International Internships

International internships equip students with the skills necessary to compete in today’s globalized marketplace. In addition to gaining valuable professional experience, students who intern abroad also develop an in-depth understanding of another culture, create a global network of contacts, and strengthen their resumes.

Realities of International Internship Opportunities

  • Paid internships abroad are rare
  • Companies usually require interns to speak the language of the host country
  • A visa and/or work permit is a typical requirement
  • Volunteer positions can be as valuable as an internship
  • Volunteer opportunities are more common in nonprofit and government organizations

Programs with Internship Components

Global Remote Internship Program

Global remote internships allow students to have an international experience, build their resume and develop professional skills from the comfort of their own home. The Heavener International Programs office works with two preferred partners to organize remote international work placements all over the world for UF students at a discounted cost. We also manage a special section of the GEB 4941: Internship Course so students can earn UF credit for their internship through these programs.

Students should not register themselves in GEB 4941. Our office will handle registration for you shortly before the start of the semester. Please note that these internships are unpaid.

Interested?

Contact the International Programs office at 352-273-0151 to make an appointment with an International Programs Advisor. Students may also set up an appointment by emailing our office. Please include UFID, phone number, and availability in the message. In this meeting, we will inform you about program options, complete the advising form, and explain the application process.

Connect with a CAP Mentor for assistance with your resume and cover letter.

Preferred Partner - FIE

Interns will be able to list their preferred placement sector and location when submitting an application. Please visit FIE’s website to review the full details of the program. Refer to the Global Remote Internship Application Checklist before beginning the process.

Ireland | United Kingdom

Business | Charity & Non-Profit | Communications & Journalism | Film & Video Editing | Marketing, Advertising, & Design

Spring 2022 – Cost: $895

    • Application Deadline: October 15, 2021
    • Internship Dates: January 24 – April 1, 2022
    • Hours per week: 15 – 20

Preferred Partner - VI

Interns will be able to list their preferred placement sector and location when submitting an application. Please visit VI’s website to review the full details of the program. Refer to the Global Remote Internship Application Checklist before beginning an application.

Argentina | Australia | Brazil | Chile | China | Egypt | France | Germany | India | Indonesia | Israel | Kenya | Malaysia | New Zealand | Nigeria | Nordic Region (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland) | Singapore | South Africa | South Korea | Spain | Turkey | United Kingdom | United Arab Emirates | Vietnam

Business | Computer Science & IT | Creative, Design, & Fashion | Engineering | Entrepreneurship & Startups | Finance | Green Technology, Sustainability, & Environmental | Health, Wellness, & Sports Management | Healthcare & Pharmaceutical | Hospitality, Events & Tourism | International Development, NGO, & Charity | Legal | Logistics & Supply Chain | Marketing | Media, Communications, & Publishing | Real Estate | Recruitment & HR | Urban Planning & Architecture

Spring 2022 – Cost: $1,250 for Standard Session or Reduced Hours Session

    • Standard Session
      • Application Deadline: December 3, 2021
        • Students must complete VI’s Steps 1-3 by the deadline
      • Internship Dates: January 24 – April 1, 2022
      • Hours per week: 20

Non-Affiliated / Independent International Internships

All credit associated with international travel must be approved by the University of Florida International Center (UFIC). Follow this process to earn credit for your international internship:

  1. Obtain “Employer Verification Letter” with the dates of the internship, expected work hours, anticipated responsibilities, and supervisor contact info on company letterhead.
  2. Request approval for your independent internship by sending your “Employer Verification Letter” to international.business@warrington.ufl.edu. If your internship will be entirely remote, please skip steps 3 and 4.
  3. If the internship will be in-person, make an appointment with the UFIC advisor assigned to the region where the internship will take place.
  4. If the internship will be in-person, complete UFIC application and pay the UF application fee.
  5. Apply for the GEB 4941 Internship Course after your UFIC application is approved.