Apply for Internships

Application Process

  1. Approval - Students will first complete an OEA application in order to receive approval to intern abroad. Application requirements generally include a personal statement, UNC Charlotte transcript (GPA), and Dean of Students disciplinary clearance. Students' applications are reviewed holistically. If the student meets the eligibility requirements, they will be approved. However, they also need to apply to the affiliate provider concurrently.
  2. Acceptance - In order to received an internship placement, students should apply as early as possible to the affiliate provider (general rule of thumb = 6 months prior to start of semester abroad). Students should work on both their OEA and affiliate provider application concurrently. Note that OEA application deadlines may differ from affiliate provider deadlines. Affiliate provider application requirements could include personal statements, letters of recommendation, language evaluations, UNC charlotte transcript, disciplinary clearance, skype interview, home university (UNC Charlotte) approval, etc. Once the student begins the application with the provider they will have full access to all requirements necessary to complete their application. Approval from OEA does not guarantee acceptance or placement from the affiliate provider and vice versa.

How to Apply

Students interested in interning abroad will submit an application to the Office of Education Abroad. Please follow these steps to begin the application process:

  • Watch a Study Abroad 101 webinar*
  • Research example internship placements
  • Contact the affiliate provider directly with any questions regarding placements or program details
  • If you will be arranging academic credit for your internship, discuss your plans with your academic advisor
  • Schedule an appointment with the first available advisor in OEA by calling 704-687-7747*
  • If you have already completed all of the steps above, please send an email to the Office of Education Abroad when you are ready to apply:
    • Program Type: (Affiliate Provider)
    • Name of Affiliate Provider: 
    • City and Country of Internship:
    • Semester(s) you are applying for:
    • Dates of Internship (if unknown, tentative):
    • Company or Organization of internship (if know):

*Indicates a required step