University of Illinois Intern Abroad

Want to Get Credit for Interning Abroad?

Have you ever dreamed of living and working abroad. Design with an international perspective and work with a multicultural team? Then, the partnership between the University of Illinois IPENG and Global Experiences has an opportunity for you. In our increasingly global market, organizations are looking for well rounded employees who have a global skillset.

An internship abroad is a great way to not only gain the travel experience you have always wanted, but also the international professional experience that will bolster your resume. Begin your career with an opportunity that will make you stand out from the crowd. An internship abroad is an effective way to boost your career development.



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Here's What Students Just Like You Had to Say

I got placed at an awesome advertising agency on a marketing role involved in a lot of brand, client, and product research. My internship placement worked out perfectly and Global experiences know what they're doing when they are matching you up to a company. They always make sure you are receiving everything you are looking for so that it turns into a memorable and growing experience.

Another plus was the events that they put on for the interns. We received a welcome party to meet all the interns, multiple day trips, and an exit orientation at the Shard. I chose Global Experiences to help me along; I definitely think London is amazing and my experience could not have gone any better!

Maria M.

Michigan State University - Marketing - London, England

London Marketing Intern Abroad at Phone Booth

One of the best experiences. This internship was seriously worth every penny. I could have not picked a better location. Dublin is an amazing city with such rich history as well as modern flair. If you are trying to decide the best location, look into Dublin you will not be sorry. The town is fun and safe. I never once felt uneasy or scared. Global Experiences matched me with my DREAM internship. I learned such vital information and skills that will put me above my competition in the real world. Global Experiences is a great program and I could not recommend it more.

Hannah T.

Ole Miss - Hospitality - Dublin, Ireland

Hospitality Dublin Intern Abroad at Cliffs of Moher

I aspire to work in the consulting field and getting on the job experience while crucial to securing a job, is not very easy to find. The staff at Global Experiences was incredibly honest with me during my application process. I was beyond ecstatic when I found out I had secured the position with the such an organization. The experience I gained through working with this company was irreplaceable; I feel much more confident going into my job search now. I have learned skills that will not only assist me in my professional career but also just help regarding living life in our ever increasingly globalized society.

Morgan C.

Texas A&M - Business - Milan, Italy

Milan Business Intern Abroad at Pisa Italy

So how does it work?

Students looking to position themselves in the global workforce need to build intercultural communication skills and awareness and there is no better way than to participate in the Global Experiences Internship Program through the University of Illinois.

Opportunities are available across all colleges and majors, and can be credit bearing.

Summer programs are 8 – 10 weeks and semester programs are 12 – 15 weeks depending on location. Language proficiency is not required and in some non-English speaking locations language courses are part of the program. Students participate in a Career Development Program and are matched individually to an internship approved by the Study Abroad office and relevant faculty from their college.

University of Illinois Partnership

We are pleased to partner with International Programs in Engineering (IPENG) to offer internships to Engineering students. Yes, engineering students! Contact us or start with the IPENG office to learn more about previous students who have interned abroad in their field and about future opportunities for you.

If you're not an IPENG student, it's still possible to intern abroad through U of I and Global Experiences. Complete the form above to connect with our team, and we'll get you in touch with the right person!

Campus Contacts:

IPENG students:
Belinda Barnhart
International Programs in Engineering
210 Engineering Hall
# 217-244-0054

Logistical Support Throughout the Program

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