Adelante Abroad has several internship opportunities throughout the year, but we believe that spring is one of the most advantageous times to apply for a program, especially one that offers international internships.
Why are spring internships better, you might ask? Here are some reasons why:
Gain more experience
Regardless of when you begin your internship, you will gain so much experience in your program. While many internships local to where you live provide a way to build a better resume and skill set, an internship abroad provides all of that AND gives an experience of a lifetime for years to come.
Get ahead of the competition
While the majority of internships are offered in the summer, it becomes harder for students and candidates to find open positions. The high demand for summer programs also causes a stressful application process that often ends in not getting accepted. So if you don’t have much work experience or a 3.0 or higher GPA, you could end up at the bottom of the hiring pool.
Taking a spring internship could benefit you by May to getting a head start in your career. You will also start summer with more insight on what field and industry you want to work in. So, while all of your friends are spending their summer in an office 4-5 days per week, you can spend it focusing on your future (and maybe even traveling more if you’d like).
It’s a great way to end your school year
Who said you had to take on an internship AFTER school? This is perfect for anyone who is completely done with classes by the end of fall and has a few months until their graduation ceremony to grab some work experience.
Even if you’re not graduating in May or June, taking some time off to intern abroad may actually SAVE you some college time! An internship can help you figure out where you truly want to study in college, especially if you’re still undecided or unsure if you like your major. We have even had past candidates who went for an internship in the spring and then decided to continue living where they interned and study at an international college for the remainder of their academic years. Who knows, maybe you find the program of your dreams while abroad!
Regardless of what you find in spring, you get to end your school year with plenty of stories to tell your friends and family back home!
Start “Summer Vacation” early
An internship in the spring is no different than one offered in the summer. If you’re traveling abroad, then countries like Chile and Uruguay during the spring months will actually offer you the summer sunshine that you were waiting for back at home.
Flights to international cities are also much more expensive during the summer vacation months than spring time. Hotels and accommodations are not any better. If you want to travel abroad but can’t take on the fees in the summer, then taking advantage of an internship during the cheaper months may help you have a more luxurious vacation!
So really… what are you waiting for? Adelante offers several programs in various countries and fields, and you can choose to stay for 1 month, 2 months, or even 6 months. Take advantage of these benefits and apply now!