There is a huge range of exciting summer schemes and programmes where you can work, for example, in summer camps (often in the USA with organisations such as Camp America and BUNAC, but also in Europe with organisations such as PGL), or within other work environments or taking part in voluntary work abroad. These programmes can be accessed through a wide range of organisations and may include working as a camp counsellor for a summer, voluntary or conservation projects or coaching sports. The world really is your oyster!
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The Project Children internship provides a once in a life-time opportunity for students to spend the summer working in the USA to further their knowledge in their chosen field of study, and gain invaluable work experience.Students at all levels are eligible, provided you are returning to study the following September. Applications from students of any degree background are welcome. Benefits include:
- Boost your personal confidence and ambition
- Opportunity to further your knowledge and experience in your chosen field of study
- Increase your employability and help develop your future career plans
- Meet new friends and have fun
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The full title of the program is the Washington-Ireland Program for Service and Leadership (WIP) and this is very much a reflection of its aspiration to create potential leaders of the future from both communities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The Program lasts for 6-months and includes an 8-week internship in the U.S. (for example, in government, media, business and non-profit organizations) and a 30-hour period of service in your own local community, in addition to a number of other activities. Applicants must be free to commit themselves to all aspects of the Program. WIP is open to University and College students from any discipline, as well as graduates, aged between 19-25 years. Benefits include:
- Opportunity to develop leadership and active citizenship skills
- A unique opportunity to learn about the American political process and how Washington DC really works, as well as experiencing American culture
- Develop a global perspective and outlook, make a difference and give something back to the community
- Develop work-related skills for future employment
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It is up to each student to ensure they check the detail of any programme requirements they are considering applying for.
Help in selecting or applying for international opportunities is available from Careers, Employability and Skills.
There is additional general information in the further study section.
A number of these organisations will be visiting the university to talk to students about these experiences. These shall be advertised on our Events Calendar database, Careers Weekly Newsletter, Twitter and Facebook.
For details of year out, vacation or other opportunities please see the Careers, Employability and Skills vacancies database.