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Interships offer students the chance to gain professional experience in their chosen field of study MU. In a recent study, employers stated that participation in an internship was the most important qualification when evaluating recent graduates for hire. To stay competitive in an increasingly challenging job market, an internship abroad can give students the extra edge employers are looking for.

See a list of all internship abroad programs.

Benefits of participating in an internship

Participating in an internship can help students gain professional experience and a number of valuable skill sets:

  • Professional connections with others in the field they want to pursue
  • Experience in a professional environment
  • Application of classroom knowledge in a real-world setting
  • Technical, people, organizational and time-management skills

International interships can help students gain the following skills by immersing them in a culture other than their own:

  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Cross-cultural communication skills
  • International perspective
  • Flexibility, confidence and independence by being able to navigate in a foreign culture