International Internships

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These pages are currently under revision, and may not have a complete list of programs. Please contact Hannah Nevitt to explore all program options.

The following programs highlight International Internships. This is meant to highlight a variety of programs that provide full-time internships; please note there may be more available beyond what is listed here, and this is not a guaranteed list for credit transfer. Students will still need to meet with their major/minor departments to discuss fulfilling degree requirements.

Students can participate in an international internship that may range from a few weeks to six months of full-time work.

The internship integrates academic credit at Western Washington University with on-the-job experience, allowing students to gain valuable skills while working towards a degree. Students should start planning at least two quarters in advance for an international internship.

Students must work closely with a faculty advisor when doing an international internship.

Please review the International Internship Guidelines.

For Health and Human Development (HHD) majors, review the International Internships Guidelines - HHD.

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Advisor

Krista Mantello

Program Support Supervisor

Office: Miller Hall 205A

Advising Info

Full-Time Internship

Students complete an Internship abroad (for credit, not for pay) that is usually accompanied by an “Internship Course.” The course may include discussions on work-place differences and provide a check-in opportunity to professionalize your international work experience.

Internship + Study Combo

Students are able to take a part-time Internship (4-6 credits) in addition to coursework on many study abroad programs! Internship + Intensive Language: Students are able to take a part-time internship (4-6 credits) in addition to intensive language study!

Internship approval

Students will need approval by a faculty advisor or academic department /college chair: The faculty advisor must determine how the internship will be evaluated and graded.

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Program Options

Study Abroad Provider

  • Independent organizations that facilitate or administer study abroad programs for students
  • Quarter, semester, academic year, calendar year, and summer
  • Pay a program fee that includes tuition, housing, etc. (varies)
  • More services provided
  • Often includes excursions, onsite pickup, varied housing options
  • Part time internships can be available for credit

ISEP Exchange

  • ISEP stands for International Student Exchange Program
  • Students can choose from over 135 universities in 36 different countries
  • Students provide ISEP with a list of preferred sites. Chance of placement varies from site to site.
  • Semester & year-long options only
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid to WWU
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • More independent and less services provided

Africa

South Africa

Uganda

Asia

Singapore

Central America

Costa Rica

Europe

Czech Republic

England

France

Ireland

Italy

Scotland

Spain

Switzerland

North America

Oceania

Australia

New Zealand

South America

Argentina

Various

  • CIEE - Open Campus Multi-Destination - Global Institute Network, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter
  • AIFS - Internships, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Four (4) Credit Internships and Coursework available in:

    • Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Italy, South Africa, Spain
  • CEA - Internships, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Four (4) Credit Internships and Coursework available in: 

    • Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain
  • SAI - Internships, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Four or more (4+) credit Internships and Coursework available in:

    • England, Italy
  • ISA - Internships, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Four (4) Credit Internships and Coursework available in:

    • Australia, Belgium, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, Vietnam
  • USAC - Internships, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Two to Four (2-4) Credit Internships and Coursework available in:

    • Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand
  • API - Internships, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Four (4) Credit Internships and Coursework available in:

    • Argentina, Australia, Bhutan, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, Spain
  • The Intern Group - Internships, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Internships available in:

    • Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, England, Ireland, Japan, Spain, Thailand
  • ISEP - Exchanges with Internship Option, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    Part-Time Internships and Coursework available in:

    • Australia, Bolivia, England, France, Ghana, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, Spain
  • CIEE - Internships, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Four (4) Credit Internships and Coursework available in:

    • Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Russia, Senegal, Spain, Taiwan
  • SIT - Internships, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Six (6) Credit Internships and Themed Courses, Research, Field Study available in:

    • Argentina, Australia, Bosnia, Cameroon, Chile, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Madagascar, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam