Globalize your resume. Gain workplace experience. Explore the world.

Get hands-on experience in an international workplace with an internship that is customized to your professional interest. Global interning will equip you with the skills and background that today’s employers want.

Due to Covid 19, The University of Iowa Study Abroad Office has established several virtual internship options that can be completed from home. These are during the fall, spring, and summer terms. 
Dublin Internship

Where can I intern?

Our locations offer internships in for robust number of interests including: finance, accounting, marketing, HR, event planning, and many more. The University of Iowa has several internship options, including in-person and virtual global internships, with some sample locations below. To review all options, use the Study Abroad program search to learn about cost, dates, and the application process.

To see virtual internship opportunities, click here

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • London, UK
  • Milan, Italy
  • Paris, France
  • Paris, France
  • Rome, Italy
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Shanghai, China
  • Hong Kong
Dublin Global Intern at Work

Global internship preparation

All business and pre-business students enroll in a one semester hour pre-departure course—BUS:3025 Global Internship Preparation. You learn about working in different cultures, adjusting to global business practices, and exploring your new internship location. You will learn from students who have participated in the internships in the past, and ask questions about travel, safety, tips, and more. You also get to meet the other students who will be interning in your host country.


Applications for Summer 2021 are now open. To learn more:

  • Search for "Internships" on the Study Abroad program search to learn about cost, dates, and the application process
  • Meet with an advisor in the Study Abroad Office
  • Contact Stephanie Fountain, Tippie's Assistant Director of Global Internships

Tippie Global Internship Scholarship

Tippie has two specific Global Internship Scholarships that can be combined with other Tippie, study abroad, and program specific scholarships. Scholarships can be applied toward virtual internships as well. Awards range from $300 - $1,000. Apply for general Tippie Scholarships, indicate that you are doing a Tippie Global Internship, and you will be considered for all of these awards. Applications will be accepted November 1 - March 1, with notification about awards mid-March. 


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

Apply for Tippie Scholarships