Category: Enhancing Learning in Education Abroad: Study, Work, Intern, Volunteer, and Research Innovations

Navigating the Maze of International Internships

Wednesday, May 31
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Table 62

This poster is for educators interested in learning to identify, vet, and prepare students for successful pre-professional experiences abroad with attention given to for-credit internship abroad programs.

Cynthia Engel

Manager, Internships Abroad
CEA Study Abroad
Phoenix, AZ

Cynthia Engel oversees and manages CEA’s internship abroad programs. Her primary focus is ensuring that students are able to engage in an academically rigorous and quality pre-professional experience that will inform their professional pathways upon graduation. She works hand-in-hand with CEA’s academic team and study center staff to cultivate internship placements and academic programming that support students’ integration in their field-based experiences abroad. She also works closely with CEA’s enrollment, university relations, and marketing teams to build awareness of CEA’s internship programs, obtain university approvals, and align CEA’s internship model with student and university needs.