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·         AIESEC-USA

AIESEC (from the French acronym for the International Association of Students in Economics and Business Management) is an international student-run organization which offers approximately 5,000 paid internships each year in business and other fields over 80 countries. Site has links to chapters worldwide. Note that application for AIESEC internships is possible only through campus chapters.

·         AIPT/IAESTE/Cultural Vistas

Information and applications available from AIPT/IAESTE/Cultural Vistas, 10400 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Suite 250, Columbia, MD 21044-3510; 410-997-2200, fax 410-992-3924, or New York Headquarters, 440 Park Ave South, Second Floor, New York, NY 10016; 212-497-3500, fax 212-497-3535 Nonprofit organization provides paid internships in over 80 countries in engineering and science (apply by late Dec.), and in tourism and hospitality management. They can also assist in obtaining work permits for career-related practical training in most fields for both students and college graduates.

·         Alliance Abroad

International internships, teaching, and volunteer programs in Europe and Asia.

·         American Scandinavian Foundations

Web site lists both study and work programs. Nonprofit organization offers paid internships in Scandinavia in engineering, teaching English as a foreign language, business, agricultural fields. Apply for internships by late Dec. Fee $50. ASF also assists with obtaining work permits for Scandinavia.

·         CDS International

Offers a variety of work/ study, internship, and study tour programs abroad.

·         Center for Interim Programs

For a fee, offers educational, internship, and volunteer opportunities available in a wide range of fields in most countries, many provide room and board.

·         ENYA: Internship and Volunteer Programmes

Programs, internships and training opportunities throughout the world.

·         French-American Chamber of Commerce

Offers  3-18 month business internship positions.  Must have completed 2 years of college and have a working knowledge of the French language.

·         French Embassy

Offers one month to one year internship positions in public and private sectors in France.  Candidates must be enrolled in an American college or have finished less than 2 years ago.  Also offers 6-9month teaching assistantships teaching English in France in primary schools.  Candidates must be between 20 and 34 years old.

·         Global Vision International

Global Vision International is the parent company of GVI and The Academy for Internships Abroad.  Guided by a commitment to responsible travel, engaging programs, education and cultural exchange Global Vision International design, implement and manage over 200 programs worldwide. Through our own sales offices in North America, the UK and Australia along with an extensive partner network, we send over 3000 participants annually to more than 40 countries worldwide. Over the last 10 years Global Vision International has successfully placed over 10,000 individuals on overseas programs. From our roots as a quality volunteer abroad provider we have developed into an organisation respected for its international training courses, professional internships and corporate social responsibly programs.

·         InterExchange

(212) 924-0446, fax (212) 924-0575,  For a fee, provides an array of opportunities all over Europe.  A work permit is not required for all placements.  Positions include au pair and paid internships.

·         International Cooperative Education Program

Free information from ICE, 15 Spiros Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025; 650-323-4944, fax 650-323-1104;, Organization offers paid summer internships for students with knowledge of foreign languages (German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese) in Europe and Asia. U.S. or Canadian citizens preferred. Apply by February. Fee of $950.

·         International Exchange for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

(919) 832-1575,  For a fee, offers 6 week to 6 month, unpaid business internships for undergraduates and graduate students. Practical training opportunities are geared toward those interested in the Engineering, the Natural Sciences and other related areas.

·         International Internships

International Internships LLC provides overseas internship placements in 10 countries around the globe for American and international students including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Ireland, London and New Zealand.

·         International Rescue Committee

A non-sectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection, and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression/violent conflict. Employment opportunities are listed for all over the world in all job areas.

·         Intrax Intern Abroad

A professional career development and leadership program focused on providing students with practical work experience and global skills training in major economic centers overseas: London , Paris , Barcelona , Madrid , Tokyo , and Costa Rica . Looking ahead to a challenging job market, international work experience can give participants an edge.

·         LEAPNow: Lifelong Education Alternatives & Programs

Brochure available from web site or from LEAPNow. P.O. Box 1817, Sebastopol, CA 95473; 707-829-1142, fax 707-829-1132;, LEAPNow offers low-cost internships, volunteer positions, work exchanges, and experiential academic programs in 129 countries and the U.S. Over 20,000 options and 20 years experience custom tailoring programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. Academic credit available for all programs.

·         Mountbatten Internship Program

Places Americans in internships within Britain in exchange for British student placement with a company in America. Must be 21 years old, a college graduate and U.S. Citizen to be eligible.   All positions are for a 12-month commitment.

·         Transitions Abroad

Information on volunteer, internship, and short-term opportunities.

·         U.S. Department of State

Positions available for undergraduate and graduate students in American foreign affairs overseas and in Washington D.C.  Most are unpaid.  Summer, Fall and Spring deadline.  Particular interest in foreign policy, diplomacy is recommended.  Opportunities are varied within 170 different countries. 

·         UCI International Opportunities Program

Resource of internships abroad.

·         United Nations

Offers graduate students unpaid positions within the U.S.  Must apply six months prior to start date.

·         World Learning Inc

Summer group leader positions for college graduates interested in the areas of public service, governance and democracy in over 20 countries.  Also have opportunities available for consultants.