Please contact your AFSNext specialist to confirm availability in the following cities at
Barcelona, Spain | Dublin, Ireland | London, U.K. | New York City, U.S.A | Paris, France | San Jose, Costa Rica | Stockholm, Sweden | Sydney, Australia | Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Program fees & start dates
The below description has been provided by our implementing program administrator and is subject to change.

Program Overview

Internship Examples

Below are examples of our international Architecture and Engineering Internships. It is not guaranteed that you could get placed in one of the internship examples, but there are plenty of opportunities within the field. New opportunities are created every year. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know!

Biomedical and Design Engineering Internships Abroad

Biomedical and Design Engineering Internships

These engineering internships revolve around product design, prototype development, and testing. The host company is a leading figure in air purifying technology with a goal to produce the healthiest environments, and intends to educate interns through hands-on, experiential learning.

Leading Structural Engineering Internship

Leading Structural Engineering Firm

This intern placement is with one of the UK’s leading design-oriented structural engineering offices. The practice has gained an exemplary reputation for the quality of its engineering design — they have been commissioned to work at the Science Museum (twice), the Royal Festival Hall, and have acted as consultants to the BBC. Their work sectors include education, retail, residential, and commercial, and their projects range from £500,000 to over £100 million. The successful intern will learn to work within an engineering team under the supervision of a chartered engineer, improve drafting skills in both 2D and 3D, as well as have the opportunity to assist with site visits and client liaison.

Engineering Internship at a Consultancy Firm

Engineering Internships at a Consulting Firm

This engineering internship is with an Australian design and construction company specializing in civil engineering, design, railway building and project management. The company has extensive experience relating to infrastructure development, building works, civil engineering, earthmoving and railway and is well placed to provide a broad range of skills necessary for any major development. These skills extend to include design, construct, project management, and documentation.


Internship with Full-service Architectural Practice

Intern with a Full-service Architectural Practice

Focused on design, management, and consulting for a range of architectural projects, this prestigious NY firm is seeking an intern to assist with all phases of design. The selected intern will consult with clients on apartment renovation and small commercial spaces, as well as work on the preparation and submission of requests for proposals.


Internship in Dynamic Architecture Firm

Internship in a Dynamic Architecture Firm

This firm is a progressive architectural organization that offers internships in both building design and construction projects. This firm works with small/medium size residential buildings and commercial projects. The role will consist of a broad range of tasks and responsibilities, allowing exposure to the architectural process as well as some involvement with construction management process. Specific tasks may include general and contract administration, research, client consultant and supplier liaison, design, documentation, drafting, and following up on general inquiries.

Housing and Language

* If your internship takes place in Paris, you’ll have the chance to experience full cultural immersion by living with a local host family. (French language skills are required for an internship in this location — French language proficiency will be evaluated via Skype interview.)

Preparing for your future in architecture or engineering

Selecting your internship

Before you depart, you’ll be introduced to your internship advisor for one-on-one support and career guidance. Your advisor will help you prepare for your engineering internship interview, build an effective cover letter and resume, and choose the right placement. Working with your advisor, you’ll use the Clifton Strengthsfinder Assessment to identify your top five strengths. These strengths will be useful in determining future opportunities and helping to focus your interests into clear career goals well beyond the scope of the program.

Before your internship

Once you and your advisor have selected your engineering internship, you’ll have access to a pre-departure orientation video series to help you get ready for the transformational experience of working and living abroad. You’ll also have career skills training videos and articles at your fingertips to help you build your resume in advance. We want you to succeed and thrive abroad, and will provide countless resources to ensure you have what you need to do so.

During your internship

When you arrive at your destination, you’ll attend a welcome orientation to help you settle in and start your experience with your best foot forward. Midway through your program, you’ll have another opportunity to check in with local advisors at a career coaching session. During this visit, onsite staff will interview you and your employer to identify your strengths and areas where you could improve. We find that this feedback-loop is essential for success.

Before the conclusion of your internship, you’ll attend a program debriefing touching on reverse culture shock and career training. When you return home, you’ll join a network of alumni across the world who have used the skills they gained in their engineering internships to advance their lives and careers!