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Improve your language skills, boost your CV, meet new people and experience new cultures with a work abroad experience.

Erasmus

Fancy living and working in a cool European city? Work placements such as language assistant posts in Europe can count as part of your degree. You can apply through your School’s placement office and grants are normally available.

Washington Ireland Programme

Enjoy an eight-week placement in Washington DC or New York as part of this leadership programme for students from Ireland or Northern Ireland. There are three phases to the year-long programme focussing on personal development, policy debate and community service. Applications for 2021 will open in October 2020.

Degree Discipline(s):  All pathways

Which level of students are eligible:  Undergraduates (FT) & Postgraduates (FT)

Duration:  Year-long programme with 8 weeks in Washington DC or New York

Estimated application closing date: The programme will re- open for applications in October 2020.

Eligibility criteria: Born in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland, or a citizen of Ireland or Northern Ireland, or regard Ireland or Northern Ireland as home.

US-NI Mentorship Program

Queen’s graduates from Northern Ireland with at least a 2:1 in Business, Finance, Mathematics, Science, Information Systems/ Computer Science or a related discipline can apply for a one-year work placement in a leading US company. You’ll return home with the skills and experience to start your own enterprise or become a business leader. Applications open in April and end in May each year.

Type of programme:  Work

Degree Discipline(s):  Business, Finance, Mathematics, Science, Information Systems/ Computer Science or a related discipline

Which level of students are eligible:  Graduate with 2:1 Honours

Duration:  January- December each year

Estimated application closing date:  Applications open in April and close end of May 2020

Eligibility criteria: Restricted to permanent residents of Northern Ireland that hold a British or Irish passport

Project Children USA Internships

Spend two months in the summer working as an intern in the USA. Internships are available in many fields ranging from law and politics, to medicine and engineering. Each internship is selected to ensure the student gets the best possible experience during their time there. The work is very involved and hands on. Students leave the US after the program with a reference that will set their CV apart from others. Applications close in March.

Type of programme:  Summer Internship

Degree Discipline(s):  Any pathway

Which level of students are eligible:  Undergraduate & Postgraduate (FT)

Duration:  8 weeks

Estimated application closing date:  Mid March 2021

Eligibility criteria: You must be enrolled as a full time student in third level education for the current academic year.

PHOTO: Anwin Robin
“My IAESTE placement was the best year of my life.” Anwin Robin
Queen’s University Chemistry student

IAESTE (Worldwide Internships for STEM & Applied Arts)

IAESTE provides students from mainly science, engineering and technology disciplines with paid, course-related placements across the globe. Placements last 6 weeks to 12 months and are available in industrial and commercial organisations, research institutes, local government bodies, state enterprises, consultancies, laboratories and academic institutions. Applications open in Feb.

Type of programme:  Work

Degree Discipline(s):  Any pathway

Which level of students are eligible:  Undergraduate (FT), Postgraduate (FT) and Graduate

Duration:  1-11 months

Estimated application closing date:  Apllications will be accepted on a rolling basis. See website for closing dates (Early applications are recommended)

My life-changing experience on an international internship

Queen’s intern abroad designs award-winning firefighters’ helmet

Generation UK- China Internships

Want to combine work experience with adventure? Students from the UK and Ireland can spend 2 months of their summer interning in industry in China. There are six locations to choose from and over 15 sector options spanning business, engineering, law, marketing and design. Applications are on a rolling basis.

Type of programme:  Internship

Degree Discipline(s):  All pathways

Which level of students are eligible:  Undergraduates (FT), Postgraduates (FT) and recent Graduates 

Duration:  2 months

Estimated application closing date:  Apllications will be accepted on a rolling basis. See website for closing dates (Early applications are recommended)

Eligibility criteria: Restricted to UK & Irish passport holders

GoinGlobal

Queen’s offers all our students free access to the GoinGlobal website where you can search for international internships and jobs, and access country guides, information on living costs and much more.

Global Leadership Programme

Develop your leadership, team working and project management skills by working on group projects and challenges on campus. The programme culminates in a life-changing week-long trip to an international city to meet with alumni, industry professionals and a range of companies. You’ll increase your cultural awareness, global network and gain DegreePlus accreditation.

Applications for 2021/22 will open in semester 2. You can apply via MyFuture.