Internships Abroad

Improve practical skills, enhance your resume, learn about another culture, meet people from many countries and backgrounds, and see another part of the world!

Semester Internships
Summer Internships
Academic Credit for Internships
Questions and Tips

All students are required to register with NC State Study Abroad as indicated below to receive international credits through time abroad.

Semester Internship Opportunities
Study Abroad + Part-Time Internship

Summer Internship & Research Opportunities
Full-time or part-time summer internships

Academic Credit for Internships
There are two ways to receive academic credit.

  • Semester Study + Internship
    • Credit is typically built into the program and only requires the program application to be completed. Check with your Study Abroad Regional Advisor for more information.
  • Summer Internships/Non-NC State Program Credit
    • If the program issues an official transcript (IES, ISA, and Berkley summer internships can provide transcripts), students will complete the relevant Non-NC State program application for the Study Abroad Office.
  • Independent Study Abroad
    • If the program does not issue credit for the internship, students may receive credit by making special arrangements with a faculty member to earn academic credit for an NC State course. Students work directly with their academic advisor/faculty member and submit an Independent Study Abroad application for the term in which their department will be enrolling them in the internship credit course.

Questions: contact NC State Study Abroad

Tips for Internship Searching
Students should gather information on multiple programs and opportunities to determine the right fit. Before paying a placement fee, signing a contract, or buying a plane ticket, students should contact organizations and institutions directly with questions about fees, compensation, work expectations, etc. Some questions include the following.

  • What are the consequences (financial or otherwise) if one leaves the program before the time agreed to?
  • What happens if one is not placed in a position or if the placement is not satisfactory?
  • What support services are provided by the organization?

Any reputable organization should provide contact information for past participants to give an unbiased assessment of the program.