Internships abroad

Global opportunities

Our summertime internships are a fantastic opportunity to gain work experience at organisations around the world.

  • Secure your future

    82% of graduates who worked or studied abroad are in a graduate level job within 6 months.
  • Stand out from the crowd

    60% of managers value international work or study experience.
  • Boost your confidence

    44% of interns said they had increased confidence being abroad after their internship.
  • Gain brand new skills

    83% of students who interned abroad said that it allowed them to acquire skill sets that influenced their career path.

What are internships abroad?

Our global internships allow you to gain work experience abroad during summer. Internships usually last between 4-12 weeks. They offer an amazing opportunity to gain experience working in an international setting. 

This is perfect for those who want to work abroad, but don't want to be away from home for too long.

We help pay some of the costs for anyone who secures an internship abroad. This allows you to explore the world and work somewhere new, while not breaking the bank. 

Where you can take an internship, and how much we help pay for, can vary between vacancies. You can view vacancies for internships abroad to see if there is anywhere that you want to go.

Why do an internship abroad?

Interning abroad helps you stand out in the job market. You show employers that you are adaptable, independent, and willing to take on new challenges outside your comfort zone.

In a survey of more than 3,700 IES Abroad alumni, 83% of students who interned abroad said that they gained new skills that influenced their career path. On top of that, nearly 90% of IES Abroad alumni found their first job within six months of graduation.

Interning abroad also helps you build a global network with peers, mentors, teachers, and professors.

As well as gaining work experience, internships abroad also enable you to grow as a person. You'll have the chance to explore a different culture, learn a new language, and make new connections with people from all over the world.

Internship vacancies

We have internship opportunities available around the world.

If you need more information about our vacancies, you can contact our helpful Global Opportunities team.

Our internships abroad exchange programmes

The Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme was launched in 2021 by the UK government to support international study and work abroad. It was launched to replace the Erasmus+ programme, which the UK has left following its departure from the EU.

The Turing Scheme provides universities with funding to offer grants to students to carry out either a study or work placement throughout the world*