Global Internship Programs

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

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

Intern in Germany Program

What We Offer

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


  • 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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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.
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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 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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