UMD: A Globally Connected University

Intern Abroad

UMD student participating in the Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps program in Nicaragua.

Are you considering the possibility of an international career or living and working in another country after graduation?  Do you have an interest in international development work, the Foreign Service, or working for a multi-national company overseas, but are uncertain if it is the right career path for you? Would you like to gain practical experience or an international perspective in your major or chosen field? Then you are the right candidate for an internship abroad!

Why intern abroad?

  • Enhance your professional network in your area of interest.
  • Gain a broader understanding of a given field.
  • Learn or improve your foreign language skills.
  • Develop professional experience.
  • Expand cross-cultural understanding.
  • Develop competencies and leadership skills.
  • Apply your academic knowledge in a real-world setting.
  • Gain field experience.
  • Explore or clarify post-graduate career options.
  • Earn academic credit towards graduation (if applicable).
  • Gain a competitive edge when applying for jobs after graduation.

What types of Internship Abroad programs are available at the University of Maryland?

Additional resources at UMD

  • University of Maryland Career Center
    Access useful information about workshops, networking events, panels, and webinars related to internships. 
  • Internships & The University of Maryland website
    Find general information about the role an internship plays in your academic program at Maryland, suggestions on how to prepare for an internship, directions for obtaining credit, and much more.
  • Going Global
    As a University of Maryland student, you now have access to over millions of daily updated worldwide job and internship listings through Going Global, an international career and employment resource. Follow the Career Center’s instructions to access this valuable resource.

Other ways to globalize your experience abroad: