SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrax Internships Abroad, the leader in matching talented students with high-profile international internships, today announced that the company has secured a record number of international internships with top multinational companies. Intrax Internships Abroad is a division of Intrax Cultural Exchange, a recognized leader in global exchange programs.
Intrax Internships Abroad places top undergraduate and graduate students at multinational and entrepreneurial companies. Internships take place in cities around the world, including London, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, and Tokyo. Representative host companies include Microsoft, France Telecom, Lexis-Nexis, Morningstar-France, Deutsche Bahn and AOL/Time Warner.
Demand for international internships has increased with the recent downturn in the global economy. Students increasingly see international internships as one of the few ways to differentiate themselves as they face a crowded job market after graduation. Applications for Intrax Internships Abroad are up four-fold from the previous school year.
"The crowded job market means that grades are no longer enough to secure the best jobs after graduation. Our graduates report that their Intrax internships provide tangible work experience and a means of differentiating their resumes in a growing pile of graduates," says Terry Cumes, managing director for Intrax Internships Abroad.
Robbie Falconer, junior at the University of California-Berkeley, interned through Intrax Internships Abroad with Morningstar Financial in Madrid, Spain. "The investment banking industry is ultra competitive," explains Falconer. "There are more sharp people graduating from top schools that are looking for jobs than there are positions. International experience with the world's leading provider of financial data gives me a demonstrable advantage over other job seekers."
Intrax Cultural Exchange, the parent company of Intrax Internships Abroad, offers an unparalleled track record in facilitating international exchange. Each year, the company completes over 30,000 exchanges across 70 countries through its wide range of programs. Participants in the Intrax Internships Abroad program can expect exceptional support for housing and visa issues as well as proprietary language and global skills training.
Round two deadline for 2010-2011 internships is February 15, 2010. Students who meet admission criteria can submit an application and secure a spot at www.intraxinternshipsabroad.com.
About Intrax Internships Abroad
Intrax Internships Abroad is a division of Intrax Cultural Exchange, the leader in cultural exchange. Intrax Cultural Exchange has over 30 years of experience placing participants with companies and families around the world. Intrax Cultural Exchange has facilitated over 500,000 exchange programs.
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