The Benefits of Completing an Internship in a Global Environment While You Study Abroad

February 27, 2021
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If you’re studying abroad this year or plan to do so in the future, your study abroad experience may serve as an ideal opportunity to land an internship. At John Cabot University's Center for Career Services, students are not only encouraged to complete an internship while they’re studying in Rome, but they will also benefit from many resources that can greatly assist them in finding an internship. 

If you’re planning on launching your career after university, chances are, you’re also thinking about getting an internship. Internships offer a great way for university students to gain valuable experience and skills in an industry that they’re interested in joining in the future. They also open up opportunities to make connections that can provide real benefits as they look for jobs after graduation.

Here’s why completing an internship in a global environment can be a unique and beneficial experience.

Completing An Internship While You Study Abroad is a Great Way to Gain International Experience

While completing an internship in your home country is a valuable experience, there are many additional benefits to consider by completing an internship while you study abroad. Along with the knowledge you gain by working in an industry that you might be interested in in the future, you’re also learning about how that industry works in another part of the world. 

As an example, a marketing company in Italy might have a different approach to brand building than a company in the United States. After completing an internship abroad, you’ll be able to take the global insight and experience you gained back home with you, making for a more impressive resume. Employers will know that they can count on you to bring a fresh perspective to the table with your unique training background, and this will give you a competitive edge in the job market. 

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Make Connections Around the World

Networking is an important part of getting a job in any industry. The more connections you have, the more likely it is that one of these individuals might put you in contact with a potential employer—or even become your employer in the future. If you complete an internship while attending our university in Italy, you’ll be building connections with professionals across the globe with who you’ll be able to stay in contact with throughout your career. These contacts may serve as a great resource, especially if you decide you’d like to work at an international company in the future—possibly even in Italy!

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Here’s How JCU Can Help You to Secure an Internship

If you’re sold on the idea of completing an internship abroad, JCU has plenty of resources that can help you. The Center for Career Services at JCU is a resource that internship-seeking students will want to explore. The Center helps students to land internships through its partnerships with host organizations in a variety of industries. Students can apply for internships at these partner organizations through the Center for Career Services by submitting a resume and cover letter. Additionally, students seeking to improve their CVs or cover letters can find assistance through the many workshops, events, and other resources offered by the Center year-round. 

JCU’s Institute for Entrepreneurship is another resource that offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in an industry of their interest. With a focus on entrepreneurship, the Institute offers a variety of internship options with startup companies crossing a variety of business niches. Students who wish to gain experience working with individuals starting their own companies can greatly benefit from any one of these internship opportunities.

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