Connect-123 Internships

If you’re looking for an extraordinary experience in an exciting international city then you’ve made a great start! Connect-123 has developed programs in cities that we love.  We know our intern, volunteer and study abroad experiences are second to none because of the flexibility of our programs, the quality of opportunities available, and the unparalleled on-the-ground support we provide.  Connect-123 helps students find challenging, career-related internship projects in a wide range of fields, including business, communications, education, community service, human rights, journalism, health care, law and sustainable development.  They offer programs in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin and Shanghai.

We won’t present you with a finite list of options to choose from – why limit the possibilities? We first listen to your individual requirements, then explore relevant options and ultimately connect you with a uniquely rewarding experience, tailored to provide you with the richest, most enjoyable learning possible. And don’t worry about having to arrive on a certain date or stay for a predetermined length of time. Since our programs are tailor-made, let us know how much time you have available and when you can come and we’ll find an opportunity that works for your schedule.

Our dedicated and enthusiastic on-the-ground teams in each location are committed to providing you access to the best opportunities to suit your objectives, whether you want an internship, volunteer or study abroad experience. You’ll find our network of contacts within the local companies, nonprofit organizations, schools, research institutes, foundations, hospitals and health care clinics in each of our destination cities is well established and extensive.

Students are required to pay, directly to Connect-123, a program fee deposit when applying to the program. This deposit is fully refundable should Connect-123 not find a placement that you approve.  The remaining fees will be billed to your UW-L student account and can be paid as you normally pay your tuition bill.  The Connect-123 program fee includes the following:

  • Custom designed internship
  • Arranging secure, high quality housing
  • Airport meet and greet service
  • Country information pack
  • Comprehensive orientation upon arrival
  • Connect-123 social and cultural events
  • Substantial local transport
  • Logistical assistance and hands on help in emergencies

Because credit for this internship experience will be granted through UW-L, the cost for credit will be added, as well as an administrative fee of $600.  This administrative fee includes:

  • Pre-payment of program fees on your behalf
  • Preparation of Financial Aid Budgets
  • INS 250 Orientation to Study Abroad Course*
  • Registration while abroad in INS 300: Foreign Study to maintain your registration at UW-L
  • Transfer of Credit Processing
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
  • Study Abroad Graduation Sash

Financial Aid is applicable to program fees.

*Students who will be abroad for a semester or longer are required to enroll in the one credit INS 250 Orientation class the semester prior to the start of their internship. Students must make room in their schedule to accommodate this additional credit. [Those students who have studied abroad previously are exempt from this requirement.]

Connect-123 International Internship Programs

Office of International Education
1209 Centennial Hall
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601 USA

Telephone: 608-785-8016

Fax: 608-785-8923