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Earn academic credit, build career skills, and enrich your resume - all in an international work setting. Study Abroad offers both virtual and in-person internship options around the world.
Complete an international internship from the comfort and safety of your home either fall, winter, spring, or summer quarter. Enroll in a 4-credit DePaul course with Experiential Learning credit and work 120 hours with a company or organization in one of 10 world cities.
Several in-person study abroad programs include internships as a requirement or option of the program. DePaul's partner institutions connect you to a local company or organization around the world. Click on each page for information about the internship and other details about the program.
Interning internationally provides the unique opportunity to boost your career profile, expand your skill set, and develop a cross-cultural skills to help you succeed in the global workplace.
Past DePaul students have completed the following:
- Created databases, researched new markets, and tested games for Team Building Games Franchise in Amsterdam
- Drafted press releases and other communications and assisted with events for TELANTO in Barcelona
- Conducting marketing research and created a campaign to address post-COVID branding for Shake Café in Florence
- Organized and executed a Social Media Content Calendar for Coasis, a coliving/coworking space in Barcelona
- Created a social media calendar to promote equality, gender equity, and feminism, and researched anti-racist leaders in the U.S. and Italy for NOSOTRAS in Florence
- Managed projects toward strategic sales and digital marketing at real estate firm in London
- Event management for Champs Élysées Film Festival in Paris
DePaul University works closely with international partner institutions who match students to high-quality international internships. Virtual International Internships are coordinated through CEA Study Abroad. In-person internships are coordinated by DePaul’s local program partner. You are responsible for answering all emails and phone/Zoom calls to coordinate interviews and to discuss your qualifications and interest in those interviews as best as you can.
Yes, you will be matched to an internship that allows you to use skills you already have and to build new ones. You will need to be open-minded and flexible about how particular projects and organizations can help your career development.
See each individual program applications for details. Generally, you are required to provide a resume and a transcript. In some cases, like the Virtual International Internship, you will also complete an online form that details your preferences and career goals. You will be accepted to the program and asked to commit to participating before you are informed of your exact internship match.
CEA Study Abroad (for Virtual International Internships) or another DePaul partner institution will contact you to learn more about your skills and interests and to arrange interviews with you. It is imperative that you answer all communication promptly. You will not select from a number of “job offers,” but rather be informed of your match just before the internship begins.
See the program pages for details about costs, which vary across programs. For some internships, the cost is included in your tuition. For others, there is an additional fee (for example, $800 fee for Virtual International Internships). If a fee is charged, students will be considered for scholarships. All internships are unpaid.
See the program pages for details about credits. In almost all cases, students are required to take a class associated with the internship, typically for 4 credits but sometimes for 6+. When a class is required, it is considered an academic internship, and there are no exceptions.
Watch this video for more general information. For specific information about each program, click on the program page and contact the Study Abroad contact listed with any questions.