Paid internships can be hard to find here in the States, so searching for a paid internship position abroad can be a daunting task. In reality, paid internships abroad are out there, you just have to know where to look.
Theihs.org has some paid internships at home and abroad. They offers students paid internships to work on a documentary or an investigative journalism television program in Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C. or Toronto. Ok, maybe an internship in Toronto hardly counts as an internship abroad, but it’s a start!
Every year, UC Davis offers paid internships abroad. Student can spend the Summer in Europe, Japan, South America, China or Singapore and get paid. It’s not clear whether or not you have to be a Davis student to apply, but you should check out their website for more info (http://summer-abroad.ucdavis.edu). As a matter of fact, many universities offer paid internship placement at home and overseas – you should definitely check with your local career advisor for more information.
STA has an awesome internship listed in their website. Check out how enticing this advert sounds, “Finished the study? Get paid to work in the Greek Islands! Apply for a Paid Internship abroad & soak up the Grecian sun! Get placed in a Paid summer Internship overseas in the Greek Islands!” Sun, beach, money, wild Grecian parties? Sounds great, but there is a catch. You’ll get paid 350- 400 Euros per month, but first you have to cough over $2,000 for the placement.
There are loads of other paid internships abroad, but you’ll have to do some searching. Be wary of placement fees, but also remember – it is an internship, so you’re really working for experience, not riches.