Study Abroad

Interning Abroad

Interning Abroad: Work overseas!

Interning abroad will encourage personal development while laying the foundation as an engaged world citizen ready to succeed in the new global economy.

Internships combine practical work experiences with academic majors and career goals. International internships provide you with a well-rounded education that will help you to:

  • Broaden academic perspectives
  • Increase global awareness
  • Build cultural competency

When: Summer sessions only

Who: All majors welcome. Academic credits may vary.

Where: Intern anywhere, including places like Australia, China, Costa Rica, England, Ecuador, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, and more!

Affiliated Institution: CISabroad International Internships provide our students with a number of options to choose from.

Costs: Costs vary by site and range from $3,190-$8,290. Cost includes tuition and fees, airport reception, orientation, 24-hour resident staff support, housing, excursions, immersion activities, and comprehensive medical insurance. Food, airfare, spending money, and other travel expenses are not included.

Duration: Approximately 4-9 weeks based on the internship.

Housing: Housing facilities vary by site, and may include apartments, dormitories, or home-stays.

Gain practical work experience from around the world

Enhance your resume and add a powerful dimension that will build your professional credentials before graduating. We customize each internship to your personal and professional goals. You can work in a school, accounting firm, market products for a well-known fashion designer, or guide tourists through the best museums in the world. The sky is the limit! 

Interning abroad

Students must meet with the Office of International Programs and Career Center to complete the international internship registration. The process to intern abroad is very simple. Follow the steps below.

  1. Attend the Career Center Information Session.
  2. Create a professional portfolio with help from the Career Center.
  3. Explore internship programs and submit your CISabroad online application with help from the Office of International Programs.
  4. Once accepted, CISabroad will set up an interview via Skype or telephone for you to talk with potential organizations.
  5. Accept a position and provide your Internship Coordinator with the employer's contact information. 
  6. Your Coordinator will work with faculty to award you MSMC academic credit for your internship.
    3 MSMC credits = min 135 work hours 
    6 MSMC credits = min 270 work hours
  7. Meet with your Internship Coordinator to register for the internship credit. You must do this before you leave campus to start the internship abroad. 

Requirements: A minimum 2.5 GPA is required for admission. Additionally, all students must complete 12 or more undergraduate credits and submit a completed application to CISAbroad.

Admissions: In order to participate in the Summer Intern Abroad Program, you must complete steps 1-3 above before January 31. Once your application is submitted and accepted, the interview process will begin.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

For more information about MSMC International Internships, please contact:

Ashley Knox, Director of International Programs
Location: Hudson Hall 106A (next to Campus Ministry)
Phone: 845-569-3798

Kathleen O'Keefe, Associate Director of Career Center
Location: Aquinas Hall 151
Phone: 845-569-3180

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