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Global Internships

Fairfield University students may take part in an International Internship in many of our locations abroad.  This unique opportunity will allow the student to develop international knowledge, skills, and abilities for the working world. The Internship gives students:
  • a chance to experience their chosen profession as it is conducted first-hand in another country,
  • an understanding of a new culture and society,
  • and in some cases, is an opportunity to improve one's ability to speak a foreign language.
The primary goals of an intern will be to continually seek to learn new skills and develop themselves as both individuals and as professional employees. 
There are three types of for-credit internship programs offered by Fairfield University.
  1. Global Experience International Internship Program Global Fairfield partners with GE with both semester and summer internship opportunities.   Founded in 2001 and solely dedicated to internship programming GE offers international internship placements between 8 weeks (summer) and 12 weeks (semester) in nearly every career field imaginable.  With an intense focus on career development, GE utilizes its unique partnership with Gallup Education to offer the Clifton StrengthsFinder® to all participants. This career development program includes personalized coaching for each participant, group webinars, and professional document reviews, as well as on the ground workshops and networking events.  A part-time internship opportunity with GE is an option during the semester at our Center and Select programs in Barcelona, Florence, Galway, London, Madrid and Sydney.  Semester students complete 144 hours of internship over 12 weeks during the semester and earn 3 Fairfield University credits for their internship which is part of the academic course load. GECareerLocationFlyer.pdf                              
  2.  WATCH this video (click on image) for details.
          New this Summer!  Global Fairfield is encouraging FairfieldGE internship students to participate in the Global Experiences(GE) Summer full-time internship. Students may participate in the 32 to 40 hour per week project based internship at locations throughout the world!  Students may explore this option as a credit or non credit option.  Internships are non paying.  
Fairfield-matrix-majors for Summer 2021.pdf  


2. Center Program and Approved Partner Program On-Site Internships offered through the Fairfield University Center Programs in Aix-en-Provence and Florence.  Some of our Approved Partner Programs also have internship opportunities available to students such as our partners with Washington Internship Institute and The Beijing Center.  The internship opportunities are for credit and are usually more specialized toward the location, language and/or specialty of the University.

3. Partner Internships in Brazil, Gambia and Tanzania -  these unique summer credit global internship and service opportunities with our partners at Starfish International and Iracambi Research Center offer students an immersive work and culture experience that is transformative.  Please check back as more details will be posted as they become available. Programs not available for Summer 2021
Gambia Internship
Students must complete all application and material submissions by the deadlines posted in the StudioAbroad Program Page. See links below for current programs. 

Fairfield University Student Options

Non Fairfield Student Options

For more information contact Patricia Pivarnik, Associate Director.