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International Internship Abroad Programs

At Next Step Connections (NSC), we give you the opportunity to build your own International Internship Abroad Program by choosing your preferred dates, industry, internship project and destination. We do not offer set dates programs as we wish to ensure anyone can participate into our international internships according to their own availability and requirements.

We offer internship abroad programs ranging from 4 to 24 weeks; all-year round. NSC’s Summer Internship Programs, from May to August, are very popular as university students and fresh graduates, like to spend their summer vacations traveling the world to participate in an internship.

Our team provide our participants with personal and professional enrichment through unique in-country social network experiences, career advice, one-on-one support as well as opportunities to develop professional skills in various internship industries.


Why doing an Internship Abroad


International internships provide you with an opportunity to experience another culture in an in-depth and exciting way. Such an experience can give you invaluable preparation for a career in the 21st Century globalized marketplace.
Since 2008, over 800 participants from 50 countries have participated in our internship programs. You can read their internship programs reviews here and learn about their stories during their internship and following completion of their internship program. During the summer internship period, we usually host between 70 to 100 interns at the same time; giving you an unique opportunity to make like-minded friends right from the start. NSC organizes regular networking events as well as social outings. so that everyone can get together and experience the local culture together.
Through an international internship abroad, you will practice intentional experimentation and gain on-the-job training experience. With over 75 million young people unemployed globally by 2015, and a parallel skills shortage of 85 million skills workers by 2020, you should probably join the 60% global youth who said that on-the-job training and hands-on learning are the most effective instructional techniques !


Build your own Internship Program

Choose your destination

International Internships

Professional Internships in Asia

Are you concerned that you may only be available to intern at a specific time of the year?

No worries, we do not only run summer internship program but also accommodate flexible dates anytime of the year – in other words – you decide when want to do your internship!

How it works


First step: Get in touch with us and ask your questions!

Before making a formal application decision, we understand that you may have questions about your future destination, the program, eligibility and requirements, our prices, your internship options, the placement process. Our admission office is there to inform and help you at anytime.

Fill in the form below to get started!
Alternatively, you can send us an email or review our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) page.

First Name*

Last Name*

Email Address*


Your Message*

Choose your starting date, length, industry and location

When can I start?

Our programs run all-year round, we let you choose your starting date.

e.g Start date: June 17th, 2015

How long can I stay?

You can choose to intern from 4 to 24 weeks.

e.g Start date: June 17th, 2015

Length: 8 weeks

Where can I intern?

We offer internships in Shanghai, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok, Thailand.

e.g Start date: June 17th, 2015

Length: 8 weeks

Destination: Bangkok, Thailand

Which company can I choose?

During the application process, we let you choose your preferred internship industry , so you may select one to three industries that you would like to gain experience in.

e.g Start date: June 17th, 2015

Length: 8 weeks

Destination: Bangkok, Thailand

Industry: Finance, Business, Law

How can I get started with the application process?

1. Fill and submit an application

Click on Apply Now and fill out our online application form. It shouldn't take you more than 20mns. You will also have the option to save your application and continue later if you wish.

2. Application review

Once your application is submitted, our application manager will review your qualifications, expectations and documents. Once this done, he will come back to you by email to confirm if you're accepted or not in the program.

3. Program acceptance

This is the last step before we start working on your placement. At this stage, we're asking you to confirm your commitment into the program by paying a USD 450 deposit(*).

(*) This deposit is fully refundable if we fail to find a placement that fit your requirements and timeline

What happens after I submit my application?

Within 24-36 hours, Ms Kathryn Rivera, our admission manager, will acknowledge reception of your application by sending you an email for you to confirm your application details.

Once you have confirmed your information, our application committee will review your application and decide on your acceptance. (3-5 days)

If accepted, we will schedule a skype conversation to get a full understanding of your goals. We will also make sure to answer any questions you may have.

Deposit Payment

If you're accepted to our program, you will be required to settle a deposit of US$450 to start the placement process. The payment can be done via international bank transfer or via credit card using PayPal. Once we have received your initial deposit, your internship is guaranteed. In case we can not find an internship placement that meets your industry background, we will return your fees.

Why am I paying a deposit upfront?

As we receive hundreds of inquiries on a daily basis, the deposit is an initial commitment that enables our team to start working on your application. The placement process involves a lot of interactions between potential host companies and our advisors. It's a rather complicated process, thus our team only start working when the deposit has been received.

Interactive and tailor-made internship selection and confirmation

Once we have received your deposit, you will be assigned a program advisor who will be your main point of contact during the entire process.

We will liaise with you by email, skype or phone. The process takes a minimum of two weeks and can take up to six weeks or more depending on when we receive your application.

When we start the placement process, we will assess which position fits your internship expectations based on the company requirements.

We usually are able to offer you 2 to 3 positions to choose from. We organise phone interviews with companies to make the process easier on both sides.

Internship confirmation Once you have officially accepted an internship that has been offered by one of our partner companies. We will require you to settle 50% of your outstanding balance in order to start working on your visa application

Pre-Arrival stage

Once your visa has been granted by the immigration authorities, we will ask you to settle the remaining 50% payment. At this stage, we will make the final arrangements and prepare your arrival (airport pick-up, housing booking, first day of work).

In-country pick-up and orientation

Our team will pick you up at the airport upon arrival. We will take you to your housing and organize a formal orientation to get your familiar with your surroundings, meet our team and fellow participants. You are now ready to start your internship and take on the next step to a life-changing journey.

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