Programs

International Internships

An internship overseas is a great way to gain practical experience while learning about another country and culture. In the Study Abroad Office, these internships are arranged through NIU cosponsored providers who find an internship placement based on your academic, career, and personal needs.

The following links will take you to web sites of NIU-approved study-abroad providers. Do not apply online through the provider's web site; always contact the Study Abroad Office and apply through us to make sure you will receive credit as well as financial aid if you are eligible.

We encourage you to browse through the following links in order to gain a better understanding of each internship program.

American Institute for Foreign Studies (AIFS)

Country

Areas of Interest

Beijing, China
  • Finance
  • Marketing and PR
  • Green Technology
  • Environmental Services
  • Business Administration
  • Travel and Tourism
  • NGOs
  • Charities
London, England
  • Commercial, Cultural, and Public Sector Organizations
Florence, Italy
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • International Relations
  • Media
  • Education
  • Social Services
  • Museums and Galleries

AustraLearn

Country

Area of Interest

Australia and New Zealand
  • Arts
  • Film and Broadcasting
  • Business and Law
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology  and Engineering
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Marketing
  • Environmental
  • Vet Science and Zoology

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)

Country

Area of Interest

Accra and Legon, Ghana
  • International Business and Culture
  • Arts and Sciences
Amman, Jordan (available to academic-year students)
  • Language and Culture
Perth, Australia
  • Arts and Sciences
Rabat, Morocco (available to academic-year students)
  • Language and Culture
Brussels, Belgium (a knowledge of French or Dutch will increase your options)
  • Business
  • Culture
  • Communications
London, England
  • Arts and Sciences
Budapest, Hungary
  • Internships with local organizations and government industries
Dublin, Ireland
  • Arts and Sciences
Prague, Czech Republic
  • Central European Studies
Monte Verde, Costa Rica
  • Sustainability and the Environment
Barcelona, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, and Seville, Spain (intermediate or advanced Spanish language skills required)
  • Media
  • Tourism
  • Arts
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Social Policy
  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Health Issues
Taipei, Taiwan (advanced Chinese language skills requires)
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Policy
  • Women’s Rights
  • Environmental Protection
  • Fine Arts
Dakar, Senegal (requires two semesters of college-level French)
  • Human Rights
  • Education
  • Environmental
  • Arts

CEA Global Education

Country

Area of Interest

Costa Rica (intermediate to high level of Spanish required)
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Botany
  • Agriculture
  • Marine Biology
  • Geology
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Community Development
  • Community Service Learning
Sydney, Australia
  • Various
London, England
  • Business

Education Programs Abroad (EPA)

Country

Area of Interest

London, England
  • Media
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Politics and Government
  • Law
  • Public Affairs
  • Business
  • Education
  • Fashion Marketing and Merchandising
  • Tourism and Hotels
  • Psychology
  • Theatre
Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Event Planning
  • Veterinarian or Equestrian Centers
  • Finance
  • Advertising
  • Healthcare
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Services
  • Education
  • Theatre and Dance
Bonn and Cologne, Germany
  • Arts
  • Health
  • Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Education
  • IT and Computer Programming
  • Finance
Madrid, Spain
  • Politics
  • Business
  • Media
  • Arts
Brussels, Belgium
  • Politics
  • Banking
  • Non-Profit
  • Media (French language skills required)

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

Country

Area of Interest

London, England
  • Fashion
  • Arts and Theatre
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business
  • Politics
  • Human Resources
  • Psychology
  • Non-Profit
  • Business
Brussels, Belgium
  • Communications
  • Business
  • International Affairs

IAU College (IAU)

Country

Area of Interest

France
  • Based on students’ interests

Salzburg College

Country

Area of Interest

Austria (available to academic year students)
  • Social Sciences
  • Business

Study Abroad Italy (SAI)

Country

Area of Interest

Florence, Italy (available to academic year students)
  • Fine Arts
  • Fashion and Accessory Design
  • Interior and Industrial Design
  • Visual Art and Communication
  • Culinary Arts
  • Wine Studies
Sicily, Italy
  • Immigration and Diversity

University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Country

Area of Interest

Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Chemistry
Melbourne, Australia
  • Business
  • Environmental Science
  • History
  • Media
  • Arts
  • Public Relations
  • Sociology
Santiago, Chile (advanced Spanish required)
  • Based on students’ interests
Chengdu, China
  • Education (ESL)
Shanghai, China
  • Hospitality
  • Education (ESL)
Prague, Czech Republic
  • Based on students’ interests
Pau, France (advanced French required)
  • Based on students’ interests
Luneburg, Germany (advanced German required)
  • Based on students’ interests
Cork, Ireland
  • Law
  • Ecology
  • Zoology
  • Engineering
  • Food Science
  • Government
Torino, Italy
  • Based on students’ interests
Viterbo, Italy
  • Based on students’ interests
Puebla, Mexico (advanced Spanish required)
  • Based on students’ interests
Alicante, Spain
  • Based on students’ interests
Bilbao/Getxo, Spain (advanced Spanish required)
  • Based on students’ interests
Madrid, Spain (advanced Spanish required)
  • Based on students’ interests
San Sebastian, Spain (advanced Spanish required)
  • Based on students’ interests