When one thinks of internships abroad, they might be surprised to learn that not only is it possible to do civil engineering internships in places like the United Kingdom and France. Internships are also possible to do in Asia, Europe, Central America, South America, and even South Africa. In fact, the US has seen an increase in the number of students wanting to attend a US college or university through internships abroad. To become eligible for internships in this way, one must have a GPA of at least a B average and must hold an accredited bachelor’s degree. It is important to remember that it does not matter if one has completed their undergraduate studies, so it is always good to make sure one is still completing their bachelor’s degree before applying for internships abroad.
Internships in Asia can prove to be very beneficial to a student seeking a career in civil engineering. In Japan, for example, one will have opportunities to have hands-on experience on the construction site in places like Hyogo Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture, or Osaka Prefecture. In Japan, an aspiring civil engineer will have the opportunity to build bridges, among other things. In Asia, interns will be able to construct bridges for use by a bridge project in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Interns working in Vietnam will have the opportunity to help construct over 100 bridges. In Cambodia, where one will also be able to work on multi-media projects, internship programs in which interns are asked to construct a Buddhist temple for the country’s people will help change the lives of the Cambodian people and help them recover from natural disasters.
Internships in Europe will prove to be beneficial to those who have degrees in engineering. Many engineering schools in Europe offer internships in Poland, as well as programs in Spain, Norway, and England. Interns working in Poland will be able to help to design bridges and buildings in the country’s cities, as well as expand their knowledge of traffic engineering. Interns in Spain will be able to assist in the design of bridges, tunnels, and sewers as well as designing bridges for the upcoming World Cup in Europe. In England, a student interning in Barcelona will work with architects in one of the city’s neighborhoods to help the architect in the planning of various projects. Interns working in Norway will be able to build bridges, tunnels, roads, and buildings in their country, as well as research the oil industry.