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Learn more about non-Rollins international internship programs.

International Internships

If you are considering an international internship, the procedures will vary depending on your specific situation. You may want to give some thought to the benefits and challenges of doing an internship abroad, particularly in relation to your own personal and professional goals. You will need to target a potential career field to explore and gain experience in through the internship so you may want to visit the Center for Career and Life Planning for assistance. The Center for Career and Life Planning will also provide you guidance on creating and/or updating a resume/CV and cover letter.

Make sure to take the appropriate steps to receive academic credit for your international internship: you must receive approval from your academic advisor (general credit) and department chair (major/minor credit). Be sure to copy the Center for Career and Life Planning (internships@rollins.edu) in emails when seeking approvals so that they can advise and/or review as needed. You will also need to submit the appropriate approval paperwork to International Programs.

Seeking an international internship, or looking for your next steps after securing one? Choose the statement below that most closely matches your circumstance to get more information about where to go from here!

If you have already identified and confirmed with a specific employer in your home country and you wish to enroll in the Rollins Academic Internship Course, you will submit academic internship registration paperwork to the Center for Career & Life Planning by the posted semester deadline and will need to pay the associated matriculation fee. Need help with registration? Contact the CCLP at 407-646-2195 or careercenter@rollins.edu.

If you have already identified and confirmed with a specific employer outside of the U.S.:

Step 1: Submit academic internship registration paperwork to the Center for Career & Life Planning by the posted semester deadline and pay the associated matriculation fee. Need help with registration? Contact the CCLP at 407-646-2195 or careercenter@rollins.edu.

Step 2: Work with International Programs to register your travel in RIPA through FoxLink (Affiliated Travel Application). Contact International Programs at 407-646-2466 or at studyabroad@rollins.edu, or schedule an advising session here. Our staff will provide additional advising, assistance and insurance.

Meet with an advisor in International Programs to determine next steps. The IP advisor will help you register in RIPA through Foxlink and will talk to you about receiving academic credit for the internship. Contact International Programs at 407-646-2466 or at studyabroad@rollins.edu, or schedule an advising session here. Depending on the structure of your program, you may have additional steps to complete with the Center for Career and Life Planning to receive academic credit.

Step 1: Meet with an advisor in International Programs to review and discuss study abroad program options that include an internship. We strongly recommend that students participate in an organized and established study abroad program (either through Rollins or another school or organization) that focuses on or includes international internships. Since there are potential immigration and legality issues with internships abroad, it is safer to go through an established program. Also, programs typically provide complete package of services including housing, in-country faculty/staff, travel arrangements, and insurance coverage.

Step 2: Seek advising from the Center for Career & Life Planning as needed regarding focusing on a specific career field, resume/cover letter, and interviewing skills and resources for an internship search.

Step 3: Once you have identified and secured an international internship, review the student actions above that relate to your circumstance.