Business and Accounting Internships

Following is a sample of our international Business and Accounting Internships. New opportunities are created every year. Get in touch if you don't see what you're looking for!

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Programs Offered

Financial Consulting for Multinational Firm

Financial Consulting for Multinational Firm

This position with a large multinational firm focuses on financial management and accounting practices. The company is a leading global professional service company that professional service company that that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 14,000 associates around the world, they offer solutions in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management. Those looking to expand beyond their home country's operations will be able to explore financial strategies in a new environment. The ideal candidate will know how to mathematically calculate the financial risk as well as all other mathematical programs, be studying actuarial mathematics, accounting or international business.
improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 14,000 associates around the world, they offer solutions in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management. Those looking to expand beyond their home country's operations will be able to explore financial strategies in a new environment. The ideal candidate will know how to mathematically calculate the financial risk as well as all other mathematical programs, be studying actuarial mathematics, accounting or international business.

Accounting Internship for Italian Chartered Accountant

Accounting Internship for Italian Chartered Accountant

This Italian Chartered Accountant is seeking an Accounting Intern. Business is conducted in English, and provides all accounting requirements and services for individuals and LLC's, primarily American expatriates. General responsibilities will include bookkeeping, filing and understanding accountancy documents, creating internal reports for foreign clients, and obtaining a general knowledge of the Italian fiscal and accounting systems. Some off-site work may be available, in client office locations. There will also be the opportunity to work with various Italian governmental agencies, giving the intern a better understanding of the overall Italian system of government. The intern should be an accounting student interesting in a learning experience that will help them understand the Italian accounting system. The accounting system in Italy differs from that in the US as there are some aspects of law associated with it, as well as some minimal aspects of finance.

Accounting and Tax Consulting Firm

Accounting and Tax Consulting Firm

This evolving business offers advisory, tax, accounting, book-keeping, company formation, and payroll services to clients through-out the UK and other European countries. Their services cover all sorts of accounts including limited company, partnership, tax return, self- assessment (self-employed, rental, capital gain etc), tax investigation, VAT, tax rebate, etc. The accounting assistant intern will assist with preparation of accounts and tax returns for sole traders and limited companies, corporation tax return, self-assessment income tax return, child tax credits, working tax credits, payroll and employer annual return (P35 both online and manually), VAT registration and returns, PAYE registrations, 363 annual returns, compliances and filing accounts to HMRC and Companies House, and SMP, SSP, and other social security benefits.

Executive Search Firm for the Corporate Responsibility Industry

Executive Search Firm for the Corporate Responsibility Industry

This global executive search consultancy work across life sciences, food and energy practice areas. They work on global mid and senior level assignments on a retained basis. They have designed a new innovative solution that helps measure success and become more accountable for organiations's long-term hiring success. Interns will support search team on assignments, work on building up knowledge of the sector, and use social media to track and follow prospects.

High Energy, High Speed Sailing Company

High Energy, High Speed Sailing Company

This company organizes sailing regattas all over Italy and abroad to entertain for up to 500 people! They also organize many other corporate sailing events and plan days of programming, training, and team building. Interns here will work on general business management, client contact, event planning, marketing, PR, and working on specific campaigns and projects.

Business Development Internship With Shanghai Startup

Business Development Internship With Shanghai Startup

This is a fun-loving company that’s all about monetization solutions. They love helping content providers, brands and everyone in-between analyze understand and generate the “real value” of their content. Not only are they always creating new innovative features and talking with the coolest people day in and day out, their team is a super diverse mix of great people too! It’s a mixture of fun-loving, goofy, passionate digital strategists, problem solvers, creative thinkers, coders, research fanatics, multicultural linguists and intelligent “can-do” geeks. They are THE monetization geeks, pure and simple. Interns will actively participate and engage with all business matters from social media, lead generation, data analytics, customer retention and content generation.

The internship opportunities, and many of the programs offered by AFSNext, are provided by organizations that have been carefully selected through the application of stringent criteria and quality standards. In other words, the internship programs offered on this site are not programs that are managed or delivered by AFS but we are proud to offer them, at no additional cost, to you. By selecting an internship program through AFSNext, you receive an added level of free support services throughout the application process and AFSNext stands behind the quality of the programs offered.

Housing and Language

Where you’ll live

Depending on your internship location, you can expect to stay in a shared room in an apartment, college dorm, or student residence. A local program advisor and coordinator will be available to help you settle in and answer any questions during your program. Your accommodations will likely be within walking distance of city public transportation.

During your stay, you’ll be within the same network as the students and/or interns you’re living with. It is often through these individuals that you can learn the most, as you explore the highlights of the city together, share career-building advice, and venture out on your own to your internship posts.

Your language learning

Most locations are very English-friendly, and do not require prior knowledge of the local language. Depending on your placement, you may have the opportunity to integrate further into the community by attending language lessons.

* If your internship takes place in Paris, you’ll have the chance to experience full cultural immersion by living with a local host family. (French language skills are required for an internship in this location, and you should expect to be evaluated beforehand via Skype interview.)

Career Counseling Benefits

Preparing for your future

Before you depart, you’ll be introduced to your internship advisor for one-on-one support and career guidance. Your advisor will help you prepare for your internship interview, build an effective cover letter and resume, and choose the right placement. Working with your advisor, you’ll take the Clifton Strengths Finder Assessment to identify your top five strengths. These strengths will be useful in determining future opportunities and helping to focus your interests into clear career goals well beyond the scope of the program.

Once you and your advisor have selected your internship, you’ll have access to a pre-departure orientation video series to help you get ready for the transformational experience of working and living abroad. You’ll also have career skills training videos and articles at your fingertips to help you build your resume in advance. We want you to succeed and thrive abroad, and will provide countless resources to ensure you have what you need to do so.

When you arrive at your destination, you’ll attend a welcome orientation to help you settle in and start your experience with your best foot forward. Midway through your program, you’ll check in with local advisors at a career coaching session. During this visit, onsite staff will interview you and your employer to identify your strengths and areas where you could improve. We find this feedback-loop to not only be essential for success, but often lacking in environments where you’re on your own. Before the conclusion of your internship, you’ll attend a program debriefing and re-entry career and culture training. When you return home, you’ll join a network of alumni across the world who have used the skills they gained to advance their lives and careers!

AFSNext seal of approval

This program is implemented by a trusted organization within the AFSNext partnership community and has our full endorsement. While not managed or operated by AFS, it maintains the same exceptional quality standards, which are set by a network of experienced international non-profits operating within the international education field.