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International Internship Program

Program Information

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The International Internship Program (IIP), a unit within the International Division, identifies, cultivates and promotes high-quality internship opportunities that:

  • advance the professional training of UW-Madison undergraduate students;
  • foster global competency; and
  • reinforce academic learning through practical application.

As a hub for developing global talent, IIP plays a central role in the internationalization of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and aspires to be a recognized leader in the preparation of the next generation of globally competent citizens. IIP serves the needs of undergraduate students and the wider university community through its collaborative efforts to establish and maintain value-added relationships with key internal partners, international organizations and alumni.

IIP also coordinates the Worldwide Internship Program, an online course for students in IIP cultivated internships or for students who independently find their own internship overseas and want to earn credit related to their experience.  

Application Information

Apply for international internship scholarships and grants online, though the Scholarships@UW system.

Deadlines vary by type of award and term for which it is being sought. Typically spring applications are due in October and summer/fall applications are due in March.

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Contact Information

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Questions? Contact us at iip@international.wisc.edu 

Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
Provided through a grant from Promega Corporation, this scholarship supports undergraduate students undertaking an international internship aimed at improving the quality of life in the world. University of Wisconsin-Madison students from all science fields are eligible but a preference will...
Provided through a grant from Promega Corporation, this scholarship supports undergraduate students undertaking an international internship aimed at improving the quality of life in the world. University of Wisconsin-Madison students from all science fields are eligible but a preference will be given to students whose internships use molecular biology techniques to better the world.
Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program during the current academic year. Internships may be in the summer, fall or spring terms and should be focused on using science to improve our world. Internships must be unpaid (i.e., in a nonprofit organization or a university research lab rather than a for-profit company.) Students must be based outside the US for at least 6 weeks and must enroll in the online Worldwide Internship Program course. The location of the internship should be in a country other than the student's home country or where s/he already has spent significant periods of time. Clarity of project purpose; connection between the internship and a student's academic and career goals; organization and presentation of project proposal, and the project's potential impact for improving quality of life in the world.
Funds to support undergraduate students with financial need who participate in the Worldwide Internship Program, a credit-bearing online course taken while students are engaged in an internship outside their country of origin. (Students doing the WIP online course with programs...
Funds to support undergraduate students with financial need who participate in the Worldwide Internship Program, a credit-bearing online course taken while students are engaged in an internship outside their country of origin. (Students doing the WIP online course with programs such as TEAN or SCORE/SUPER-G are also eligible.)
Continuing undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.5 or greater and who have unmet financial need are eligible for the Worldwide Internship Program Grant. Students must have secured or be in the process of securing an internship outside their home country for a minimum of 6 weeks and 120 hours of work. Students must also be willing to contribute to outreach when they return to campus.
Scholarships marked with FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions in the list above require a completed Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for awarding decisions. To learn more about applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.