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University Career Services

Northwestern University

Internship Search: International Insider Advice 

If you are interested in an internship abroad it will require extra steps, so start searching early and have patience.

Include your international experiences or language abilities on your resume. Describe in more detail in your cover letter.

Tap into the NU Network abroad. Alumni may be a valuable source of information about employment in your country of interest.

Only apply to organizations which are reputable and in countries with no US travel advisories.

Hiring Cycle

Professional Associations

Applying for internships in another country is something you can do throughout the academic year, however, because you may need extra paperwork and arrangements it is best to apply at least 4 months ahead of your proposed departure time.

Utilize Professional Associations for industry research, identifying potential employers, and developing your network. as a student member Association for International Practical Training NASFA- Association of International Educators

Services exist to help “place” you in internships abroad, however, these companies charge fees for their services.

Market Your Skills

United Nations InterAction: American Council for Voluntary International Action

NU students have worked @



Turkish Daily News, Istanbul, Turkey





Dominican Republic Education & Mentoring Program, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic Deutsche Bank AG, London, United Kingdom Talaushkin Children’s Camp, Green City, Russia


Nation Media Group, Dar Es Saalam, Tanzania Nomura International, Hong Kong


Global Village of Beijing, China

Going Global,

Sotheby's, Paris, France


Nairobi Women's Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Explorations in Travel,

ExxonMobil, Singapore

Council on International Education Exchange,

AT Kearney Korea, Seoul, Korea

UN Center for Development Policy, Bonn, Germany

International Bridges to Justice, Geneva, Switzerland University Career Services Main Location: 620 Lincoln Street Career Lab: Main Library, Core Reserves, 2nd Flr Phone: 847-491-3700

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International Student Career Guide  

Career search tips for international students.