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 abroad for 8 to 12 weeks over the summer.

Program Features and Facts:

  • You have the opportunity to intern or conduct research at one of our 225 pre-approved placements.

  • Every student that is placed in one of our pre-approved internship or research placements will receive a funding award to help offset their internship-related expenses, including any visa expenses, flights, housing or meals.  

  • Internship and research opportunities can be found on every continent (except Antarctica) and in every career industry.

  • If you have already found a summer internship or research opportunity abroad, you can apply for funding.

*Formerly the Global Internship Program (GIP)

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The Student Experience Abroad
Kathleen Eng, CAS '19

"My time working at the Science Workshop in Hong Kong was invaluable to my Penn experience. As a Biology major with an interest in medicine, I loved being able to practice teaching concepts I've learned and synthesized the information I've learned into ways that my students could understand and get excited about. This experience also directly contributed to my work with a group I am a part of called Penn Science Across Ages where we teach science through experimental learning to students in West Philadelphia. I gained new ideas for experiments and classroom management techniques I could bring from Hong Kong to Philadelphia."

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