- Invest in international work and living experience Through ISEP, you can intern in a global office for a cost comparable to studying abroad. Guaranteed internship placement, housing and on-site support is included.
- Earn credit while interning Connect with your study abroad office to earn credit through your home university or Fairfield University of Connecticut as your official school of record. For summer programs earn 6 hours and up to 9 hours of credit for a semester.
- Build your global and practical experience Develop your career prospects through a unique global experience. International internship placements build highly desirable critical skills for employment. Working in a global environment you will learn about your career field from a cross-cultural perspective.
In selecting your internship program, there are three top considerations:
- Career Field – What do you want to do after graduation? In selecting your location, you’ll start with your intended career field to find the perfect fit for your internship placement.
- Language – Internships are in English except for Paris where French fluency is required for placement. In countries where English is not the native language, there are language courses offered at the beginning of your programs to help with immersion in the culture.
- Timing – Semester and summer internship options are available. Whether you’re a study abroad alumnus looking to intern abroad to increase your experience, currently abroad and wanting to continue your experience by interning, or your internship will be your first time abroad – you can plan your experience into your academic calendar.
Explore your career field options across locations by visiting our internship program locations:
- Barcelona, Spain
- Dublin, Ireland
- Florence, Italy
- London, U.K.
- Milan, Italy
- New York City
- Paris, France
- San Jose, Costa Rica
- Stockholm, Sweden
- Sydney, Australia
- Washington, D.C.
Connect with your ISEP Student Engagement Officer or your ISEP Study Abroad Coordinator on your home campus to begin an advising session to consider your options.
Internship and Career Development
- Guaranteed internship placement
- Dedicated program advisor, interview prep
- Coaching and mock interviews
- The Gallup Organization’s StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment
- Personalized hour of strengths coaching
- Career-building video guides
- Intensive language training course
On-Site Program Inclusions
- 24/7 local emergency contact
- Start date briefing and information packet
- Social and cultural events
- Access to paid events and excursions
- On-site career development and networking events
- Individual internship site visit and feedback session
- Cultural and professional reflection in exit briefing
Housing and Transportation
- Group flight options with reduced airfare
- Travel card for public transportation for the first week
- Student pays $500 nonrefundable application fee, which is applied to the program fee
- Student pays deposit of 50% of the remaining program fee upon acceptance
- Student pays remaining balance of program fee thirty days thereafter
Refunds to Student
- If withdrawal is before April 1, student will be refunded amounts paid less retention of $2,500
- If withdrawal is between April 1 – 30, student will be refunded amounts paid less retention of $2,500, multiplied by 50%
- If withdrawal is after April 30, no refund will be made
- If withdrawal is before June 15, student will be refunded amounts paid less retention of $2,500
- If withdrawal is between June 15 and July 15, student will be refunded amounts paid less retention of $2,500, multiplied by 50%
- If withdrawal is after July 15, no refund will be made
- If withdrawal is before November 1, student will be refunded amounts paid less retention of $2,500
- If withdrawal is between November 1 – 30, student will be refunded amounts paid less retention of $2,500, multiplied by 50%
- If withdrawal is after November 30, no refund will be made
You can earn credit for your internship through your home university or Fairfield University in Connecticut, as your official school of record. For either option, discuss your transfer of credit options with your study abroad advisor before you go abroad.
Fairfield University can offer official transcript credit for our internships. Summer or semester credit is available to all students. If your institution hasn’t already outlined a path for international internship credit, the Fairfield option can be granted as transfer credit, general elective credit or major credit.
Possibilities for Credit:
- 3 - 6 credits for the internship hours / assessment
- 3 credits language (Italian, Spanish, French)
- Transfer credit: letter grade or pass / fail (Determined by the home institution)
- General Elective credit: letter grade or pass / fail
- Major credit: transfers as DEPT000 with letter grade
Transcripting Fee for Credit through Fairfield University:
- Summer, 3-6 Credits, $600 transcripting fee
- Semester, up to 12 Credits
- 6 internship credits (420-480 hours), $900 transcripting fee
- Optional Online Courses for additional credit (3 credits, $600 each):
- GE301: Global Workforce & Leadership Development
- GE302: Intercultural Communications in a Global Workplace
ISEP is partnering with Global Experiences, the leading provider of customized international internship programs for university students and graduates to provide access to these program for our members. GE offers each participant unparalleled opportunities to learn new professional and life skills abroad — leading to a greater level of global workforce leadership and preparedness.