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Program Type: Internship & Research GPA Requirement: 2.5
Education Abroad Advisor: Daniela Pesce Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Anthropology, Applied Indigenous Studies, Arabic, Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Comparative Cultural Studies, Computer Science, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, Ethnic Studies, Forestry, French, Geography, Planning, & Recreation, German, Health Professions, History, Honors, Hotel and Restaurant Management, International Hospitality Management, Italian, Japanese, Mathematics & Statistics, Music, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics & Astronomy, Politics & International Affairs, Psychology, Sciences, Sociology & Social Work, Spanish, Theatre, Variety of disciplines in local language, Women's & Gender Studies
Program Description:




Global Research &
Internship Program

Step out of the classroom and
into the world!


About the Program

GRIP was created for NAU students who want to receive academic credit for a hands-on experience abroad in their field of study. Participating in an internship or research project abroad will help you gain academic credit toward your degree, a better understanding of your field of study, and an outstanding resume.


Internship/Fieldwork Search Strategies

 There are several ways students secure internships:
“Do-it-yourself:” Find a targeted organization, contact them, request internship opportunities or informational interviews, interview, and secure the internship
Apply for a competitive national internship program (U.S. Department of State Internships, Critical Language Scholarship, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program)
Find a placement through a provider which usually charge a program fee and offer a range of services (School for Field Studies, Child Family Health International, USAC Internship Opportunities)
Join an NAU faculty-led internship experience for NAU credit (NAU Hospitality on Easter Island, Field Methods in Archaeology, Dental Hygiene Campus Community Partnership
While students often find an internship or research opportunity independently, international internship advising is also available with the Education Abroad Office if you need help finding or evaluating a fieldwork experience that fits your academic, professional, and personal goals.

NAU Student Experiences

gCarmen Robles Barron
Fully-funded biomedical nanotechnology training program: BioNanoIngeniería | NAU Sponsored Program
Hermosillo, Mexico
Biomedical Science Major, Spanish Minor 
Carmen trained at the Núcleo de Investigación Científica y Desarrollo Tecnológico (NICDET) laboratories during the summer of 2018. She worked on a project testing the biocompatibility of specific materials for safe use in biomedical applications and conducted their own research using these materials in a high-tech and cross-cultural research context.

rNanxue Zhao
Asia Internship Program | Provider Program
Accountancy and Information Systems Major
"The most fascinating parts of interning in Singapore was that I got a chance to live like a local. It was a fully emerging experience into the culture. After this experience, I know how capable I am to be on my own. I was proud that I did this, and I think everyone should have study/intern abroad experience at least once in life because you never what's actually out there unless you are there."

Caleb Reynolds
Child Family Health International (CFHI) | Volunteer Program
Cape Town, South Africa 
Biology Major, Chemistry Minor (Pre-Med)
“I could not have been more grateful to have completed my abroad volunteer program with CFHI at the Red Cross Memorial Pediatric Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. I was able to build my knowledge base for clinical practices and sit in during all the meetings, lectures, surgeries and follow any local medical student around during their rotations. Living in a developing country eradicates the focus of consumerism and the individual. You begin to appreciate the human race as one body and find your role in this world.”

pSierra Campbell
The School for Field Studies (SFS) | Research Program
Turks and Caicos
Microbiology Major, Chemistry Minor
"I helped conduct one of the first fish surveys on South Caicos after Hurricane Irma and Maria. It was an incredible and unforgettable experience that was full of adventure. SFS is a great program for field research, and GRIP helped me every step of the way."




Kali Swichtenberg - Read her blog!
The Germanic  Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) | Provider Program
Bielefeld, Germany 

Microbiology and Chemistry Major, Studio Art
“I had the amazing opportunity to research in Bielefeld, Germany for three months through the DAAD RISE program. While I was there, I was able to learn and practice applicable laboratory techniques and be professionally mentored by a PhD student. I was also immersed in the German culture and participated in both day-to-day activities and special summer festivities throughout Germany. I also had the opportunity to travel to the Czech Republic, Belgium, and various German cities. Overall, this experience was highly valuable to me academically, professionally and personally.”



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2025 04/01/2025 ** Rolling Admission 08/25/2025 12/12/2025
Spring 2026 10/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission 01/12/2026 05/08/2026