How To Pay For Your Internship...

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Spending 8-12 weeks abroad (often in an unpaid position) can be expensive.

Take a few moments to work out a budget once you have a set plan.

If you have been offered a placement, you should begin applying for funding immediately.  The best place to begin is perhaps your home department.  Often, departments have funds that they reserve for undergraduate experiential or co-curricular activities.  Begin there.  For examples, Romance Languages & Literatures has stipends available for International Internships.

LSA has need-based scholarships for International Internships.  Check their homepage to see if you are eligible to apply:
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/students/scholarships/currentstudents/lsainternshipscholarship

The Coleman Global Experience Scholarship, created by past University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman, is available to all students. The scholarship aims to encourage travel abroad and intercultural experience.

If you will be undertaking a French-language internship, you should apply to the French American Chamber of Commerce, as they have travel stipends to award.
http://www.faccmi.org/
Email Address: info@faccmi.org

The Residential College offers internship funding for RC students and for LSA students pursuing a concentration or minor offered by the RC. Please contact caburton@umich.edu for information and to apply.

Ross students may receive funding through CIBER.  Contact vicsimon@umich.edu for more information.

Apply to the $500 Scholarship for Abroad Experiences through Diversity Network, due April 1, 2014. This scholarship is not need-based.

The International Center (Students Union) has a huge collection of information regarding available funding sources for undergraduates:
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/internfunding.html


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