Please contact your AFSNext specialist to confirm availability in the following cities at info@afsusa.org:
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 IT 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!
Coding & Database Internship w/ High Tech Dublin Company

Coding & Database Internship w/ High Tech Dublin Company

This is an IT internship with one of Ireland’s budding travel startups, which focuses on improving passenger experiences around the world. In cooperation with of hundreds of transportation services worldwide, they help individuals find the most efficient way to travel to and from airports.The office environment is very open, and provides opportunities for interns to learn from a variety of international staff and make real contributions to the company as a whole. Internship tasks will include, but are not limited to, analytical projecting, spatial analysis (involves coding), and database work.

 


Web Development Assistantship with Digital Creative Agency

Web Development Assistantship with Digital Creative Agency

This company is a digital creative agency based in Whitechapel London, providing in-house web development and app building services as well as running global marketing campaigns for clients such as American Express. During this internship your role will be that of a web development assistant. The intern will be working under an Oxford graduate web and app developer. The first project of the internship will be the build of a website for a high-end fashion label, recently featured in Vogue and London Fashion week.

Housing and Language

Where you’ll live

Depending on your internship location, you can expect to stay in a shared room in an apartment, in a college dorm, or in a 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 your city’s public transportation system.

During your stay, you’ll operate within the same network as the students and/or interns you live with. It is often through these relationships that you can learn the most, as you explore the highlights of the city together, share career-building advice, and compare experiences at your IT internships .

Your language learning

Most programs are located in very English-friendly areas, 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 —  French language proficiency will be evaluated via Skype interview.)

Preparing for your future in IT

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 IT 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 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 IT internship 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 from their IT internships abroad to advance their lives and careers!