Why do a gap year internship?
Working abroad as an intern during a gap year allows young professionals to to get ahead of the crowd by developing an immense set of new skills, both personal and professional. Being fully immersed in a new culture and language is the very best way to develop cultural awareness and sensitivity, both extremely important attributes in today’s globalized society. Along with these comes increased confidence, as interns are given a large amount of independence and trust.
Interns get professional resume help and career guidance, not to mention excellent references for university and job applications. Interns travel and explore new parts of the world, taking on new adventures and challenges, all while setting themselves apart from the crowd.
Organizations ranging from startups to nonprofits are the perfect places to explore your interests, and maybe even get a better idea of the future career you’d like to pursue. As an intern, you’ll also have access to an incredible network of contacts, and the chance to find mentorship.
Gap year programs offer unique roles – you’ll have more flexibility to explore different aspects of an organization, and learn from experts across different teams and skillsets.