Please note that some departments may have subject-related work placement arrangements with international organisations through specific Year in Industry programme routes. Alternatively, there may be other opportunities available through the With Placement Year or independent internship providers.
These are the departments who offer a Year in Industry programme through which you may be able to undertake an international placement. Speak to your supervisor or departmental coordinator for information on options available to you.
If you are a Language and Linguistic Science student, speak to your department about International work placements as part of your Year Abroad programme.
A placement year is a structured 9-12 month work experience opportunity that can be integrated into your University of York studies, giving you a substantial amount of work experience that is recognised within your degree title. You may take your placement year in the UK or overseas.
Independent internship providers offer opportunities to work with companies in specified cities across the world to match you in a role relating to your degree and/or professional aspirations. The providers charge for the service, which includes internship matching, pre-departure training, visa support, accommodation, 24/7 on-location support, possible language classes and social, business and networking events. Programme fees and start dates will vary depending on the destination and programme providers.
Using an internship provider can help you find a job in a destination in which you would not normally be able to organise your own opportunity.
You can apply for a Travel Award to help towards the costs of your Internship.
The University of York has been working with the following providers to offer you work experience opportunities in a global setting:
|Name of company||Destination||Information||Duration|
|University of York with Academic Internship Council (AIC)||
California, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Singapore, Vancouver, New York
The University of York has identified five locations with AIC for 2020 which cover a range of sectors. [Locations may change in future years].
California - San Francisco (PDF , 298kb)Business and marketing; Finance; Arts and Entertainment; Healthcare and education; Politics and Law; and Science and technology
and Los Angeles (PDF , 286kb) Finance; Hospitality and tourism; Entertainment; Fashion; Science and technology; and Industrial trade.
New York (PDF , 277kb)Business and marketing, Finance; Arts and culture; Healthcare and education; Politics and Law; and Journalism and communications
Total costs may vary slightly due to flucturations in the exchange rate with the USA.
For more detailed information see our information sheet: 2020 AIC internships (PDF , 474kb)
Applications for 2020 open on 29 November 2019. The deadline is 1pm on Wednesday 12 February 2020.
|The Intern Group||Europe, Asia, Australia, the USA and Latin America||
The Intern Group has opportunities in 15 cities across the world in the USA and Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America.
The Intern Group will be offering 5 fully funded programs to Bangkok for 4 weeks in August 2020. They are offering these scholarships as a commitment to Universities UK International’s Go International: Stand Out campaign to double the number of UK students going abroad during their degree.
The scholarships will be open to all students.
|4 weeks to 6 months|
|British Council Generation UK: China||China||The British Council is offering financial support for Internships through CCRC Asia or InternChina. Based in six chinese cities: Beijing, Chengdu, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Zhuhai.
The bursary covers all placement fees, your accommodation, comprehensive travel insurance, pick-up from the airport and
dedicated support throughout your placement.
For details of eligibility criteria, deadlines and how to apply, see their website.
|CRCC Asia||South Korea, Japan, China, Vietnam and the UK||CRCC Asia offers internships in 8 cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tokyo, Osaka, Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul and Manchester.
They have 14 internship sectors including Business, Engineering, Finance, Green Technology, Legal, Logistics and NGOs, Charities and Not-for-profits
Fees depend on the location and duration of the Programme. You can find them all listed here.
|1, 2 or 3 months|
Virtual internships can allow you to work in an international context without leaving your home. The below providers help you source the internships, offer pre-internships training, support throughout the internship, and help you with your skills and career development.
You can apply for a York Futures Scholarship to help towards the costs of your Internship.
We also have a number of full scholarships especially for the virtual internships via the below provider, for the summer of 2020. For the last two scholarshiop places, please apply to the Centre for Global Programmes by 1pm on Wednesday 3 June.
|Name of company||Destination||Information||Duration|
|Virtual Internships (with CRCC Asia)||
USA, China, Vietnam and other countries worldwide
Virtual Internships allows students wanting to gain global work experience an internship from the comfort of their own homes, working between 15-37 hours per week for 1-3 months with organisations across the global. With 18 career sectors to choose from, they also have online preparation and skills development tracking throughout the internship.
Applications are required 4-6 weeks before the start date, with many start times through out summer (and year).
For more information visit the Virtual Internships website.
|Variable hours per week|