During a summer internship abroad, you’ll join a diverse community of young professionals from around the world. No matter which destination you choose, interns live, travel and explore together. You’ll have the incredible experience of being immersed in a new culture and country, all alongside a group of like-minded people, who will undoubtedly become close friends. Of course, our local team is there to support you every step of the way, from visa applications and airport pickup to local tips and travel ideas.
The end of classes means you can set your sights on both personal and professional development outside of the classroom. The chance to apply your skills and knowledge in a professional setting before starting your first job is a unique one.
A summer internship abroad ensures you are able to take advantage of a critical time in your career while still traveling and exploring the world. Not only do interns develop additional insight on their fields, they come away with the connections and references that are so crucial in today’s job market.
Remote summer internships
Build your career from anywhere with a remote summer internship in 2024. Our remote summer internships program includes a leading placement in your chosen field, best-in-class career advancement training, our keynote speaker series and more. You will make your resume shine, build the skills to thrive and learn from the best.
Destinations for summer internships abroad
Europe: Summer internships in Europe are the perfect way to gain experience in a competitive international environment. Whether you’re looking to be immersed in a new language or simply want to gain a new perspective, summer internships are a great opportunity to get ahead professionally. Spend a few months living in Spain, Ireland or England, and you’ll come away with new skills, connections and professional prospects.
Asia: In 2024, Asian economies are predicted to become larger than that of the rest of the world combined. This impressive projection means that the summer of 2024 is the perfect time to pursue an internship in this fast-growing region. For those looking to pursue an international career, learn a critical language or learn about business, summer internships in Asia couldn’t be more perfect.
Australia: Australia has long been a top destination for interns, international students and business professionals alike. The city of Melbourne is a truly ideal place to launch a career and expand your professional horizons. From its warm and welcoming culture to its world class art and music scene, Melbourne is the perfect place to spend a few months traveling, exploring and learning from the top experts in your field.
North America: Spend summer 2024 interning in New York and discover why these cities are world-renowned destinations. As global hubs for business, entertainment and culture, they are home to many of the top organizations and professionals from every corner of the planet.
Latin America: For those looking to immerse themselves in the Spanish language or gain insight into emerging markets, South America is a key destination. Summer 2024 internships in Colombia is truly unique opportunities to grow professionally in one of the world’s fastest growing economies while exploring all that a new culture has to offer.
Schedule an interview to speak with an international admissions officer about which destinations are right for you.
Why do a summer internship in 2024?
Many top organizations and businesses take on interns during summers only, making it a great time to make exclusive connections and contacts. Some summer interns are able to gain academic credit for their time abroad, or are offered further opportunities when their internship ends. Of course, all interns gain the hands-on experience needed to make a CV stand out, and professional guidance to prepare them for the next steps.
Summer internships are some of the most competitive to obtain for the year, due to the larger applicant pool. If you’re applying to intern abroad, the stakes become even higher, as do the rewards.
Private bedroom in shared accommodation
In-person summer 2024 interns get to experience all that their global city has to offer while still enjoying the comforts of home, with a private bedroom in a fully-furnished apartment. Interns live in their city’s safest neighborhoods, alongside other interns or international students. Every apartment has all the necessities, including lockable bedrooms, cooking utensils and of course, WiFi. While interning abroad, interns will commute the way locals do – via public transportation. Most interns commute between 30 and 60 minutes to their internship, by walking, biking, or taking the bus or metro.
Career Advancement Training
Interns benefit from career advancement tools before, during, and following their internship program. These tools enable you to successfully prepare for your internship before you start, make the most of your experience while you’re there, and successfully sell your experience in interviews to future employers.
You will be asked to take a pre-program DDI International workplace personality and skills assessment and will be given access to a library of training materials designed to help you succeed. These materials include tips and advice on interview techniques, adapting to international working environments, making a lasting impression in the workplace, and building your personal brand.
During your internship, training is delivered through a combination of videos, podcasts, articles, quizzes, and projects and you will receive a LinkedIn badge upon completion. Subjects include critical thinking, oral/written communication, teamwork, digital technology, leadership, professionalism, career management, and global/intellectual fluency.
You will also be granted access to our CV improvement tool, helping you to effectively communicate your achievements and skills to future employers program.
Alumni Success Coaching
We partner with experienced career coaches to provide participants with a personalized, one hour career coaching session upon completing the program. Participants choose from our portfolio of experts who they would like to guide them through their next steps after their international internship. These are just a few of the topics covered:
- Selling your international internship experience
- Building a stand-out CV/resume
- LinkedIn branding
- Salary negotiations
- Landing your dream job
- Strategies for interviewing
Keynote speaker series
Our internship program includes 12 months access to our interactive keynote speaker series featuring global business leaders. Our accomplished keynote speakers are well known for their extensive expertise and success across different career fields. These live online talks take place every two weeks and give you the chance to learn what it really takes to make it. You have the opportunity to ask live questions in the Q & A section of every talk.
The reason Fortune 500 companies invest large sums of money for an in-person keynote address from a global business leader to their staff is because their insights are first-class. Our previous speakers include well-known experts, CEOs, and Co-Founders. See our How it Works page for more information.
Our previous speakers include well-known experts, CEOs, and Co-Founders such as:
- Sue Liburd MBE DL - a multi award-winning businesswoman with 25 years of experience and a Non Executive Director for the UK’s National Health Service.
- Amir Salihefendic - Founder & CEO of Doist, the remote-first company that built Todoist (one of the world’s most popular productivity apps).
- Claire Diaz-Ortiz - best-selling author, influencer & investor, was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.
Community & Events
One of the most incredible benefits of interning abroad is being immersed in a diverse and inspiring community. The Intern Group’s international community is made up of the world’s most passionate and talented students and professionals, who come from over 150 countries around the globe. In all of our global cities, interns will truly be immersed in a global setting and will have the chance to make both local and international connections. In addition to creating valuable professional contacts, interns make lifelong friends and mentors.
Our teams in all of our destinations know their cities inside out and will show you the best of them. Our winter internships include a series of cultural events specific to the destination. Here are some examples of the events around the globe: