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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.


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

      Country: Multiple

      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]


      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


      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

      Developing countries

      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


      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

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

      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

      Multiple: but specialize in Cambodia, Thailand, and Tanzania

      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

      Paris, France

      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


      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


      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

      Sub-Saharan Africa

      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
    • United States flag Information:
      US State Department Internships


      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

      St Croix, USVI

      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