Planning an International Internship? Plan Ahead!

When considering an internship abroad you must start early to secure any required work authorization, plan for possible vaccines, travel and lodging, and other details. It is recommended that students start planning the Fall before the Summer they intend to be abroad.

Follow these OCS-recommended Seven Steps to Crafting & Securing Your International Experience.


  • It is the student’s responsibility to research and secure any needed work and travel documentation, and any other requirements for work abroad.
  • Sponsored outbound international travel for Yale College students is governed by the Yale College Travel Policy.
  • It is the responsibility of the traveler to investigate and keep updated on country-specific requirements and/or restrictions that may hinder or make impossible travel to that location regardless of Yale’s Travel Policy.  

Since world events are unpredictable, it is vital that students concurrently pursue alternative plans in the event they are unable to be abroad for any reason. International students must consult the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) prior to pursuing international internships.

By Yale Office of Career Strategy
Yale Office of Career Strategy