“An internship abroad will not only provide students with practical work experience, but prepare students for today’s global business economy," said Joe Roma, director of Intrax Internships Abroad.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 29, 2012
While the job market has shown marked signs of improvement, finding a job after college, especially with little to no work experience, remains a daunting task for many students. According to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, companies indicated that 62 percent of their new employees had internship experience of some kind.
For college students interested in gaining internship experience before they graduate, there is still time. This summer, Intrax, a San Francisco-based company that provides a lifetime of educational, work and volunteer programs that connect people and cultures, is offering summer internship opportunities in Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Santiago, Shanghai and Tokyo. The Intrax Internships Abroad program allows students interested in business, technology, hospitality, marketing and non-profit industries to intern abroad with international companies. The application deadline is April 30th and summer internships run from June – August 2012.
“In a competitive job market, being the top of your class at a university is not enough to secure a job offer after graduation,” said Joe Roma, director of Intrax Internships Abroad. "An internship abroad will not only provide students with practical work experience, but an opportunity to engage in conversations with a more diverse body of people in a business setting and prepare students for today’s global business economy.”
Intrax Internships Abroad matches qualified college students with business-oriented international internships in major economic centers around the world. Representative host companies include Desigual, Deutsche Telekom, Hill & Knowlton, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Bank, Morningstar, New Holland Publishers, Ogilvy, Planet Positive, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Santiago Times. More than 200 summer internships are available in a variety of fields including advertising, finance, marketing, engineering, public relations, entrepreneurship, web development, non-profit, venture capital, software development, hospitality, publishing and more.
“The finance industry is ultra-competitive,” said Intrax Internships Abroad participant, Robert Falconer, a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley who interned in Madrid with Morningstar. “International experience with the world’s leading provider of financial data gave me a demonstrable advantage over other job seekers.”
An internship abroad provides students with the cultural immersion of a study abroad experience plus the professional development of a quality internship. Program benefits include coaching and local support, centrally located housing, insurance, global skills training, pre-departure orientation, weekend excursions, and above all, a personalized match with an international internship. Internships are available in English, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin and Japanese, with many English-language programs offered outside of London. Prices range from $5,000 - $8,000 and scholarship opportunities are available for eligible participants.
The application deadline for 2012 summer internships is April 30, 2012. Students can submit an application and secure a spot at http://www.intraxinternshipsabroad.com/apply.
About Intrax Internships Abroad
Intrax Internships Abroad (http://www.intraxinternshipsabroad.com) is a career development program that matches qualified college students with business-oriented, professional international internships in major economic centers around the world. Summer internships are offered in Paris, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin, Beijing, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Santiago. Intrax Internships Abroad is a division of Intrax, a family of organizations that provide a lifetime of high-quality educational, work and volunteer programs that connect people and cultures. Intrax is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices on four continents.