About OEA Internships
Interning in the Office of Education Abroad at UNC Charlotte is a great way to gain professional skills, learn more about how a study abroad office runs and offer your valuable insight as a Study Abroad Alumni. While this is an unpaid position, OEA interns are treated as a professional staff. Unlike peer advising roles, OEA internships involve a weekly time commitment and the ability to function well in the office environment as part of a team.
OEA interns will be working in the Office of Education Abroad during their office hours, which will be determined upon accepting the internship position. OEA interns work on office projects, deliver classroom presentations, execute programming efforts and more.
Fall & Spring OEA Intern Positions
Each fall and spring semester there are usually 3 different intern positions students can apply for: Marking & Alumni Relations Intern, Faculty-Led Programs Intern and a Programming & Special Projects Intern. These internships typically last a total of 3 months.
Summer OEA Intern Positions
Each summer the OEA has anywhere from 1-2 interns. During the summer semester, the Office of Education Abroad works on a lot of projects and begins preparing for the upcoming academic year. Summer intern duties will vary summer to summer. These internships typically last a total of 2.5 months.
Share your Story
By studying abroad, you experienced something that most UNC Charlotte students have not. You've explored other languages & cultures, developed into a stronger person, encountered obstacles & overcame them, and embarked on an adventure you'll remember forever. Being an OEA Intern means you get to share your story with UNC Charlotte students, faculty & staff, which not only helps promote study abroad, but helps you keep your memories of your international experience alive!
Be a Part of the Journey
You know how life-changing studying abroad can be. Imagine being able to work on projects aimed to better serve UNC Charlotte students, so that they too can go abroad and have their own life-changing experience just like you did. The ability to assist prospective UNC Charlotte students throughout the study abroad process is exciting and rewarding.
Networking & Personal Connections
Interning with the OEA gives you the opportunity to get to know OEA staff and other OEA interns. Together, we all have a common bond: We each had an international experience that changed our life! It can be a relief to be a part of group of like-minded individuals who are passionate about International Education.This is your chance to develop relationships that may be mutually beneficial as you progress through your UNC Charlotte career and beyond!
This internship program is designed to give students the opportunity to develop personally and professional throughout the semester. By working on exciting and challenging projects, delivering classroom presentations and other critical tasks, students acquire and develop soft skills, such as communication, problem solving, adaptability and more.
Interns who demonstrate motivation and perform well may be able to participate in professional development opportunities, such as attending local study abroad conferences, University Career Center events, and more.
Study Abroad Alumni T-Shirt
Each OEA intern will receive an "I Studied Abroad, Ask Me Where" t-shirt from the OEA at the start of the semester! You'll be able to wear on campus, which tends to be a great conversation starter that can lead to other UNC Charlotte students deciding to start the process and new friendships!
Meet Our Current OEA Interns
The OEA typically has anywhere from 1-3 interns each fall, spring and summer semester.