• 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
    • Interns for ILC Africa in Ghana
    • Interns for ILC Africa in Ghana
    • 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
    • Game drive at Mokolodi
    • Game drive at Mokolodi

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.

Announcements

The application for the summer 2014 International Internship Program is now open!  Visit the Application page to open your application!


Internships for summer 2014 will be posted on a rolling basis between now and January 15th, 2014.  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!

    • Aug 28 '13 8:34AM
    • Art Week!
    • Stage 6 won the bank and bottle tops competition. They receive the banku party with Madam Melanie. It was crazy. The students really love banku. But I must say banku has also grown on me and I, too, think it is delicious. I might actually miss my .50 pesoa banku with okra soup suppers when […]
    • Aug 27 '13 11:47PM
    • The One Flushing Toilet in Torkor
    • There is only one flushing toilet in Torkor. That’s right, only one. JUST ONE. It is at our school. Our school likes to call this toile the “executive toilet”. You must get a special key from the director to use it. The students don’t use it. It is mostly reserved for us, the volunteers. Typically […]
    • Aug 27 '13 10:39PM
    • Ghanaian Hospitality, Neighbors and Friends
    • Neighbors and Friends Ghanaian We have a neighbor. His name is Precious and he sure lives up to that name. If fact his whole family is precious so I though that they deserves a whole blog post.  It is so nice to have neighbor that help you get oriented when you are a stranger to […]

IIP Videos

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

Events

Learn about upcoming IIP events below.

Africa Orientation

    • africa orientation flyer2014
Register for the Africa Orientation Friday, May 2, 2014 1:00 - 4:30 PMJon M. Huntsman Hall, Room 265 (JMHH 265) 3730 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104Sponsors: Office of the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, African Studies Center This orientation seeks to bring together any and all undergraduate,…

Contact Us

For appointments: 215-898-9073

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

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