University of Wisconsin–Madison


Whether you are a student exploring your options or an employer looking to partner with us and recruit a Badger for your internship, thank you for visiting the UW-Madison’s International Internship Program (IIP) website to learn more about our program.

To succeed in a global marketplace, it is no longer enough for students to travel and study overseas. Students must be afforded the opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will allow them to navigate in work environments that contend with globalization, outsourcing, and emerging technologies. At IIP, we believe International Internships—structured work placements related to students’ academic studies—are a great way to help students learn and meet the new demands placed upon them when they enter the globalized work world.

IIP aims to be the source for global talent. For University of Wisconsin students exploring career options, we are a starting point for you to find information and advising about working in our global economy. For employers, we aim to supply you with a pool of applicants for your opportunity, so that you can choose the intern that best matches your needs. We can also help you understand and overcome some of the barriers of international work assignments.

If you have any questions as you explore our site, please contact us and we will be happy to help address your questions.

~Maj Fischer, Founding Director