International Internships & Service Learning

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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 highlights International Internships. This is meant to highlight a variety of programs by region. Please note there are many other options available beyond what is listed. This is not a guaranteed list for credit transfer. Students must obtain department advisor approval for fulfilling degree requirements. Students must apply to both the provider through the links below, and to WWU Education Abroad

The internship integrates academic credit at WWU 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 can participate in an international internship that may range from a few weeks to six months of full-time work.

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

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Advisor

Krista Mantello, MBA

Program Manager

Office: Remote/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 participate in a part-time internship in addition to coursework, including intensive language on many study abroad programs!

Service Learning

Students are able to participate in a service learning placement for credit on many study abroad programs!

Internship Approval

Students need approval of a faculty advisor for internship participation. The faculty advisor must determine how the internship will be evaluated and graded. After you decide on a internship, you must complete the Departmental Academic Advising Esign Form with your academic advisor. The form must be completed before your program commences.   

Review Your Degree Works  

Web4U > Student > Student Records > Degree Works. Follow steps to see what you have completed, and what you still need for your degree plan. At least 50% of the credit hours required for the major/minor must be earned at Western.   

An official transcript from your program, if applicable, must be sent to Education Abroad for processing upon completion of your program.  

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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

SIT - Uganda Global Development Studies, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Asia

Singapore

CIEE - Summer Global Internship Singapore, Summer Quarter

Central America

Costa Rica

API - Spanish Language and Latin American Studies , Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Europe

Czech Republic

England

France

CIEE - Open Campus Paris, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

Ireland

API - Internship - Ireland, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter

Italy

Portugal

API - Lisbon Internship, Summer Quarter

Scotland

Spain

Switzerland

SIT - Switzerland Banking, Finance & Social Responsibility, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

North America

Oceania

Australia

New Zealand

South America

Argentina

Various

  • CEA - Internships, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Four credit internships and coursework available in: 

    • Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain
  • 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
  • Global Experiences Internships, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter
    • Custom Internships in Spain, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, England, & France
    • Earn 4 - 18 quarter credits for Internship placements
  • AIFS - Internships, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Four credit internships and coursework available in:

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

    Internships available in:

    • Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, England, Ireland, Japan, Spain, Thailand
  • USAC - Internships, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Two to four 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 Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

    8 week, 10 week & 12 week internships available: Transcript from University of Massachusetts at Amherst as INTERN 301

    • 4-9 credits for 8 week internships 
    • 12 credits for 10 week internships 
    • 13 credits for 12 week internships
    • Argentina, Australia, Bhutan, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, Spain
  • SIT - Internships, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

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

    Four or more credit internships and coursework available in:

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

    6 - 9 credit internships and coursework available in:

    • Australia, Belgium, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, Vietnam
    • Students can participate in 6 week, 8 week, or 12 week internships
    • For an additional $375 students can earn 6 - 9 quarter credits for their internship placements through the University of South Florida
  • CIEE - Internships, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Four 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

Service Learning for credit

ISA - Service Learning for Credit, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter
  • Program locations in Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Morocco, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa and Spain
  • Students can participate in 4 week, 6 week, or 8 week or placements
  • Service learning can be combined with traditional semester options depending on program and duration.
  • Students can earn up to 4 quarter credits for a 4 week program, and up to 7 quarter credits for an 8 week program.