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Are you conducting research abroad with which students could assist? Do you have a relationship with an international organization that may be a great internship opportunity for students? Are you looking to offer students in your department a global work opportunity? Are you interested in lending your regional expertise to students interning globally?

The Iacocca International Internship Program staff wants to collaborate with you!


Group internships led by faculty or staff:

  • Allow for the advancement of research collaboration or existing relationships at host sites abroad
  • Welcome and encourage all disciplines
  • Expand learning opportunities in a global context
  • Enable a broader geographic reach, especially in locations where students are less likely to travel independently
  • Flexible dates; faculty do not need to be "on-the-ground" for the duration
  • IIIP covers faculty and student expenses
  • Modest honorariums paid

Types of Internships


Faculty, staff and/or students work together to design an internship around a particular theme within a global context. Internships can involve students working in various locations, yet on a similar theme. Internships can align with a department’s priorities and departments can request opportunities be prioritized for their students.


Faculty who have existing and/or potential relationships with contacts at other institutions can collaborate on research initiatives and involve students. In this type of engagement, it is important that the in-country contact is willing to align students' research with their academic studies and act as a supervisor on the research project.


Students from a variety of disciplines work for different organizations in a specific city or region. In addition to work experience, the cohort of students will engage in a deeper level of cultural learning. Faculty/staff with expertise in that region/city will contribute to the development and facilitation of cultural programming.

Ways to Get involved

Lead a Student Internship
  • Have an idea but still working through the logistics or need to develop relationships abroad? Send an email to Carol Strange, Director.

  • Guidelines/Expectations

    • Develop an engaging, meaningful work/research experience for students

    • Coordinate in-country logistics in conjunction with IIIP staff

    • Work with students pre-internship to prepare for work experience and cultural immersion (typically 3 meetings over the spring semester)

    • Mentor students throughout the internship, providing feedback to the interns

    • Manage budget

Find the proposal template for faculty interested in leading small-group internships in 2025 here.