Interning opportunties through UGA
Romance Languages study abroad programs can offer credit-bearing internships. Speak with program directors to find out what opportunities are available through the Portuguese Flagship Program, the Teaching in Italy internship, and UGA en España. If you would like to use your language skills interning full-time in Washington D.C. for a semester and earn credit, look into UGA's Washington Semester Program.
What sets these internships apart are the strong built-in supports for UGA students, the rigor of interning in a second language, faculty guidance, and the fact that there is no difficulty transferring credit. Academic departments are responsible for granting earned academic credit for external internships at UGA. So if you are seeking an external internship, contact your advisor early in your planning efforts and review the procedures in detail.
Links for starting your search
The links below are intended to help students independently identify internship opportunities offered outside of UGA in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish-speaking countries, or to find U.S. based internationally-oriented internships or ones that value language and humanities expertise. This is not an exhaustive list.
Some of the opportunties below are paid, while others are unpaid. Keep in mind that scholarship funding for study abroad or experiential learning can be used to fund an internship. Start exploring these links now to become familiar with what's out there. You'll need to plan ahead to have time to locate an opportunity, apply, and secure funding from all sources for which you are eligible. It is recommended students begin looking for a summer internship during the previous fall semester.
- CIEE Go Abroad
- European Internships
- Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program
- Intern Abroad
- Institute of International Education
- Habitat for Humanity
- IES Abroad
- International Service for Human Rights
- Volunteers for Peace
Explore our study abroad and languages pages, read our career-planning pages and check out the UGA Career Center's internship FAQ. Talk to your Romance Languages instructors and advisor and make an appointment with Brandi Raines at the Career Center in the early stages of your search. We encourage students to meet with a faculty member in the language of study, such as a current or previous professor, to discuss interviews and applications before submission.
Bonne chance, in bocca al lupo, boa sorte & buena suerte!