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Overview

International internship experiences are a great way to grow professionally as well as gain cultural competency and further personal growth. Engaging in professional development abroad can help set you apart in the global job market even when applying for jobs domestically. Most large engineering, technology, and defense firms operate internationally and have offices and clientele across the globe. It is recommended students work with their major specific advisor and faculty mentor when deciding if an opportunity is right for them.

All students interested in applying to any of the listed programs are encouraged to meet first with the International Engineering advisor.

US Department of State

The US Department of State offers two different programs for students interested in being involved in the foreign affairs mission. The first is their general internship program offered summer, fall, and spring semester in DC or abroad. This is a paid opportunity.

The second program is merit and need based. The U.S. Foreign Service Internship Program requires two consecutive summer internships with the (1) in Washington DC & (2) at an Embassy or Consulate abroad.

Eligibility
  • US Citizen
  • Junior (60) or Senior (90) by credit hours or Graduate student
  • 3.2 GPA or higher

Recommended Majors: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Technology. All majors are accepted.

Student Internship Program
https://careers.state.gov/interns-fellows/student-internship-program/

U.S. Foreign Service Internship Program
https://careers.state.gov/interns-fellows/us-foreign-service-internship-program/