Mechanical Engineering Internships Abroad

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Mechanical Engineering Internships Abroad


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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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Tailor make the perfect internship in Australia through CISabroad! Internships are customize according to individualized interests, goals, and skills. Applying is made easy with the step-by-step guide to take applicants from start to finish. Applicants have a one on one interview with a CISabroad Advisor in order to learn more about their skills and what they want from the internship. It is...


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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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The Boston University Sydney Engineering Program offers students the opportunity to take technical and engineering courses at the University of Sydney. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn 16 academic credits. Students in the program will enroll directly in the University of Sydney, a large, comprehensive university in the center of the city. Sydney Uni, as it is known local...


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There may not be a better place to spend an internship abroad. Adelante offers programs in neighboring cities, Vina del Mar and Valparaiso. These two bustling yet majestic major Chilean cities each have a unique flavor of their own. Vina del Mar is often called the "Garden City" due to the surrounding large parks and green areas along the city. Chileans have dubbed this city the ideal commun...


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*Please note: as we offer international internship programs, our USA internships are not available to US Citizens. We encourage you to look at our other destinations (London, Hong Kong, Madrid, Australia, or Latin America). New York City is a cultural and financial hub of the world that will leave you wanting more. We offer successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable work experience ...


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IES Internships, a unit of IES Abroad, offers hands-on, professional internships in some of the world's most exciting cities. Whether you chose an eight-week, full-time summer internship in one of our 13 global locations, or enroll in a part-time internship while you study abroad for the semester, one thing is for sure: you'll add global brilliance to your résumé. With more than 400 global p...


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The Global Experiences Washington D.C. Internship Program gives students and graduates the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a variety of fields while taking advantage of the playground of U.S. national sights and treasures the city has to offer. Participants in the Washington D.C. program will stay at George Washington University in single rooms within a student residence jus...


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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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CI was built on a very simple idea. Early in our adult lives, we make decisions that affect our entire lifetime. Just like your college education, your career should be planned and strategized with investment goals. CI’s mission is to empower young people to secure rewarding, lucrative careers that enable them to choose a lifestyle, rather than chase one. The Global Explorer Program is mo...


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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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World Internships offers flexible, customized internships in a variety of fields in the "Land Down Under." Realize your dream of living and working in beautiful Australia, while enjoying exceptional support and group activities that will engage you with both your fellow international interns and the locals. As the first & second most populous cities in Australia, Sydney & Melbourne are fantasti...


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API international internships are unique opportunities for you to begin to explore and cultivate your future career through a high quality, academic-based international internship. Interning abroad is the perfect way for you to gain valuable career training, cultural immersion, and soft skills through one complete program. In addition to benefiting professionally, you will also have the oppo...


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Want to experience the Silicon Valley of Asia? Take part of our award-winning Singapore Internship Program by Absolute internship. Absolute Internship is frequently featured as the leading internship program in Singapore for students on world leading media outlets such as BBC News, The New York Times, Bloomberg and Forbes Magazine. Through the program, you spend your summer with your new crew o...


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You want to intern in the hip, trendy, historically and culturally rich, modern, diverse, cosmopolitan, innovative, creative city that is Dublin. So the question is, why Stint Ireland? We’re different. Unlike other companies, we’re based and focused solely on providing experiences here in Ireland. Because of that, we boast the most extensive network of opportunities in Dublin (and it’s const...

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Mechanical Engineering Internships Abroad

As one of the broadest and most applicable sciences, interning in mechanical engineering abroad is an ideal opportunity. It is an experience that when put on your resume will easily set you apart from other candidates for future jobs, not to mention mechanical engineering internships abroad will boost your engineering acumen and help you establish yourself as an internationally minded and culturally capable engineer. From designing and working with huge manufacturing systems to the minute planning of energy transfer, mechanical engineers are in demand all over the world. Mechanical engineering internships abroad will allow you to put your exceptional mind to work in an exciting new place.

