Global Research & Internship Program Program Details
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Summer 2022 Global Research & Internship Program placement information and program applications will become available in November 2021. Due to COVID-19, some Summer 2022 placements may be available in person while others may be offered remotely. Students interested in GRIP Summer 2022 and future terms are invited to join our mailing list to receive updates about Penn Abroad programs, events, and application deadlines.
The Global Research & Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with a hands-on overseas opportunity of a lifetime. As you consider the opportunity to spend your summer gaining valuable professional skills with a global employer, it is important to begin defining your goals and preparing your application. Use the information below to learn more about the program and the many GRIP opportunities available for Summer 2022.
Summer 2022 Internship Application Deadline: January 27, 2022
All non-graduating, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate or master’s level students at the University of Pennsylvania are eligible to apply to the GRIP program.
GRIP applicants should be self-motivated, adaptable, and open-minded, with a willingness to engage and immerse themselves in a cross-cultural, professional experience. Students are expected to seek opportunities outside of their home countries in order to take full advantage of the global perspectives and collaboration fundamental to all GRIP placements.
Individual GRIP placements may also have their own additional eligibility requirements. Full details by program are available on the “Internship Details & Eligibility” tab of each program brochure in PASSPORT.
Please note that students who have previously withdrawn after committing to the GRIP program will not be considered for future cycles.
All students who are accepted to GRIP are guaranteed a GRIP funding award to help offset travel and/or internship-related expenses. Each GRIP placement has a set minimum award amount based on the cost of living and specific program costs in the given location. Budget ad award details for each placement can be found on the “Money Matters” tab of each program brochure in PASSPORT.
Highly Aided students who are accepted to an on-site GRIP placement will receive a GRIP funding award of 100% of the total estimated cost of the program. This funding is provided jointly by Penn Global and Student Financial Services. Eligible students will see a special message noting their Highly Aided status on their financial aid award within Penn In Touch.
Please note that GRIP is a non-credit bearing opportunity and is thus not eligible for financial aid. In addition to GRIP funding awards provided by Penn Abroad, GRIP participants may be eligible to receive a waiver for all or part of their summer savings expectation for the upcoming academic year through the Penn Summer Waiver Award Program. Please visit the SRFS website to read more information about the program and to access the application for this summer.
GRIP funding awards are taxable. The payment of an award to a student recipient will be reported as Miscellaneous Income. For U.S. citizens, no taxes are withheld from these payments, although the university does report the payments to the IRS and the student on form 1099-MISC. For foreign nationals, awards will be subject to a withholding of up to 30%. Information regarding a potential income tax treaty exemption from withholding will be reviewed by the tax office prior to the award disbursement.
To apply for a GRIP placement, students should:
Search and explore all GRIP placements in PASSPORT
Attend a mandatory group advising session
Submit a resume, cover letter or personal statement, and any supplemental materials requested by the employer by the GRIP deadline
For full details on the application process and admissions timeline, please see the “How to Apply” tab of each program brochure in PASSPORT.
Please note that one GRIP application per student is permitted each cycle.
Search Opportunities & Apply
Placements for GRIP Summer 2022 will be available here in mid-November. You are invited to join our mailing list to receive updates on GRIP placement options, advising, and deadlines, along with other Penn Abroad programs.