Off-campus study and international/intercultural experiences can benefit students personally, academically, as well as professionally. Not only can off-campus study promote key skills that employers look for such as foreign language competencies and the ability to work cooperatively with diverse communities, but many off-campus study programs offer credit- and non-credit bearing internships that can help you explore specific career paths, build your professional network, and strengthen your résumé.
Internships can take many forms on off-campus study programs. Below are discussions of different types of internships you will find through SLU Signature Programs, partner programs, and more.
Note: If you wish to receive academic credit for an internship experience, the internship must be reported and approved through the same Transfer Credit Approval process as other academic courses.
Freeman Foundation-SLU China Internship
Through generous support from the Freeman Foundation, eight St. Lawrence University students will be selected annually to participate in an 8-week internship in China. The Freeman Foundation grant covers the majority of costs, including a roundtrip flight to China from NYC, as well as costs associated with the visa application, housing, internship placement, and international insurance. Students have the flexibility to apply for a wide variety of internship positions that support their academic and career goals.
Internship-Focused Off-Campus Programs
On some off-campus study programs, all students participate in a credit-bearing internship, and it is the central focus of the experience, designed to build professional skills and networks within students’ intended career fields.
SLU Signature Program: Spain – Madrid, Spain
(Note: Only available to students studying in Spain for the Academic Year)
Programs with Optional Credit-Bearing Internship Experiences
On some programs, students may choose to enroll in a part-time internship as one of their courses during the semester. Provided this internship has been approved by St. Lawrence University through the regular transfer credit approval process prior to the start of the students’ off-campus study semester, students will receive academic credit for this internship.
Community-Based Learning and Work
The programs below offer students opportunities to connect with members of their host community through interdisciplinary work experiences in local organizations and/or small businesses.
Looking for other internship opportunities?
Be sure to check out summer courses offered by St. Lawrence University faculty, as some may contain internship or community-based learning components.
You should also contact the Center for Career Excellence for additional guidance on how to explore career paths and search for internships.
Preparing to apply for an internship?
The Center for Career Excellence has a wealth of resources to help you create and edit your résumé, develop a strong and memorable cover letter, and prepare for an interview.