International internships

U N E student interns sit surrounded by small children they are instructingInternational internships offer a way to experience a field from a global perspective. Little compares to spending time overseas, deeply immersed in a foreign culture, while holding a professional position with an international or overseas organization.

While you may design and propose your own overseas internship course, the CAS Internship Office and your academic department will be happy to offer advice on prospective host sites.

UNE’s Global Education Program also offers study abroad programs that provide international coursework. Your international internship may be taken independently, alongside, or as part of a study abroad program.

Internship course registration and pre-approval are required prior to your departure. We suggest that you apply for pre-approval at least one month before departing.

Organizations

The following international education organizations may be useful to you in identifying and pursuing an internship abroad:

School for Field Studies (SFS)

Internships in Kenya, Costa Rica, Mexico, Australia, and Turks & Caicos

Majors in: Environmental Science/Studies, Biology, Marine Biology.
Qualifiers: Spring and Fall semesters; Directed Research; Summer program

SIT (School for International Training)

Independent Study Project (4 weeks)

Majors in: Environmental Science/Studies, GIS, Environmental Health, Biology, Aquaculture, Marine Biology, Medical Biology, Health Sciences, Physical Therapy, Veterinary, Psych-Biology.
Qualifiers: Custom designed independent study; practicum projects may qualify for internship credit.

Operation Wallacea

Internships in Indonesia, Honduras, Peru, Cuba, South Africa, Mozambique, & Egypt

Majors in: Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Marine Biology, Biology, Aquaculture, Aquarium Science.
Qualifiers: Internships for Biodiversity and Conservation Management Research Programs, Research Assistants (minimum 3 weeks).

SEA Semester Internships in the Atlantic, Atlantic/Caribbean, Caribbean, or Pacific

Majors in: Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Marine Biology, Biology
Qualifiers: Internships can be taken for any of the Sea Component practical courses.

LEXIA Study Abroad

Internships in Western & Eastern Europe

Majors in: Environmental Science/Studies, GIS, Environmental Health, Biology, Aquaculture, Marine Biology, Medical Biology, Health Sciences, Physical Therapy, Veterinary, Psych-Biology.
Qualifiers: Internships are supplemental to required coursework, and placement is not guaranteed. A grand total of at least 120 hours, at no more than 10 hours per week, are required to earn internship credit. Placements must match the student’s field of study.

AustraLearn

Internships in Australia & New Zealand

Majors in: Hospitality, Tourism; Sports & Recreation; Sustainable Tourism; Eco-tourism; Science and Environmental Science; Veterinary and Zoological Science; Custom Designed Fields; Medical Biology, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Science, Environmental; Marine; Aquaculture; Psycho-Biology.
Qualifiers: Study Abroad with course transfer for internship: Regional Australian Field Studies (3 week program, 3 credits); Tourism Planning and the Environment (3 week program, 3 credits); Coral Bay, Western Australia Marine Science (3 week program, 3 credits); Tropical Marine Ecology of Australia’s East Coast (4 week program, 3 credits).

Semester Abroad Programs

Potential for internship credit for internship-style courses taken overseas. Study Internship Combination Programs in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji.

Council on International Exchange (CIEE)

Internships, study abroad, summer work, volunteer trips

Majors in: Environmental Science/Studies, GIS, Environmental Health, Biology, Aquaculture, Marine Biology, Medical Biology, Health Sciences, Physical Therapy, Veterinary, Psych-biology.
Qualifiers: Internships can be self-designed or you may choose one from CIEE’s webpage.

ELI (Experiential Learning International)

Internships in South Africa, Argentina, Bolivia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Nepal, Nicaragua, Philippines, Poland, Tanzania, Vietnam

Majors in: Art, Business, Environmental Studies, Physical Therapy, Veterinary, Biology
Qualifiers:  See brochure or website.