The BLI Global Internship Award is designed to assist students who seek to explore the practice of leadership in a global context. We support internship experiences with significant leadership development components. Internships can either take place in another region of the world or within an organization having a global reach.
BLI Global Internship Awards are supported by the James H.M. Sprayregen Scholarship Fund, the Blattman-Borg Awards Fund and other related Barger Leadership Institute funds.
Click here to view our application that includes information on eligibility and criteria.
Find out more about recent Global Internship Award Recipients below:
Linda Camaj (‘16)
Ministry of Health for the Republic of Albania
Pauline Harrington (‘16)
Volunteer Adventure Corps - South African Christian Leadership Assembly
Cape Town, South Africa
Nabiha Hashmi (‘16)
Friends of Humanity
Michael Henry (‘17)
Inuit Circumpolar Council – Alaska
Daniel Karr (‘17)
U.S. Department of State
Christopher Krebs (‘16)
INACE Shipyard, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Hannah Lee (‘16)
World Vision International
Aubrey O’Neal (‘16)
Dehradun and Bhatwala Village, India
Romina Potter (‘17)
Corinne Wong (‘18)
GIEU “Weaving Way of Life”
Cuzco and Chinchero, Peru
“My internship in Cusco forever shaped who I am and who I am going to be. I am a more informed world citizen, a smarter student, a more fluent Spanish-speaker, a more independent soon-to-be-graduate, a stronger leader, and a more confident and prepared Wolverine.” - Amy Ketner (‘13) PORVIDHA Policy and Human Rights Intern - Experiential Learning Abroad Programs (ELAP), Cuzco, Peru
“I went to Tanzania to work with children at a Nursery School (ages 2-5) and came back with the realization that I’ve learned so much more from the children and the people of Tanzania than I could have ever taught them.” - Jessica Wirtshafter (‘14), Cross Cultural Solutions Volunteer, Cross Cultural Solutions, Tanzania
Want to know more about BLI Award Recipients' experiences abroad? Visit our "Student Voices" page!