Chemistry Internships Abroad

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TB/HIV/AIDS: South Africa is suffering from one of the worst TB/HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world. In 2006 the South African Department of Health estimated that 29.1% of pregnant women were living with HIV. ELI is currently filling positions in education, research and treatment. These programs require a minimum two month time commitment. In an effort to prevent the spread of HIV (especially in ...


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Develop your international work experience with an internship in Dublin! Connect-123 has advisors in this beautiful and historic city to help you find the perfect placement based on your specific career and personal goals. Whether you are pursuing a career in business, health care, human rights, journalism or wherever your interests may lie, Connect-123 matches you with a placement that suits y...


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Boston University is offering the Dresden Internship Program to advanced German language speakers. The program combines coursework and professional internship. It is ideal for students interested in gaining insight into the German culture outside the realm of the academics. Students will be taking the courses at Technische Universitat Dresden (TUD), which is one of the most prestigious and olde...


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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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Improve your Italian language proficiency, develop professional skills in the global workplace, and provide substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today's competitive job market with our Rome Summer Internship Program. Placement opportunities are available at a wide variety of businesses, educational organizations, non-profits, and political organizations. You will enroll in a...


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Experience what it is like to live, study, and work in London with Global Experiences 15 week long program. Available during the Fall or Spring semester this programs allows students to choose from a range of courses and gain up to 15 credits from Drexel University. This is the perfect way to develop professional experience while working towards your degree and living in London! Spend your...


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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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Shadow doctors 20+ hours a week in Spain through the Atlantis Fellowship. 1-8 week Fellowships during winter, spring, or summer breaks.


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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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ISA Internships provides opportunities for you to develop personally and professionally through a high-quality internship experience. We offer full-time, structured, unpaid internships throughout the globe with the option to receive academic credit in a wide variety of career fields. Through our unique one-on-one advising session, we’ll learn about your area of study, qualifications, past work...


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We offer an incredible array of medical internship opportunities in Dublin. Our strong connection with the Adelaide & Meath Hospital (Tallaght Hospital) has allowed us to present program participants interested in medicine with the chance to work in several of the departments at the hospital including, but not limited to, the department of surgery, nephrology, rheumatology, stroke prevention, a...


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In the 1980s, Singapore has joined the ranks of Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan among the newly industrializing countries in Asia. Presently, the strong manufacturing and services sectors have become the twin pillars of the Singapore economy. There is a wide range of businesses, with a particular focus on high value added activities Interning in Singapore will give you the opportunity to expe...

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Chemistry Internships Abroad

Securing an international internship is the best way to gain real work experience, enhance your resume, and land your dream job, all while exploring new parts of the world. With the advent of modern technologies, the field of chemistry is increasingly a global science, and is therefore often seeking internationally minded candidates with internship experience. In addition to mastering the daily tasks of a chemistry internship abroad, you will also see the scientific world through a new scope, be a part of cutting edge research and development, and understand the far-reaching impact of your future career.

Why Intern Abroad in Chemistry

Upon graduation, chemistry majors face a competitive job market. To gain workplace experience that can put them ahead of their peers, there is no better option than a chemistry science internship abroad. International internships will not only teach you the ins and outs of the chemistry workplace, but it will allow you to travel to a different country, where you can develop new language skills, operate within a vastly different professional workplace, and increase your ability to communicate internationally, all skills employers often seek in the 21st century corporate landscape.

Earning a chemistry degree can be an overwhelming process, the succession of difficult coursework in math, science, and general electives can keep any skilled student busy. Chemistry students, therefore, often miss out on the opportunity to study abroad, because they think that their required courses won’t be offered in their country of choice or that they don’t have the time or resources to go abroad. Students who are interested in studying abroad can keep ahead of the curve and stay on track with their degree program by considering a chemistry internship abroad, which will be an investment that will benefit their education and professional prospects in the future.

Not to mention, chemistry internships abroad enable students to step out of their comfort zone and enjoy new experiences. Traveling abroad is the maker of great men and women, as exposure to new people with different life experiences, ways of speaking, and cultural identities, encourages you to develop your sense of self. Students will return from interning abroad more fascinated with the field of chemistry, interested in world events, and well rounded in their personal and professional lives.


Fortunately, chemistry is an field found everywhere, so students can secure a chemistry internship abroad in nearly any country. When choosing a location, keep in mind that, although much of business internationally is conducted in English, language requirements in the workplace may be strict in some countries.

In Europe, Germany is a big manufacturer of commodity chemicals. Germany’s chemical industry is tied to its universities, where large-scale chemistry research projects are undertaken. Interns are often drawn to England, not only because English is spoken there, but because the opportunity to live and work in London, one of the most diverse and fast-paced cities in the world, is professionally rewarding. Interning in Spain is an excellent option as well, especially if you have Spanish language skills, as admissions committees are rapidly seeking those with Spanish competency moving into graduate level medical schools.

South Africa provides a new and exciting opportunity for chemistry science internships abroad, including many positions in the medical research field. A charming country with metropolitan English-speaking cities, South Africa is beautiful country with friendly people and a respectful workplace atmosphere. Ghana, as a growing nation, is beginning to recruit chemistry interns for their burgeoning food and drug industry. Interning in Ghana provides an excellent opportunity to practice chemistry skills in an area where advancements in chemistry make a great impact on the daily life of locals.

A chemical magnet, China, has boundless opportunities for international chemistry internships. From large-scale production to small research projects in specialty fields, China trains skilled laboratory chemists and provides tremendous networking prospects.

Chemistry Internships Abroad

Though your chemistry internship abroad can be very different based on the location you choose and the subset of the chemical industry you choose to work in, the day-to-day operations of a chemistry internship will look fairly similar.

The majority of interns will spend a large portion of their workday in the laboratory, supervising mechanized procedures and recording relevant data. Interns are also expected to meet with their research teams and provide summarized reports and general hypotheses from collected data. Lab work is the essential portion of any chemistry science internship abroad; employers post-graduation find that laboratory classroom experience in recent graduates is decreasing, so supplementing your university experience in the lab with an internship abroad is an excellent way to cement your status as an excellent candidate.

Much of the professional industry uses chemistry interns and graduates to work in the pharmaceutical industry, testing chemical drugs on biological processes, minimizing side effects while maximizing the intended effect of the medicines. Another big field recruiting interns is the food and beverage industry, which requires an in-depth knowledge of chemistry to ascertain the safety of new products on the market.

Then, there are a handful of specialized chemical fields, including chemists working in the oil and petrochemical industry, the paint and plastics subset, and a variety of bulk commodity chemicals companies. All these divisions of the field may potentially hire interns to complete essential lab work and other tasks. Specialized chemical fields all depend on chemists to make sure that manufactured chemical products, whether being pumped into your car or used to clean your counters, are safe for human use.


By combining practical job experience with a chance to see a new part of the world, interning abroad is one of the smartest ways to advance your career and personal development. Traveling outside of your home country, and completing a chemistry internship,will help you to appreciate the field, look at chemistry from a new perspective, and complete your coursework and professional tasks more proficiently in the future.

When chemistry majors graduate they have an important decision to make: work in the diverse field of chemistry or go onto graduate level programs, including attending competitive medical and veterinary schools. A chemistry student may pass through their entire undergraduate experience and on to professional school without stepping out into the real work job market. Therefore, participating in a chemistry internship abroad will be a huge boost to your resume and add laboratory aptitude to your list of talents. A chemistry internship abroad takes your education one step further, adding competency in the field in an international environment to your resume as well, and possibly an additional language, which is desired by many employers in both the educational and professional fields related to chemistry

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