University of Illinois

Want to Get Credit for Interning Abroad?

Have you ever dreamed of living and working abroad. Design with an international perspective and work with a multicultural team? Then, the partnership between the University of Illinois IPENG and Global Experiences has an opportunity for you. In our increasingly global market, organizations are looking for well rounded employees who have a global mindset.

An internship abroad is a great way to not only get the travel experience you have always wanted, but as well the international professional experience that will bolster your resume. Begin your career with an opportunity that will make you stand out from the crowd. An internship abroad is a simple and effective way to boost your career development.

So how does it work?

Students looking to position themselves in the global workforce need to build intercultural communication skills and awareness and there is no better way than to participate in the Global Experiences Internship Program through the University of Illinois.

Opportunities are available across all colleges and majors, and can be credit bearing.

Summer programs are 8 – 10 weeks and semester programs are 12 – 15 weeks depending on location. Language proficiency is not required and in non-English speaking locations language courses are part of the program. Students participate in a Career Development Program and are matched individually to an internship approved by the Study Abroad office and relevant faculty from their college.

University of Illinois Partnership

We are pleased to partner with International Programs in Engineering (IPENG) to offer internships to Engineering students. Yes, engineering students! Contact us or start with the IPENG office to learn more about previous students who have interned abroad in their field and about future opportunities for you.

If you're not an IPENG student, it's still possible to intern abroad through U of I and Global Experiences. Complete the form above to connect with our team, and we'll get you in touch with the right person!

Campus Contacts:

IPENG students:
Belinda Barnhart
International Programs in Engineering
210 Engineering Hall
# 217-244-0054

Logistical Support Throughout the Program

Logistical Support