Intern, Volunteer and Work Abroad

The International Programs Office is a resource for information about interning, volunteering and working abroad during your undergraduate studies at Augustana University or after graduation. Contact the International Programs Office if you would like to discuss any of these opportunities.


Augustana works with several program providers who offer internship programs in a wide variety of countries. These internships are unpaid, and the program provider charges a fee for arranging the internship, housing and other on-site services. 

  • ISA offers credit-bearing internships in conjunction with their semester and/or year-abroad programs in Belgium, England, Italy and Spain. Internship opportunities typically require a higher GPA than that needed for general admission to the program, and often have additional prerequisites for participation. Speak to your ISA admissions representative for additional details by calling ISA at 1.512.480.8522.
  • HECUA programs all contain a credit-bearing internship component. Upon return from a HECUA semester program, students are welcome to apply for paid HECUA summer internship opportunities in the Twin Cities area.
  • The Education Abroad Network offers credit-bearing internships in conjunction with a semester abroad program as well as non-credit bearing stand-alone internships.
  • is a search engine that can help you identify other interning abroad opportunities.


  • ELAP (Experiential Learning Abroad Program) is a subsidiary of ISA that offers opportunities to contribute to community development abroad through volunteering and service learning. Students can tack on an ELAP component to their ISA semester or year-abroad program, or they can register for an ELAP program separately. ELAP charges fees for their services. Placements are available in the fields of business, health, public policy, social work, education, museums and conservations for periods of 2 to 16 weeks.
  • WorldTeach is an organization that partners with governments and other organizations in developing countries to provide volunteer teachers to meet local needs and promote responsible global citizenship. Graduates can volunteer for a year (American Samoa, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, India, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Namibia, Panama, Tanzania or Thailand), a semester (Ecuador or Namibia) or a summer (China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Poland or South Africa).
  • is a search engine that can help students identify other volunteer opportunities abroad. 


There are many opportunities to teach abroad. Students do not need to be education majors to teach abroad. Explore the options!

  • The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) primarily places individuals interested in providing language instruction in elementary, junior and senior high schools.
  • The University of Northern Iowa offers an Overseas Recruiting Fair every year.
  • Carney Sandoe is a job placement agency that offers international placement services to students interested in teaching abroad upon graduation.
  • TeacherPort is a free resource that allows new graduates and recently qualified teachers the opportunity to find teaching positions abroad.
  • is a search engine that can help students identify teaching opportunities abroad.