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International Internships

International internships are popular with graduates and under-graduates as they give students an experience of life n a foreign country that can be invaluable in later life.

Foreign languages are increasingly important in the commercial world, and with much to be said for learning the customs of another nation there is plenty of opportunity.

No matter what your background is, the opportunities for you to do an international internship are varied. With the rapid increases in communication technology and globalisation, you can now do your international internship in any corner of the globe.

From the United Kingdom, Spain or France, it's all about knowing what to look for, and how to look for it.

The basics of an Internship

Most internships cosist of the following common elements:

  • 8-10 weeks of full time work
  • A defined goal or projects which creates real world value for the sponsor organisation and invaluable industry experience for the student
  • Daily interaction with staff, colleagues and a mentor within the organisation
  • Travel and accomodation in a foreign place

The key is to find the right sponsoring organisation for your career moving forward.

Which areas are covered?

  • Accounting
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Community Development
  • Consulting
  • Economics
  • Environment
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations
  • Journalism and Media
  • Law
  • Marketing and PR
  • Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Tourism and Hospitality

It is worth investigating the possibilities of using the Erasmus exchange program to find out about international internships and many international companies take interns for set periods of time and the experience can be one that is very much worth the effort. The internet is an excellent source of information where international internships are concerned.

The advantages of Internships?

Undertaking an International Internship gives you are greater exposure to the global industry and provides an invaluable international experience.

It will also look very good on your professional CV, and candidates with this international experience are often favoured in job applications for the prospective employers.

Alot of Internships lead to long lasting realtionships and business networking connections which become part of your genetic make up in your area of expertise.

Featured Internship:

Legal Intern Availability

We are a dynamic legal firm practising immigration law and business in Central London. Our firm has been trading since July 2009 and we run a busy office with current staff of four people.

We were looking to recruit an intern through Erasmus for a period of 3 or 6 months. We are looking for someone whose English is of good command and that has a second langauage such as Arabic, French, Turkish, Portuguese or Spanish.

The potential intern will be working under the direct supervision of the two senior legal consultants.

The role will involve extensive training in a professional legal and business environment where the candidate would be able to take on some important skills.

London WC2B 6AA
T: 02076816142
M: 07900688354

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