The Global Internship opportunities offered by Office of Professional Practice include difference tracks to allow maximum flexibility. Internships durations are usually 8 to 12 weeks during the summer or 3 to 6 months during a semester or during a semester + summer.
Global Internships can be either:
- Research Internship Abroad (Research project work conducted in universities setting), or
- Professional Internship (Professional internships at a company or work site)
Students can be compensated either:
- By salary COMPARABLE to host country standards, or
- By academic credit hours upon departmental APPROVAL
Two program structures:
One-Way Internships (applicable both to Professional Internships and Research Abroad)
Purdue students are recruited on campus. Internships are set up through the connections of academic department prior to internship period. All logistical supports, e.g., travel, visa, housing, etc, will be facilitated by Office of Professional Practice. Students will negotiate their compensations directly with employers. Upon return, students will submit final reports to the academic departments.
One-Way Internship Examples: Hannover/Clausthal Research Internship Abroad Program, Professional Summer Internships at Infosys, IAESTE internships.
Two-Way Internship (applicable to Research Internship Abroad)
Purdue students are recruited on campus, and host country students are recruited at the host country. COMMON research projects are set up through the connections of faculty members from both countries prior to the internship period. Purdue students will be received by their international team members at the host university for the first half of the internship duration, then the ENTIRE team travels back to Purdue campus to continue their research for the second half of the internship duration. All logistical supports, e.g., travel, tuition remission, visa, housing, etc, will be facilitated by Office of Professional Practice in conjunction with International Programs. Upon return, students will submit final reports to the academic departments at respective university.
Two-Way Internship Example: Tsinghua – Purdue Summer Research Internships Abroad