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Do you work for an organization based outside of the USA doing work that could engage students? Could your organization benefit from a bright, motivated Lehigh student working on specific projects? Are you interested in mentoring young professionals while expanding your organization’s future recruiting or fundraising network?

The Iacocca International Internship Program (IIIP), works with host organizations around the world, to provides practical work experience, grounded in a global context, aimed at enhancing students' career readiness and intercultural competency.  Since the program's inception in 2012, 746 students have worked in organizations located in 58 countries. Host organizations can be NGOs, multinational companies, government agencies, institutes of higher education, etc as long as the student’s work is based outside the USA. Internships run for 6-10 weeks for 30+ hours per week between the months of May and August. There is no cost to the host organization. IIIP covers the majority of the students’ expenses - including airfare, transportation, accommodations, meals, and incidentals. IIIP also provides student and supervisor support before, during, and after the internship.

Host Organization Benefits 

  • Engage bright, motivated students at no cost to the organization
  • Utilize students for specific projects or tasks (approximately 30 hours/week for 6-10 weeks) 
  • Request specific student skill sets and/or disciplines
  • Receive IIIP staff support to ensure internship success

Host Organization Responsibilities 

  • Design an engaging, meaningful work experience for students (please review past student reports to see the type and variety of positions offered) 
  • Identify an on-site supervisor with some degree of English language proficiency
  • In conjunction with IIIP staff, coordinate in-country logistics
  • Provide weekly feedback to the intern and complete a final evaluation for the program
  • Sign the International Internship Agreement (PDF)
  • Provide support for student interns, in case of an emergency

Host Organization Criteria 

  • Clear mission and vision 
  • Must have some operations outside of the USA
  • Offer supervised, project-based work for students
  • Minimum of five employees 
  • Maintain a Commercial General Liability Policy (CGL Policy)


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