Summer 2022 Iacocca International Internship Program (IIIP) Application is closed.
Please check back in September 2022 for information on the application process for Summer 2023. Join the IIIP mailing list to receive updates and a notification when the application opens.
Internships offered across all disciplines and in all regions of the world. All Lehigh students are welcome to apply.
Internships are mostly-funded. This means that major costs of the program, including airfare, housing, local transportation and most meals, are covered when travel is possible. It also covers program and administration fees when travel is not 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.
With IIIP, you participate in a global internship and receive continual, valuable support. The IIIP team works with students before, during and after the internship through the iiPATH curriculum.
Internships generally run for 6-10 weeks between May and August for approximately 30 hours per week. To get a sense of the types of internships that have been offered both in-person and virtually, please review past Student Reports below.
Summer 2021 Intern Testimonials
- IIIP began to offer virtual internships due to COVID-19. Due to the success of these virtual experiences, IIIP plans to continue to offer some virtual internships even when travel fully resumes.
- Virtual internships increase accessibility, providing an opportunity for students to intern in places where in-person travel is restricted and offer an option for students who are unable to travel.
- The virtual internship offers increased flexibility, allowing students to balance other responsibilities - work, family, classes - while completing their internship.
To date, nearly 600 students have interned in 50 countries in a variety of placements. Potential applicants are encouraged to read about the experiences of Iacocca Intern Alumni in the annual student reports.
Student Report 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)
IIIP staff provide wrap-around programming before, during and after students’ internships to ensure that students receive the support they need and get the most out of their experience. Topics include NACE Core Competencies, StrengthsFinder coaching, Intercultural Effectiveness Scale, ethical community engagement and self-guided learning.
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