Global Research & Internship Program

The Global Research & Internship Program enhances your career potential through life-changing global work and research experience.

The Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP) offers the opportunity to embrace and adapt to new challenges, collaborate with people from different backgrounds, and gain global exposure that will help you stand out when applying for jobs after graduation. This unique program provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to intern or conduct research with a variety of organizations and companies abroad for 8 to 12 weeks over the summer. 

Program Features and Facts:

  • Apply to intern or conduct research with one of dozens of organizations based around the world in more than 20 countries

  • Accepted students receive a generous guaranteed funding award to help offset internship-related expenses

  • Internship and research opportunities can be found on every continent (except Antarctica) and in a wide variety of career industries

Applications are now open for GRIP Summer 2021 Placements. Applications are due January 7, 2021.

Penn Abroad continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation worldwide. As of October 2020, per Penn’s travel criteria, all domestic and international travel remains suspended for students, staff, and faculty. For information regarding travel on the Summer 2021 Global Research and Internship Program, please visit GRIP’s COVID-19 Information page.

Kristine in Sydney, Australia
The Student Experience Abroad
Kristine Lai, CAS '21

"I was deeply involved in economics and finance research on an international platform and gained a priceless amount of knowledge. Not only did my internship give me a range of knowledge, spanning from innovation and energy, to venture capitalism in Australia, it also gave me niche and specific expertise in areas that I spend days on days researching."

GRIP Information & Next Steps

Take the next steps and learn more by reading stories from past participants, understanding the application process, and searching the many exciting program options.

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Questions about GRIP? Contact grip-abroad@upenn.edu