Summer Internships Abroad

Summer internships overseas are a great way for you to gain practical work experience, immerse yourself in life in another country and develop your professional skills. 

For more information about summer internship opportunities, please contact the Work Placement team.

Discover internships abroad on MyCareer

If you are interested in finding out about internships abroad, just head to MyCareer and in vacancies search for ‘Global Careers’ and ‘Internship – Summer’ (under vacancy type filter). We have internships available all around the world with companies such as Texas Instruments in Germany, Heinz Kraft in Europe, Nomura US and Asia, Sony in Japan and many more. 

GoinGlobal

GoinGlobal is an excellent resource to help you learn about international internships, search for jobs at home and abroad, research country and city guides and much more. To learn how to get started, visit GoinGlobal to create an account, watch videos on how to make the most of this resource, sign up to webinars about working abroad, read blogs and browse thousands of internships available on their website. 

CERN: Opportunities for Students

The world’s most famous particle physics laboratory is offering internships, placements and doctoral student opportunities for students with both STEM and non-STEM related backgrounds. Several engineering, scientific and administrative roles (law, finance, logistics, etc.) are available now. For more details including eligibility and how to apply, please visit the CERN website.

HUAWEI: Seeds for the Future

Huawei is offering UK undergraduates studying STEM or related disciplines the opportunity to participate in an 8 day online workshop. This is a perfect experience for students looking to gain insights into working for a dynamic global business in China. The workshop is made up of a series of online coutses where expert speakers will cover hot topics such as 5G, AI or Cloud Computing. For more details including eligibility and how to apply, please visit the Seeds for the Future website.

RISE Germany

Rise Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate, masters and PhD students studying and researching in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth sciences, engineering or a closely related field. All participants receive grants from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). 

RISE Germany – Research Internships for undergraduates: For the undergraduate programme, students are carefully matched with doctoral students and researchers whom they assist and who serve as their mentors which offers unique opportunities for students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. For more information please see the MyCareer portal and www.daad.de/rise-germany

RISE Professional – Research Internships for masters and PhD students: RISE Professional offers summer research internships of three months to masters and PhD students at companies and research instituions with strong relations to Germany. RISE Professional is funded by the German Federal Office and students will recieve a stipend from their host company/institutions in addition to the grant from DAAD to help cover living expenses. For more information please visit www.daad.de/rise-professional 

If you are successful in gaining a place on either of these programme please contact the Study Abroad Office on outgoingstudyabroad@leeds.ac.uk for assistance with pre-departure support.