Working Abroad

A large portion of US-based jobs require international experience and/or a demonstrated willingness to participate in the global workforce.

Binghamton's Office of International Programs

Semester Options

If you intend to work abroad for a semester, you may also want to consider a semester study abroad at the same time. 


The UAS7 offers a Study and Internship Program (SIP), an Internship Program (IP), and a Study Program.

These programs are open to undergraduates in the U.S. Successful applicants will be automatically considered for scholarship support through the UAS7.

  • The deadline for the Study and Internship Program is February 15
  • Deadlines for the Internship Program are February 15 (following Fall) and October 1 (following Spring)

More information on current opportunities 

Summer Options

Hanwha Internship Programs

Binghamton University has an arrangement with Samsung to provide paid graduate and undergraduate internships to our students in the areas of Engineering and Management. The goals of the internship are to strengthen the relationship between the company and our school, provide students a workplace experience, and allow Samsung to develop talent for their future workforce.

Internship Specifics:

  • Timing: 6-8 weeks from the beginning of June
  • Logistics: Paid airfare and housing through a travel agency service
  • Experience: Introduction, training, and work in the overall business as well as specific pieces of the Techwin business
  • Compensation: Monthly stipend
  • Daily Schedule: full day working hours with high expectation of performance
  • Orientation: Office of International Programs, Watson School, and Center for Korean Studies provides a mandatory orientation session for internship students to prepare them for the experience


  • Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student standing as of the summer you'd begin the internship
  • 3.3 GPA or higher
  • Majoring in Engineering or Management Subjects as well a Biology or Chemistry
  • Passport and ability to obtain a visa for South Korea
  • Good academic standard and conduct
  • Demonstration of maturity
  • Applicants will only be considered if the entire application process is completed
  • Korean language skills are not required


  • Application begins in February and closes in March – dates will be advertised
  • Resume, Cover Letter, Recommendation, and Copy of Passport photo page is needed to apply
  • In-person interviews are conducted at Binghamton in March
  • Skype Interviews are held with Samsung at the beginning of April

To apply for the opportunity attend the Information Session in February.

RISE: Research Internships in Science and Engineering

The German Academic Exchange Group (DAAD) provides a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States. Opportunities are available for work in English speaking and German speaking labs. Scholarships can be sought to help cover living expenses and partner universities provide housing assistance.

  • Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field)
  • Internships usually begin between mid-May and the July with a duration of 3 months (minimum stay of 10 weeks)
  • DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses
  • Host universities and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with Ph.D. student mentors
  • German language is not required and the working language will be in English

Annually the deadline for this program is around mid-January.

More Information


GoinGlobal is an 80,000-page database filled with career and employment internet resource for evaluating and selecting career opportunities internationally.

As you review the GoinGlobal website, please note that Binghamton University cannot guarantee the quality of the organizations listed.

Finding Your Own

Binghamton University staff are familiar with some programs, but we are not able to assist students with knowing whether the quality of these programs will be similar year after year.

Here are some things to consider when making your decision:

  • Ask for names and contact information of people who have participated in the program and contact them.
  • Find out if organization is covering safety, security and insurance as part of that fee.
  • Research health conditions, risks and available health services where you would be located.