Programs range from teaching in Cambodia (left) to community development in Indonesia (center) to working with biofuels in Malaysia (right)


The international internships are fully funded through the Iacocca Foundation, the Freeman Foundation and many generous donors.

The funding covers your airfare, housing, meals and on-ground transportation for the duration of your internship. Your only expenses are your passport, visa, immunizations, additional excursions at your discretion, souvenirs, and other incidentals. Accommodations vary depending on the internship, but may be a home-stay, apartment, dorm, hostel or hotel.

Internships are full-time and unpaid. However, a modest stipend may be available to students with financial need. This stipend is meant to offset a portion of lost summer income, but not wholly replace that income dollar-for-dollar.

Internship assignments are available in many locations and disciplines. Learn more about the placement opportunities here.

Students can apply for one internship or note a first choice and a second choice.  However, if you provide a second choice on your application, it will be assumed that you will accept that placement if it’s offered, so only place a second choice if you fully intend to accept it.  Graduating seniors are eligible to apply, but if selected, must defer graduation until after their internship has been completed.

Application Timeline

  • October 1: Internship opportunities posted
  • Information sessions:

General Information Sessions:

Thursday, October 15, 4:00 pm  MG 260 (new location)

Tuesday, November 10, 4:00 pm  RBC 41

Wednesday, November 18, 4:00 pm  STEPS 101

Friday, November 20, 12:00 pm  RBC 50

Group Program Information Sessions:

Indonesia, Wednesday, October 28, 4:10 pm  CO 103

Germany, Wednesday, October 28, 4:40 pm  CO 103

Italy, Rome, Thursday, October 29, 12:10 PM  Dialogue Center

Cambodia, Friday, October 30, 1:00 pm  MG 483  New time and location

Uganda, Tuesday, November 3, 4:00 pm  LI 400 details

Indonesia, Monday, November 9, 4:10 pm  LI 300 details

Germany, Monday, November 9, 4:40 pm  LI 300 details

Ghana, Wednesday, November 11, 4:00 pm  MG 270

Italy, Rome, Thursday, November 12, 4:10 pm  Dialogue Center

Indonesia, Thursday, November 19, 3:00 pm  Multicultural Resource Center Iacocca Hall details

Japan, Nagoya, Monday, November 30, 2:00 pm  LL 511 details

India, Monday, November 30, 4:00 pm  LI 300 details

Ghana, Tuesday, December 1, 5:00 pm  WI 80

China, Shenzhen, Wednesday, December 2, 4:00 pm SI 124 details

Indonesia, Wednesday, December 2, 12:10 pm  WI 351 details

Germany, Wednesday, December 2, 12:40 pm  WI 351 details

Italy, Rome, Tuesday, December 8, 12:00 pm  Dialogue Center

Costa Rica, Tuesday, December 8, 2:00 pm  ST 551

  • December 19: Application deadline
  • First week of February: Internship selection announced

Selection Criteria

The Steering Committee will review all completed applications using holistic approach to select students, with consideration being given to the following criterion:

  • Students who have not previously participated in a Lehigh-sanctioned program abroad
  • Students who have financial need
  • Alignment of the internship position with student's academic background and experience
  • Students in good academic and behavioral standing with Lehigh University

Student Reports:

Review past reports to learn more about the internship experiences: