World Internships
85% Rating
(12 Reviews)

World Internships

The mission of World Internships is to provide students and budding professionals with the opportunity to gain international work experience by providing affordable internships overseas. Interns will engage in hands-on internship programs to develop their careers, and will receive constant support throughout the process. An international internship with World Internships will help students gain a more global business perspective. Visit the World Internships website to learn more about how you can intern abroad!

Most Recent Program Reviews

Genki
Male

Worth to do this

8/10

It's been a pleasure to work with world internships and MCAS in Morocco. They always supported me to make the most of the program. Also the host family was really kind and nice to me. When we traveled other place around our work place, they adviced and told us a lot about costs, things to do and dangerousness. The cost was a little bit high but I bet the program would be a great experience for everyone.

How can this program be improved?

It can be less expensive.

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Sam
Male
26 years old
Washington DC

Nightmare

1/10

Even with six months of lead time, World Internships failed to find an internship placement on the date promised which created a bunch of issues, not the least of which being buying last minute, expensive flights and rushing the visa process. Generally, World Internships assistance with the internship placement was nonexistent and consisted merely of putting me in touch with someone in India who spoke broken English and was difficult to coordinate with given the time zone differences. Then, upon finally reaching India I found that none of the housing was arranged as promised. For three weeks, I was paying for housing on my own dime even though it was supposed to be included in the program fee I already paid. It took many emails and calls for them to finally send me the housing stipend (which turns out is just a small fraction of the world internships fee) so I could find housing on my own. Then finally, to end the nightmare, it turned out that the company they set me up with (a startup) did not have the necessary government documents to employ an intern and therefore my visa was rejected and I was sent home after 2 months (for what was supposed to be a 6 month placement). After many months of arguing and waiting did World Internships agree to refund just a portion of the remainder of the internship fee (less than half of what was asked). I strongly warn anyone against giving them your money and trust.

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Nathan
Male
24 years old
Barcelona
University of Barcelona

Finance internship in medellin

8/10

During my stay in medellin I worked in an investment bank boutique. The team was very small and so I was exposed to a lot of different financial analysis. It was great! My boss was probably the smartest man I have ever met. Ever!

I also through the programme was allowed to study spanish at Eafit university. It was a great experience and allowed me to brush up o my spanish as I was planning to study for my masters in finance in barcelona!

The team were so helpful I was picked up from the airport and transported to my accommodation and even given someone to take my on public transport to work on my first day. It was great. Very organised and very professional.

The social scene was also incredible. Every weekend we were travelling, going to parties, taking part in festivals. Im pretty sure there was a different festival every weekend.

I recommend it to everyone. Just stay out of the centre of town at night!!

How can this program be improved?

Although the social scene was great I feel sometimes there was too much and I burned myself out. Maybe that is just because I am a yes man though!

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Dan
Male
23 years old
London
Other

Loved my internship

10/10

I love this country. Everyone in colombia is so friendly. I was very reluctant at first to travel to Colombia since all you usually hear in the news is scare stories. When I arrived I couldn't find anything further from the truth. Friendly people, always willing to help if you ask for it. And everyone willing to correct your Spanish if you ask for it also.

My internship was in a company helping young startups draw up business plans. It was fun as I go to see a lot of creative entrepreneurs at work. It also helped me think about what sort of careers I would like participate in given that I am only in my first year university.

I made great lifelong friends in this processing ever since coming home I have done nothing but promote Colombia.

Anyone who is hesitating thinking its to dangerous or any other reason just stop worrying and go. All the staff are super helpful and you will never be left on your own.

Go for it!

How can this program be improved?

Allocation of housing. I wanted to be with other interns but ended up in a studio apartment by myself :(

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Matt
Male
26 years old
Australia
Other

6 Months later I landed my dream job

10/10

Not even 24 hours after arriving in medellin I was having a tour around the city with a bunch of other interns. I met so may great guys doing the sam thing and it gave me a social circle for the rest of my time there.

I arrived not knowing a bit of spanish and thrown into an apartment with about 5 native Colombians definitely helped. I was interning in engineering and given quite a lot of responsibility early on. Fortunately a lot of the guys spoke English so it was easy enough to work with them.

After returning to Australia I started searching for m first real graduate job. I definitely put this intern experience down as my unique selling point every time I was question.

Great programme!

Program Listings

Colombia

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Are you a Spanish-speaker with an interest in one of the fastest-growing business and technology markets? Colombia is an exce...

Morocco

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World Internships offers various placements in human rights, education, social work, women’s empowerment, micro-finance, jour...

Italy

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Internships in Florence or Rome combine extensive Italian language instruction to ensure you have a working knowledge of the...

Spain

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Internships in Barcelona are available year-round so you can intern anywhere from six weeks to six months! One to two weeks o...

India

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Mumbai and Jaipur offer a wide variety of NGOs for interns to develop and sustain various aspects of the economy. During this...

Nepal

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Intern in the Himalayan country of Nepal and work in various fields aimed to promote its economic and sustainable development...

New Zealand

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Internships in New Zealand place you in the capital, Wellington, for one month up to one year! Each internship is customized...

Ecuador

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Internships in Ecuador aim to develop and support the community from a variety of angles, ensuring you a rewarding and educat...

Ireland

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Discover the beauty and culture of this dynamic, accessible English-speaking destination while building your resume when you...

England

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Have you always wanted to experience business and culture in an English-speaking setting? London in many ways is the financia...

Canada

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Discover the beauty, friendliness and metropolitan nature of North America with our Canada program. Whether you are intereste...

Vietnam

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Why not get the experience you're looking for while enjoying the rich and unique culture of Vietnam? Vietnam's location makes...

South Africa

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Enjoy South Africa's diversity of people and cultures all while gaining work experience in a variety of fields! WI offers a v...

China

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Internships in China are available in both Shanghai for 1-6 months and Beijing for 2-6 months. Your internship will be custom...

Mexico

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Live and intern in the young, urban city of Cuernavaca, Mexico for four weeks up to one year to strengthen your knowledge of...