Why should you consider an international internship? 

Employers strongly value intercultural skills. Top indicators of intercultural skills for employers include international experiences (study and internships abroad) and foreign language skills. Research suggests employers value these intercultural skills over job-specific qualifications and expertise in the field, which can be taught.

Top 10 Reasons to Intern Abroad

  • Set yourself apart
  • Grow your global network
  • Gain new professional skills
  • Expand your résumé
  • Learn a foreign language
  • Gain cultural agility
  • Increase employability
  • Broaden your country specific knowledge
  • Develop independence
  • Travel and work

Top Skills Needed by Employers*

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership experience
  • Strong work ethic
  • Initiative
  • Detail-orientation
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Strategic planning

*2018 job outlook survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers

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