Before you start to search for an international internship or research project, the McCulloch Center encourages you to reflect on what you want to get out of the experience.
- Why do you want an internship or research experience?
- What new skills or knowledge (professional and academic) do you hope to gain?
- What prior experience, set of skills, or knowledge base do you want to build from, or leverage?
- What contributions would you like to make to your internship organization?
- Are there particular organizations you are interested in or types of roles you hope to have?
- Where do you want this internship to be, geographically?
- How many hours can you devote to an internship?
- What obstacles might you face in obtaining or succeeding in your ideal internship?
- Will you consider both paid and unpaid internships?
- Do you want college credit for the internship?
- What concerns or questions do you have?
As you consider these questions, conversations with your faculty advisor and other faculty mentors can be particularly useful.