• Michele White Science Workshop
    • Michele White Science Workshop
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • 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
    • 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
    • Connie Chen
    • Connie Chen

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.

Announcements

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.

Follow the IIP Interns Blog!

    • Jun 29 12:57PM
    • Halfway
    • My time so far feels more like individual events strung together than a cohesive experience. Let me try to capture that in this blog post, and present a few of my meditations rather than one narrative. To live in Paris is to live in the epicenter of the world. Brexit, the Euro, the migrant crisis, […]
    • Jun 29 12:50PM
    • Halfway Point
    • Often times, I take a moment and think to myself, Wow, I cannot believe I am doing this. I cannot believe I had been spending six hours a day studying in my room or library just a few weeks ago at Penn and now I am working at a crumbling Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Nepal.Six weeks into […]
    • Jun 29 12:16PM
    • Feeling Settled?
    • It is quite an interesting time to be working in Turkey. Yesterday, three suicide bombers killed over 40 civilians and injured 200 others at the 3rd biggest airport in Europe, Ataturk International in Istanbul, Turkey. Friends and family frantically contacted me to make sure I was ok. Many asked when I would be home, assuming […]

Events

Learn about upcoming IIP events below.

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.

2017 Application Timeline

Application Open:  November, 2016

Application Close: January 24, 2017 at 11:59PM

Decision Date: Mid March, 2017

Contact Us

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

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