Why Intern Abroad

More than ever, mechanical engineering is a global endeavor of locating great ideas from all over the world and combining them to create working systems that complete a task in an exceptional way, saving time, money, and energy by optimizing systems using the brightest minds. Having international experience, especially work experience, in a different culture can highlight your status as a competent engineer who has the ability to work and communicate successfully across cultures. Out of the percentage of your peers that will complete a mechanical engineering internship at the time of graduation, few will do so abroad; international internship experience will not only expand your worldview, but it will be something you never forget. 

Furthermore, as a rigorous major, it is more difficult to fit a study abroad experience into the curriculum, unlike your friends in other disciplines. Mechanical engineering internships abroad will help satisfy any taste for international travel and cultural expansion, while allowing you to practice mechanical engineering in a practical and professional environment, earn academic credit, and add a respected piece of experience to your resume.


Since mechanical engineering is instrumental to nearly every industry all around the world, those looking to intern abroad in mechanical engineering are fortunate in the abundance of location choices. Australia offers a vibrant cultural experience while working in the field of marine mechanical engineering, applying classroom knowledge to real life watercraft. Other common engineering placements in Australia are offered in the mining industry or working with industrial and transportation equipment, one of Australia’s biggest trades. 

For those looking for the popular European experience of internships abroad, Germany is widely regarded to be at the forefront of mechanical engineering applications. Those who intern in Germany in mechanical engineering are typically placed in state of the art labs to complete research related to physics and material sciences, while improving language skills or beginning to learn the German language. Labs in France are other common options for mechanical engineering internships in Europe. After all, France is the birthplace of the first operable internal combustion engine.

Industrial cities in Asia, such as Beijing, China, Bangkok, Thailand, Taipei, Taiwan, and Tokyo, Japan are excellent options for mechanical engineering internships abroad, as students will be exposed to cutting edge active industrial technology while being let outside their cultural comfort zones. A mechanical engineering internship in Asia can expose future engineers to centuries of old engineering technology being remastered and put to use in the modern day. Choose a smaller city and see how the wonders of mechanics can help a burgeoning city expand and thrive. 

South America based mechanical engineering internships opportunities in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile can truly teach young engineers important design skills. Agricultural engineering, including the design and implementation of large agricultural farming equipment, as well as opportunities to work on the mechanical aspects of aerospace engineering or design equipment used in pharmaceutical applications, are top notch areas to pursue a mechanical engineering internship abroad in South America.

Mechanical Engineering Internships

In confirming plans to begin a mechanical engineering internship abroad, there are several important factors to consider. First, the timeline of your internship engagement is a central factor; most engineering students take the summer months to complete their internships, though some schools allow students to take a full semester or even a year to complete an internship as a co-op, while being compensated with academic credit. Check with your academic advisor to see if this is a possibility. 

Mechanical engineering students are some of the fortunate undergraduate students who can find paying internships in foreign countries. Due to a myriad of various international visa restrictions, many students must intern abroad out of their own pockets, however, engineering firms – domestic and foreign alike – offer compensation for almost all their interns. Keep in mind, being paid for your mechanical engineering internship abroad requires a high degree of coordination on your part and the part of your future employer. Your international employer will have to officially offer you the internship, and then sponsor you as a candidate for a work visa, and all of this paperwork should be done several months in advance.

In order to find and acquire mechanical engineering internships abroad, you will need a formal resume or CV and a cover letter stating your interests. While some individuals seek internships with specific companies, most prefer to select a country or region of interest and find mechanical engineering internships available there.


Mechanical engineers are guaranteed to graduate from their program as experts within a broad range of subjects, from physical sciences to mathematics and design. That being said, some students will graduate even further ahead of their peers, having gained the experience of a mechanical engineering internship abroad. While expanding your mind through exposure to new languages, foods, and professional cultures, you will gain invaluable work experience and understanding of the field.

While completing design projects or researching new and exciting processes or machinery, you could also have the time of your life exploring a new place. Meaningful travel experiences don’t have to be out of your reach because of class rigor or a set timeline, interning in mechanical engineering abroad can actually set you ahead of your personal and professional trajectory.

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