Lehigh University’s International Internship Program provides students with full scholarships to participate in internship, research or practicum experience in organizations around the world.  A six to twelve week summer program, the internship is a full-time, non-credit bearing experience which allows for a true cultural immersion.  The International Internship Program is funded through the Iacocca Foundation and the Freeman Asia Foundation.

What are the benefits for the student?

An on-site mentor assigns projects/tasks, and provides support, training and feedback. Funding for the student covers the travel, accommodation and meals. You will obtain
  • practical work experience for greater marketability upon graduation.
  • a broadened global perspective.
  • an extended professional network.
  • career and personal development.

What are the benefits for the sponsor?

Your organization can sponsor a Lehigh University undergraduate student for a 6-12 week summer internship. Your company will
  • gain new perspectives from high-potential, mature, and driven students.
  • achieve mentoring / supervisory experience for a current employee at your organization.
  • provide and observe professional and personal growth for the student.
  • groom potential employees for future needs.

What is the process?

Sponsors submit a general position description in June. Internship opportunities are promoted to students during late summer and early fall for a November application deadline. The Selection Committee reviews all applicants and selects students based on the following criteria:
  • Strong academic and university standing
  • No previous study or work abroad experience
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Experience and capabilities closely aligned with organizational needs
Students are notified of their assignments in January. Pre-departure orientation occurs throughout the spring semester. Internships begin in June.