• Michele White Science Workshop
    • Michele White Science Workshop
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • Ciocca group photo
    • Ciocca group photo
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • Francis and Jenn at Golden Bridges in Beijing
    • Francis and Jenn at Golden Bridges in Beijing
    • CASI interns in Nainatal, India
    • CASI interns in Nainatal, India
    • Amy with her students in Ghana
    • Amy with her students in Ghana
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • A homestay in India
    • A homestay in India
    • Saying goodbye to colleagues at goods4good
    • Saying goodbye to colleagues at goods4good
    • Seeing Temples in Madurai
    • Seeing Temples in Madurai
    • ILC Interns in Accra, Ghana
    • ILC Interns in Accra, Ghana
    • Penn interns in Botswana
    • Penn interns in Botswana
    • Working with Golden Bridges in Beijing
    • Working with Golden Bridges in Beijing
    • Hanging out at the quincho
    • Hanging out at the quincho
    • Getting read for a day of work at a local migrant school
    • Getting read for a day of work at a local migrant school
    • Researching the role of sports in Santiago Atitlan
    • Researching the role of sports in Santiago Atitlan
    • Working with a vet in Botswana
    • Working with a vet in Botswana

Welcome to Penn’s International Internship Program (IIP)

Penn’s International Internship Program (IIP) provides opportunities for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to intern abroad for eight to twelve weeks over the summer. The majority of internship placements have been with non-profit or non-governmental organizations, but the nature of the placements varies greatly. Some IIP placements require office work, while others require hands-on work at field sites, schools, or clinics. Each intern will receive an award to offset their internship-related expenses, including flight, visa expenses, housing and food, funded by the University of Pennsylvania. 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 IIP placements available and contact us with any questions.

Announcements

The application for the summer 2015 International Internship Program will open in December. Visit the Application page for more information!


Internships for summer 2015 will be posted on a rolling basis between November 2014 and January 15th, 2015.  In the meantime, browse the website to learn more about IIP and take a look at last year's IIP placements.

Follow the IIP Interns Blog!

    • Aug 13 2:37PM
    • No Bargaining!
    • Today I implemented a No Bargaining campaign for the artisanal associations in San Juan la Laguna. At Ati’t Ala’ I am responsible for supporting the associations with their marketing strategies. A problem we have is that some tourists try to bargain with the women, which drive prices down significantly. The women only make a 20% […]
    • Aug 8 6:05PM
    • Beauty and ruin
    • Originally posted on Cognitive Storage:
      It’s my last day here. It’s so hard for me to get that into my head. Maybe because I don’t want to believe it. On Wednesday, I went to the Mercado Nacional de Artesanías, shamelessly bought an abundance of souvenirs for friends, and had a miniature taxi crisis for which…
    • Aug 7 11:03PM
    • O Descobrimento Do Brasil (Discovering Brazil)
    • After two months in Rio de Janeiro, I said goodbye to Brazil more nostalgic than I expected. Despite the various organizational challenges I encountered while working here in Rio, the experience has been incredibly formative. At the risk of appearing a bit emotional, I took the title of one of my favorite Brazilian songs, “O Descobrimento […]

IIP Videos

Dyana So, IIP Summer 2014 intern in Israel, had this video featured on SAS Frontiers.

Lauren McCann, IIP Summer 2013 intern in Botswana, submitted this video to Penn Abroad's Travel Arts Festival.

Events

Learn about upcoming IIP events below.

IIP Information Session

Come to an information session for the International Internship Program (IIP) to learn about the program, ask questions, and hear from past participants.  Hosted by the International Internship Manager, IIP info sessions will prepare you for the application and admissions process.  It is strongly encouraged for you to attend an info…

IIP Information Session

Come to an information session for the International Internship Program (IIP) to learn about the program, ask questions, and hear from past participants.  Hosted by the International Internship Manager, IIP info sessions will prepare you for the application and admissions process.  It is strongly encouraged for you to attend an info…

IIP Information Session

Come to an information session for the International Internship Program (IIP) to learn about the program, ask questions, and hear from past participants.  Hosted by the International Internship Manager, IIP info sessions will prepare you for the application and admissions process.  It is strongly encouraged for you to attend an info…

Contact Us

For appointments: 215-898-9073

Penn Abroad Office
3701 Chestnut Street, Suite 1W
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-898-9073
Fax: 215-898-2622