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International Internships in International Business

International business internships offer the opportunity to gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a vast and growing field. Here at World Endeavors, business interns are given the chance to work abroad right in the thick of business enterprises, learning how businesses function around the world today and gaining perspective into the future of tomorrow. International work experience is one of the most valuable resume items for interns who want to work for major international companies, but also important in a world where a high percentage of companies even locally compete within a global market.

A job seeker’s adaptability to new circumstances and commitment to the ever-growing field of business is a stand-out trait in today’s business environment. Interning abroad allows participants to gain familiarity with new cultures, trends and working conditions, with a disciplined hand of tact and understanding. Being engaged in communications and interpersonal training through business internships means interns are called upon to be self-motivated, work independently and in teams, and strive to be the best they can be!


World Endeavors’ international business internships span a wide array of experiences; interns may find themselves working with businesses that range from shipping companies to consulting firms. Interns’ tasks may include updating reports and analyzing data, organizing events, participating in meetings, and managing budgets. Some business interns may even use their language skills to help connect their host companies to particular customers around the world. As in many internships, our international business interns may also provide administrative support for their new colleagues.

We offer business internships in some of the top international business destinations in the world, like England and Ireland, as well as unique locations like Morocco, Thailand, and Costa Rica.


  • Boost your resume with international business experience at foreign companies
  • Learn how to adapt to new situations that can be helpful in a future international business career
  • Acquire communication and interpersonal skills on the job
  • Adapt to unfamiliar environments and working cultures
  • Improve essential computer skills and gain experience with various business systems and tools

Every World Endeavors Internship Program Includes

Our internships are as unique as the countries that host them, but there are program features that unify all of our internship experiences.


  • Professional customized internship placement
  • Year-round program availability
  • Flexible durations from 2 to 6 months


  • Resume clinic and interview skills workshop
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Professional competencies development


  • Variety of options available – host family, shared apartment, student residence
  • Vetted and selected with quality, safety and proximity to your placement in mind


  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • Post-program assistance with resume updates and completion certificate
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network


  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator
  • Internship placement supervisor


  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance
  • Professional liability insurance

Our Top Intern Abroad Destinations

World Endeavors volunteers support communities in several destinations in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, economically developed and developing, and English-speaking and non-English speaking.

How to choose the best Internship program

Choosing your internship program is easy when you evaluate your priorities. Follow these steps to guide you toward your ideal program.

Explore a New Career

Interning abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your professional and personal interests, and help define your career path. Peruse our internship fields and past examples to find the best fit.

Choose Your Dream Destination

Finding a meaningful way to combine interning and travel to your dream location is a big incentive. Carefully consider which destinations suit your interests and international internship goals.

Improve Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit your budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.


International Business Internship FAQs

What are good internships for business majors?

Business is an ever growing enterprise that is composed of a diverse environment with a vast array of opportunities in multiple fields, which means business internships provide the chance to choose from both broad and very specific placements. There are many good internships for business majors to engage in, depending on each student’s personal interests and goals. Some of the best business internships are focused on accounting, finance, human resources, international business, or nonprofit management.

What are good locations for business internships abroad?

Global business hubs, such as England, France, Spain, and South Africa, offer business interns the chance to work in epicenters of the business world, while developing business landscapes, such as Thailand, Morocco, and Costa Rica, offer the thriving opportunity of working in growing business markets. All our business internship locations present a unique opportunity, mixed with challenges and invaluable experience that will be key to building a successful career in business.

How much does it cost to intern in business abroad?

We provide an individualized, customized approach for each intern’s experience.The cost of the internship program depends on your destination and duration. Our business internships range from $2,990 – $4,190 for the initial month (dependent on the location), and then cost an additional $1,290 – $1,690 per month. When looking at the costs of interning abroad, it’s important to consider the following:

  • Accommodation (included in all World Endeavors’ programs)
  • Meals (included in some programs)
  • General living costs (varies by location; seek advice from our advisors or other resources)
  • Flights (not provided; our advisors can give recommendations only)

How long can I intern in business abroad?

Our internships are flexible to meet any interns schedule. Interns are free to have an extended period of internship as well as a short stay. Typically, our internships last between one and six months.

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How to apply for an Internship Abroad

You’ve decided to intern abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!


Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.


Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.


Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!


You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to gain skills and grow your network abroad!

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