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You can intern in a variety of fields such as business management, education, and media technology.

Key Facts

  • The internship is required.
  • Your internship work schedule may vary depending on industry standards for your career field and will be determined after you arrive.


  • You can intern in English.


You’ll take a course to guide your internship experience. To meet the course requirements, you may be required to participate in meetings, discussions, journaling, and a final project.

  • Letter grade or pass/no pass credit


It's important to know that your internship will be secured two weeks before the start of the program. This means that your internship placement will be made very close to the time you depart the US.

Once you have applied with UCEAP and been nominated by your campus study abroad office, you'll complete a Career Development Assessment form for CEA. When placing you in an internship, close attention will be given to the career focus and interests you list on the form. You'll also indicate and rank your location choices and thoroughly discuss these during your first interview with your CEA career coach. Review the CEA personalized placement process for more information.

You'll engage in career exploration and coaching sessions to help you identify your ideal professional pathway. During this time, you'll receive between seven and ten hours of professional career coaching through video, email, and workshops. The CEA team will coordinate with organizations that are a good fit, and you'll participate in interviews with potential internship hosts.

Get an Award

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Scoring academic credit while learning real-world skills during an internship is just the start. After your program ends, you can apply for an award. You’ll focus on the marketable skills you gained—an ideal addition to your résumé.



Learn About Internship Awards