• Connie Chen
    • Connie Chen
      Connie Chen
    • IIP Interns in Guatemala
    • IIP Interns in Guatemala
    • In the mountains of France
    • In the mountains of France
      will schupmann
    • Exploring Beijing
    • Exploring Beijing
    • High School students in Rwanda
    • High School students in Rwanda
      Annie Chou
    • IIP Interns at The Great Wall of China
    • IIP Interns at The Great Wall of China
    • Interns in India
    • Interns in India
      Kelly Bridges
    • Making friends in India
    • Making friends in India
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • IIP interns in Ghana
      Samantha Osaki
    • Researching the role of sports in Santiago Atitlan
    • Researching the role of sports in Santiago Atitlan
      Ollin Venegas
    • Francis and Jenn at Golden Bridges in Beijing
    • Francis and Jenn at Golden Bridges in Beijing
      Francis Miller
    • Amy with her students in Ghana
    • Amy with her students in Ghana
      Amy Lee
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • IIP interns in Ghana
      Will Slotznick

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 is now open. 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.

    • Aug 4 10:27AM
    • Different and Unpredictable
    • Now that a few weeks have passed, I am starting to get more comfortable with my role in the hotel. Typical for China and for a hotel, every day is different and there really is no schedule or far-advance planning. Usually, my boss will tell me about meetings a couple of hours before they start. […]
    • Aug 4 10:24AM
    • The Beginning
    • Vilma Jurkute, my boss and the director of Alserkal Avenue, created a very detailed program that outlined my daily tasks for the first few weeks. It comprised primarily of general real estate and historical research of Dubai. In this crucial period before the Expo 2020, the Dubai real estate market is in a pivotal phase, […]
    • Aug 4 10:21AM
    • Economic Realizations
    • I remember when I used to hear about Economists when young. I was pretty sure they dealt with money, and that their aim in life was to make people earn as much money as they could. Little did I know I was going to choose this ‘money maker’ career later in life, and that it […]

Events

IIP Information Sessions begin in November, however, during Penn Global Week, there will be an info session on September 22nd at 2pm in the new Perry World House. Click here to see more dates and times.

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

The application is now open.

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