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10 reasons why you should conduct an internship in the United States

Give Your Resume a Standout
An international internship will automatically distinguish you from other university students competing with you in the job market. Only a small percentage of students actually study abroad – and even fewer intern abroad - so participation in an internship overseas can give you the professional advantage you need to succeed by providing you globally demanded skills. Research shows that employers are 68% more likely to hiring students with international experience during the hiring process.

Discover The United States / USA
You will be physically and culturally immersed in your host country on a much deeper level than many other types of study abroad programs can provide. Working as an intern abroad provides you with insight into foreign work environments and customs. Conducting an internship or traineeship in the United States will give you the opportunity to discover the United States first hand and on a different level when you will visit the United States for a short holiday.

Receive Academic Credit
Receiving Academic Credit while conducting an internship abroad. In other words: Receive Academic credit while having the best time ever! Most students get to do an internship in order to graduate for their studies, and most universities allow their students to conduct their internship abroad. IO New York has experience working with several universities worldwide and we organize our internships in such way that our programs meet both students and universities requirements.

Expand your Global Network
As you are building your career, it is important that you build a circle of mentors, contacts, and friends. All of our international internships and traineeships in the United States will give you the opportunity to make international contacts that are not available through a domestic internship experience. Not only will your internship supervisor be able to comment on your work ethic and skill level, but they might also become a valuable contact for future job networking. And most students will create friendships with people from abroad that will last a lifetime!

Improve your English Language Skills or Learn a New Language
Due to the actual global economy, many companies are either already doing international business or are seeking to expand overseas. One of the most import global skills employers are seeking is foreign language ability. Conducting an internship or traineeships in the United States will give you the opportunity to improve your English Skills and bring them to a higher level! Improving your English certainly will benefit you for the rest of your life!

Grow your ‘Soft Skills’
Employers often comment that graduates who come straight from university lack interpersonal or 'soft skills' - meaning they are having difficulty interacting with people in a professional fashion. Our USA programs allow you to prove you can bridge cultural and language barriers to successfully work with others. You will be faced with small challenges everyday pertaining to communication barriers and understanding various points of view from a cultural perspective. At the end of your internship placement, you will have learned how to communicate in a global work environment, which is a highly transferable working skill and a big bonus on your CV.

Gain Confidence
Students that went abroad with programs organized by The International Office often speak of the confidence they gained during their internship abroad. You will grow your independence and self-reliance throughout your semester or summer internships program, giving you confidence to take on greater challenges in your future career.

Prove You Can Take the Initiative
By undertaking an internship abroad, you will show future employers that you are the kind of person who makes opportunities for yourself rather than waiting for something to happen. Employers rank confidence, interpersonal skills, and initiative as three of the most important attributes for employment.

Develop A Global Perspective and Understanding
You will gain a much broader view of current events as well as topics within your own field of study. This will help you to view future challenges differently and solve problems from a different perspective.

Learn about Yourself and Discover Your Personal Brand
Just like a corporation, you need a strong brand and personal story that tells people who you are and why they would benefit from your association. This is particularly true from a professional perspective. Before you can create and communicate your personal brand, you will need to invest in self-discovery. Studying and interning abroad naturally lends itself to personal discovery by pushing you outside your comfort zone. A semester or internship abroad will give you the opportunity to test a career path, give you interesting stories to share, and offer you the space and time to think about your values and unique characteristics that shape who you are.

Need another reason to go - How about this one: It’s An Experience You Will Never Forget
It’s An Experience You Will Never Forget We know that your overseas work experience is not just about adding a new section to your resume. Living and working abroad is filled with exciting new sights, people, and experiences. You will discover a new way of life and make friends that you will keep for a lifetime. Read the stories from students who have been abroad before you, and you will understand interning or studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and whatever may happen afterwards, no one can take this away from you.

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