An international internship boosts your resume, deepens your professional skills, and widens your global perspective.
If you are unable to find an organization that can place you in your desired field or country, you may want to consider arranging an internship directly with a business or organization. This requires more research and motivation but also has the benefit of offering you an internship that more closely meets your needs. Here some things/questions to consider before completing this type of internship.
Remember that if you wish to earn academic credit for your internship experience, you must complete the necessary requirements through your department and the Office of Experience and Professional Development.
How to Find Internship Placements
You should carefully research all entry and work visa requirements for the country in which you plan to intern. The US State Department provides consular affairs sheets for each country that provide visa requirements and contact information for embassies and consulates in the US. Obtaining a work visa for an internship can be difficult. Going Global also has helpful resources.