6 Best Sites to Find Summer Internships Across the World

Angela Randall 01-05-2012

summer internshipsWith most of the world in various states of recession, it’s no wonder many students are considering spending their summers doing internships. Internships give you an insight into the specific roles in your chosen field and could help you to decide where to specialise in the final stages of your courses. You learn a great deal about the positions available and what extra study could be beneficial to you in order to get the best jobs. It also doesn’t hurt to have an internship on the résumé either, as it shows you’re dedicated and thorough. You might even get offered a position at the company you intern with.


But aside from being useful for you educationally and professionally, internships can be a great way to meet people with similar interests. If you’re planning on doing an internship during your summer break, the idea of going somewhere new in the world might appeal too. With these points in mind, many students are considering the merits of summer internships abroad in order to combine travel with work and education.

Here’s a list of the best places online to begin your search for your summer internship. Summer Internships In The USA & Abroad has a great search for Summer internships, along with good advice on how to get your internship and how to prepare your CV. They even have a tool to help you predict which internships would be best for you to apply for.

summer internships also have a listing of international internship postings which could see you working for American companies in a travelling position or an international post of a global company. There are many jobs listed and there are icons next to each position so that you can quickly spot paid roles and other key deciding factors.

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Employment For Students is a UK-based job search site which makes it very easy to search for summer internships both in the UK and abroad. The results for an international internship search featured many positions in London, Europe, China and India.

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Go Abroad focuses on international jobs of all types. Their internship search will allow you to narrow down the search by a specific country or a general geographic area, as well as by occupation. So, even if all you are sure of is that you want to go “somewhere in Asia” it’s easy to find an internship that you’ll love.

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Global Experiences Internships Globally

Global Experiences has a slightly different approach to finding an internship. There are a number of popular global destinations listed to choose from, such as France, Australia, Spain, Italy, Ireland, America and England. Within each destination there are lists of available summer internships, plus information on interning in each of those countries.

Each list of jobs contains a good variety of occupations to choose from, but with a focus on fashion and marketing roles.

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Student Jobs For Internships in UK & Abroad

Student Jobs have plenty of internships listed in the UK and summer internships internationally. They have a good variety of occupations represented across plenty of cities worldwide. Examples include being a Blackberry OS developer in Germany, a spa therapist in Greece or a sports journalist in Paris.


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World Internships

World Internships seems to cover positions in great detail and there’s a good variety of internships available in many locations worldwide. For instance, there’s biological research in Australia, Environmental Studies in Ecuador and Dental work in Nepal.

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Have you ever done an international internship? Where did you find yours? How did it go? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Richard Webb
    September 16, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Great article Angela. We're always looking to provide as many placement options as possible in the most diverse locations we can. We believe there is something for everyone - it just takes a good interview process and matching effort by the internship organization.
    - The WI Team

    PS- Lucie, I agree that it can seem like a lot to spend to find an internship. I guess its like many other things when it comes to investing in your education of personal development. If you can manage it, you will find it will pay for itself down the road.

  2. Lucie_is not in the Sky
    May 25, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Please, people, just let us know that these are mainly internships that you actually have to pay for.

    This was not what I what I was looking for, and this is not obvious for all of us(yes, some decent companies even PAY their interns, because work is work. ).

    Im sorry, I don't have thousands dollars to spend for a 8 weeks experience. I did not even paid that much for my degree, but guess what ? I will find something anyway.

    Your businesses may be suitable for some, but please, at least, be honest.

    PS: I almost laughed, when I saw an add for an internship in an NGO that supported migrants integration.

  3. Johnny Ayers
    May 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Experiences International ( is an online global community connecting employers with talent through internships, study abroad, professional development and personal enrichment services.

    The professional landscape has become increasingly competitive for young professionals as stellar academic experiences alone no longer guarantee full time employment. Subsequently, the EiAbroad community is designed to provide young millennials with the necessary professional experiences to develop into tomorrow’s global leaders.

    The highest priority of EiAbroad is to enhance the experiential learning model, and to allow for critical thinking, innovation and development on an international scale. By providing tools that complement the academic experience, we are empowering young professionals to become their dream.

    • Angela Alcorn
      May 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      Thanks for sharing that!