Economics Internships Abroad

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Study and intern for a full semester in Sydney! You will have the chance to choose from a wide variety of classes and placements, while taking full advantage of all that Sydney has to offer. Local staff will be there to facilitate the placement process and will help to ensure that you find a placement that fits well with both your professional and academic goals. With University of Sydney's lar...

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Make your resume stand out against all the others with an internship in Cape Town, South Africa! Connect-123 helps those looking to add international work experience to their background find the perfect placement in this amazing city. Opportunities are available in business, entrepreneurship, human rights, economic development, health care, public health, education and many more! With onsite ...

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Join the Auckland Management Internship Program. The program combines internship with courses offered at the University of Auckland. Participants take a 4-credit internship, two courses at the University of Auckland (one of which must be a management course), and three courses: New Zealand History and Society (Syllabus). Study abroad students are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

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This is Adelante's most developed International Internship Program with over 250 participating companies. Placements are available in nearly every field you can think of; medical, business, psychology, marketing, international education, broadcasting, social work, sports, graphic design, tourism and much more. Interns in Madrid work for 4 hours a day, Monday through Friday; that leaves you w...

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Thinking of interning in China? let us help you gain work experience, sharpen your skills and get credit transfer all in the China Internship Program. Get such an experience by joining Go Abroad China’s Internship in China Program; we partner with 500+ companies inside China to arrange paid internships for college/university students and graduates. Go Abroad China is an international compan...

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Projects Abroad offers a Microfinance project in Akuapem Hills, Ghana. Interns will work with a local team helping to ensure that individuals and groups are given the opportunity to kick start their business and secure financial stability through small loans. Day to day, interns will have the opportunity to provide business and finance support, manage loan accounts, and conduct weekly workshops...

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Internships bring experience. Experience brings marketability. International experience shows imagination and self-confidence. All this can be yours interning in amazing New Zealand! You can be practical AND have a great adventure at the same time. If you’re serious about your future, we have some seriously great opportunities for you. Most fields are possible, so check with us. In New Zeal...

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The Institute for Global Studies offers internships that can be customized to match finely tuned skills to a specific employer. IGS has a high success rate in completing custom placements owing to its global network and personal contacts around the world. The organization can do custom placements in any U.S. state, as well as many countries, including Australia, Ecuador, Germany, India, Japan, ...

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Intern in this stunning metropolis, a center for global business, arts, and culture. Take the MTA to your internship (the world's oldest, largest, and most-used public transit system) in this incredibly diverse and exciting city, where everything is at your fingertips. On your morning commute, grab a bialy from a traditional Jewish deli, and for lunch, a slice of classic New York-style pizza. ...

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Hong Kong is one of the most popular places for those interested in internships abroad because of its dynamic business culture and for being the place where East and West meet. Partnering with a range of great companies and NGOs, our program will develop your career potential. We offer programs for people of all backgrounds and experience levels. Not sure what you want to study yet? Take a gap ...

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Are you ready to take your resumé and work experience to the next level? How about living in a beautiful, diverse city and country full of history? Then Global Experiences Internship Program in Dublin, Ireland is the program for you. They offer placements in a variety of fields ranging from marketing, graphic design, and event planning, to accounting and IT. Global Experiences gives you the...

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As a participant of our program, located in Cape Town, South Africa, you tell us what type of internship experience you are looking for and we will create a custom internship placement based around your specific interests. You will be placed within an environment where you will make a positive contribution to your host organization while gaining invaluable and distinctive international work exp...

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Barcelona is one of today's leading cultural centers and has a stronghold in the art world, making it a prime location for any art enthusiast. There are tons of museums and galleries throughout the city so you will have ample opportunity to learn more about art and its history. You could find yourself working alongside a museum curator or even leading tours of museums or other historic sites!

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BUNAC's exciting Intern in Britain program gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to work as an intern in the UK for up to 6 months. This is a great way to spend time living and working in Britain while gaining workplace experience which could also be relevant to your course of study or future career. Intern in Britain gives participants an opportunity to experience British life an...

