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 2014 Award Recipients

Iliria Camaj (‘17)
US Embassy in Albania, Management Section, United States Department of State
Tirana, Albania

Alison Climes (‘15)
Design for Global Development, International Programs in Engineering
Accra and Kumasi, Ghana

Grant Demeter (‘15)
Ross Global Initiatives Study and Intern Program, Ross School of Business
Sydney, Australia

Shoshana Engelson (‘16)
Nexus Global Youth Summit
Washington, D.C.

Folashade Frazier (‘15)
University of Michigan - Dearborn Ottawa Internship Program
Ottawa, Canada

Melanie Gingell (‘15)
Community Development Program, OneHeart Source
Cape Town, South Africa

Kathleen Grace (‘15)
Sage Corps Tech Startup Consultant, Sage Corps
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Somalia Jones (‘15)

Jiaqi Mai (‘16)
Program Development Intern, China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, International Development
Beijing, China

Ben Manko (‘15)
Ross Undergraduate Study and Intern Program in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

DeVante’ Rollins (‘15)
Political Science and Law Intern, Ecela Lima
Lima, Peru

Miki Watanabe (‘16)
NGO Support Assistant, Ubelong.Org
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Connor Wilkinson (‘16)
GIEU Brazil ESL Instructor
Pantanal, Brazil

“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!