30 January 2010

Plan for Fall 2010 Internship

Who would start planning in January for a Fall semester internship?

The smart college student who knows how complex it is to get an international internship or practicum!

Application deadlines are commonly 6 to 9 months ahead. Passports and immunizations should be achieved 4 to 6 months ahead (for the safety net). And the logistics of travel and housing can easily take 2 to 4 months, especially if those logistics include applications for funding.

Don't just dream about an overseas internship next year... begin with the plan, now.

The content on this blog is not offered as legal advice or guidance. Consult your college, advisor, or internship supervisor for help with issues surrounding internships. © 2010 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Dr. Bold is a co-author of the book Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. More about Dr. Bold can be learned at www.marybold.com

1 comment:

The Eternal Intern said...

Internships overseas can be so tough.
As a reverse example...as a foreign student/citizen, trying to get an internship in the US was very time consuming, expensive and a lot of hard work.
Between the applications, the offer, the visa application, visa approval and payment...a good 6 months went by!
The US is definitely tough with foreigners, but most other countries are too!
It's definitely important to plan ahead of time!
Great tip!