Overview of International Internships
Completing an internship before you graduate from UNC Charlotte looks great on a resume. But interning abroad looks even better! We work with approved providers that offer internship opportunities within many career fields all over the world. Students participating in internships abroad will work with our providers to be placed with a company that is a good fit for them.
Benefits of International Internships
Participating in an internship abroad has the same benefits as studying abroad; you'll be immersed in another culture and develop soft skills that employers seek in job candidates. Even though you're not in a classroom abroad, you are still participating in experiential learning. You'll be working with staff who may be locals of the host country and will learn the way business is conducted in that location. Having a world-view of best practices, workplace environment and your area of study are all tools to prepare you for life after UNC Charlotte!
The minimum cumulative GPA requirement for a "short-term" program (e.g. summer) is 2.0. For "long-term" programs (e.g. fall, spring or year), it is a 2.5. However, some affiliate providers or companies may required higher GPAs. Additionally, studets must be in good disciplinary standing at time of application and prior to departure.
The international internship process is normally a customized process; students will work with affiliate providers to find the best placement for them. As long as students start the process at least 6 months prior to the semester they want to intern abroad, affiliate providers are normally able to accommodate students preferences.