CareerUp | Internships Abroad

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Would you like to gain international business skills while having an amazing travel experience? Consider Interning Abroad in one of the world's fastest-growing regions.

Tesla, Ey, Amazon and many others are looking for summer interns to fill positions in their international offices. These companies have partnered with CareerUp to help them recruit talented college students and young professionals.

Not only does CareerUp help connect you with a world-class internship, our program also provides high-quality accommodation, transportation, visa processing, and a full schedule of cultural and professional events.

CareerUp is one of the top intern abroad organizations in the world. See why UPenn, the University of California, and dozens of other universities recommend our program. Submit a free 1-minute application today and learn which positions you qualify for!

Founded
2011
Headquarters

335 Kearny St., 2nd floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States

Reviews

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Marvin
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

All this was possible because of my admissions counselor, Alex DiMeglio. We first connected in December of 2018 and he helped me throughout this whole process. Anytime I had a question, I emailed Alex, and he would always respond. If he didn’t know the answer to any of my questions, he made sure he gave his all to find the answer I was looking for. I never felt that Alex would ignore me, or would leave me on my own; he was always there whenever I needed assistance. Alex is truly amazing and made this whole process doable and I am very grateful to have spoken with him and build a relationship with him.

Career Up provided me with an amazing opportunity and has increase my chances for potential job search and it gave me a chance to explore another country. I truly recommend this company for anyone looking for internship opportunities and and a chance to travel

What would you improve about this program?
longer duration for the trips in order to learn more
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Jamie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I loved my program because my internship was flexible with work hours. The usual work days are long in the Philippines because they are dealing with other companies in different time zones. They let me also take off before the weekend so I could be able to travel around the Philippines. I got the chance to go to Cebu, Coron, puerto Princesa, and do Nido while I was there for a month. I got to see whale sharks in Cebu. When I was in Coron, I got to make ready great friends with the tour guide and we still talk till this day. Everyone is so friendly in the Philippines. In el Nido, I did one boat tour. When I went to puerto Princesa, I got to see one of the wonders of the world the underground river and it was really interesting. I enjoyed my trip and wish I could’ve stayed longer.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
when I stepped off the plane and got into my first grab ride.
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Christine
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

During my internship with CareerUp in Singapore, I had the chance to meet so many fellow interns, make valuable connections at my host company, and to travel around Asia and immerse myself in a new culture. I was able to learn valuable skills in a booming and growing country, and this is something I'm proud of talking about when I'm seeking future opportunities. It's such a unique experience that is unmatched by any other internship experience. I was able to be in a company that had a strong start-up culture, where I was able to connect with the managers and partners and seek unique advice. The program also provided me with a strong internship program for me to develop my hard technical skills. If you have the means and resources, I highly recommend checking out this program.

What would you improve about this program?
The on-site staff/manager could've been more proactive in checking in on our experience. I also found that I did not get to know my company well until I arrived.
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Maria
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Overall, I had a great experience. Although it was an unpaid internship, my main goal was learning as much as I could during my 3 months internship. Regarding the accomodation, I could suggest that you find a place on your own as it can be cheaper.
The experience of living abroad was amazing. I learnt a lot at work as I was involved in the development of different projects. There were 2 more Spanish students working as interns which made me feel more confortable. I also had the chance to meet people from all over and travel to different cities close to Barcelona.
I decided to do the internship to gain working experience abroad and to practice my English, and after only 2 months in Barcelona I was offered a full-time contract which was amazing!.

What would you improve about this program?
In my opinion, the information about the accomodation should be explained better
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Olivia
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Interning in Singapore was an intriguing opportunity that allowed me to not only meet and work alongside wonderful people, but also allowed me a different perspective of Singapore. The initial process of becoming a CareerUp intern was very efficient and relatively simplistic. I would recommend you reread everything on the process though as a general rule. A key employee who was extremely helpful and informative was Lara Yehia.

I enjoyed the fact that once you were in Singapore it was really on you to figure out your way, but you always had the back up of a CareerUp employee. That being said, my supervisor within my internship didn't have much for me to do, so though I enjoyed the traveling and the social aspect of my experience, I questioned whether I was really needed or gaining skills for future endeavors.

What would you improve about this program?
I think there could be an improvement on the communication between employers and CareerUp. I often heard that interns rarely had anything to do or had miscommunications in the system in regards to where they were suppose to be or financial matters. Also, I wish they had a clearer discription of what you are paying for as I was sometimes surprised by different fees. However, for a company that helps you intern abroad I think CareerUp is efficient and successful.

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

JB

JB is from Mountain View, California and attended the San Jose State University. He now lives in San Jose and works for a local law firm. In his free time JB likes to enjoy the outdoors and travel whenever he has the chance.
Palawan, Philippines

What is one piece of advice you'd give future students traveling with your program?

I would recommend planning to travel before or after your internship. I didn't have time to do this, but a bunch of other people in our program did and they had an amazing time. In South East Asia all the countries are very close to each other and with a $60 plan ticket, you can visit Cambodia, Thailand, or Vietnam.

Tell us about an experience you had that you could not have had at home.

During my internship, a big group of us traveled to Palawan for a long weekend. Palawan was ranked as the #1 beach in the world and it was only a one hour flight from Manila where we were staying. It was by far the coolest place I have ever been. The water was 84 degrees and there were white sand beaches everywhere. I definitely recommend going if you have the chance.

Describe your favorite must-have food that you tried abroad?

My favorite food was definitely Pork Sisig. I had never tried it before coming to the Philippines, but I was hooked once I tried. We would go to a great restaurant next door to our hotel at least twice a week to get it.

Do you feel you got a chance to see the city from a local's perspective?

Definitely. I think SK Pacific gave me a very unique experience. As an intern abroad, I worked directly with local people at their offices. It was great to see what day to day life was like for people in a another part of the world. It also gave me a new perspective on life back home. I made many great friends at work and I was overall surprised how helpful and inviting everyone was.