Global Internships and Work and Service-Learning Abroad

Davenport University recognizes the value of practical work experience and its contribution to a successful career. Davenport’s Colleges provide guidance on specific criteria and qualifications for internships. Your College must be consulted when considering an internship.

Recognizing, too, that international experience provides opportunities to prepare oneself for participation in a growing global workforce, Davenport is preparing to make available opportunities for international internships and service-learning abroad as well.

The following organizations provide such opportunities and are among those that we have selected as best suited for Davenport students. If you are interested in exploring a global experience, please visit the websites of these organizations and consult your College and the International Programs Office for further guidance and approval.


DU Approved Internship Providers

Abroad China

Abroad China provides opportunities for current students and recent graduates to better understand China. Several programs are available such as a summer 9-week internships, Young Professional Program and an MBA Program.

International Education Programs

Housed at Jacksonville University, IEP offers immersive study, volunteer, service-learning and internship programs in over 20 countries throughout Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Experiences are available for a wide variety of majors and include direct-enrollment programs at universities abroad and customized internships.


CEA Global Education offers supervised, pre-professional learning experiences in a professional setting under the mentorship of a supervisor. Many opportunities are available in English and include such locations as Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Mexico, South Africa and several European Union countries.

Globalinks Abroad

Davenport is an affiliate member of Globalinks Abroad and encourages student participation in their programs. Globalinks Abroad organizes three types of internship programs – 10-week Professional Development; Customized with no date restrictions; and 6-week Professional Development programs available in Australia and New Zealand. Applicants must be full-time students or recent graduates. Positions are available in Business, Health Professions, and Information Technology.