I see an international internship as a challenging, yet exciting experience. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work and learn while living in an entirely different country, environment, culture and, in my case, language. Now, several international internships are offered in English-speaking countries--I'm just challenging myself that much more to practice and learn another language.
- Obtain a student or work visa for the country in which you will be interning.
- Complete the application process which can include, but is not limited to, a cover letter, resume, letter of intent, and language assessment. For my application, I completed a language ability test, received a letter of recommendation from one of my Spanish professors, created a European resume and wrote a Spanish cover letter.
- Work while using and understanding another language, possibly.
- Cost of airfare, transportation and housing, depending on the program you are in.
- Develop a global perspective in an increasingly globalized marketplace.
- Receive academic credit.
- Meet new people from places you otherwise would not know.
- Practice language skills to enhance proficiency with the hope of becoming fluent.
- Adapt to a new culture, as well as work culture (i.e. the Spanish siesta).
- Enhance your resume.
- Live and work in an environment outside your comfort zone.
Marist offers a wide variety of study abroad programs, with several of them boasting international internships. Take advantage of endless possbilities to learn and grow as a person and a future PR professional by considering an international internship.
Visit Marist International Programs to find out more.