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Summer Global Internships

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Complete a summer internship abroad and advance your professional skills.

The CIEE Summer Global Internship program advances your unique skill set to make your resume stand out in today's competitive global job market. With international summer internships in 30+ locations around the world, you can explore your professional interests, all while making new memories and lifelong friends.  

Now more than ever, it is critical to enhance your cross-cultural skills for the global job market by completing an international internship. This summer, travel the world, grow your global network, and gain real-life work experience abroad! 

Summer Internships Abroad Fast Facts

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Successful Interns

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Global Locations

How Do Summer Internships Abroad Work?

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CIEE's Internship Placement Process

Our CIEE Summer Global Internship programs combine a full-time internship with an integrated academic seminar to provide professional exploration and specific skills development. You’ll learn to contextualize real-world experience while learning about local business culture, intercultural communication, professional development, and linkages between local and global industry trends.

When you apply for a summer internship abroad, we do the work to match you with the internship opportunity that meets your needs. 

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How to Apply for a Summer Internship Abroad

Students can apply for a CIEE Summer Global Internship program in five simple steps:

  1. Explore the CIEE Summer Global Internship program portfolio
  2. Use our Internship Search Tool to discover internships available in your desired city and industry
  3. Select the CIEE Summer Global Internship program that best aligns with your academic, professional, and personal goals
  4. Consult your institution's study abroad office
  5. Start your application! 

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Europe

  • Florence (summer 2025)
  • Madrid (summer 2025)
  • Palma de Mallorca (summer 2025)
  • Tallinn (summer 2025)
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Asia-Pacific

  • Taipei (summer 2025)

     

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Africa & The Middle East

  • Legon (summer 2025)
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Latin America

  • Buenos Aires (summer 2025)
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Explore 500+ international internships available right now. The sooner you apply, the sooner you'll get placed!

Europe

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  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Draw inspiration from the legacies of two remarkable social justice leaders on this fully-sponsored program.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Bike Friendly
  • Life by the Sea
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  • Seville, Spain
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Spend the summer in Seville learning about business, management, education and training, IT, or STEM while interning at companies of all sizes.

Program Interests
  • Small City
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  • Edinburgh, Scotland
New for Summer '24
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Intern abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital and thriving business sector.

Program Interests
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea
  • Small City
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  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Spend the summer honing your skills with an internship in tech, entrepreneurism, arts, communication, business, marketing, or tourism.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Bike Friendly
  • Life by the Sea
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  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Spend your summer working with leading organizations

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  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Copenhagen has undergone a transformation in the past decade and has emerged as a “must-stop” destination in Europe.

Program Interests
  • Bike Friendly
  • Life by the Sea
  • Small City
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  • London, England
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

As a Global Intern in London, and expand your professional portfolio

Program Interests
  • Art Capital
  • Big City
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  • Berlin, Germany
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Looking for an insider’s perspective on Europe’s largest economy?

Program Interests
  • Art Capital
  • Big City
  • Bike Friendly
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  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

A summer internship in Rome offers a unique professional opportunity in the city of the seven hills.

Program Interests
  • Ancient City
  • Big City
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  • Milan, Italy
New for Summer '24
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Visit the capital of business, finance, fashion, design, media, and publishing

Program Interests
  • Art Capital
  • Small City
Paris
  • Paris, France
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Build new skills and intercultural competencies with an internship and become an active member of the Paris professional community.

Program Interests
  • Art Capital
  • Big City
  • Bike Friendly
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  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Lisbon is a major spot for tourism and Portuguese traditions.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
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  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Expand your business portfolio and broaden your life experience.

Program Interests
  • Small City
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  • Glasgow, Scotland
New for Summer '24
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Spend your summer gaining real-world work experience

Program Interests
  • Host Institution
  • Small City

Africa and the Middle East

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  • Amman, Jordan
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Gain real-world work experience in Jordan's ancient capital city, Amman!

Program Interests
  • Ancient City
  • Mountains to Hike
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  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

In Cape Town, opportunities abound in a variety of sectors

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
  • Mountains to Hike

Asia-Pacific

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  • Shanghai, China
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  • Full-Time Internship

Learn about business ethics, corporate structure, and fiscal policies while completing a full-time internship in the largest city in China.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
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  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Diversifying your resume with international experience in a city that never sleeps.

Program Interests
  • Art Capital
  • Big City
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  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Singapore has a wonderland of lush green spaces

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
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  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Experience international business firsthand in Asia’s largest metropolis.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Bike Friendly
Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Gain work experience and take in the urban beat of the Southern Hemisphere’s hub of business and industry

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea

Latin America

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  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Become a scholar of the seven seas.

Program Interests
  • Life by the Sea
  • Small City
Monteverde
  • Monteverde, Costa Rica
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Gain new skills and abilities while living in one of the few ecosystems of a Tropical Cloud Forest.

Program Interests
  • Mountains to Hike
  • Small City
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  • Santiago, Chile
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Explore markets and museums of this modern metropolis

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Mountains to Hike

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Frequently Asked Questions About Summer Internships Abroad

If you’re wondering how to find a summer internship abroad, simply search CIEE’s summer global internship offerings. From Singapore and Seoul to Barcelona, London, Berlin, and more, CIEE offers a diverse range of summer internships all around the world.  

Due to visa constraints and the need for work visas to get paid if you work overseas, all CIEE summer internships abroad are unpaid.  

Summer internships support your future career by developing practical skills, building a professional network, increasing future employability, gaining industry insights, developing soft skills, and receiving mentorship and feedback from experienced professionals. 

Read More: Top 4 Benefits of an Internship Abroad

Any time is a great time, but typically our student interns have completed their sophomore or junior year when they embark on a summer global internship. 

Live Like a Local on Your Internship

Interested in what it's like to intern abroad? Check out our Global Internship City Guides to get a glimpse of life in your new city!

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