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Global Gators:
Internships Abroad

If you would rather do an internship, gain work experience, or volunteer abroad than participate in a formal study abroad program, check out the opportunities below. For more information, contact Dr. Mark Rieger.

Internships

  • Ag Coop. Dev. Int./Volunteers Overseas Coop. Assistance
    • AG Coop internInformation:
      Ag Cooperative Development International/Volunteers Overseas Cooperative Assistance

      Country: Multiple

      Description:
      ACDI/VOCA has extensive experience in placing interns internationally to work in economic development

      Internships are paid (see site for detail)

      Internships are up to 3 months during summer

      Programs include agribusiness, enterprise development, financial services and community development

  • APHIS Claudia Cartwright Fellowship
    • inspecting foodInformation:
      APHIS Claudia Cartwright Fellowship [PDF]

      Country:
      Multiple

      Description:
      APHIS - the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Safeguards US agriculture by working in foreign countries to stop importation of exotic pests and diseases prior to importation

      Pays up to $25,000 annually for MS or PhD students

      Provides paid employment during summers and possible permanent employment upon graduation

      Requires 640 hrs/yr of study-related work

  • Boren Awards for International Study
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      Boren Awards for International Study

      Country:
      Multiple

      Description:
      These awards place students in countries "critical to US interests" and emphasize language training in geographic areas of importance.

      Scholarships (undergrad) pay up to $20,000 for a full academic year, and fellowships (grad) up to $30,000 for language study and international research. Highly competitive.

  • Children Beyond Our Borders
    • Children beyond our bordersInformation:
      Children Beyond Our Borders

      Country:
      Developing countries

      Description:
      This is a volunteer organization that does service work in developing countries, particularly Latin America.

      The focus is education

  • Communicating for Agricultural Education Programs (CAEP)
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
    • congress-budestag youth exchange: group of studentsInformation:
      Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

      Country:
      Germany

      Description:
      Full-year scholarships including round-trip airfare, tuition, language training, living stipend, in-country travel, and health insurance

      One semester study at a German University

      Five-month internship in a German work environment

      Accommodations in a German home or student residence

      Must be US citizen 18-24 yrs old

  • Foreign Agricultural Service/USDA
    • usda agricultural internshipsInformation:
      Foreign Agricultural Service/USDA

      Country:
      Multiple: Beijing, Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Sofia, Tokyo

      Description:
      Highly competitive semester-long program for seniors or recent graduates

      Majors in business or agricultural sciences accepted

      3.3 GPA minimum

      Foreign language proficiency required

      Must be US citizen

  • Global Service Corps
    • cambodian ruinsInformation:
      Global Service Corps

      Country:
      Multiple: but specialize in Cambodia, Thailand, and Tanzania

      Description:
      The GSC coordinates volunteer internship programs from 4-13 weeks in sustainable agriculture, HIV/AIDS prevention and education, and conversational English

      You must pay to participate - from about $2800 to over $6000 depending on location and length of stay

  • Pasteur Foundation Internships
    • arc de triomphe parisInformation:
      Pasteur Foundation Internships

      Country:
      Paris, France

      Description:
      Summer program for biomedical research at the Pasteur Institute; highly competitive

      Must have completed 3 years of college work by the time the internship starts; knowledge of French strongly advisable

      Pays $400/week living allowance plus $500 travel allowance. Students must be self-sufficient and find their own housing in Paris

  • Peace Corps - UF
    • agriculture internInformation:
      Peace Corps - UF

      Country:
      Multiple

      Description:
      Far more than an internship or work experience, service generally requires a degree and two years commitment

      UF has a recruiter at the HUB who can give advice on positioning yourself for the best opportunities

      Pays a living wage for service and a transition stipend for returning volunteers

  • United Nations
    • child in AfricaInformation:
      United Nations

      Country:
      Multiple

      Description:
      Highly competitive internships in many countries available through the United Nations, UNESCO, WHO, WTO and other affiliate organizations of the United Nations

  • USAID African Regional Bureau
    • african childrenInformation:
      USAID Africa Bureau

      Country:
      Sub-Saharan Africa

      Description:
      Summer internships for juniors, seniors, or graduate students

      Must speak native language of country (French, Portuguese, or Spanish)

      For business-oreinted students, Food and Resource Economics in particular

  • US State Department Internships
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      US State Department Internships

      Country:
      Multiple

      Description:
      Internships are mostly unpaid, but available at embassies and other State Dept posts worldwide

      They arrange no-cost housing in most cases

      Programs are very broad in scope, not specific to areas of agricultural and life sciences

      A great resume builder for those wishing to work in foreign affairs

  • Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute
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      Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute

      Country:
      St Croix, USVI

      Description:
      The VISFI offers several internship and apprenticeship programs on agroforestry, agroecology, and permaculture

      These are unpaid internships, but room and board are included in exchange for 30 hrs/week or more work

      The University of Georgia offers a 2-week study abroad program at VISFI, "Agroforestry in the Caribbean" (3 credits) available to students at UF; see www.uga.edu/ecocarib