Web Design Internships Abroad

Back to Programs

Web Design Internships Abroad

As the world rapidly journeys further into the digital age, web design wizzes are finding themselves seated upon a throne that is highly sought after. This phenomenon makes web design internships abroad more accessible than oxygen. Companies are realizing that having an outstanding website is no longer optional, but instead is vital for business, marketing, and communication. A web design internship abroad is one of the most valuable rungs in the ladder you can climb as you take steps further in your career. Also, you’ll get to travel the world, experience a new culture, and maybe even learn a new language that isn’t virtually coded.

Why Intern Abroad in Web Design

Web design is known as a profession that can be done without ever leaving the office, so a web design internship abroad may sound like an oxymoron at first. But if you take a closer look, you can see that the flexibility of the work makes it a career that can truly take you anywhere in the world!

Since the World Wide Web is indeed worldwide, completing a web design internship abroad will introduce interns to new methods of programming and ways of thinking about how websites are created and optimized with specific users in mind. This is a technological practice that transcends national, linguistic, and cultural boundaries, leaving the door wide open for a global education.

Part of what makes the web design field so popular is its reputation for being flexible. In your web design career, an internship abroad can set you apart from your peers by increasing your familiarity with international web design concepts and experience in the field on a global scale. Supplementing your career with international experience is a definite level up in the game of life. Employers will be enticed by your interest in traveling and web design, as it is an international industry.

Locations

Due to the boom in internet marketing, web design is bigger than ever. Web design utilizes a universal language, meaning that no location is off limits for your web design internship abroad. You have the freedom to tailor your internship to a language you want to learn, landmarks noted on your bucket list, or even by closing your eyes and picking a point on a map.

Europe holds the highest quality of web design internship programs abroad, as the continent is home to leading countries in innovation within the field. Italy especially attracts many web design interns, bearing its symbol as a world center for art and design where creativity reigns. Web design is a blossoming trade in the modern cities of Rome and Florence, where art and life intermingle so effortlessly. Italy is an art lover’s paradise and after you leave, the country will always have a pizza your heart.

As small as it is, Florence looms large on the world's must-see list, giving you an abundance of opportunities to fill your free time with. Feast on world-class art and food, and wine so wonderful, you will have no shame drooling over it. Opt to live the dolce vita life in Rome and relax into the city's Mediterranean rhythms. Watch the tempo rise as the day fades into the evening and the crowd descends onto the city's bars and cafes.

There is something electrifying about being part of a new wave of young professionals emerging in the field. Some up-and-coming cities in the web design industry are found in South Africa. If your niche is in grassroots, cities like Cape Town (named the World Design capital in 2014) and Johannesburg may fit your bill of an exciting and dynamic work culture to intern abroad in web design.

Cape Town oozes with natural wonders to be explored within the city’s boundaries. Table Mountain is the headliner, but don’t overlook Company’s Gardens and Green Point Park. Follow the lead of locals by taking full advantage of the abundant outdoor space and learn to surf, go hiking, or enjoy the epic mountain biking. If you are easily seduced by city life, see how Johannesburg has become the vibrant heart keeping the country looking optimistically towards the future. It is considered one of the most successful urban renewal projects in the world with hipster-friendly neighborhoods teeming with creativity and energy.

Web Design Internships

As an intern abroad in web design, you’ll  likely have responsibility for a wide array of tasks that range from assisting in larger projects, to developing creative work, then to holding the honor of being the gofer of the week. Because there are all different kinds of companies you can work for as a web designer, a web design internship can manifest in many different forms.

Web design internships abroad are generally flexible in accommodating to your own expectations, requirements, and prior experience. International aspirants will usually intern abroad in web design for anywhere from two to six months depending on availability. Some programs will offer you the opportunity to work part time for as little as 10 hours a week, while others will offer you a full time position. Salaries will vary widely depending on location and prior experience.

It is also possible to find a web design internship that combines entry-level work experience with the additional opportunity to earn academic credit in the field. This generates a brilliant chance for students who are still pursuing their degree to kill two birds with one stone by gaining professional experience and expanding their portfolio, all the while earning academic credit.

Benefits & Challenges

Language barrier. The majority of coding languages were developed in English speaking countries; however, a large handful of others use their country’s native language to code. You will have the chance to experience and learn different coding languages, which will help expand programming knowledge and professional adaptability. You will also be synonymously strengthening your knowledge of communication across cultural and linguistic boundaries through your creative imagery. 

