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International Internship Programs

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Build career skills, gain professional experience, and earn academic credit - all in an international work setting. Study Abroad offers both virtual and in-person internship options around the world. 

Virtual International Internships

Virtual International Internships

Gain professional skills and experience through an international internship from the comfort of your home. Choose from 18 career fields in 80+ countries, and earn Experiential Learning credit while working 10 hours weekly. This program is offered Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Quarters with no additional fees.

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In-Person International Internships

In-Person Internships

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.

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Interning internationally provides the unique opportunity gain career experience in your professional field while developing cross-cultural skills necessary to succeed in the global workforce. This will make you stand out to future employers.

Previous DePaul students' internships include:


• 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 

• Conducted 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 internships. Virtual International Internships are coordinated through Virtual Internships. 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 professional interests in the matching process. 

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, transcript, and inteview(s). For the Virtual International Internship program, you will complete an online form that details your preferences and then record a video interview. You will be accepted to the program and asked to commit to participating before you are informed of your exact internship match

Virtual Internships or another DePaul partner institution will contact you to learn more about your skills and interests and arrange interview(s) 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.

There are no fess for international internships! Students are required to take a career development course alongside and internship, and regular tuition rates apply. All internships are unpaid. 

For academic internships, students are required to take a class associated with the internship, typically for 4 credits but sometimes for 6+. There are no exceptions. Required courses help students reflect on the internship experience and apply it to build their careers.

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.