Intern Abroad Opportunities
with DePaul’s College of Communication & API
Earn Credit & Boost Your Resume Abroad!
Complete an internship with an international organization to differentiate your resume, earn essential skills that employers value, and grow your professional network with the API Global Internship program.
DePaul University students who are interested in participating in an API international internship will choose from among API’s Summer 2 options, which are 8-week internship placements.
API’s global internship programming will support your success and engage you in activities designed to refine specific skills. Our on-site staff will orient you to the international workplace culture and guide you through in-person and virtual cultural workshops as well as local visits.
Full-time internships will require a commitment of 32 hours a week.
Course Info & Academics
College of Communication undergraduate students at DePaul University have the opportunity to enroll in CMN 395 and receive academic credit for their API internship. Graduate students can enroll in CMN 591.
For more information, please see the DePaul College of Communication Internships Abroad page.
Access API's Career Hub
The API Career Hub includes meeting with an experienced career coach, practice interview technology, a skills toolkit and resources for success in your internship.
I never knew I would meet such amazing people. Also our program director is above and beyond anything I would have dreamed. They truly made my abroad experience!
Highly recommend, best experience of my life. The Regional Director was so supportive and helpful.
Budapest was an amazing experience…the resident director was absolutely stellar….was readily available to answer questions or to help us with anything that we need. She made navigating a big city and a new country less stressful and gave great recommendations for anything we were trying to find. API is well structured, and well organized and they help you through your experience every step of the way.
I feel like it will have an impact on every decision i make from here on out. it totally changed my perspective of the world and how i interact with others from outside my culture.
Explore Program Options
Click here to navigate to the internships page on API’s website. Once there, you can learn more about API’s programs, or use the program finder to search for programs by location, major, and session. Read all the details of each available internship. You can also apply directly from their site.
NEW - Fare Finder!
In an effort to reduce financial barriers and increase access, we are offering the Fare Finder™ app right inside of APIConnect to provide access to discounted airfare for academic travel. With Fare Finder, we’re making educational travel simpler and more accessible than ever before.
Financial Aid Resources
You might be surprised to hear that you can use financial aid to study abroad! API does accept all forms of financial aid according to approval from your home university or organization.
Don’t let a missing passport derail your study abroad plans! International travelers are itching to get back out there so processing time for passport applications and renewals has increased. Apply for or renew your passport as soon as possible to ensure your study abroad plans stay on track!
Let’s Get You Abroad!
Complete the form to get in touch, and we’ll follow up to answer any questions you may have!
Connect with Your School
For more information on this program, or how to get the process started at your school, reach out to:
Michael Elias (Communication Internships Director)
If you’re ready to apply, click below to begin your application.
API offers best-in-class programming, with student well-being a high priority.
Our mission is to create better global citizens through international experiential learning. API programs are developed to be transformative, career-boosting experiences that include:
- Community involvement through optional volunteer programs with API Gives Back
- Cultural awareness through relevant coursework and time spent in multicultural student groups
- High-touch student support throughout the program
Academic Programs International (API) was founded in 1997 and is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable experiential learning programs. Their extensive pre-departure preparation, coupled with strong support services on-site, facilitates academic, cultural and linguistic learning. Within the supportive environment of the API programs, API participants are encouraged to explore their host communities and become increasingly independent and confident in their own abilities. They strive to make international educational experiences accessible to as many participants as possible, and, as such, works to provide multiple program components at a low program cost.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
API is committed to providing enriching international experiences to its participants. We believe in the importance of promoting acceptance, dignity, and respect among people of all backgrounds. No matter who you are or where you come from, API will support you during your journey abroad.