IIP’s 10th Anniversary

Director Michelle Kern Hall reflects that “2020 is a strange time to look back on ten years of the International Internship Program at UW-Madison and simultaneously try to imagine the next ten.” Read the full message. 

Vice Provost and Dean of the International Division, Guido Podestá, offers his perspective on the impact and importance of 10 years of IIP.

Founding director, Maj Fischer, made a video message for our alumni looking back to IIP’s beginning in 2010.

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37 thoughts on “IIP’s 10th Anniversary”

  1. IIP is a great program that allows students from the University of Wisconsin – Madison to take their knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and use them abroad through internships. I was fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to teach English in Ecuador which completely took me out of my comfort zone and helped me grow as an individual. I highly recommend IIP to any student who is curious or has an interest in a career outside the U.S.!

  2. El Programa de Pasantías Internacionales de UW-Madison es una posibilidad inmensa para que, Profesionales en Formación, puedan incrementar sus conocimientos y habilidades. En A.Lu.B.A., hemos recibido a la fecha a muchos estudiantes, todos ellos han llegado sumamente preparados, con la instrucción académica y habilidades adecuadas para realizar las tareas asignadas. Destacamos además, que todos quienes participaron, han dejado no solo una buena impresión en lo profesional, sino también en su calidad de trato para con los padecientes y sus familias. Gabriela Gaus Hinojosa es una de ellas. Nos alegra enormemente haber participado brevemente en su formación académica y destacamos su excelente predisposición al trabajo en equipo.

  3. What a wonderful program! The International Internship Program at UW-Madison opened up my eyes to a whole new world and gave me a giant jump start in my career in international development. From an internship working in the IIP office at Bascom with Michelle and Maj, to a second internship working for an educational non-profit in Uganda, I was able to quickly learn the extraordinary value that international education can provide. The practical experience I gained in both of these internships set me up for success for (hopefully!) a lifetime of working internationally. I am proud to say that since graduation from UW-Madison in 2013, I have had the opportunity to work for non-profit organizations in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Benin, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Washington, D.C. I would highly recommend this program to any student that is considering – or merely curious about – the possibilities of a career abroad. There is so much to learn – and IIP provides a brilliant toolkit for students to start their international careers!

  4. Muy feliz aniversario IIP! Un programa maravilloso que permite abrirnos al mundo, compartir experiencias y potenciar nuestros talentos. Felices aquí en Chile seguir participando del IIP y recibir nuevos internos.

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