Study Abroad

Interning Abroad

Gain work experience around the world!

International internships can provide innovative education programs that broaden academic perspectives, promote global awareness, and encourage personal development while laying the foundation for participants to become engaged world citizens. Internships combine practical work experiences with academic majors and career goals. Nothing can add a professional dimension and powerful credentials to a student’s education better than an internship experience.

Where:  Australia, China, Costa Rica, England, Ecuador, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, and South Africa, are just a few.

When:  Summer 2014

Who: All majors welcome. Academic credit may vary.*

Affiliated Institution:  CIS Abroad ( Internship experiences are unique to each student, location, and are based on academic and professional goals. Housing facilities vary from site to site and may include apartments, dormitories or homestays. Examples of internships include: cultural awareness research development, marketing project coordinate, graphic design and journalism, accounting assistant, working with disadvantaged youth in after school programs, physical therapy, and environmental management. *

Program Cost:  Costs vary from site to site, ranging from $3,190–$8,290, and last from 4-9 weeks. Cost includes tuition and fees, airport reception, orientation, 24-hour resident staff support, housing, excursions, immersion activities, comprehensive medical insurance. Food, airfare, spending money and other travel expenses are NOT included.

Academics International Internships are experiential education opportunities related to a student’s major field of study with international host organizations. Students complete a professional portfolio with the Career Center and interview via Skype or telephone with potential organizations. Host organizations submit job descriptions that must be approved for academic credit by the appropriate division faculty. Students work a minimum of 135 hours to earn 3 academic credits or 270 to earn 6. Registration for the internship is done through the Career Center prior to departure.

Student Experience: In addition to providing top-notch educational opportunities, MSMC is dedicated to the student’s holistic experience while abroad. We have highly qualified academic support and a full-time site director, who oversees the safety and well being of our students. A knowledgeable staff is quick to respond to any and all emergencies that may arise, night or day, and can direct students to local resources. In addition, the staff plans social events, trips and activities for students to do in their free time.

Requirements: Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, completed more than 12 undergraduate credits, submit a resume, official transcript, and two (2) letters of recommendation.

How to Apply:  Before December 15, 2013, all students must participate in a info session through the Career Center (AQ151). After the Career Center portfolio is complete, students then work with the Office of International Programs to complete their application. Once the application is submitted and accepted, the interview process will begin.

If you would like to request more information about MSMC’s international internship programs, please contact:

Emily Marmo

Director of International Studies

Mount Saint Mary College

330 Powell Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550


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