International Internship Program
International internship opportunities are available in the following cities:
Internships in Dublin offer students the chance to work with internationally-recognized companies and national European organizations, while experiencing the warmth of a small, welcoming city. >>
An exciting and cosmopolitan European city, London is a major political, financial and cultural center, graced with more parks and gardens than any other capital in the world.>>
Madrid is the center of Spain's business and government; the entire country revolves around what happens in this city. In addition to getting professional experience in another country, students will also be exposed to how business is done in another language. >>
The rich language and culture of France experienced through the lens of an internship, offers students an extraordinary opportunity to integrate into Parisian life. Students benefit by fine-tuning their language skills and developing practical professional skills. >>
Since 1985, more than 700 Stonehill students have grown and matured, intellectually and personally, as a result of their participation in the International Internship Program. International Internships are offered via Stonehill's Office of International Programs.
- Students typically intern in the second semester of the junior year or first semester of the senior year.
- Students intern for 36 hours per week in Paris and Madrid, 32 hours/week in Dublin, and 20 hours/week in London.
- Interns earn a full semester of course credits. (15 credits)
- If working in an English-speaking environment, interns take academic courses to enrich their intercultural learning.
This type of experiential learning creates an appreciation for the challenge of a professional career, assists the student in the transition between four years of higher education and the work environment, helps to build self-confidence and interpersonal competence, and prepares the student better for a senior capstone experience in the student's major discipline. In addition, the international internship allows the student to live and work as a professional in another culture, and often immersed in another language.
In Combination with a Study Abroad Experience
Some study abroad programs also offer internships in replacement for one of the courses taken during the semester.