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Internships

Get the jump on your professional future through career exploration and skills development. Our programs are designed to provide you with training and resources to prepare you for a meaningful and successful career.

Invest in Your Career this Summer

See internships by career area and get the experience and skills you need to kick start your successful professional life after college!

Engineering

View summer internship postings for mechanical engineers, sustainability and environmental engineers, structural engineers and much more!

Math, Technology and Life Sciences

Click here to see positions in areas such as data analysis, pharmacy, photobiological chemistry, mathematics in exciting destinations, such as London and Barcelona!

Computer Programming and Data Analysis

Find an API internship in the UK or Spain in coding, software development, applied data analytics and more!

Finance

Review a list of exciting summer internship postings in London, Salamanca and Barcelona created for students looking for careers in finance. 

Architecture and Design

Spend your summer honing your skills in architecture, UX/UI, web design and more. More than 30 positions available!

International Business and Marketing

Intern abroad in Argentina, the UK, Spain and more in marketing, investor relations, business operations, sports management. etc. Nearly 70 postings in this area!

International Relations and Law

Experience Portugal or Italy in a summer internship that will advance your legal or international relations career! 

Health Sciences and Pre-Professional Health Services

Find positions in medical shadowing, pharmacy, biomedical and more in incredible places like Spain, Australia, and Ireland! Don’t miss out this summer!

Social Sciences and Education

Looking for an internship in social services, conservation and health, social action or fitness and wellness? Look no further!

Set yourself apart and

Get Career Ready

Mix and match experiences to build your ideal career playbook and set yourself up for success on your journey to enter the workforce. Intern abroad before starting a study abroad program, pair a virtual collaborative experience with an internship with a global company, or any combination!

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Experiential Team-Based Labs

Work with a team of students from around the globe to create actionable gameplans to solve community issues, global-scale problems, and much more!

Intern Abroad to Build Your Portfolio

Set yourself apart from other job applicants after graduation with an internship abroad. Either virtual or in-person, API’s Global Internship program gives you a resume edge.

Project Based Internships

Brainstorm, prototype, and test ideas with a team of students like you to produce feasible, viable, and sustainable solutions that address a company or organization’s needs. Any of our intern abroad or virtual labs can be converted to a project-based internship – just let your program coordinator know you’re interested when you apply!

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Internship Resources

Find the resources you need to get ready for your internship and for your high-flying career afterwards! 

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Polish Your Resume

Create your resume to best communicate the unique skills and abilities you will bring as an intern. Doing these things will help API and future employers find a quality internship placement for you!

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Get Interview Ready

With the right interview, you can show future employers that you have  the top skills they’re looking for including problem solving, communication, taking initiative, self-confidence, and adaptability!

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Learn from Alums

Our alumni have some great advice to share, and some fabulous stories to share. Learn from them and be inspired!

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Why do an internship?

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Invest in Your Future

In your internship, you’ll be challenged to expand your understanding of the world. You’ll build skills and experiences that employers value, which means you’ll differentiate your resume from peers, expand your employment options, improve your odds of getting hired faster, and your chances of a higher starting salary.

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Develop Yourself Professionally

Whether it is through our virtual workspace where you are guided through professional skill building or onsite during our Workplace and Culture Orientation, you will have access to a wealth of information to help you take charge of planning your professional future.

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Develop Yourself Personally

Understanding your unique passions, interests, character, and natural abilities can help save valuable time and money as you begin your professional career.

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Gain an Edge in the Global Economy

Get an edge in a global economy where companies work with international clients, have global operations, and employ a diverse workforce made up of people from many different cultures.

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Earn Class Credit or Fulfill a Degree Requirement

Stay on track to graduate on time by including needed coursework in your program, or fulfill your degree’s internship requirements. All the while, you’ll be gaining marketable skills that make you more employable

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Develop In-Demand Skills

Problem solving, communication, taking initiative, self-confidence, and adaptability are just a few of the skills participants who interned with API indicate they gained – and are the top skills employers want to see more of in new hires.

Answers to Your Most Common Questions

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What types of internships are there?

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API can locate high-quality, customized internship placements in nearly all fields of study, with the exception of hands-on, clinical work.

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How long does placement take?

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The average placement time is 4-8 weeks, though it can take longer for ‘niche’ fields.

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Are all placements available in English?

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Yes, API can find English-speaking internships in our non-English destinations. Applicants that are unable to speak the local language may need to be more flexible with their placement.

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Will there be other interns with me?

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Because API intentionally places students with smaller to mid-size organizations when possible, the API participant will likely be the only intern at their placement site. However, in most cases, there are other API students in the host city, and all participants are supported 24×7 by API’s on-site Resident Directors/Coordinators.

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How does API find placements?

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API’s experienced on-site Resident Directors/Coordinators find our placements through professional networks, industry connections, and research. API intentionally seeks placements within small or midsized organizations when possible to allow participants to have more hands-on, relevant experience and a broader range of responsibilities.

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How do I apply?

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That’s the easy part! Just click the link below and we’ll walk you through the steps from there!

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“Thanks to API, I found the perfect internship for me.”
 – Patrick P, API Intern, Sydney

What’s Included?

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Personalized Application Assistance

Our Enrollment Management team will walk you through each step of the process, ensuring the proper forms are completed, providing detailed information and instruction, and helping to make your trip a total success.

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Study or intern? Why not both!

In addition to our full-time internship programs, API also offers students the option to participate in an internship while on a semester, academic year, or summer study abroad program. In most cases, students can earn academic credit, though some opportunities are offered without credit. 

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Resident Directors

Our in-country resident directors are with you every step of the way, ensuring your safety, designing culturally-relevant excursions and available to help with any issues that may arise, 24×7.
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All-in-One Package

More details are provided on the respective program pages, but in general, the following features are included: customized internship placements and placement oversight, orientation materials and resources, workplace and culture orientation, safe, convenient housing, access to resident directors 24/7, optional academic credit and the API Career Development Badge.

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Health and Safety

In concert with API’s Student Success team, our international personnel work to ensure that the best practices in risk management are employed around the world. Read more about our health and safety measures, insurance, emergency management and more here.

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Top Rated and Convenient Housing

The location and type of housing provided depends on your program and country, but in all cases, we work to ensure you are in safe, attractive areas that are close to your internship work location.

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