In spite of being not so popular at least in some countries, an international internship is an excellent way to learn about and experience the life and culture abroad. The key skill needed for this is the knowledge of any foreign language. To take part in majority of internships an applicant has to know English, but the knowledge of other popular foreign languages (Spanish, French, Chinese) only broadens possible options concerning different fields and available internships because English today is regarded as a must-have skill. All internships can be divided into 3 main categories: programmes for volunteers, for professionals and Au Pair programmes.
How to find an international internship?
|Service||Category||Services||Payment for work||Duration|
|AIESEC - Global Citizen||Professional |
|Requiring payment||Yes||2–18 months|
|International Internships||Professional||Requiring payment||No||< 1 year|
|Help Exchange||Volunteer||Free of charge||No||< 1 year|
|WWOOF||Volunteer||Free of charge||No||+ 1 week|
|Aupair||Au pair||Free of charge||Yes||1 month – 3 years|