Interning abroad is a great way to add international work experience to your resume as well as getting an opportunity to live and experience the culture of another country. In addition, you will have some unique skills such as diversity, intercultural sensitivity, and the ability to adjust yourself in any culture and work environment.
Regardless of the reason you choose to intern abroad, it is important that you find a quality internship there and gain valuable experience. Here are top 20 countries for international internship.
One of the global powers, England is home to some of the biggest MNCs of the world. The options here are endless and regardless of the stream you want to intern in, you can secure a well-paid internship in a well-known company. And above all, it is a beautiful and interesting country to live in.
If you land an internship in a big firm, you can easily make anything from £1,000 to £3,000. However, England is an expensive country to live in so do not expect too much of savings.
Why China? Because it is not only the most populous country but also the fastest growing economy in the world. Experience the rich Chinese culture and see how it is to work in the super-sized yet crowded cities of Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou. Getting an internship in China is relatively easy as there are a plethora of opportunities some which offer $6 per day towards daily expenses while some paying $1000 per month. The living expense is not that high and you can easily sustain with the money you’ll get.
You must have a Statement of Purpose (SOP) and an offer in hand from a Chinese workplace in order to get a visa.
It is probably one of the most preferred destinations for Indian students seeking internship abroad. And why not? One of the most developed nations in the world, America has a plethora of opportunities for students in every field. Interning in the USA will boost your credentials in any field. In addition to being home to several prominent fashion labels, America is also home to some of the biggest hotel chains in the world. The sports industry is massive and so is the media industry in the USA. No matter the degree you are pursuing, there is always a state-of-the-art internship for you in the USA
And if you can manage to get an internship there, chances of getting a Pre-Placement Offer (PPO) is really high. However, the major problem that most Indian students face is that of Visa, which can be rejected for a silly reason. If you have a letter from an employer, getting visa becomes much easier though.
Australia is one of the most diverse countries offering an internship in almost every industry from software to marketing, arts, business, conservation, tourism, arts and lot more. You don’t have the pressure to learn a different language as English is the primary language. The weather is great and the people are very friendly here. In addition to earning an average intern stipend of $17 to $20 per day, you will also make some great friends here.
In order to be able to do an internship in Australia, you need a 408 Temporary Activity Visa. Having a letter from your employer comes handy in getting the visa.
To know more about the Visa formalities, click here.
Do you love the Spanish language and Spanish people? Are you looking for a valuable career experience as well as an opportunity to brush your language skills? If yes, Argentina is a wonderful country to intern in. The country offers some amazing internship opportunities in the field of business, marketing, law and communications. (Not so much in software).
However, it is important to know that there is a reciprocity fee for Indians to enter the country as well as a program fees charged by the organizations. You might not earn money in Argentina but you will surely gain a lot of valuable experience.
6. New Zealand
Looking for an offbeat internship? How about interning in the field of conservation of ski instructing? Sounds interesting? If yes, welcome to New Zealand. With its ravishing flora and rolling green hills, an internship at New Zealand will be nothing less than a beautiful adventure. The average stipend for interning at New Zealand is around NZD 450 per month. However, if you have got some skills, you can easily get much more.
If the internship tenure is more than 3 months, you will have to apply for a visitor visa and show sufficient funds in order to get that.
Check out various internship opportunities in NZ
If you have not yet watched ‘Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara’ and need reasons to intern in Spain, then there are plenty of them. From getting chances to living the quintessential European life to fantastic Mediterranean weather, from wandering at historic avenues to enjoying Spanish cuisine and exotic wine, Spain has so much to offer. You can pick any stream and there will surely be internship openings in that field in Spain. If you have exceptional skills, you can make as much €1,000 per month through a stipend.