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In general, a USAC internship:

  • is typically available during the Fall or Spring semester. Summer internships are offered only in a limited number of locations, noted below.
  • will be taken for 1-3 credits, rather than for financial compensation.
  • will be awarded a letter grade; your home university may convert the grade to a pass/fail.
  • requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 and Junior standing; some internship placements require foreign language proficiency.
  • will not be finalized until arrival at the program site. Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed.

USAC-arranged internships are coordinated by USAC and staff at each program site; only students enrolled in that specific study abroad program are eligible. Hours and grades are based on the US system.

  • Schedules and numbers of credits are determined in consultation with the work site mentor and the USAC Resident Director or Internship Coordinator.
  • In a USAC-arranged internship, one credit requires a minimum of 45 work hours; two credits require a minimum of 90 work hours; three credits require a minimum of 135 work hours. Internship hours may not conflict with the student's USAC course schedule.
  • Students will maintain a weekly log, confer with the Resident Director or Internship Coordinator during the semester, and submit a final summative and reflective essay.
  • Interns, not USAC, will be responsible for transportation to and from the internship work site.
  • USAC will attempt to assist you to meet the internship requirements of your home university; however, it will ultimately be your responsibility to make sure those home university requirements are met.
  • Unless otherwise noted, a refundable fee will be collected and refunded upon the successful completion of the internship.
  • See each program for more program-specific information. Unless noted, you must apply prior to the start of the program.

If you are interested in a USAC-arranged internship, you will apply once you have been accepted to the program. Consult the Internship Opportunities and Application document in your Student Gateway account. You will need to prepare a resume and a statement of purpose detailing what you hope to achieve in an internship abroad.

Internships are currently offered in the following programs:

Host University-arranged internships are organized and evaluated by the Host University and will be credited on the host university transcript in the local grading system. If you are interested in a Host University-arranged internship, you will indicate your interest during the course registration process. Internships are currently offered in the following programs:

If you have further questions, please contact the USAC Enrollment Department: