STUDENT PROGRAM DETAILS

 

FAQs

  • The International Internships are fully-funded through the Iacocca Foundation, the Freeman Foundation and many generous donors. The funding covers your airfare, housing, meals, and on-ground transportation for the duration of your internship. Your only expenses are your passport, visa, additional excursions at your discretion, gifts, and other incidentals.
  • Internships are non-credit bearing* and unpaid**
  • Approximately 60 internship opportunities available for Summer 2014
  • Descriptions posted on or around September 26
  • Information Sessions

    • Tuesday October 1 at 4:00 PM in Linderman Library 200

    • Wednesday October 9 at 4:00 PM in Linderman Library 200

    • Thursday October 14 at 4:00 PM in Linderman Library 200

  • Internship assignments diversified in terms of location and discipline
  • Applications due by November 21
  • Internship selection announced by January 10 via email
  • All expenses paid including travel, accommodations, and meals in-country
  • Accommodations vary but may include a home-stay, apartment, dorm, or hotel
  • Students can apply for one internship or note a first choice and a second choice. However, if they provide a second choice on their application, it assumes that it will be accepted if offered, so only place a second choice if you are serious about it.

  • *Credit is not offered. However, students may seek credit as an independent study with an academic adviser and pay the required tuition.

    STIPEND

    **A modest educational stipend may be available to students who demonstrate financial need (and which will be based upon the extent of need) in order to afford to participate in the Iacocca International Internship Program. This stipend is meant to offset a portion of lost summer income, but not wholly replace that income dollar-for-dollar.

SELECTION CRITERIA

All completed applications will be considered; first preference will be given to:
  • Students who have not previously participated in an abroad Lehigh-sanctioned program
  • Students who demonstrate financial need
  • A demonstrated match between the qualifications of the internship position and the major and/or experience of the student
  • Students in good academic and behavioral standing with Lehigh University
  • Application completeness and timeliness
  • Strong recommendations and good academic ⁄ behavioral standing
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership qualities
  • An interest in the global marketplace and working in a diverse environment
  • Foreign language proficiency is favorable but not necessary. Check the criteria for each internship position closely to see if a language requirement exists.