Internship Opportunities

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.

A Laurentian works on a laptop at the Washington Center in Washington D.C.

SLU Signature Program: Liberal Arts in New York City – New York City, USA

SLU Signature Program: Spain – Madrid, Spain
(Note: Only available to students studying in Spain for the Academic Year)

The Washington Center – Washington, D.C., USA

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.

CIEE in Shanghai, China

CIEE in Prague, Czech Republic

CIEE in Toulouse, France

University of Minnesota: MSID in Chiang Mai, Thailand

SIT in Jaipur, India

SIT in Kathmandu, Nepal

Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy

Pacific Lutheran University in St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

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.

SLU Signature Program: London Programme – London, UK

AMIDEAST in Amman, Jordan

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.