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

Other ways to globalize your experience abroad: