Why do an internship?
An internship is an opportunity to work in an organisation and role that you are not yet qualified for and a chance to work out what skills you still need to work on.
It also gives you the opportunity to:
Discover your interests
Apply your skills
Develop workplace decorum
Gain professional experience
It is almost inevitable that you will end up working alongside people with a different cultural background to yourself. Cross-cultural communication can be genuinely difficult so experience working alongside locals in your host country and doing things in their way is incredibly valuable.
It allows you to:
Become more open-minded
Living and working in a new country is a truly life-changing experience. At some point during your stay, you will most likely wish you were back home but at the end of the stay, you will be prouder and more confident in yourself than when you left. In addition, many job interviews include a behavioural component and your experiences overseas will give you lots to talk about and reflect on.