• Connie Chen
    • Connie Chen
    • IIP Interns in Guatemala
    • IIP Interns in Guatemala
    • In the mountains of France
    • In the mountains of France
    • Exploring Beijing
    • Exploring Beijing
    • High School students in Rwanda
    • High School students in Rwanda
    • IIP Interns at The Great Wall of China
    • IIP Interns at The Great Wall of China
    • Interns in India
    • Interns in India
    • Making friends in India
    • Making friends in India
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • IIP interns in Ghana
    • Researching the role of sports in Santiago Atitlan
    • Researching the role of sports in Santiago Atitlan
    • 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
    • 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 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.

    • Sep 21 9:42AM
    • Welcome Home
    • As I sit in the comfort of my own bed at home, I think about the self I was before I left and the self I am now. It’s nice to leave my survivalist mindset and reflect. To make another home in another country is quite difficult, and I’m not sure if I can say […]
    • Sep 20 4:35PM
    • Preparing for the Internship
    • In order to tell this story accurately, I need to give a little bit of background. I flew to The Gambia from Australia. I had been living in Brisbane for about five months prior to participating in the Penn International Internship Program. I can honestly say that those five months were some of the best […]
    • Sep 19 1:04PM
    • End of Internship
    • In the final days of my internship, I worked on finishing the baby products buying guide. This book is the big, tangible product of my internship and was a collaborative project amongst the graphics team. I focused on using Photoshop to create product drawings; we wanted the book to have a lot of images to […]

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