International Experience Opportunities

Internship Programs

Purpose:  Gain professional experience related to your major or future career. 
Credit:  Several internships are part of a formal study abroad program. A few students organize UNH independent study or practicum credit. There can be no academic credit for internships without a course component.
Finances:  Those that are for-credit will require program or tuition fees. In these cases, financial aid is available. Financial aid is not available for non-credit internships. While often unpaid, some may offer other compensation (e.g. room, board, reimburse expenses). Global Education Center scholarships may be available for internships. If you are a Paul College student, check here for details about the Internship Opportunity Fund. 

Career and Professional Success is a priority at UNH. Internships develop real world skills that prepare students for the global marketplace. Consider adding an international internship to your resume. Determine which path you want to take, either the UNH Path or Independent path and use these resources to help you along the way. 

UNH Exchange Program

There are summer internships available through the UNH exchange with Pusan National University, South Korea.

Internship Placements

Academic Programs International (API) - Internship Programs
Cross Cultural Solutions
Cultural Vistas
Global Experiences
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)
U.S. State Department

Internship within or embedded in Study Abroad Programs

Some formal, traditional study abroad programs include internship options.  If you want to do one of these programs, please follow the study abroad process.  If the program isn't in UNH Via, you must petition for a one-time approval.

Third Party Provider Programs

Academic Programs International (API)
Arcadia University
Academic Studies Abroad (ASA)
Boston University (BU)
CAPA - The Global Education Network
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) 
International Education of Students (IES)
IFSA Butler
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)

Volunteer Programs

Purpose: Provide assistance to local communities in areas such as community development, social services, child care, elder care, public health, nature conservation, sustainable development, teaching English, women's empowerment, peace building, etc.
Credit:  No academic credit, unless student organizes an independent study or participates in part of a service course.
Finances:  Usually unpaid but some may offer compensation (e.g. room & board). Scholarships may be available.

A great way to experience another culture is to immerse yourself by getting involved.  Volunteering for an organization abroad opens up opportunities to make contributions to ongoing projects and find common ground with volunteer colleagues.

UNH International Volunteer Opportunities

UNH Social Action in the Dominican Republic (credit bearing course)
UNH Students without Borders
Emeriti Council Student International Service Initiative (EC SISI) Grant

Volunteer/Service Abroad Placements

Determine which path you want to take, either the UNH Path or Independent path and use these resources to help you along the way.
Academic Programs International (API) - Volunteer Programs
American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) - Service Learning in South Africa
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) - Service Learning in South Africa
Cross Cultural Solutions
Global Youth Connect
International Studies Abroad (ISA) - Service Learning
Social Entrepreneur Corps
Child Family Health International

Volunteer/Service within or embedded in Study Abroad Programs

Some formal/traditional study abroad programs include volunteer/service options
Academic Programs International (API)
International Studies Abroad (ISA)

Research Programs

Purpose:  Gain experience conducting research abroad.
1.  A few opportunities are UNH programs such as IROP, and SURF Abroad.
2.  Some students organize UNH independent study, practicum credit or conduct research for a capstone project.
3.  Several are part of a formal study abroad program. 
Finances:  Depends on program.

Why not explore research opportunities abroad?  There are international research opportunities available through UNH and third party providers.  If you want to explore a UNH program, please follow their process.  

UNH International Research Opportunities

Belize Archaeological Field School
The International Research Opportunities Program (IROP)
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) Abroad  

Research and Study Programs

It is important to note that if you want to do one of these programs, please follow the study abroad process.  If the program isn't in UNH Via, you must petition for a one-time approval.
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
DIS Abroad
Round River
School for Field Studies (SFS)
School for International Training (SIT)

Post-graduate Opportunities

Purpose:  Gain experience teaching English as a second language or working abroad.
Finances:  Depends on program.
Other:  Many programs require a B.A. Some do not require any teacher training/certification or language proficiency other than in English. Many positions are available in Asia and Eastern Europe. Some volunteer programs offer English teaching opportunities.

There is no better way to expand your international experience, than by working or teaching abroad. If you have questions, please get in touch with the host organization and a UNH career counselor. All of these opportunities are on the independent path.  

Work & Teach Abroad Listings

Bridge TEFL
Riley Guide
State Department

Work & Teach Abroad Programs

International Schools Services
JET Program
Marshall University, Teach in China Program
Peace Corps
Spain’s Cultural Ambassador Program
Teaching Programs in Hong Kong: PrimarySecondary
Teaching Programs in France
Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK)
University of Minnesota Morris: Global Student Teaching

Work & Teach Abroad Providers

Educators Abroad

Volunteer/Service Abroad Listings