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Research/ Internship Abroad

SSoE students engage in direct learning experiences around the world!

SSoE students may elect to engage in an international experience through research, internships, COOP rotations, or combinations of work and study.  Some experiences may offer funding and students may also be paid for their work.

Click on the photos to the right to read what our students have to say about their international internship/research experiences!  

Below are some opportunities specifically for engineering students. Additional opportunities can be found on the study abroad website www.abroad.pitt.edu.

Programs will be updated for 2021 as it becomes available.  Past program information is also provided for your reference. 


NEW!  VIRTUAL  Research/Internship programs - available for 2020-2021 

In a world becoming more reliant on connecting, collaborating and performing virtually, virtual internships educate, enable and empower you to develop skills today that will prepare you for employers' needs of tomorrow. 

Check out different options below!

Virtual Research/Internship Programs- 2020-2021!

CEA- Virtual Internships

Cultural Vistas Virtual Fellowship (Internship)- Virtual Internships (funded virtual internship for underrepresented US university students) 

CIS Abroad: Engineering - Virtual internships available in Argentina, Ecuador and New Zealand

Virtual Internships (through CAPA): (remote internship placements as part of Pitt's NEW Global Programs at Home option) available in: Barcelona,  Dublin, Florence, London, & Sydney.  

Learn International (virtual placements in Ireland) 

SERIUS- VIRTUAL engineering research for Summer 2021 (virtual research through the National University of Singapore) 

Virtual Internships through the University of Nicosia in Cyprus
example projects have included: smart contracts, cybersecurity, adaptive sensing for drones, etc.

Summer Research/Internship programs with Early Deadlines (late fall or early spring)

Amgen Scholars program in Asia (not running for 2021- check back for 2022!)

DAAD RISE- Research in Science and Engineering: Germany   (will offer virtual research if needed for summer 2021)

IAESTE- International Internships Abroad

UROP RWTH Aachen University: Summer Research in Germany (will offer virtual research if needed for summer 2021)

Summer Research Program - typically with January deadlines

Absolute Internships

Arcadia STEM Research in Brisbane (Australia)-not running for summer 2021

Arcadia STEM Research in Limerick (Ireland)- not running for summer 2021

Arcadia STEM Research in Granada (Spain) - offering environmental studies research only for summer 2021

Chinese University of Hong Kong Summer Research (VIRTUAL for summer 2021) 

CRCC Asia- industry immersion experience (Asia) (VIRTUAL for summer 2021)

CEA Internship in Rome

KAIST (KAISTIO) Summer Research (South Korea)

SAAC-USA Internships - Sweden

SERIUS: Engineering Summer Research at National University of Singapore (VIRTUAL for Summer 2021!)

STEM in Cyprus (offers for-credit research/internships, coursework and virtual options)

Summer Research at Ort Braude (Israel) 

University of Applied Sciences (UAS7) Internship (Germany)