Global Internship Program

Gain experience with a global internship.

The Global Internship Program is offered every summer in major cities throughout the world, including: Barcelona, Spain; Berlin, Germany; New York, U.S.; Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic; San José, Costa Rica; Republic of Singapore; Sydney, Australia; Washington, D.C., U.S.; and more.

Regardless of their destinations, all students spend two weeks on Temple’s Main Campus taking Intercultural Communication in the Workplace together before they depart for full-time internships in their chosen destinations. Global internships include all the necessary on-site amenities, including housing, program events and professional development.

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It was the best experience of my life. I did things that never thought of doing by myself, moving to another country to become a better version of myself. It opened my perspective as a professional and a global mentality

Cristina Pomales

MSP '22

As a part of this program, you’ll work one-on-one with an industry expert to refine your interviewing skills, perfect your résumé and help you secure an internship in your desired field. Each destination combines exciting events, learning and travel with a résumé-building internship. The required prep course will ensure you’re fully prepared for the workplace and cultural differences you’ll likely encounter in your host city. You’ll also earn transcripts from Temple University and six credits.

Language is no barrier

Language proficiency is not required. English-speaking internship placements are available, but proficiency in Spanish, French or Mandarin may provide further placement opportunities.

​​Understanding the influence of culture on organizational communication has become more and more crucial in today's workplace. No matter the type of internship, the principles necessary for understanding how to adjust to different cultures and how to work with people from different cultural backgrounds cuts across internship experiences.

Global Internship Courses

  • Intercultural Communication in the Workplace, an pre-departure class requirement for all students
  • An online internship course and a full-time internship

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The Selection Process

In each program location, students will not only be able to improve their intercultural communication skills—and in some cases, hone their language skills and proficiency—they’ll also gain maximum exposure to the industries in which they work. A hands-on, project-focused internship will deepen cross-cultural understanding and further personal and professional growth. On-campus learning continues as students experience firsthand intercultural communication in overseas or domestic work environments.

Internships are available in most fields and locations. It is possible to find one that matches your interest and location even if it is not listed

Top Internship Fields by Location



Barcelona, Spain

Communications, event planning, music, photography, public relations, radio, TV and more.

New York City, U.S.

Event planning, fashion, film, finance, public relations and more.

Paris, France

Advertising, event planning, fashion, film, hospitality and tourism, marketing, music, nonprofit, photography, public relations, publishing, technology, theater, TV, and more.

Washington, D.C., U.S.

Communications, finance, law, nonprofit organizations, political and international affairs, and more.