Why Intern Abroad?
UO is proud to announce a new service to connect UO students to career-enhancing, credit-bearing, personally rewarding international internships.
Internships are crucial to a rich, challenging, rewarding 21st century education. It’s no longer enough to sit in class and take in information via lecture or group project format.
Students need hands on learning experiences that prepare them for the workforce. And for UO grads, coming from a state where 1 in 4 jobs are linked to international trade, that workforce is global: our best job prospects are with firms and organizations that span the Pacific and the globe.
The new GlobalWorks Internship Program links students to these opportunities.
Art and Design
Work in museums, galleries, studios, theaters, or schools by assisting with event planning, designing products, preparing for exhibitions, assisting with grant applications, etc.
Business Operations (Logistics, Human Resources, Management)
Perform competitor analysis, provide support on a business development project, assist with materials management, create reports on annual performance, etc.
Education / Teaching English
Assist teaching staff with classroom instruction, preparing lesson plans, one-on-one tutoring, classroom management, administrative support to the supervising teacher, etc.
Finance and Accounting
Create reports and participate in data analysis, basic auditing, strategic projects on recent tax legislation changes, etc.
Journalism, Media, and Creative Industries
Develop ideas and designs for business materials, help arrange exhibitions and events, provide editorial support, create marketing materials and strategies across a variety of platforms, etc.
Marketing, PR, & Advertising
Manage social media campaigns, plan corporate events, research market trends, create programs to increase brand following, etc.
NGO and Non Profit
Provide assistance to organizations that support communities, advocate for environmental protection, labor rights, women’s rights, social justice issues, etc. through education projects, planning and facilitating fundraising events, administrative support, etc.
STEM and Healthcare
Assist with research, data collection, data analysis, coding, etc. in many fields, including Computer Science/Information Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Human Physiology, etc.
Contact us for more information on specialized internships in many fields, including Architecture, Fashion, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality/Tourism, Environmental Studies, Law, Sports, and many more.
Internships in many different work sectors are available, ranging from business to education to public relations. Students interested in an area of work not listed above, or who would like more information about a specific internship, are encouraged to email Yifang Zhang for more info.
Fellowships for internships in East and Southeast Asia are available from a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation.
Fellowships of up to $5,000 are available; amounts are determined by the length of the internship, location, budget, and other support.
Internships must be at least 8 weeks in length to be considered for a Freeman Fellowship.
To be considered for a Freeman Internship award, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
The GlobalWorks application includes instructions on how to apply for this funding.
For questions, please email Yifang Zhang or call 541-346-5088.