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Students who are interested in gaining real-world work experience while studying abroad in Spain are ideally suited for this internship and service learning options available through Academic Programs International at the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (UFV). During the first three weeks of the semester, students take an intensive Spanish language course for a total of three credits. Follo...

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Economic Internships Abroad

In our modern age Economics is becoming an increasingly globalized discipline, whether at the micro or macro level. If you truly wish to understand the forces of today’s market then there are few more valuable experiences than interning abroad, which will allow you to move past the barriers of your home country and gaining work experience in a global context. Additionally, an internship abroad in Economics won’t look so bad on your resume either.

Why Intern Abroad in Economics

Internships abroad can be life changing experiences. Not only will you face the impressive challenge of adapting to the workplace of a country you are not familiar with, but you will also grow immensely by traveling the world and learning firsthand about life in a different cultural environment. Economics can be a highly quantitative discipline, but it is undeniable that qualitative social and cultural forces shape the marketplace as much as any other factors. Economics internships abroad will give you a far deeper insight into how these phenomena play out internationally, and also prove to be the adventure of a lifetime.

Locations

You will gain a vastly different experience within the field of economics depending on where you choose to intern abroad. In the spirit of the discipline, let us break the choice down by levels of economic development rather than physical geography. 

First there are the advanced economies of the developed world. Most of Western Europe falls into this category, as do countries such as the U.S., Canada, Chile, and Argentina in the Western Hemisphere and Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore in the East. By interning abroad in economics in a more economically developed country you will be exposed to a very high level of economic activity and planning, whether in a domestic or international context.

Next are the quickly emerging economies that have not quite reached the level of infrastructural development at which they are considered “developed.” These include major countries such as China, Brazil, Mexico, and much of Eastern Europe. If you are interested in economic development, then these can be very fruitful places to gain internship experience abroad because of their unique situations as globally interconnected countries that are still working to bring their economies up to par.

Last is the so called “third world”, where many cities and rural areas remain underdeveloped as countries struggle to find stable economic footing in the new world order. Many countries in Central America, Southeast Asia, and Africa fall into this category. Economics internships abroad in the developing world can prove to be a truly extraordinary experience as you strip the field of economics down to its bare essentials and focus on real human challenges in a de-industrialized context.

Economics Internships Abroad

The discipline of economics is very broad and diverse, so there are many different internship placements with which to advance your experience abroad. You may already have a good idea of what kind of internship you may want to pursue based on your intended areas of focus, but here are a few directions to get you started. 

Economics internships in areas such as business, marketing, sales, banking, and consulting are all popular options for those interested in pursuing a career in the private sector. You are by no means be limited by geographical region or level of economic activity to find economics internship placements in these fields. For example, nations such as India, while underdeveloped, house many prestigious multinational corporations and will offer unique internship opportunities in which interns can experience the latter fields in a very different cultural context.

If you are interested in economic development, then there are also many NGOs and nonprofits which rely heavily on the hard work of volunteers and interns to plan, oversee, and partake in on-the-ground projects. Economic development internships will be a much different flavor of internship then, say, working in the London Stock Exchange, but will prove personally and professionally rewarding in more ways than one.

As a economics intern abroad you will typically have a good amount of flexibility to design your own program duration. Summer internships which last up to three months are most popular for current students, while fall or spring internships which last up to six months are popular for recent graduates. Remember essentials, such as the language barrier, affordability, and type of compensation, when selecting a placement as they are all important things to keep in mind when pursuing economics internships abroad.

Benefits

The value of an internship abroad in economics goes far beyond the workplace. It is true that you will mature professionally and gain unique insight into your economic subfield of choice, but the process of uprooting from home and living for an extended period of time in an entirely different culture and country is what makes this experience truly special. From marketing in Beijing to working in community development in Tanzania, an international internship in economics will open your eyes to the world and inspire you to reach for unseen personal and professional heights.

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