International Internships & Service

International internships and service learning opportunities equip students with 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, strengthen their resume, and often gain proficiency in a foreign language. To find out more information about interning abroad, schedule an appointment to meet with one of the Heavener School of Business International Program Advisors.

Realities of the International Internship Opportunities

  • Paid internships abroad are rare
  • Companies usually require interns to speak the language of the host country
  • You will need to obtain a visa and/or work permit to intern abroad
  • Volunteer positions can be as valuable as an internship
  • Volunteer opportunities can often be found 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 a select number of paid providers 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. Call 352-273-0151 to set up an appointment. 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.

Fall 2020 application deadline: July 15

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

Internship Sectors and Locations

Interns will be able to list their preferred placement sector and location when submitting an application. Sectors and countries available vary by program provider. Please visit each partners website to review the options they offer.

Sectors:
Advertising & PR | Business | Communications | Creative, Design, & Fashion | Data Analytics | Education | Engineering | Entrepreneurship & Startup | Finance | Fundraising & Philanthropy | Game Design & Development | Graphic Design | Green Technology, Sustainability, & Environmental | Healthcare & Life Sciences | Hospitality, Tourism, & Events | Human Resources | Interior Design | International Development, NGO, & Charity | IT & Computer Systems | Legal | Logistics & Supply Chain | Media & Publishing | Marketing & Communications | Real Estate | Sports Management | Video Editing & Animation | Urban Planning & Architecture | Web Design

Locations:
Argentina | Australia | China | Japan | India | Ireland | Italy | South Korea | Spain | United Kingdom | Vietnam

Preferred Partners

  • CAPA
    Cost: $1,495
    Internship Dates: September 18-December 11
    Hours: Students must intern for 20 hours per week to earn Heavener internship credit
  • CRCC Asia
    Cost: $1,250
    Internship Dates: September 21- November 13

    • Option 1 (Standard):
      • Dates: September 21- November 13
      • Hours: Students must work 20 hours per week to earn Heavener internship credit
    • Option 2 (Reduced Hours)
      • Dates: September 21- December 14
      • Hours: Students must work 10 hours per week over 12 weeks and will be required to complete an extra Heavener Professional Development Assignment to satisfy the hour requirement. More details will be provided after application.
  • FIE
    Cost: $745
    Internship Dates: September 21- November 27
    Hours: Students must intern for 15 hours per week to earn Heavener internship credit

Non-Affiliated Internships

Please schedule an appointment with an IP advisor if you plan to obtain an international internship on your own. Even if the internship is not affiliated with UF, there is a required approval process that must be completed to earn credit.

Process:

  1. Make an appointment with an IP advisor by calling 352-273-0151. Bring documentation.
  2. Complete proposal form.
  3. Make an appointment with UFIC advisor, Maria Selezneva.
  4. Apply for non-affiliated program through UFIC and pay deposit.
  5. After approval, follow GEB 4941 application process.