How To Pay For Your Internship...
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:
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.
Summer in South Asia Undergraduate Fellowships: Undergraduate students at UM have an opportunity to design and carry out their own fellowhsip programs in India during the summer. This fellowship is intended for non-graduating students who have not already spent ssignificant amounts of time in India. Learn more through the Center for South Asian Studies website or emails: email@example.com.
Funding for internships in Europe and Eurasia can be found through the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE).
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.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 toward their study abroad costs. The program aims to diversify the students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.
The Residential College offers internship funding for RC students and for LSA students pursuing a concentration or minor offered by the RC. Please contact email@example.com for information and to apply.
Ross students may receive funding through CIBER. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Apply to the $500 Scholarship for Abroad Experiences through Diversity Network. This scholarship is not need-based.
The International Center (Students Union) has a huge collection of information regarding available funding sources for undergraduates here.
A) Funding for undergraduates only
Funding for LSA undergraduates, for internships
Ben Anderson, Application deadline: April 17, 2016
Funding for undergraduate education abroad in India
Janelle Fosler, Application deadline: January 4, 2016
Arctic Internship Fellowships
Folaké Graves, Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2016
B) Funding available for undergraduate & graduate students
Korea-Michigan Human Rights Research Fellowship
Folaké Graves, Application deadline: March 15, 2016
A funded research program available to undergraduate & graduate students in most
(Funded research program in Chile, Ghana, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Colombia, or Mongolia),
Temuulen Johnson, Application deadline: Nov. 6, 2015
Funding for all students with a focus on service:
Audrey Buswell, International Center, Application deadline: mid-Feb., 2016
Funding for all students with focus on critical languages:
Audrey Buswell, International Center, Application deadline: mid-Nov., 2015
Funding available for undergraduate & graduate students--offered through U-M's International Institute & Area Studies Centers:
Individual Fellowships for Internships, research & additional funding opportunities,
- Rackham International Research Award (RIRA),Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2016
• Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships, Application deadl
Summer Grants for Research and Internships in Europe & Eurasia
Julie Burnett, Application deadline March 15, 2016
Azumi Ann Takata
Ito Foundation post-grad grants for graduating students (graduating seniors eligible), Application deadlin
CJS summer graduate student grants, Application deadline: Jan. 25, 2016
Walter Power Scholarship, Application deadline March 15, 2016 deadline
Alumna, Grace Sims, talks about her experience with the LSA International Internship Program.
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