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. This award is not meant to cover your entire internship experience. 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 2017 International Internship Program will open in Fall 2016. Visit the Application page for more information! The deadline for Summer 2017 applications is January 24, 2017 at 11:59PM.
Internships for Summer 2017 will be posted on a rolling basis between November 2016 and January 2017. In the meantime, browse the website to learn more about IIP and take a look at last year's IIP placements.
- Jul 20 9:46AM
- Your First Week
- I arrived in Tegucigalpa Sunday afternoon. A coworker picked me up from the airport. My boss had asked for my Honduras address. When I sent it to her, I had no idea what Miraflores was, but it’s a gated neighborhood where four of my colleagues live, including my boss and the other intern in the […]
- Jul 20 9:32AM
- Blog Post 5
- Two months ago I came to Nicaragua with a suite case full of books, hiking boots, bug spray and peptobismol. I drove that first night in a silver pick-up truck three hours north along unlit roads, dodging between cattle and men on horse-back,between the silhouettes of the mountains, slightly terrified and extremely curious.In my imagination, the hills […]
- Jul 18 9:15AM
- Preparing for the Internship
- Reading through the Penn International Internships postings, I searched for health internships in Latin American countries. I had never been abroad. I’m a Health and Societies major and a Hispanic Studies minor. Would there be an internship that combined the two? There it was: “Strengthening Research Ethics in Honduras.” Who was the sponsoring organization? Pan […]
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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.