing exponentially every year. These internships help provide expertise in bringing diverse cultures together with effective communication. Plus, you may end up making international friends in high places!
Still not sure which Internship Field is right for you? We offer internships in a wide range of fields, and we can help create a customized program just for you! Click here to learn more about our different programs.