- Typically, participants are paid, positions are most common in non-career related work in the service and tourism sector or teaching English, and do not require specific skills often necessary for internships.
- Work experiences are not eligible for academic credit or financial aid.
- Questions for possible work placements:
- 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?
Work Abroad Opportunities
Please note: These lists are for informational purposes only, inclusion of any given program on the list should not be taken as an endorsement of that program by the NC State Study Abroad Office.
- Interexchange (2 month – 1 year placements in Europe)
- US Department of State
The DOS hires both unpaid and paid interns for a variety of programs in the US and abroad. Some positions available at US Foreign Service postings abroad. Requires US citizenship and at least junior standing.
- Au Pair Search (generally involve living with a family abroad for a specific period and providing part-time childcare and/or tutoring in exchange for room, board, and a stipend)
- Work Abroad with British Universities North America Club, BUNAC (most find work in the service industry, about 15% of participants arrange career-related positions)
- American-Scandanavian Foundation (training positions with private industry in fields such as chemistry, computer science, forestry, horticulture, and engineering)
- Center for World Indigenous Studies
(areas may include international relations, policy formulation and economic development, health, spirituality and traditional medicine, environmental issues including resource management and biodiversity)
- IAESTE: International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience
(on-the-job training for students in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, the Natural and Physical Sciences, Architecture and Agricultural Science)