With the cancellation of spring and summer study and internship abroad programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be thinking about ways to have or continue your global experience from home. While travel may not be an option right now, below you will find a list of opportunities this summer to intern abroad – virtually! Also, please check the CIE Study Abroad website for the most up-to-date information.

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Global Remote Internship Options*

Low Cost or No Fee Alternative Options

Please check the CIE Study Abroad website for more virtual program information.

Global Studies students complete their required internships at locations around the world, in a diverse number of fields. Click on the interactive map below to learn more about previous internship locations.

International Internship Examples

International internships are encouraged for all students (not just Global Studies students) looking to gain valuable overseas work experience. Students often cite their internships as the most impactful experience of their college career.



Below are some examples of internship portfolios submitted by students who enrolled in the Global Studies international internship course (see the Global 488/489 syllabus for more information)

Finding an Internship

If you are a Global Studies student, it is a degree requirement that you complete an internship overseas (i.e. outside of the US), for 3 credits. Your advisor will guide you through the process of identifying career fields that are of interest, and suggest some strategies for conducting your internship search.

All students interested in international internship opportunities should start by reviewing the Career Resources page and reading some tips from past Global Studies interns.

Internship Organization Leads
Note: Comprehensive information and advising on international internship site leads is available exclusively to Global Studies and International Studies majors. For more information and for access, please contact Jeremy Booth ( or Christine Wolf (

Travel Registration

Global Studies students who are completing an overseas internship must complete this registration form before traveling abroad.

Travel Registration Form

Internship Details

Note that if you are arranging your internship independently and seeking academic credit from UWM, you must work through CIE’s Study Abroad application process to obtain pre-departure orientation and advising and obtain mandatory UW System health insurance.

For more information about Study Abroad, visit the Center for International Education’s Study Abroad page.