Welcome to Penn’s Global Internship Program
Penn’s Global Internship Program (GIP) provides opportunities for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to intern abroad for eight to twelve weeks over the summer.
Looking for a unique summer experience outside of Philadelphia? Want to gain global exposure and an understanding of different cultures? Hoping to stand out when applying for jobs after graduation? Then the Global Internship Program (GIP) is for you!
The GIP provides Penn students with opportunities to spend their summer abroad in several different ways.
- Interning Abroad - spend your summer abroad by interning at one of our pre-approved placements. Internships can be found in every continent (except Antarctica) and in every career industry!
- Conducing Research Abroad - conduct research in a different country with one of our pre-approved research placements.
- Applying for Funding - already have an internship or research opportunity lined up for the summer? Apply for funding through our office!
All students in the GIP must spend 8-12 weeks of their summer abroad in their placement.
Over 100 scholarships are available to help offset your internship-related expenses. These scholarships are funded by the University of Pennsylvania and can be used to offset your flight, visa expenses, housing, food, and more.
These global opportunities allow students to apply the academic knowledge they have obtained, while enriching their overall Penn experience with diverse cultural and international exposure and valuable work experience. If you are interested in spending a summer abroad doing work related to your academic concentration or interests, we encourage you to explore the Summer 2017 Placements available and contact us with any questions.
Apply for Summer 2018
List of Placements Made Available: End of October
Round #1 Applications Open (Internships, Research, and Funding Only): End of October
Round #1 Applications Close: Thursday, December 21, 2017
Round #2 Applications Open (Funding Only): Friday, December 22, 2017
Round #2 Applications Close: Friday, March 16, 2018
All students who apply to the GIP during Round #1 must have an advising appointment with the Global Internships Manager in order for their application to be complete.
Students may schedule an advising appointment at any time by clicking on the "Make an Advising Appointment" button in the top-right corner of this page.