ABOUT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS INTERNSHIPS ABROAD
International business is a vast and growing field, and interns who go abroad get right into the thick of it. World Endeavors International Business interns have a wide range of experiences, working with businesses that range from shipping companies to banks and consulting firms. Intern tasks may include updating reports and analyzing data, organizing events, participating in meetings, and managing budgets. Some interns use their English language skills to help connect their host companies to English-speaking customers around the world. International business interns may also provide administrative support for their colleagues.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ABROAD
Business is by nature an international field, and an internship abroad is one of the best ways to learn how businesses function around the world today. International experience is one of the most valuable résumé items for interns who want to work for major international companies or for smaller companies that do business abroad. The experience of living and working in another country also helps teach interns to be adaptable and to deal with unfamiliar situations—both important traits for a successful business career.
To work in business, particularly abroad, good communication and interpersonal skills are vital. Interns should have a strong interest in the field and must be self-motivated, able to work independently and in teams, and prepared to adapt to an unfamiliar environment and working conditions. Good computer skills are a strong advantage in most placements.