Intern Abroad


Get hands-on experience in an international workplace with an internship that is customized to your professional interest. Interning abroad will equip you with the skills and background that employers are looking for.

The University of Iowa Study Abroad Office has established several on-site internship opportunities and virtual internship options. Through these internships you will work with companies across the world to support a variety of projects ranging from social media support to website designs, market reports, financial assessments, usability testing code, and much more. Immerse yourself in a new culture, acquire skills, explore career paths, prepare for future job placements, develop language skills, and much more.

On-site internships

To help facilitate international internship opportunities for University of Iowa students, the Study Abroad Office works with the program providers IES, CIEE, and CEA. Each provider offers unique internships and meets Iowa's academic, health, and safety standards. 


South Africa - Cape Town: IES Internships Cape Town


Japan - Tokyo: CIEE Tokyo Summer Global Internship

Singapore - Singapore: CIEE Singapore Summer Global Internship


Austria - Vienna: IES Internships Vienna

Czech Republic - Prague: CEA Internship 

France - Paris: IES Internships Paris

Germany - Berlin: IES Internships Berlin

Ireland - Dublin: IES Internships Dublin

Italy - Milan: IES Internships Milan

Italy - Rome: IES Internships Rome

Spain - Barcelona: IES Internships Barcelona

Spain - Seville: CIEE Seville Summer Global Internship

United Kingdom - London: IES Internships London


Australia - Sydney: IES Internships Sydney

South America 

Chile - Santiago: IES Internships Santiago

Virtual internships

There are numerous virtual international internship options for business students that can be completed from anywhere in the world.

CEA Virtual Internships Abroad: Virtual internships abroad offer you the opportunity to gain valuable résumé experience, build a global professional network, and expand your skillset while staying local this summer. Offered across 10 cities in eight countries around the world, CEA’s virtual internships abroad allow you to boost your career path and add skills that will set you apart from candidates once you graduate and enter the job market.

IES Virtual Internships: IES has been offering quality, part-time internships for 60 years. They now offer the IES Virtual Internship Program. You tell IES which term you want to intern, what you would like to do, if you have a preference of where your employer is located, how many hours you want to work (between 10-32 hr/week), and IES makes the arrangements. You get the same hands-on, professional experience you would get abroad, while also gaining remote working skills. with an international component.

IIB international internships

The Institute for International Business (IIB) at Tippie College of Business offers internships aimed to increase cross-cultural competency and communication by connecting students with business leaders abroad and in Iowa.

The IIB offers the African Business Innovators internship, a virtual internship pairing student interns with companies owned by UI Mandela Washington Fellowship alum. Students work with companies on critical projects with the support and mentorship of UI instructor Dimy Doresca.

The Iowa International Business Internship is an opportunity for UI students to gain hands-on experience working with an Iowa-based company that seeks to expand its markets across international borders or companies that already have global operations.

More information on these internships and instructions on how to apply can be found on the Institute for International Business internships page.


Tippie has Global Internship Scholarships that can be combined with other Tippie, study abroad, and program specific scholarships for both on-site and virtual internships. Awards range from $300 - $1,000. Apply for Tippie Scholarships, indicate that you are doing a Tippie Global Internship, and you will be considered for these awards.

There are many other scholarships available to make global internships possible. Here are some resources to get you started: