Careers and Internships
Working under the guidance of a professional mentor, you will have a unique opportunity to apply the theory and knowledge you've learned. Site supervisors help you observe and participate in the work of the organization, assisting you in engaging with clients and the professional environment.
A professional development program that provides students with summer internships in Paris, Berlin, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Tokyo, Santiago and Beijing. Past participants in our program have interned in finance, marketing, and non-profits at top companies like Microsoft, PwC, Morningstar, Deutsche Telekom, and BBDO.
A resource with numerous links to international jobs and internships.
Internships at the International Monetary Fund in Washington.
Internships at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington.
Internships in Dijon, France. Open to all VT students.
These ten-week paid internships are open to all students with a background in French. The internships are organized through the Groupe Ecole Supérieure de Commerce Dijon Bourgogne. The selection of students is made by the Pamplin College of Business but is open to all students. The duration of the internships is June 1st to August 15th. The coordinating school in France will attempt to match students' interests with jobs in the Dijon area. For more information contact Dr. Reed Kennedy.
Teaching Assistantships in France. French majors only.
The French government offers assistantships to teach in France. These permit students to spend seven months in France and to earn a small stipend for teaching English in a French school. For more information go to the French Embassy web page.
Internships in Francophone Europe.
Work and Internships in Germany
German majors and minors planning to study, intern, or conduct research in a German-speaking country may apply for a Jamie Bishop Scholarship
More Information (select “Research and Scholarships”)
Internship with the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe
Every year, a VT German major or minor may complete a six-week summer internship with the office of student services (Studierendenwerk) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Information is shared annually via email, usually in October.
The following organizations provide help in finding or offer internships in German-speaking countries:
Paid internships for 2-6 months in various fields
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)
Highly competitive exchange program; includes language training (August-September), university study (October-January), and internship (February-June); fall deadline
non-profit exchange organization that promotes global understanding and assists students in finding and applying for internships
DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
German Academic Exchange Service places students in research labs at German universities.
Émigré Memorial German Internship Program – German State Parliaments (EMGIP)
One to three-month internships with a German state parliament (Landtag)
International Cooperative Education
Paid internships/work opportunities during the summer and for 1-2 semesters
Internationals Parliaments-Stipendium (IPS)
5-month (March – July) internships with the German Bundestag; deadline usually in June for the following year
UAS7 German Universities of Applied Sciences Study and Internship Program (SIP)
Study during German winter semester followed by an internship
U.S. Embassy in Berlin and U.S. Consulates in Germany
Internships with the U.S. Embassy or consulates in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, or Munich; interested students should contact Dr. Stoudt (firstname.lastname@example.org) before applying
Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Grants
Work as an English teaching assistant in a German high school (Gymnasium) for ten months; for students with a bachelor’s degree in hand; must apply at beginning of senior year
More Information (select “English Teaching Assistant Awards”)
US Teaching Assistantships at Austrian Secondary Schools
Work as an English teaching assistant in an Austrian high school for a school year; for students with a bachelor’s degree in hand; must apply at beginning of senior year
VT Work Abroad Website
Research opportunities in Germany for undergraduates and graduate students
Summer English language camps for children and teenagers
We focus on undergraduate education that prepares students to communicate in an increasingly globalized world. Graduates of our programs are employed in government, non-profits, healthcare, hospitality and tourism, and education.
Career and Professional Development at Virginia Tech offers a variety of services including career exploration, job searching, resume analysis, and interview training.
Other career-related resources include:
- Career Exploration Tools: Explains the process of selecting and exploring a career.
- Career Fairs: Lists the current career fairs on campus and in the region.
- Handshake: Enables Virginia Tech students and alumni to network for career planning and job search assistance.
- 4 Year Guide to Building Your Resume