international internships

Michaela Zimmer smiling with flower in her hair

Michaela Zimmer, back from Kenya, on the importance of hearing other people's stories

Michaela Zimmer, a Diversity Ambassador, completed a summer internship in Kisumu, Kenya.
Laura Sitz

Inspired by internship in Australia, Laura Sitz pursues additional global experience through study abroad in Czechia

Laura Sitz spent the summer of 2022 working in an accounting firm in Sydney, Australia. She is now planning to spend next semester in Prague, Czechia.
Study abroad in India

Over 40 scholarships and grants available for UI students to study abroad

This guide serves as a one stop shop to showcase the many funding opportunities that exist to financially assist and support University of Iowa undergraduate students considering studying abroad.
Sam Longo on top of Capri in Italy

Global internships, a high-impact educational experience for UI student, Sam Longo

Sam Longo is a University of Iowa student majoring in marketing management and anticipated to graduate in May 2023. She is currently completing a global internship abroad as a production management intern with the company, Social Reporters, located in Milan, Italy.
group photo of Sam Longo and colleagues after a day of filming a commercial

Global internships, high-impact educational experiences for UI students

The global internship program at the university has long existed to provide students a path to earn academic credit toward their degree while immersing themselves in a new culture, acquiring skills, attaining personal growth, and exploring possible career paths.

New doors to professional opportunities due to study abroad experience

Deja Williams (BA journalism and mass communication ’20) reflects on the importance of her global internship in London—an experience that expanded her worldview and opened new doors to professional opportunities, including her current role as public relations coordinator at Cashmere Agency.

My Virtual Dublin Internship with CEA

My CEA Virtual Global Internship in Dublin, Ireland, has helped me discover things I didn’t know I was capable of doing.

In the news: The Perks of Working in a Virtual Global Internship

As much as I wonder what it would be like working an in-person internship, I have found many benefits of working virtually.

In the news: The Power of an Internship Journal

University of Iowa student Brianna Bentler is a CEA MOJO Blogger and a Virtual Global Intern for an organization in Dublin, Ireland, during the Summer 2021 term. 

Virtual Internship provides Linette Leng opportunity to gain relevant, global experience

Linette Leng, UI undergraduate student pursuing a BA with a double-major in Spanish and interdepartmental studies, isn’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on her aspiration to gain relevant, global experience in the form of an international internship. Leng is currently completing a virtual internship at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Reggio Emilia, Italy, through USAC. We caught up with Leng to learn more about her experience.

Virtual internships provide UI students the opportunity to gain relevant, global experience

University of Iowa students aren’t letting the current Covid-19 pandemic put a damper on their aspirations to gain relevant, global experience in the form of international internships. While international travel is on hold at the moment, alternatives exist in the form of virtual internships—experiences that offer many of the same aspects of a traditional in-person internship such as interacting with supervisors and colleagues, completing projects, and learning about the host country’s work culture. An added benefit of the virtual internship format is the opportunity for students to gain remote working skills—important to the new reality many professionals face today.

Global internships: UI students gain career experience around the world

Talk about resume-building experiences! A theatre arts major honing her passion for stage management at a performing arts company. A business analytics and information systems student with an interest in environmental issues getting hands-on experience with data analysis at a renewable energy company.  An aspiring music journalist building her music industry network with an internship at a music management firm. A business major living his dream interning at a sports marketing organization. And the icing on the cake? These students are gaining real-world skills in impressive work environments while living in major global cities abroad.