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