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Study Abroad & Exchange

Alumni Internships

One of the first things students say to us when they return is “How can I work for the Study Abroad office?” 

Paid positions are limited in our office, but there are several internships and volunteer opportunities available.

The Study Abroad office at Chico State offers students the chance to up to three units of academic credit for a semester or year-long internship with our office.  The number of units you will receive depends upon which internship you are selected for.

The internship opportunities available are:

  • Special Events Planning
  • Marketing & Recruitment
  • Public Relations
  • Peer Advising
  • International Wildcat Program

The CSU, Chico Study Abroad Office will notify past study abroad participants of the exciting opportunities available to students via email towards the latter part of the semester.

If interested, please carefully read through the internship descriptions below in order to decipher which internship you are most interested and qualified. Follow the directions at the end of internship document to request an application from the Study Abroad Office.

Volunteer with the Study Abroad Office:

Throughout each semester, we arrange many events on campus to help educate our students and community about Study Abroad and the benefits of the internationalization of our campus.

Some of these activities include:

  • International Education Week
  • International Movie Nights
  • Student forums
  • Conversation, Culture and Cuisine (CCC)-- this always includes FREE food!
  • Become an"Alumni Ambassador" (speak/e-mail with future participants about your experience)
  • Country-specific Break Out Sessions at Orientation

We always need volunteers for these events. If you want to help us out, without the official commitment of an internship, contact the Study Abroad Office, (530) 898-5415 or e-mail us:

Virtual Info Sessions

Where: ZOOM

Tuesdays from 4–5 p.m.
Thursdays from 11 a.m.–noon
Fridays from 2–3 p.m.

*Click on one of the links provided above to attend
**Offered virtually every week except for holidays, dead week and finals

Important Deadlines
  • Fall & AY: April 15th
  • Spring: October 15th
  • Summer: April 1st
  • Winter: October 15th 

Important Note:

Some USAC/AIFS programs have an earlier deadline.

  • Fall & AY: Feb 15th
  • Spring & Cal: Sept. 15th
Direct Exchange
  • Fall & AY: March 15th
  • Spring: October 1st
Faculty-Led Programs
  • Varies by Program
Gilman Scholarship
  • October 6th (11:59 CDT)
Global Experiences
  • Fall: Varies
  • Spring: Varies
  • Summer: Varies
National Student Exchange
  • Fall & AY: February 20th
  • Spring: October 1st