The University of Iowa

International internships: More than a summer job

September 6th, 2018

Photos of IES summer interns

Hundreds of University of Iowa students spent their summer completing internships in their chosen fields of interest.

However, a smaller group of nearly 70 took their experiences to the next level by completing internships abroad—allowing them to gain relevant, global experience while strengthening their intercultural communication skills, building confidence and adaptability, and becoming more proficient in a second language.

Internships abroad are coordinated through IES Internships, a unit of the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad). IES Abroad is the international internship provider for the UI; student participation in the partnership has grown more than 40 percent since summer in 2016.

This past summer, 69 UI students interned in 11 cities around the world through IES Internships.

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