Chemical Engineering Internships Abroad

Back to Programs

A Guide to Chemical Engineering Internships Abroad

If you are debating on whether or not to intern abroad in chemical engineering, consider the vast benefits: you can choose to go almost anywhere in the world, you will undergo tremendous professional growth by working outside your comfort zone, and you will be making industry contacts from all over the globe. Plus, as if this needs saying, you will be embarking on one heck of a world adventure.

Why Intern Abroad

If you are currently studying chemical engineering or have recently graduated, then most entry-level job opportunities will expect you to have at least some prior professional experience in the field to be considered for employment. Undertaking your chemical engineering internship abroad is a great way to advance your career by gaining the necessary training that you will need to break into the industry, while also demonstrating to future employers that you possess the ambition and flexibility required to work in a foreign context.

Locations

Because it is such a highly valued profession, you can intern abroad in chemical engineering throughout many different regions of the world. Keep in mind, however, that the location you choose to undertake your chemical engineering internship abroad will significantly impact the particular industries in which you might find work opportunities.

For example there will be a stark difference between chemical engineering internships abroad in the developing versus the developed world. In countries such as Japan, Australia, Germany, and the United States you will be working within fully industrialized economies where most chemical engineering companies manufacture high level commodities.

Alternatively in countries such as Vietnam, Ecuador, Ghana, or Tanzania, you will be working a chemical engineering internship abroad within the context of an economy which is still in the early stages of development. Thus the professional applications of chemical engineering will be quite different in these areas (as will likely be the pay-grade), and you will likely be working to produce less industry-intensive products.

The countries listed above are only a small handful within the vast world of professional opportunity that awaits you as an intern abroad in chemical engineering. Start by looking through our programs listed on this page to get a good idea of the types of opportunities are out there.

Internship Placements

There are several different directions you can go with a chemical engineering internship abroad. The first is deciding whether you would rather intern within the realm of scientific research or in industrial application. These are the major routes that chemical engineers typically choose to undertake beyond their studies (though the two are not necessarily mutually exclusive of one another). Try to choose an internship abroad in chemical engineering which aligns most closely with your ultimate career goals in this sense.

While the daily responsibilities during your internship abroad in chemical engineering will vary significantly between placements and locations, in general you can expect to be working under the guidance one or several professionals in the field. You will likely undertake a variety of general tasks in the office or laboratory, while also engaging in hands-on work yourself. Some specific industries that are common areas to intern abroad in chemical engineering include pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, and plastics.

Chemical engineering internships abroad generally last from three to six months, depending on the availability and aspirations of the intern. They can also be full time or part time, and many will combine your work with the opportunity to earn course credit in a variety of related academic fields.

Benefits & Challenges

Take Your Pick. Chemical engineers are in high demand all over the world, affording you the rare opportunity to intern abroad in essentially any destination you set your heart on.

Global Experience. While you intern abroad in chemical engineering you will not only begin to develop valuable skills that can help you thrive professionally, but you will also be challenged to tap your true potential by working in a completely foreign environment.

Network. As a chemical engineer you can work anywhere, and interning abroad is a great way to begin making contacts from different countries across the world. Who knows, maybe that chemical engineering internship abroad will turn into a full time job!

Read More

A Guide To
Chemical Engineering Internships Abroad

READ ARTICLE

 Find Chemical Engineering Internships Abroad Now

Save

This listing has been saved 194 times

ELI Abroad

Boost your resume and gain priceless hands-on experience while interning in one of the most exciting countries in the world. ELI Abroad's extensive connections in Sydney and Melbourne mean we can place you in a dynamic professional setting where you'll learn, grow, and develop new skills. We have opportunities in everything from accounting to zoology, and just about anything inbetween. Our pla...

Save

This listing has been saved 256 times

Connect-123 Internship & Volunteer Programs

Whether you're looking for a hands-on, career related internship that will set you apart from the crowd or a chance to use your skills with meaningful volunteer project, Connect-123 provides customized programs that are tailor-made for you. We run programs in five exciting international destinations: Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Shanghai, Dublin and Barcelona! Our year-round, the ground team in...

Save

This listing has been saved 4 times

Boston University Study Abroad

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...

Save

This listing has been saved 66 times

China Internship Placements

China Internship Placements' award-winning Executive Internship in China program places young graduates into multinational organizations to contribute in expanding corporations and real projects. Participants will join industry experts in carrying out organizational mandates. What sets this program apart is that all interns are trained to understand how to lead a corporate agenda into the Chine...

Save

This listing has been saved 37 times

Go Abroad China Ltd.

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...

Save

This listing has been saved 436 times

The Intern Group

*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, Canada, China, Europe, 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 experien...

Save

This listing has been saved 88 times

IES Internships

ntern in fast-paced Milan, the economic, fashion, and design hub of Italy. A semester internship at a renowned fashion house, a multinational marketing firm, or a not-for-profit organization is sure to give a boost to your résumé, not to mention enrolling in the optional Italian course to improve your language skills. Getting to work or class is surprisingly easy in the second largest city i...

Save

This listing has been saved 26 times

Summer Internships in Washington, D.C.

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...

Save

This listing has been saved 56 times

Engineering internships in South Africa

Have you considered what type of internship in South Africa would best suit you? We are connected with an extensive list of companies and organizations in Cape Town. We will place you in a working environment where you will make a constructive contribution to your selected organization while gaining the useful internship experience you desire.

Save

This listing has been saved 207 times

Asia Internship Program

Thanks to its geographical position, Thailand has become one of the top destination for people looking to do business from all around the world. As such, the kingdom has become a focal point for young professional to develop their career path in a fast growing and highly international environment. Doing an internship in Thailand will dive you into its fast growing market. The country offers a ...

Save

This listing has been saved 82 times

World Internships

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...

Save

This listing has been saved 7 times

Intern in Beijing with Absolute Internships

Break out of your comfort zone this summer on Absolute Internship's award-winning program in Beijing. You'll gain valuable work experience at a full time internship while discovering the heart of China with fellow Absolute Interns from around the world. Join our one, two or three-month programs, choosing from over 30 industries including Entrepreneurship, Business, Logistics, Finance and Ma...

Save

This listing has been saved 63 times

Academic Programs International

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...

Save

This listing has been saved 57 times

CAPA The Global Education Network

Our internship placements are available for students interested in a wide variety of industries and from virtually any field of study. Students receive training and guidance and are monitored throughout the internship. For over 35 years we have expanded our vast network of businesses, organizations and non-profits to be able to match students with extraordinary opportunities to develop lasting ...

Save

This listing has been saved 95 times

ISA (International Studies Abroad)

An engineering internship through ISA Internships is a great way for engineering students to gain international experience to function well in multi-national business and government enterprises. Matched with high-profile companies, universities, and organizations, engineering interns have the opportunity to work alongside professionals from around the globe.