Experience Life Abroad While Setting Yourself Up For Career Success
Our International Internship Program partners with a variety of unique international organizations to provide students with valuable work experience in their field while experiencing life in a new country and culture. Students must apply to the internship program as a first step. Once accepted, students will be supported in finding an internship of interest, as well as in the months leading up to the experience.
What is an International Internship?
An international internship is an opportunity to work internationally for academic credit, and is normally unpaid. Internships are an excellent way to gain real-world work experience, develop contacts in your field and build your resume to market yourself for future career opportunities, all while experiencing life in a new country and culture.
- Internships take place during the Summer Term.
- Internships are between 6 and 12 weeks, and equivalent to full-time work (35 hours per week).
- Positions are unpaid, but students receive academic credit as part of their internship (Course: IPAF 3900 is half a credit and for a 6-week internship, IPAF 3901 is a full credit and for a 12-week internship)
Students enrolled in this program are eligible for the International Internship Bursary, which provides them $500-$2,500 in funding for these experiences.
Applying to the International Internship Program
The application cycle for Summer 2019 opens this September. In order to be eligible for individual internships, students must apply to the International Internship Program by October 12th, 2018.
Dates and Deadlines for 2018/19
October 12th, 2018: Deadline to apply to take part in the International Internship Program for Summer 2019
October 30th, 2018: Applications for individual opportunities with specific organizations open
December 2nd, 2018: Deadline to apply for specific positions
January 31st, 2019: Internships are secured
Feb 1- March 30 – Preparation (Visa, passport, apply for funding, travel arrangements)
April 2019: Pre-departure Information Session
Summer 2019: Internships take place overseas
Support While Abroad
The International Internship Program and Carleton University are thrilled to be partnering with International SOS to provide you additional trusted support while abroad. International SOS has a large network of highly-trusted employees who use their knowledge of procedures and policies across the world to help provide global medical assistance and security measures, no matter your location. As a participant, you have 24/7 access to many great services offered by International SOS, such as medical, travel and personal assistance, as well as the Assistance App; a powerful tool that provides key medical and travel information, one-click dialing to the nearest Assistance Centre, medical alerts and overall peace of mind, all at no cost to you. For more information, you can visit www.internationalsos.com.