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Internships Abroad

An unparalleled and unforgettable experience

Priority Application Deadline | December 1st, 2023

Our programs offer student-athletes a unique chance to explore the world, embrace different cultures, and experience the richness of new environments.

Above the Clouds
Internship Components

We offer the best local internships, which are tailored to meet the individual needs and goals of each student-athlete.

Each program includes:

  • 3- to 4-Week Internship Placement

  • Homestay or Dorm-Style Lodging

  • Two Meals, Daily

  • Planned Weekend Excursions

  • Local Gym Membership

  • International Health Insurance

  • Airport Transfers

  • Local Support Staff 24/7

Internship Destinations

We are dedicated to respecting the local culture and values of the countries we visit. Students leave their experience with an understanding of the mutually-beneficial relationships we have with our local partners.

South Africa

Our South Africa Internship program is the ultimate adventure for those looking to gain work experience and make a difference. Work alongside local grassroots organizations that aim to improve the lives of youth and community members, and spend your weekends exploring the beautiful city of Cape Town. 

Academic Focuses: Political Science | Communications | Sports Management | Nonprofit Management | Education | Sociology | Coaching | Occupational Therapy

South Africa Internship Details                                

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Costa Rica

Our local business and organization partners in San Jose provide students with unique, hands-on work experience that will set them apart in their chosen industry. Boost your resume while also immersing yourself in the rich cultural and ecological diversity of Costa Rica.

Academic Focuses: Spanish | Pre-Med | Pre-Physical Therapy | Sports Medicine | Nursing | Education | Communications | Psychology

Costa Rica Internship Details


Live like a local in Valencia and gain work experience in one of the most vibrant and beautiful countries in the world. With excellent support and guidance from our team, our Spain Internship program is the perfect stepping stone for anyone looking to expand their horizons in their desired career field.

Academic Focuses: Spanish | International Business | Economics |  Communications | Sports Management | Computer Science

Spain Internship Details


Immerse yourself in authentic Greek culture and delve into the epicenter of global history with an internship in Thessaloniki. Known for its advancements in language, politics, education, philosophy, science, and the arts –– Greece is the perfect destination to experience a remarkable blend of the ancient and modern world.

Academic Focuses: Sports Management | International Business | Marketing | Youth Development | Coaching | Data Analytics | Communications | Exercise Science

Greece Internship Details


Lilly | Univ of Pitt, Lacrosse

Spain Internship

"Even if you don't plan to travel with anyone you know, the people you meet will become your teammates"


Alain | Central St. Univ, Volleyball

South Africa Internship

"I not only embraced my African heritage and the beauty of our people, but also had a meaningful impact on local communities. Definitely can say this was an experience of a lifetime!"


Maddie | Princeton, Softball

Costa Rica Internship

"This program provides the perfect opportunity to gain internship experience in a variety of fields while having the chance to meet other student-athletes from all over the country. There's no other program quite like SAA."

Admission Process
Priority Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2023
1. Apply
We are looking for students who are invested in their professional and personal growth.
2. Interview
All applicants will receive an email to schedule a 20-minute phone interview with our admissions team.
3. Deposit
All programs are capped between 15-25 students. Once admitted, register and deposit to secure your spot.

What is the placement process like?

Once you're admitted to an internship program, your Site Director will work with you to place you with a company that best fits your academic and career interests. We partner with a wide-variety of companies for summer internship placements.


There are opportunities for students from all majors; however, some countries are a better fit for certain career paths. Students will typically learn about their final placement at least one month before the program starts.

Can I receive academic credit for my internship?

Yes, students can receive credit for their internship with approval from their home university. We encourage all students to check with their university about how to receive academic credit for their internship.


We will work with you every step of the way to make sure your internship meets their requirements. More information found here

What is the cost of each program?

Our Internship Programs range in cost from $3795 - $4495, depending on country and duration. Please navigate to the specific program pages to see a detailed overview of cost and package inclusions. 

Are the internships paid opportunities?

All of our internships are unpaid opportunities for students to develop new transferable skills and boost experience on their resume. 

Do I have to be a student-athlete to participate in an internship program?

No, you do not have to be a student-athlete to participate in one of our programs. We design all of our programs with student-athletes in mind (i.e. short-term summer programs and a gym membership included in all packages); however, our programs are sometimes a great fit for non-student-athletes as well!

Is there a language requirement for the Spanish-speaking countries?

We will not ask students to take a language test nor provide a language proficiency certificate. We may ask about your language abilities during your interview in order to provide you with the best internship experience.


If you have doubts about your language proficiency, ask our staff on during your interview. 

Are there fundraising and scholarship opportunities?

Limited scholarships are available. We award scholarships based on a candidates application and interview. If you are interested in fundraising, we encourage you to check out our Fundraising Resource page.

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