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Internship Opportunities

Bi/multilingual students have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings.  In order to make more informed decisions about life after college, and understand what types of careers and working environments best fit their needs and interests, students are highly recommended to seek out internship and volunteer experiences as soon as they are able.

DePaul Handshake is a great place to start. Once you log in, click on jobs/internships (left-side menu) and review the jobs/internships that have been posted. Below are ideas for additional internship opportunities that may be of interest to bi/multilingual students. This is merely a list of possibilities and does not include every possible internship opportunity. Students are encouraged to use this list to gather more information about the types of internships that are available, learn more about intern applicant requirements and gain perspective on how to search for other internships related to their career goals and interests. A number of the opportunities listed below were found through Cornell University. Additional internships were also found through Loyola University Chicago, University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University websites.

Additional Information and Tips for Internships & Employment:

The posting of an internship or job does not mean that DePaul University is making any recommendation regarding the internship or job. Students should understand that DePaul University does not make any representations or guarantees about the accuracy of information regarding internships and jobs included here. Students are responsible for requesting additional information from a potential internship site or employer as necessary to make internship or employment decisions.

Export.gov

Export.gov helps U.S. companies plan, develop and execute international sales strategies necessary to succeed in today's global marketplace. Developed by international trade specialists and economists, here you will find trusted market intelligence, practical advice and business tools to help you understand how to export, connect with foreign buyers, and expand operations in new markets.

French American Chamber of Commerce

Offers an international career development program with internships for Americans in French companies. The FACC training program for Americans in France connects qualified young Americans aspiring to work in France with companies interested in hosting them for up to 18 months. Through a partnership with the French Government agency Office des Migrations Internationales, the FACC’s International Career Development Programs sponsor training visas for American students and recent graduates to work in France. Work is paid at least €1,300/month (French minimum wage).

Global China Connection

GCC's unique Chinese Language and Internship Program combines Chinese language studies with practical work experience in an international corporation or domestic company operating in China. This program is ideal for graduate students or professionals interested in improving their Chinese language skills and gaining work experience in China. The Internship program may also be combined with the Chinese Language and Business program offered by GCC.

Global Internships - Finance

A finance internship offers an incredible opportunity to gain real-world experience in the high-stakes finance industry. Most importantly a finance internship allows you to distinguish yourself from your classmates, as you gain a competitive advantage by connecting your coursework with industry experience. Gain experience from companies focusing in wealth management, capital assets, financial analysis, and client services.

Italian American Chamber of Commerce

Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities exist with the IACC. The IACC also needs assistance in hosting networking events, the annual Italian Expo and Gala & Awards Dinner. Please contact the IACC for more information about volunteering opportunities at (312) 553-9137 or emailinfo@iacc-chicago.com.

RAI Corporation (American subsidiary of Radio RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana)

RAI Corp., headquartered in New York City, is the American subsidiary of the Italian public broadcasting network. Unpaid internships are available throughout the year in client services, production, accounting and finance, and journalism.

Royal Caribbean Cruises

At Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., our summer internship program has provided many students with the opportunity to gain valuable experience through exposure to real life business situations at our corporate headquarters in South Florida. As an intern you will be a part of our dynamic, global workforce and work closely with our leadership to gain insight into how we create the products, systems and services that help us deliver the best vacation experience to our guests on land and sea.

Sony

Sony’s U.S. companies offer college students the opportunity to work in an exciting, innovative, fast-paced environment while receiving valuable hands-on experience. These internships are a great way to work on challenging projects and to be recognized for your talent and hard work, while giving your career a head start and bringing what is learned in the classroom to life. Our interns truly become a part of their Sony departments and work shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the most talented professionals in the industry.

Spanish Broadcasting System

Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) offers a dynamic work environment and competitive benefits package which includes, medical, dental coverage through a National Healthcare provider, vision care plan, life insurance and short term disability, 401(k) plan, Health Care Spending account and Credit Union membership. Paid vacation and holidays.

THG Sports

London-Berlin-Stockholm-Kiev-Barcelona-Madrid-Dublin-Dubai-Prague-Cape Town-Singapore-Tokyo-Sydney-Kuala Lumpur-Chicago-San Diego-Montreal-Vancouver-Rio-Sao Paulo- Miami: There are usually 5 reasons why someone applies for a role at thg. In no particular order, you can prioritise yourself. First there is the travel. With over 60 offices worldwide, successful employees can apply to work from any of those offices, subject to the current opportunities and company needs at that time. Second, there is the money. A top performing executive can earn €100,000 in their first year; most successful executives will earn between €40,000-€60,000 in their first year, increasing 50% in their second, once they have a client base and a small team. Third, there is fast track promotion. From Sales Executive to Senior Executive in 3 months, Team Leader in 6 months, Assistant Manager within a year, and Sales Manager in 18 months! Fourth there is love of sales. The adrenalin of closing high value deals at Managing Director level in Fortune 500 companies in a matter of minutes. Finally there is the product. Who would not want to sell VIP hospitality during major sport events such as the Olympics, World Cup Football and Rugby, The Masters, Wimbledon or the Monaco GP, and have the chance to attend the event with their client!

Transatlantic Program (TAP)

Offered by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest in conjunction with the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Students (preference given to juniors and seniors) perform internships, usually paid, in renewable energy, engineering, and business. Proficiency equivalent to two years of college German required.

Univision

WGBO Univision internship program offers training for students that are interested in a Broadcasting Career. We work with colleges and universities to provide students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom. The students will be given the opportunity to work with photographers, editors and our production crew.

Volkswagen

You're on the lookout for an exciting internship? We offer you the opportunity to get a taste of Volkswagen and gain practical work experience. You can also write your final paper/dissertation at Volkswagen. And if you are particularly talented, you'll have the chance to be included in our student talent bank.

Zappos

When you intern with Zappos, you get more than just "real world work experience." You become part of our family. Our core values are embodied in every aspect of the program that sums to an incredible journey that will enable you to enter the workforce with ninja-like skills and a sunny disposition. When you work with us, you gain 1,500 friends who form a support system that's the cat's pajamas. And the perks! In addition to being paid an hourly rate, Zappos summer interns receive free food and drinks on our campus, access to social and community service events, 40% off on Zappos.com and may qualify for corporate housing and transition assistance.​