Internships provide students with an edge when searching for employment. Internships help students build connections that become essential in finding employment later on. Furthermore, interns gain insight into work cultures from abroad while developing communication skills by engaging with people from diverse backgrounds. Internships can be done in any field and either full-time or part-time schedules are possible.
Identification and research into areas of work you are passionate about is vital when applying for overseas internships; competition for such internships can be intense so it is necessary to build up a solid profile to make yourself visible amongst your competition.
International internships provide the unique experience of exploring a foreign place while simultaneously learning a foreign language if necessary. This experience helps foster student development while making them adaptable to new working environments and developing an understanding of how professionals function within their respective businesses.
Some universities and institutes partner with companies overseas to offer international internships to their students, known as co-op programs. This gives the chance to gain hands-on work experience as well as potentially being paid a stipend – such as Germany’s DAAD internship for Indian undergraduate students studying Engineering, Natural Sciences or Mathematics.