Find an International Internship

The Office of ​​Study Abroad works with international organizations that can place students in internships around the world.  It is possible to request a full-time internship or a part-time internship combined with coursework.  Students will work closely with a study abroad advisor and a faculty advisor to ensure that the internship placement meets CMU requirements.  Applications for internships have earlier deadlines to ensure that an appropriate internship can be secured.  Please be aware that all international internships are unpaid.


3.0 GPA or above.
Excellent recommendations from faculty.
Must have completed at least 3 semesters of university coursework.
Some sites may have additional requirements that will be explained by your Study Abroad Advisor.


Depending on the full-time internship program chosen, accommodations will be in either a shared apartment, hostel, or with a host family. Meals are usually self-catered. For students participating in a study program with a part-time internship, please see the accommodations provided on the program brochure page for that study site.


All internships must be approved for credit.  Students work with a faculty advisor in the academic department to request approval for the internship and determine the number of credits to be earned.

How to Apply

Interested students are asked to make an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor as early as possible.  Students will complete the regular study abroad application process and will also be required to submit a current resume and cover letter. Additional information and instructions will be provided by the Study Abroad Advisor.

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