Internships & Research Abroad Campus Partner Programs

In addition to the Global Research and Internship Program and the Penn Global Research Institutes offered by Penn Abroad, many other Penn centers and academic departments offer internship and research abroad opportunities during the summer. As a participant in any of the Penn campus partner programs below, you will gain access to generous funding from Penn Abroad to offset travel expenses and support your experience abroad.

Explore internship and research abroad opportunities through our Penn campus partners below. Opportunities through each campus partner may change from year to year. You are invited to join our mailing list to receive program information, updates to these listings, and application timelines

Botswana-UPenn Partnership

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The Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP) is a collaboration between the Government of Botswana, the University of Botswana, and the University of Pennsylvania working to improve health and healthcare capacity in Botswana, as well as promote and conduct innovative research critical to better understanding the global nature of the HIV epidemic. BUP facilitates fully funded research and internship opportunities for undergraduate Penn students, as well as graduate students enrolled in relevant degree programs. These internship opportunities are hosted by in-country partner organizations such as the University of Botswana, Stepping Stones International, and Camphill Community Trust. They are interdisciplinary in nature and are ideal for students interested in Public Health, International Development, Education, Computer Science, Psychology, Social Work, Communication, or Nursing. Internships are 8-10 weeks long.

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CASI Summer Internship Program in India


The Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) offers fully-funded summer internship opportunities to Penn students eager to explore modern India. CASI partners with nonprofit organizations and companies that work on a range of challenging contemporary issues, including public health, rural development, environmental sustainability, education, gender, and social enterprise.

Applicants must be full-time, degree-seeking students at the University of Pennsylvania. No language skills, international travel, or previous work experience is required. All majors are encouraged to apply. The CASI Summer Internship Program is 8 - 10 weeks long.

Since 2007, CASI has funded more than 200 Penn students to work with 17 organizations across India. This program is funded through generous support from both CASI donors and Penn Abroad’s Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP).

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Gambia Goat Dairy

Gambia Goat Dairy LogoGambia Goat Dairy (GGD) hosts student interns for an experiential summer research internship in The Gambia to further development of an interdisciplinary One-Health teaching and research farm. GGD’s key goals are 1) Improving maternal and child nutrition, 2) Improving smallholder farmer wealth generation, 3) Empowering and employing women and youth, 4) Strengthening food security of The Gambia, and 5) Promoting environmental stewardship through livestock agriculture.

GGD seeks enthusiastic, self-directed, and motivated students to join their team in The Gambia. Fields of relevance include engineering (solar and irrigation projects), business (financial modeling, market dynamics), and ecology (land stewardship and management research). Students should be prepared to multitask, contribute to the teams’ goals, and experience Gambian culture.

For more information:

  • Review the Gambia Goat Dairy website

  • Interested candidates should direct all questions to Dr. Brianna Parsons (

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

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The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative, award-winning non-profit journalism organization supporting in-depth engagement with underreported global affairs. Their Campus Consortium offers International Reporting Fellowships for students at participating institutions.  Penn students can expand their global education by applying for one of these Fellowships focused on Latin America / Caribbean, the Middle East, and North Africa, or South Asia. Full-time undergraduate or master’s-level students, returning in the same full-time status in the fall, are eligible. Pulitzer Center editors and advisers work closely with Fellows on storytelling strategies, reporting methods, and travel logistics. Applicants must commit to the fellowship for a minimum of 8-10 weeks abroad. This means asking questions and going deep into stories. Fellows benefit from Pulitzer Center mentorship, networking opportunities, and journalism resources. Most importantly, they become part of a vibrant community. Their work—articles, multimedia, and documentary photography—will be featured on the Pulitzer Center website and in other news outlets. 

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