Internships & Research Abroad

As a Penn student, you have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience interning or conducting research abroad through a wide range of Penn programs.

Whether you are seeking professional work experience to jump-start your career or an opportunity to explore your research interests under the guidance of experts in your field, a global internship or research abroad program allows you to develop skills, gain knowledge, and expand your network in a cross-cultural setting. Explore programs options below.

Students abroad in Australia.
Global Research & Internship Program

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

Students abroad looking at plants
Penn Global Research Institutes

The Penn Global Research Institutes provide outstanding undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to conduct research abroad alongside Penn faculty during the summer.

Past student program participant
Campus Partner Programs

Many 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.