Global Internship Award

Jessica Wirtshafter in Tanzania

Jessica Wirtshafter in Tanzania

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:

Summer 2015 Award Recipients

Linda Camaj (‘16)
Ministry of Health for the Republic of Albania
Tirane, Albania

Pauline Harrington (‘16)
Volunteer Adventure Corps - South African Christian Leadership Assembly
Cape Town, South Africa

Nabiha Hashmi (‘16)
Friends of Humanity
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Michael Henry (‘17)
Inuit Circumpolar Council – Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska

Daniel Karr (‘17)
U.S. Department of State
Washington, D.C.

Christopher Krebs (‘16)
INACE Shipyard, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Fortaleza, Brazil

Hannah Lee (‘16)
World Vision International
Washington, D.C.

Aubrey O’Neal (‘16)
Ankuri
Dehradun and Bhatwala Village, India

Romina Potter (‘17)
UBELONG
Merida, Mexico

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!