Students who intern abroad develop unique professional skills and experiences, as well as deeper connections within their host communities. Students choose to take on internships while abroad for a variety of reasons, and the benefits may exceed those listed below.
There are many ways to get course credit for an international internship. With some planning beforehand, you can ensure your experience will count for academic credit. Contact a study abroad advisor to explore your options or view the list below.
If you are on a study abroad program and are doing the internship as part of a course, you will receive general elective credit automatically upon completing the internship and course requirement
For Tulane-approved study abroad programs with an internship outside of the program, you will need to obtain approval from the academic department from which you are seeking credit at Tulane (Political Science, Public Health, Neuroscience, etc).
If you are completing a non-Tulane-approved program without a course attached (such as during a summer abroad semester or outside of the academic year)
Design your own internship with the Global Cultural Awareness Course
Course Series: INTU 3010, 3020, 3030 (Service Learning optional: INTU 3890)
This sequence of 1-credit courses are designed as a 3-credit series broken up over 3 semesters: 1-credit prior to studying abroad, 1-credit while abroad, and 1-credit upon return to the Tulane campus. Students are encouraged to complete all 3-credits, as this course will build upon previous semesters.
Service Learning (Optional): Students choosing to complete a public service requirement through this course abroad are expected to participate in 40 hours of service. Service Learning credit for the INTU series (INTU 3010, INTU 3020, INTU 3030) is awarded after completion of INTU 3030.
There are many options for global internships, with in-person and virtual options all around the world. Our office has collected resources on internships from accredited study abroad organizations below, though we encourage students to think outside of the box and find unique opportunities that interest them on their own.
Many of our traditional semester-long study abroad programs include options for internships at no additional cost. Search Tulane-approved programs and review the internship options on the program brochure.
If you are interested in a semester long internship program that is not on our approved list, you can explore approved participation and credit at no additional cost through the independent scholar option.
Study abroad during the summer is an additional cost above Tulane tuition in order to participate. Please speak to a Study Abroad Advisor regarding potential resources to fund these opportunities.
If you would like to find an internship outside of a Tulane-approved study abroad program, the list below can get you started: