The Summer 2023 Iacocca International Internship Program (IIIP) Application is open September 1, 2022.
Internships offered across all disciplines and in all regions of the world. All Lehigh students are welcome to apply. Students work for appproximately 30 hours per week at a global host organization for a duration of 6-10 weeks between May and August. The types of internships vary widely year-to-year; to understand the various types of past internships, review Student Reports below and watch the 2022 Student Video.
Internships are mostly-funded. This means that major costs of the program, including airfare, housing, local transportation and most meals, are covered. IIIP also covers program administration fees when travel is possible. The funding does not cover passport or visa fees, immunizations, optional excursions, or personal expenses. Interns also receive a modest stipend to offset the loss of wages during the internship period.
The Iacocca International Internship Program (IIIP) is distinctive. Students participate in a global internship and receive support to overcome challenges, make the most of the opportunity, and enhance their career readiness and intercultural competence. The IIIP team works with students before, during, and after the internship through the iiPATH curriculum. The Prepare phase of this curriculum prepares students for success in their internships and requires students to commit to approximately five hours of outside work and meetings per month over the course of the spring semester. Students who will not be on campus for the spring 2023 semester (for any reason) are not eligible for a Summer 2023 Iacocca Internship.
To date, 700 students have interned in 58 countries in a variety of placements. Potential applicants are encouraged to read about the experiences of Iacocca Intern Alumni in the annual student reports. Since 2011, IIIP has provided mostly funded internship opportunities for Lehigh students to work or do research overseas during the summer.
Student Report 2022 (pdf)
Student Report 2021 (pdf)
Student Report Winter 2021 (pdf)
Student Report 2020 (pdf)
Student Report 2019 (pdf)
Student Report 2018 (pdf)
Student Report 2017 (pdf)
Student Report 2016 (pdf)
Student Report 2015 (pdf)
Student Report 2014 (pdf)
Student Report 2013 (pdf)
Student Report 2012 (pdf)
My experience this summer was way more than just an internship. Living in a country completely foreign to me has taught me how to understand the world from multiple perspectives. India's culture is rich and diverse within its own capital city, making every day a unique learning experience. Lehigh's various connections have helped me meet all kinds of people from different professional backgrounds, both expanding my network and exposing me to the different industries within India.
Angelica Benares '20, Business Information Systems
Global Entrepreneurship Network, India 2018
My internship at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences exceeded all of my expectations, and I have grown professionally, socially, and personally because of it. I was able to conduct original research and work in a lab, while exploring new fields of study for my future career. It has afforded me many professional connections, relevant scientific work experience, and valuable new research skills that will benefit me both at Lehigh and in future jobs.
Julia Skrapits '19, Molecular Biology
Institute of Ocean Sciences, Bermuda
Living in Bordeaux for nine weeks was not only an unforgettable experience culturally, but also a really eye opening one personally.
Paola Lopez '20, Materials Science and Engineering
Solvay S.A., France
I was able to not only grow in my field, but learn so much about a culture very different from my own. The change in my confidence from when I first arrived to Japan to when I left was insane. I went into this experience with a positive mindset just happy to be going abroad, but I returned with so many amazing new friends, new outlooks, and memories that I will forever cherish.
Soniet Berrios '19, Computer Science Engineering
Nagoya Institute of Technology , Japan
Over the course of 2 months, I had the opportunity to work and live in Hong Kong, experiencing both the culture of the city and corporate life. While I learned new skills in the office and gained invaluable work experience for my career, my time outside of the office had the most impact. I met friendly and helpful people and learned that although Western and Eastern cultures are different, the sound of laughter can be understood in any language. Even though I have left Hong Kong, the lessons learned from my time spent there on an Iacocca Internship are here to stay.
Troy Egar '19, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Hutchison Ports, Hong Kong