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Congratulations on your decision to pursue an international co-op! The process involves two steps and both must be completed by the application deadline indicated below (App Deadline) but not necessarily in this order. You must apply to the position and a mandatory meeting with an international team member is required. This meeting can be scheduled by calling 215-895-2185.
For any questions, please contact the international team at:

Create Your Own
Any City, Any Country (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Drexel undergraduate students enrolled in a co-op program
Dates / Deadlines:

Academic Year below always refers to the start of each academic year. Fall is the first term in an academic year and it always starts in September of every year. Please refer to the start and end date listed below for appropriate application term. If you do not see the date range applicable to you, please contact the International Co-op Team. Click here for more co-op terms details.
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2014 01/30/2015 ** Rolling Admission 01/05/2015 03/27/2015
Spring 2014 04/30/2015 ** Rolling Admission 03/30/2015 06/19/2015
Spring/Summer 2014 05/29/2015 ** Rolling Admission 03/30/2015 09/25/2015
Summer 2014 07/24/2015 ** Rolling Admission 06/22/2015 09/18/2015

** Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program and will be required to complete additional materials to register the co-op placement.
Program Description:

Create Your Own International Co-op

You can work anywhere! Take the opportunity to create your own international co-op experience utilizing the resources provided by the Steinbright Career Development Center.

Already have a job abroad? Click here to apply for approval to participate in the international co-op program


Country Research- Decide where you want to work

  • The CIA World Factbook
    A great resource to find basic information on countries around the world.
  • Eurograduate
    Choose from a number of countries in Europe for information on how the application process might work. There is also country-specific information about application letters and resumes/CVs.
  • Going Global
    Country profiles with information on job resources, top companies, resumes/CVs, cultural advice, and more.
  • Going Global Career Guides
    Country-specific information about job search resources, employment trends, work permits and visas, application guidelines, and cultural advice.
  • International Visitors Council
    A great place to meet and network with the rising stars in a variety of industries throughout the world.
  • The Riley Guide’s Non-US Job Search
    Offers international job search and other resources.

International CVs/Resumes - Be prepared to adapt

International Job Listings- Start the search

  • iHipo: International Careers
    Search for international jobs and internships.
  • (from Action Without Borders)
    Search for internships with nonprofit and community organizations around the world. Click on the "Advanced searches" link at the top of the page to find the internship postings.
  • Riley Guide: International Job Opportunities
    This guide provides links to online international job search resources by country or region.
  • Intern Abroad
    Directory of internship opportunities abroad. Search by country and/or type of internship.
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    This site provides information on paid and volunteer work abroad, living abroad, study abroad and cultural travel overseas.

Work Placement Programs – Explore your options

    AIESEC is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting cultural understanding and international cooperation, and offers management, technical, education, and development internships abroad. You must join AISEC before you can apply for the internship program.
  • Casa de Espanol Xelaju
    CEX's Project La Pedrera offers students and non-students a variety of internship and volunteer work opportunities with an underserved, indigenous community in Guatamala.
  • Cultural Vistas
    Cultural Vistas provides U.S. students the opportunity to gain a work experience abroad.
  • DAAD The Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD, or the German Academic Exchange Service in English), offers a variety of internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student looking to do an internship in Germany .
  • International Cooperative Education
    ICE places students on paid international summer internships.
  • U.S. Department of State
    Offers unpaid student internships, some of which are located abroad in US embassies.

Company Directories – Be specific

  • Europages
    Use this business directory site to search for companies in Europe by business sector, products & services or theme.  
  • Uniworld
    Use this electronic company directory to create lists of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countires and Foreign Firms Operating in the U.S. It's easy to use and searchable by country, industry and much more!

In addition to these electronic resources, many books on international job searching are available on the Drexel Career Library website:


Steinbright Career Development Center
International Co-op • 3201 Arch Street Suite 250

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Voice: 215.895.2185 • Fax: 215.895.1473