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 breathtaking host city.
Interning in a major international city can come with a lot of questions, so we’ve answered some of the most common Qs.
Here’s the breakdown:
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.
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.
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.
Annabel H., EF Gap Year Class of 2019 Boston University Class of 2023
During my internship in Madrid, I learned a ton of new programs. I was working with virtual reality, so I learned different ways to manipulate different software, draw in virtual reality—stuff that I thought I’d ever be able to do. I also learned more about team bonding and communication, met a ton of new people, and learned how to communicate in a new language.
Sara S. EF Gap Semester Class of Fall 2019
For my internship I chose to work in Sydney, Australia for 8 weeks as a marketing and design intern. I was offered a full time job about a month into my internship and accepted. I gained knowledge of the business world, the inner workings of a small company, and a better sense of what will be expected of me when I graduate and enter the business world again.
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