Get the creative juices flowing. Nothing inspires creativity quite like travel. Web design involves a hefty amount of artistic influence, and travel is famous for opening our eyes to new ideas and making us reassess everything. Being exposed to new methods of design allows creations to be more streamlined and accessible to different users while appealing to an international community. The internet is a realm of infinite possibility and interning abroad will open your mind to all the innovative new ways you can make your own impact felt as a web designer.

Renew your passion. Traveling abroad can also introduce you to the importance of the career you’re pursuing. As the world becomes more connected through the internet, local businesses from around the world depend on websites to become established and make better lives for themselves and their families. Seeing the importance of web design abroad will undoubtedly make you more passionate about your art.

Get out of your comfort zone. With a universal degree like web design, it may be tempting to stay home and plug in from the comfort of your known surroundings. By breaking free into the larger world, you will redefine the limits of what you thought you knew. The beauty of the web is its ability to break down barriers and limitations, connecting people from all over the world in the process.

As humanity continues to digitalize, web design opportunities are abundant for individuals who want to understand and contribute to this process on a deeper internal level. But the external world is still alive and well, and nothing will unlock your full creative potential like travelling abroad!

Read More

written by:

A Guide To

Web Design Internships Abroad

READ ARTICLE

 Find Web Design Internships Abroad Now

Save

This listing has been saved 174 times

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 78 times

On Study Internship in Florence, you will be spending the semester in one of the world's most popular destinations for tourists. However, your exposure to Florentine culture will go beyond what any other tourist or even study abroad participant will be experiencing! You will be working with locals and possibly other internationals through your internship while also taking classes in English, I...

Save

This listing has been saved 242 times

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

Hands-on experience is a vital part of expanding your knowledge, know-how, and understanding of the business world. With the ever-expanding global economy, it's important to get experience in how business is conducted in all corners of the world. Micro-business interns work in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru. Among other things, internship work may include Accounting set-up, education and training ...

Save

This listing has been saved 26 times

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 13 times

Founded in 1992, Projects Abroad is now one of the largest volunteer organizations in the world. Each year, we send 10,000 volunteer abroad to 30 various developing countries around the world. The Journalism project in Tanzania is perfect for interns who are interested in writing or photography. As an intern, you will write for a quarterly publication that focuses on a range of topics such as c...

Save

This listing has been saved 544 times

*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 234 times

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...

Save

This listing has been saved 16 times

Intern in the city that is home to acclaimed authors and playwrights like Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift and George Bernard Shaw. With Global Experiences individuals can intern abroad in Dublin for up to ten weeks. Become immersed in the rich culture of Dublin and develop your career through an internship. There are many different fields to choose from such as: accounting, business, event plan...

Save

This listing has been saved 89 times

Fashion Week Internships is the only specialist fashion industry internship provider, delivering dynamic fashion-forward internship experiences in the birthplace of fashion - London! Working with over 2,000 industry leading brands, retailers, designers, labels and PR/events companies, our programs give motivated students and graduates the opportunity to experience the fashion industry up clo...

Save

This listing has been saved 4 times

Take a Marketing internship in South Africa with VACorps. They can link you with a myriad of program options, whether you are interested in applying your marketing knowledge at a grassroots NGO or within a corporate environment. Interested applicants will be asked to provide a comprehensive list of their interests in the field of marketing, in the efforts to provide intense with a placement...

Save

This listing has been saved 3 times

Fresh out of College or Uni or want to take a career break? Interested in gaining some priceless experience in your industry of choice? Intern in one of the best cities in the world: Vancouver. Canada has consistently been rated as one of the best countries in the world to live. From its cosmopolitan cities to its outstanding wilderness, Canada boasts one of the most diverse, accepting soci...

Save

This listing has been saved 166 times

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 41 times

Interns with an interest in visual arts and museum studies, or who are looking to have a career in exhibition management, collection, arts marketing, or tourism management will benefit from this exciting opportunity to work in one of the city's many institutions. Interns will be placed in institutions that embrace their diverse community with exhibitions, events and public programs like seminar...

Save

This listing has been saved 84 times

Music Industry Internship (MII) is the only specialised internship provider in the Music industry, delivering unique music based internships in the European capital of music - London. Our programs provide ambitious students and graduates with their first taste of the music industry, interning with some of the best known labels, studios, festivals, radio stations, music PR’s and management ag...