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Communication Internships Abroad

An internship abroad is the perfect way to combine professional experience in your field of interest with the opportunity to travel the world and experience life in a different cultural context. Communications is a study which is increasingly embedded in mass media and global relations, making cross cultural interaction an invaluable asset in preparation for whatever career path you might pursue.

Why Intern Abroad in Communications

Communications is a very broad field by nature, encompassing everything from education to advertising to political relations. It is thus possible for you to find an internship abroad in communications in a whole variety of job markets throughout most countries of the world. In the rapidly globalizing state of modern affairs, you will find that interning abroad in communications will not only score huge brownie points on your resume, but also prove to be the developmental adventure of a lifetime.


Communication internships abroad are widely pursued in countries with advanced economies such as those in Europe, North America, and some countries of East Asia. From the U.S. to France to Japan, there are many globally oriented businesses which have their headquarters in the big cities of these largely developed and prosperous nations. Your options in these areas are extremely wide and varied, so consider factors such as cultural differences, cost of living, and the language barrier when researching potential locations for communication internships abroad.

Many internships in communications are available in the blossoming information sectors of developing countries too, such as China, India, and Brazil. These are all huge nations with rich cultural histories that can provide communications interns with valuable insight into the workings of business or public relations within a developing economy. Again, the language barrier can prove formidable if you are, say, interning in China and do not speak a word of Chinese, but it is still possible to find many English speaking communications internships within global companies and organizations in these locations.

These are obviously only a few very general geographical pointers as to interesting locations to land an internship abroad in communications. If you have a distinct interest in one region of the world an internship abroad can be the once in a lifetime chance to pursue it. The world is at your doorstep!

Communication Internships Abroad

Many communications internship placements are in the fields of journalism, marketing, advertising, public relations, and the like. However, because it is such a broad and diverse discipline, you really have the luxury of taking your pick from any number of fields. Working for a non-profit, teaching in a developing country, or conducting research for international organizations are just a few of the international internships that could be applicable to the field of communications.

Some organizations offer the opportunity to combine a communications internship with academic coursework or language immersion, so students can earn additional academic credit while interning abroad. These internship programs are usually structured so that interns take classes in the morning then go to work in the afternoon or vice versa. While it seems like taking on a lot, this can be a highly rewarding way to combine the academic study of communications with applicable work experience, and is an intriguing alternative to a full time internship abroad.

Most communication internships abroad last anywhere from two to six months, making summer an ideal time for current students to pursue internships abroad. Recent graduates always have the option of extending their internship too. If you are lucky, a communication internship abroad might even turn into an offer for full time employment!

GoAbroad Insider Tips

Communications is a field which requires a nuanced knowledge of the linguistic and cultural differences which hinder and help global – you guessed it – communication. Whether you are working in the public or private sector, within a developing country or advanced economy, making the big decision to leave home and pursue a communication internship abroad will undoubtedly be one of the most impactful experiences of your life. Combining international travel with practical work experience is an awesome way to see the world, so get to applying!

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