The GET – Internships and Research Program  will be temporarily on hold and therefore will not be accepting applications for 2019-2020.

For any questions, please contact Collette Agnese at

University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas’ College of Engineering established a summer research internship program for participants in various research interests where they will be allowed to join faculty members’ research group. Throughout the course of the program, participants are allowed numerous opportunities for cross-cultural teamwork and communication, personal and professional development, and unique insight into graduate education in American institutions.

Northwest Arkansas is one of the fastest growing areas in the US.  It is consistently ranked in the top 10 places to live (2016 US News top 3).  Due to the proximity of Walmart's corporate offices, 300 of the Fortune 500 companies have offices in our area.  This gives great opportunities for the GET participants to interact with local companies.  Depending on the home countries of the GET participants, specific companies will be invited for guest lectures, the Dinner and Dialogue events, site visits and potential employment opportunities in their home countries.

Program Dates: May – July 

University of New Orleans

The University of New Orleans is excited to host the Air Quality Monitoring, Modeling, and Management (AQM3) GET Program.  Prepare to solve current and future air pollution problems facing the world and distinguish yourself as a leader.

The AQM3 program provides participants with an understanding of the basic concepts involved in air pollution engineering and science, access to a variety of cutting edge air quality monitoring equipment, and experience working on air pollution challenges and management strategies through field visits to a variety of relevant industries.  Interact with distinguished speakers from local companies that share diverse experiences and perspectives in science, engineering, environmental policy and management.

Experience the historical and exciting city of New Orleans, Louisiana and take part in the famous French Quarter and the Jazz scenes while learning hands-on about the challenges facing the globe and how to help solve them!

Program Dates: June – July

Loyola University of Chicago

In today’s digital age, the value of an education in computer science keeps growing.  Join Loyola University Chicago’s Computer Science Research Program for GET to learn about the computer science research cycle for the software and hardware for programs we use across industries every day!

This program brings together participants from a variety of computer science-related academic programs to exchange their traditional course-based educational experiences with project-oriented research efforts. Participants will research and present a distinct project to peers and professionals, make site visits to local companies and organizations in the computer science industry, and participate in a weekly Computer Science Seminar program.

Participants will complete this program with leadership skills, experience working with teams, a distinguished knowledge of the computer science research cycle, and a unique experience in beautiful Chicago, Illinois, a major U.S. city with lots to see and offer!

Program Dates: May – July

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Experience the practice of Lean Enterprise firsthand and become an expert in creating value through the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Lean Enterprise Systems Spring GET Program!

Lean Enterprise is the practice of creating more value for consumers while using fewer resources and eliminating waste. This invaluable concept is practiced across a number of industries and has become a well-known solution for organizations to transform themselves and become more competitive.

Participants in this program will work with tenured university faculty to learn the technical knowledge of Lean and then work in teams with companies around the region to apply this knowledge and help solve challenges in a sustainable way for these companies.

The program is intended for participants in different disciplines of engineering and business who are interested in developing into leaders and standing out to future or current employers as tried and tested experts in creating value and solving problems for real companies.

Program Dates: June – August 

Temple University

Temple University welcomes GET participants for research and internship opportunities in summer 2017 in the College of Engineering, the College of Science and Technology, or School of Medicine.

Placements will consist of individual research projects that are supervised by a full-time faculty member. Programming will vary by department and faculty member but participants will be working in a supervised environment with the faculty member and research assistants. Participants will have the freedom to select the project that best fits their interests when they apply for the program.  The objective/goal of the program is to provide participants with an enriching research and educational experience and an opportunity to further their study in their field.

Located in the historic and culturally active Philadelphia, the 6th largest city in America, Temple is among the largest and most diverse universities in the nation.

Program Dates: June – August

Illinois Institute of Technology

The Illinois Institute of Technology offered a Summer Engineering Research Immersion Program during summer 2016 led by world-renowned faculty members.  Participants were brought out of the classroom and into real-world settings to address some of the most pressing engineering challenges of our time.  Participants worked side-by-side with faculty members on a specific research project and were also able to experience cultural activities in beautiful Chicago, Illinois, the 3rd largest city in the United States.

Program Dates: May – July 

University of Akron - International Campaign Fellowship

The University of Akron’s nationally known Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics offered a 4-week International Campaign Fellows (ICF) intensive learning opportunity as a fall 2016 GET opportunity.  This unique program combines a timely “Campaign Battleground” course with real-world experience and research gained from working on either the Democratic or Republican presidential campaign in Ohio - the state that determines the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election.  ICF participants engage in grassroots campaigning and campaign events, lectures, and meetings to learn about all aspects of campaign politics.

ICF is designed to expose learners to the election campaign rigor and to provide a firsthand glimpse into this historical Presidential election.

Program Dates: October – November