Engineering and Architecture Internships

Following is a sample of our international Engineering and Architecture 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

Biomedical and Design Engineering

Biomedical and Design Engineering

This internship revolves around product design, prototype development and testing. The host company is a leading figure in air purifying technology and intends to educate interns through hands-on experience all to produce the healthiest environments.

Leading Structural Engineering Firm

Leading Structural Engineering Firm

This placement is with one of the UK’s leading design-oriented structural engineering offices. The practice has gained an exemplary reputation for the quality of its engineering design. They have been commissioned to work at the Science Museum (twice), the Royal Festival Hall and have acted as consultants to the BBC. Their work sectors include education, retail, residential and commercial and the projects range from £500,000 to in excess of £100 million. The successful intern will learn to work within an engineering team under the supervision of a chartered engineer, improve drafting skills in both 2D and 3D, as well as the opportunity to assist with site visits and client liaison.

Engineering Internship at a Consultancy Firm

Engineering Internship at a Consultancy Firm

An Australian design and construction company specializing in civil engineering, design and railway building works and project management. Over the years the company has earned a reputation for reliability and high quality in these areas of activity. Established in 1995 in Australia as Consulting Engineers, formed in 2008 and has extensive experience relating to infrastructure development, building works, civil engineering, earthmoving and railway and is well placed to provide a broad range of skills necessary for any major development. These skills extend to include design, construct, project management and documentation.

Internship with Full-service Architectural Practice

Internship with Full-service Architectural Practice

Focused on design, management, and consulting for a range of architectural projects, this prestigious NY firm is seeking an intern to assist with all phases of design. The selected intern will consult with clients on apartment renovation and small commercial spaces, and preparation and submission of requests for proposals.

Internship in Dynamic Architecture Firm

Internship in Dynamic Architecture Firm

This architecture firm is a progressive architectural organization that offers internships in both building design and construction projects. With an environmental element this firm works with small/medium size residential buildings and commercial projects. The role will consist of a broad range of tasks and responsibilities, allowing exposure to the architectural process as well as some involvement with construction management process. Specific tasks may include general and contract administration, research, client consultant and supplier liaison, and design, documentation, drafting, and following up on general inquiries.

Well-Rounded Architectural Business at an International Architecture Firm

Well-Rounded Architectural Business at an International Architecture Firm

Interns at this company funciton in a hands on role, working with BIS (Business Information System) based on the "Gestpro" program while learning to manage projects and how to administer real construction projects. This is an international firm based in Spain and Germany, whose clients mainly consist of multinational organizations and companies. In an effort to build up multicultural teams and practices, they work on projects in several European countries as well as overseas. They have extensive experience in urban planning, developing shopping malls, urban spaces and office areas.


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.