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Interning in Quarantine: How a Swiss Intern Living in Brooklyn is Making It Work

On March 11, Adelaide Ernst saw on the news that travel from Europe to the United States would be suspended after March 13. But Adelaide was scheduled to fly from Switzerland to New York just four days later. Through the IAESTE United States program, Adelaide would be interning at Cultural Vistas to recruit host colleges for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals. To ensure her international internship wouldn’t be delayed, she rebooked her flight and landed at JFK airport just in time on March 13. Since then, Adelaide’s entire internship experience has taken place exclusively out of her apartment…

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What It’s Like to Intern in India

Interning in a country overseas, such as India, sounds exciting. But what is an Indian internship really like? Our Cultural Vistas Fellows in Bangalore are sharing their insights on their internship placements in real-time. Cynthia, Molly, Isabel, and Brenda, are interning for the Habitat for Humanity India Trust, the Selco Foundation, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, and the Akshaya Patra Foundation. Read about their experiences in their own words. Cynthia’s Internship at Habitat for Humanity Cynthia Rann Albright College, International Business Internship Host: Habitat for Humanity India Trust Habitat for Humanity India Trust is a non-governmental organization that focuses on disaster relief, building homes,…

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How to Find a J-1 Internship in the United States

We want as many people around the world as possible to have the opportunity to gain professional experience in the American workplace. While we provide J-1 Visa services for those that have been offered an internship or training assignment in the United States (and do offer customized placements for select initiatives), the demand is sky-high and we aren’t always able to find that internship for everyone. Finding an internship, especially overseas, can be difficult. Here are some tips for how to find and secure an internship or training program in the United States.

Why and How to Volunteer While Abroad

It’s true: Americans love helping people! Whether it was serving Thanksgiving dinner to families in need, tutoring inner-city students, planting trees in public parks, or taking care of the elderly, nearly 63 million of us volunteered our time and 79% helped a stranger last year. As we get set to honor the legacy of the great civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 18, I believe it is important to extend this spirit of service by volunteering. Even if you are studying, working, or traveling abroad, it is easy and rewarding to make a positive impact…

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