As a college student, you’ve probably thought about going abroad, but might be unsure about how to proceed forward. Students at UM go abroad through international internships, volunteering, field experiences, studying abroad, research and faculty-directed programs. We thought we’d share info on one of these options… International Internships. UM partners with a great program called, IE3 Global Internships. They help connect students to internship experiences abroad; that means they provide internship placement, pre-departure orientation, international health insurance, and an IE3 contact at the location you will be interning. Interning abroad is a great way to grow personally, both professionally and cross-culturally, integrate your academic experience into professional practice, and develop global competencies that employers seek.
So where to start: Explore IE3’s site and see where in the world you would like to go, and also what type of internships are available. Next, set up an appointment with UM’s International Internship coordinator, Kevin Hood, to find out more about this experience. He can also help you with scholarships to help you go abroad, information on other international internship programs, connections to other students who have interned abroad, where it’s safe to go, and many other questions you might have.
Whether you want to work in London at a media studio or work in South Africa’s medical institutions, IE3 is a great resource that can help you connect to an experience that is right for you. Start planning a good year in advance for any abroad experience. For more information on IE3 Global Internships or question regarding working,interning ,or volunteering abroad, contact Kevin Hood at Kevin.Hood@umontana.edu or call 406-243-4613.
UM student, Rachael Schmoker, participated in an IE3 International Internship in Capetown, South Africa. Listen to her story and read her blog!
IE3 International intern in Cape Town, South Africa.