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Internships Abroad

Sage Corps students in Hong Kong
Student interns in Hong Kong. (Photo by Sage Corps)
Stand out as a job candidate in your field and gain a global perspective by interning abroad. Through the College of Communication Internship Program, you can apply for a full-time international internship offered by one of our partner organizations:

  • ​Academic Programs International (API)
  • Sage Corps

While you’re working and living abroad, you’ll take an online course through the College of Communication that counts towards your DePaul degree.

  • Internship duration: Eight weeks (mid-June – August)
  • Course: 10 weeks; either CMN 395 (undergraduate) or CMN 591 (graduate)
  • Application deadlines for summer 2020*
    • API: March 1, 2020
    • Sage Corps: March 15, 2020
*Note: The dates listed are final deadlines. We encourage you to apply as early as possible for the best internship placement opportunities.

How to Apply for an Internship Abroad

  1. Explore available internship opportunities through API or Sage Corps on their websites.
  2. Apply for an internship directly on the API or Sage Corps website.
  3. After you’ve been accepted as an intern through one of our partners, apply to enroll in the online summer course offered by the College of Communication.
    • Undergraduate students apply to enroll in CMN 395 (4 credit hours), a 10-week summer course that satisfies the Experiential Learning Requirement or counts as a CMN elective.
    • Graduate students apply to enroll in CMN 591 (4 credit hours), a 10-week summer course that counts as an elective.

Internship Abroad Partners

We partner with reputable organizations that will help you gain valuable experience for your professional career. API and Sage Corps provide access to rigorous, high-quality internships that are relevant to a variety of communication fields.

DePaul’s primary role is to help you earn internship credit while you work abroad. Our partners will handle all arrangements connected to your international internship and will bill you directly for all services provided.

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Internships through Academic Programs International (API) are available in vetted small- to mid-sized organizations in:

  • Europe: England, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain
  • Latin America: Argentina, Chile
  • South Pacific: Australia, New Zealand
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Internships through Sage Corps are available in vetted start-up organizations in:

  • Asia: China, Hong Kong
  • Europe: The Netherlands, Germany, Ireland
  • Latin America: Argentina, Chile, Mexico
  • South Pacific: Australia

Questions? Contact Michael Elias, Communication Internship Director, at