Internships are common throughout the US, especially in the spring and summer, and are available in most fields. The Internship USA program allows you the rare opportunity to work on an internship while experiencing what it's like to live and work in the world's dominant culture. Program participants have landed unforgettable internships working in finance, television, the arts, fashion, engineering and more that they simply couldn't find working at home.
Before you apply for the SWAP Internship USA program, you must first find and secure an internship directly related to your course of study. You should allow for plenty of time for your search. We have provided a number of online resources (on the right) to help you get started. Bookmark this page and go to those sites everyday - new placements are added daily.
According to our past participants, the most common way to find an internship was to approach companies you admire even if they haven't posted any placements. It shows initiative and presents an exclusive opportunity to sell yourself.
Remember: finding a suitable internship takes time, persistence, and a little creativity! Hundreds of SWAPPERs have found internships and went on to have amazing times all around the US from New York to Hawaii.
The Internship USA program is intended to complement your academic skills with real world experience, so there are very specific rules regarding the kinds of work that you will be able to secure.