• Michele White Science Workshop
    • Michele White Science Workshop
    • High School students in Rwanda
    • High School students in Rwanda
    • Interns in India
    • Interns in India
    • IIP Interns at The Great Wall of China
    • IIP Interns at The Great Wall of China
    • Connie Chen
    • Connie Chen
    • Francis and Jenn at Golden Bridges in Beijing
    • Francis and Jenn at Golden Bridges in Beijing
    • Amy with her students in Ghana
    • Amy with her students in Ghana
    • Working with Golden Bridges in Beijing
    • Working with Golden Bridges in Beijing
    • Researching the role of sports in Santiago Atitlan
    • Researching the role of sports in Santiago Atitlan
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • Seeing Temples in Madurai
    • Seeing Temples in Madurai
    • CASI interns in Nainatal, India
    • CASI interns in Nainatal, India
    • Penn interns in Botswana
    • Penn interns in Botswana
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • IIP interns in Ghana

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.

    • Jul 28 10:29AM
    • My First Week: Elephant Community Press
    • In the mornings—in those brief moments between wakefulness and slumber—the sounds of the streets below remind me of Taiwan. I spent a few formative years (second through fourth grades) in Taipei, and so I feel a special connection to Taiwan. Part of the reason that I was so excited to be spending my summer in […]
    • Jul 27 1:33PM
    • End of the Internship
    • I have truly enjoyed my internship, and I think I have really made a nice contribution! For my final days here I intend to wrap up my research project, get ready for my presentation in front of the office, and start packing up to head home. I have had a lot to do over the […]
    • Jul 27 1:14PM
    • A Chance to Breathe
    • It had finally arrived – a chance to breathe after a week of intense hours and focus preparing for our client pitch at Novartis. Having finalized our pitch deck, including most importantly our brand strategy statement that we toiled over, and the oral presentation components, I headed off to Beijing for the weekend to sight-see and meet up with […]

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