Internships in Europe and South America

Cultural Vistas offers an array of customized internship placement and work abroad programs for U.S. and Canadian students and young professionals across Europe and South America.

Internship placements are tailored to each individual’s skill set, career aspirations, and experience as determined by an interview with our staff. Summer and year-round programs are available.

In addition to individualized placements with organizations abroad, participants can receive:

  • Assistance crafting a foreign language résumé
  • Language training
  • Work authorization services
  • Pre-departure cultural information
  • In-country and reentry support, including a toolkit to help market their experience to U.S. employers and membership in the Cultural Vistas Alumni Network.
  • Financial assistance available through the Cultural Vistas Scholarship Fund

Internship Abroad Placement Programs

Internship Program in Argentina

What We Offer

  • 2-3 month internship placement in a Spanish-speaking professional environment
  • Housing or home stay arrangements
  • Language courses

Eligibility

  • U.S. or Canadian citizen; ages 18-30
  • Currently enrolled at a university
  • Completed at least 2 years of university studies
  • Completed at least 2 years of Spanish instruction at a university level
  • Relevant work experience
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Internship Program in Brazil

What We Offer

  • 2-3 month summer internship placement
  • Housing or home stay arrangements
  • Orientation in São Paulo
  • Language courses
  • Cultural activities

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently enrolled at a university, full or part-time
  • No prior language study required
  • Relevant work experience

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Internship Program in Chile

What We Offer

  • 2-3 month internship placement in a Spanish-speaking professional environment
  • Housing or home stay arrangements
  • Language courses

Eligibility

  • U.S. or Canadian citizen, ages 18-30
  • Currently enrolled at a university
  • Completed at least two years of university studies
  • Completed at least two years of Spanish instruction at a university level
  • Relevant work experience
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Internship Program in France

What We Offer

  • 2-6 month internship placement in a French-speaking professional environment
  • Home stay arrangements
  • Language courses

Eligibility

  • U.S. or Canadian citizen; ages 18-30
  • Currently enrolled at a university
  • Intermedia French language skills
  • Completed at least two years of university studies
  • Relevant work experience

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Internship Program in Germany

What We Offer

  • 2-12 month internship placements in German-speaking professional environment
  • ranging from 2-12 months in length
  • Language courses
  • In-country orientation for summer participants

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen or university student
  • Completed at least two years of university studies
  • Completed at least two years of German instruction at a university level
  • Relevant work experience

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Internship Program in Ireland

What We Offer

  • 1-3 month internship placement
  • Housing or home stay arrangements
  • In-country orientation in Dublin

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Completed at least two years of university studies
  • Relevant work experience

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Summer Internship Program in Spain

What We Offer

  • 2-3 month summer internship placement in a Spanish-speaking professional environment
  • In-country orientation in Madrid

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently enrolled at a university, full or part-time
  • Completed at least two years of university studies
  • Completed at least two years of Spanish instruction at a university level
  • Relevant work experience

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Internship Program in United Kingdom

What We Offer

  • Up to 6 month internship placement
  • Housing arrangements
  • In-country orientation in London

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled at a university within the last 12 months
  • Relevant work experience

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University Programs

Cultural Vistas offers a wide variety of internship abroad opportunities customized to meet the needs of U.S. universities and established international programs, including those at the College of Charleston and University of Michigan, among others.

Work Authorization Services for University Students and Professionals

We can also provide work authorization services and support to individuals who have already secured an internship or training position in Germany or Switzerland.

What We Offer

  • Work authorization services
  • Application, pre-departure, and reentry assistance

Germany Eligibility

  • Currently enrolled at a U.S. university
  • Canadian citizens enrolled at a Canadian university are also eligible
  • Completed at least two years of university studies
  • Basic German language skills

Switzerland Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen; ages 18-35
  • Degree from an accredited university
  • Completed at least two years of university studies
  • Relevant work experience

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financial-support-calloutFinancial Support is Available

We know that the number one obstacle to interning or working abroad is the expense.

As a nonprofit, we’re committed to providing affordable options for those interested in taking their career pursuits overseas.

In fact, every year nearly 90 percent of the individuals who take part in Cultural Vistas programs outside the United States receive paid internships, full or partial funding, or are awarded scholarships to support their experiences.

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