Exploring International Internship Opportunities
International internship information is provided by the Smeal Office of International Programs, the Smeal Career and Corporate Connections Office, and Penn State Global Programs office. Students interested in interning abroad have a challenging, exhilarating cultural experience that includes a chance to build work skills, while learning about the working environment of a different country. Opportunities are available in English in many countries. Some internships require proficiency in the language of the country. Credit does not count toward Smeal graduation requirements or the International Business Minor.
Third-party companies listed below are available to assist with making an internship connection, providing housing, orientation and ongoing support during the internship. For students that want to look further and take responsibility to evaluate other possibilities. There is also a
Smeal offers students interning in a third-world location a chance to apply for an International Internship Scholarship or a . There are also PaCIE Scholarships available for students with an internship in Asia.
- Project based semester or summer experience, usually unpaid
- Student pays a third party for employer network, support, housing, and sometimes credit
- The grade from a seminar class (if required) is listed on student’s transcript as IB 199, and counts toward semester and cumulative grade point averages.
|Santiago||IES: Santiago Internship (Summer)||Summer|
|Shanghai||CRCC Asia Internship (Summer) - coming soon!||Summer|
|Paris||IES: Paris Internship Program (Summer)||Summer|
|Pforzheim||Pforzheim: Pforzheim Summer Internship Program (Summer)||Summer|
|Dublin||IES: Dublin Internship (Summer)
|Rome||IES Rome: Internship Program (Summer)||Summer|
|London||Arcadia: London Internship Program (Summer)||Summer|
|London||Arcadia: London Internship Program||Spring/Fall|
|London||IES: London Internship (Summer)||Summer|
Internship follows spring attendance in this program