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Clemson Center for Career and Professional Development

Off-Campus Internship Program

International Internship Resources

International internships offer the unique opportunity to gain career-related experience in an international setting. Not only can you gain first hand work experience, but you can learn more about international culture, travel, and develop an international network of fellow professionals.

When should I start searching?

Generally an international search will take eight months to one year when you account for searching and acquiring an internship, international paperwork, visas etc.

How can I find an international internship?

When you are looking for an international internship make sure to use many varied resources. Here are some options for you to consider.

Other important considerations

What are some other internship opportunities?


Web Resources

GoinGlobal: International Internship Seeker's Guide.

  • International internship postings
  • Work permit and Visa information
  • Cultural advice
  • Business networking groups
  • Much More

Other Web Resources:

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Attend a Study Abroad or Career Fair

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Network

Faculty

Speak with your professors or advisor and ask if they have contacts for you.

Alumni

Conduct an informational interviews with alumni to learn more about a company, the profession, tips for finding an internship, or a contact within their company or industry.

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Exchange Partner Universities

Information available from the Study Abroad Office.

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Visit the Michelin Career Center's F.M. Riley Career Resource Center

316 Hendrix Student Center
(864) 656-6000

Available for drop-in students, Monday-Friday, 9:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:00. Call to make an appointment, Monday-Friday, 8-4:30

Available books

  • Going Global: Country Career Guide, by Mary Anne Thompson
  • Directory of International Internships, by Michigan State University
  • International Jobs Directory: 1001 employers and great tips for success, by Ron and Caryl Krannich
  • International Job Finder: Where the jobs are worldwide, by Daniel Lauber
  • International Jobs: Where they are, how to get them, by Eric Kocher and Nina Segal
  • Don’t Slurp Your Soup: A basic guide to international business etiquette, by Elizabeth Craig
  • Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: How to do business in sixty countries, by Terri Morrison, Wayne Conaway, and George Borden
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Important considerations

Visa Considerations

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Extra Expenses

Clemson University international health insurance information web page for students.

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Resume Writing

Countries have different styles for resume writing. Use these websites along with Going Global as a guide.

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Cultural Differences

Find answers to all these considerations and others at GoingGlobal.com

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Insurance and Travel Registration

  • All students (international, domestic, graduate, undergraduate, etc.) are required to have one of Clemson’s insurance policies during international travel for research, student organization activities, conference travel, co-ops, internships, study abroad, etc.
  • If you already have the Clemson University Student Insurance plan, then you can continue to use this coverage abroad and you are not required to purchase additional coverage.
  • If you do not have Clemson University coverage already, then you can purchase international insurance through Clemson’s provider CISI: http://www.clemson.edu/studyabroad/insurance.html
  • Students are also required to complete travel registration through Clemson Abroad: http://terradotta.app.clemson.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgr am&Program_ID=10100

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What are some other internship possibilities?

Volunteer

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Teaching

China

Japan

General

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