Please contact your AFSNext specialist to confirm availability in the following cities at info@afsusa.org:
Dublin, Ireland | London, U.K. | New York City, U.S.A | Paris, France | 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 Finance and Economics 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!
 
Finance internship with an International Healthcare Consultancy

Finance Internship with an International Healthcare Consultancy

Get hands-on finance experience at a healthcare partnership that works with numerous companies and organizations. This company is looking for finance interns to work with them in their Dublin-based office. Ideal candidates will be prepared to help restore financial models, and explore the “why” behind the numbers to better understand how they work. Other projects may include assisting in revamping websites and other special projects as assigned.

 


Competitive Finance Internship Placement

Competitive Finance Internship Placement

Established in 1991, this asset management firm has worked hard to build an investment team and client base that is committed to active fund management with an equal emphasis on preserving capital and generating superior returns. They are looking to add a finance or economics intern to join their 100+ employee company. The finance or economics intern will work side by side with them in a professional and educational environment.

 


Internship With Leading Equity Finance Firm

Finance Internship With Leading Equity Firm

This company is a leading private equity firm that specializes in mid-market management buy-outs, buy-ins, acquisitions, and expansion opportunities in Australia and New Zealand. They have an active management approach in building partnerships that create value for all stakeholders. Finance interns will work on investment valuation, top-down research, financial statement analysis, industry research, and providing recommendations for acquisitions.

 

Housing and Language

Where you’ll live

Depending on your finance internship location, you can expect to stay in a shared room in an apartment, college dorm, or student residence. A local program advisor and coordinator will be available to help you settle in and answer any questions during your program. Your accommodations will likely be within walking distance of city public transportation.

During your stay, you’ll be within the same network as the students and/or interns you’re living with. It is often through these individuals that you can learn the most, as you explore the highlights of the city together, share career-building advice, and venture out on your own to your internship posts.

Your language learning

Most locations are very English-friendly, and do not require prior knowledge of the local language. Depending on your placement, you may have the opportunity to integrate further into the community by attending language lessons.

* 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, and you should expect to be evaluated beforehand via Skype interview.)

Preparing for your future in finance and economics

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 internship interview, build an effective cover letter and resume, and choose the right placement. Working with your advisor, you’ll take the Clifton Strengths Finder 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 finance or economics 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 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 this feedback-loop to not only be essential for success, but often lacking in environments where you’re on your own. Before the conclusion of your internship, you’ll attend a program debriefing and re-entry career and culture training. When you return home, you’ll join a network of alumni across the world who have used the skills they gained to advance their lives and careers!