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Experience professional life and live independently in the global city of your choice

Perform a wide range of business-related tasks that support and contribute to the success of a vibrant enterprise. You’ll be placed with a respected organization and mentored by professionals in your destination of choice where you will discover new interests and shape your career path forward. You'll return home having improved your communication skills, expanded your global professional network, and feeling prepared to take on whatever comes next.

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EF Gap Year Program

25 Weeks | Customizable

The Entrepreneur

10 Weeks | Stockholm, Sweden

The Discoverer

11 Weeks | Europe

The Globetrotter

11 Weeks | Sydney, Australia

Global Business in London

4 Weeks | London, England


Interning in a major international city can come with a lot of questions, so we’ve answered some of the most common Qs.

How does the placement process work?

Here’s the breakdown: 

  • You’ll work with an EF Internship Advisor to build a compelling internship profile and resumé. 
  • We match you with an organization that best fits your current skill level and career interests. 
  • Virtually interview with the organization, and if all goes well, you’ll be offered an internship shortly thereafter. 

Gap Year students finalize their internship assignments before they return home to the US for winter break. Gap Semester students get their internship assignment before leaving home. 

What kind of work will I be doing?

It varies! Students in the past have worked in the business, entrepreneurship, tourism, education, and non-profit sectors. 

The focus of an EF internship is to build fundamental business skills by immersing yourself in the key activities of an international company or non-profit organization. 

How much responsibility you’re given will depend on your skills and how invested you are in your own growth. Your day-to-day will likely include completing independent projects or assignments and performing entry-level support tasks. 

Once complete, you can ask for a recommendation from your host organization.

What are the accommodations like?

You’ll live in a vibrant neighborhood with easy access to public transportation less than an hour from your internship. There is no meal plan during the internship module, so you’ll buy and prepare your own meals as part of the independent living experience. 

Your accommodation is a single room in an apartment or residence that you share with other interns in your host city. The residence will be a typical student apartment for your host city, so the size of your room will depend on that.

Throughout your stay, we organize occasional outings, events, and excursions for all the EF interns in your host city so that you can relax, connect, and network.

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