A list of national and international scholarship opportunities for outstanding undergraduates and recent graduates.
For more information on any of these scholarships, contact Sally Lieberman or the campus contact person mentioned under a specific award.
This page lists scholarships that support internships and unique learning experiences.
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Carnegie Endowment for Peace Junior Fellows Program °
Supports one year of service at the Endowment in Washington D.C. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior associates on international policy issues, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Applicants must be SENIORS or have GRADUATED within the past year; must not have begun graduate study. Must have strong academic records with substantial coursework in such areas as international affairs, political science, economics, or history. May be U.S. citizen or foreign national eligible to work in the U.S. for the award period. 8-10 awards nationwide. The U may endorse up to two candidates. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. Application packets will be available from the campus contact after mid-October. Further information is available at the Carnegie Endowment website.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals °
Year-long work-study program beginning in July provides opportunities for young adults to gain cultural understanding, education, and professional experience in Germany. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident, age 18-24 at the start of the program; high school, college (FRESHMAN through SENIOR), or GRADUATE STUDENT. Must have coursework and some practical experience relevant to the intended internship field. Exchange Program includes classroom instruction and an internship experience. Covers international and in-country travel, university tuition, a living stipend, and accommodations with a host family or in a student residence. Preferred fields include business, technology, engineering, and agriculture. All fields may apply. German language proficiency is preferred but not required. 75 awards nationwide. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information is available at the CBYEYP website. Click here for recent recipients.
DAAD EMGIP Bundestag Internships °
Offers two-month-long internship opportunities in the German parliament. Applicants should be advanced undergraduates (JUNIOR or SENIOR) or GRADUATE STUDENTS (excluding PhD students) in fields such as political science, international relations, law, history, economics, or German. Applicants must have strong German language skills; some knowledge of the German legislative process; outstanding academic record and personal integrity; must be U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or international student enrolled full time in the US or Canada. Compensation of approximately 1,100 euros per month to cover living expenses. Most placements are during the fall. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. Further information is available at DAAD.
DAAD InternXchange Internships °
Supports a 12-week summer internship program in Berlin for Journalism students. Includes six weeks of study at the Freie Universitat Berlin, followed by an intensive 5-week internship with a German media organization and a one-week educational tour. Intended primarily for undergraduates (FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, SENIOR) but recent GRADUATES and GRADUATE STUDENTS may also apply. Must be majoring in Journalism or a related field; must have "advanced intermediate" proficiency in German; must have some prior experience in practical journalism and a demonstrated interest in German affairs. Up to 15 awards. Includes a monthly stipend of EUR 650. There is a program fee. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information and the online application are available at DAAD.
DAAD Summer Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) °
Supports 6-12-week summer internships working on scientific research projects at top research institutions in Germany. Applicants must be SOPHOMORES or JUNIORS studying biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, or engineering. German language skills are helpful but not required; most projects may be carried out in English. Monthly stipend of EUR 650, health insurance, assistance arranging housing. Approximately 300 awards; awardees may choose from among 500+ research projects. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. Further information and the online application are available at DAAD. Click here for recent recipients.
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships °
For 4-10 months of undergraduate study, senior thesis research, and/or internship in Germany. Applicants must be SOPHOMORES or JUNIORS in any field of study at any North American university; must have outstanding academic record and personal integrity; must possess outstanding academic record and personal integrity; demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs; and have well-defined plans for their time in Germany. Citizenship is open. Preference is given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university.German language proficiency is not required but applicants must have language skills commensurate with their study and research needs. Approximately 50 are awarded per year. Includes monthly stipend of EUR 650, travel/research funds, health insurance. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information is available at DAAD.
Emigre Memorial German Internship Program (EMGIP) °
Supports one- to three-month internships in the German State Parliaments, in fall, spring, or early summer. Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens age 30 or younger, JUNIORS, SENIORS, or GRADUATE STUDENTS, with at least two years of study in international relations, public administration, political science, law, economics, or European studies. Must have high-intermediate German language skills and some relevant practical experience. U.S. participants receive a stipend of up to 500 Euro per month. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. Further information is available at the EMGIP website. Click here for recent recipient.
German Universities of Applied Sciences Study & Internship Program °
Supports one semester of study abroad at one of Germany's applied sciences universities, followed by a six month paid professional internship. Applicants must be SOPHOMORES or JUNIORS in engineering, science, life sciences, business, management, economics, architecture, art, design, journalism, or social work; U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or foreign national meeting certain conditions. Must have a well-defined study proposal and an interest in contemporary German and European affairs. Must be age 32 or younger at the start of the grant period. German language proficiency is helpful but not required. Includes a one-semester scholarship, monthly internship stipend of EUR 650 and travel grant. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information is available at UAS7.
Huntington Public Service Awards °
Provides a stipend of $10,000 for a graduating SENIOR to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. Citizenship is open. One to two awards nationwide. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. Further information and application forms are available at the Huntington Public Service Award website.
Luce Scholars Program For Professional Internships in Asia °
For one-year internships in Asia. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, not more than 29 years old, and hold a bachelor's degree by the beginning of the award. SENIORS, GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. Not intended for students whose academic concentration is in any aspect of Asian studies, or who have previous experience living in Asia. Selection criteria include a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Luce Scholars receive a generous living stipend and internship placement. 15-18 awards nationwide to candidates from select institutions, including the U of M-Twin Cities. Institutional endorsement is required. Primary campus contact: Alison Skoberg, Graduate School Fellowship Office, 314 Johnston Hall, 612-625-7579, firstname.lastname@example.org. Undergraduates are also encouraged to contact Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. For campus application instructions, visit the U of M Luce Page. Further information is available at the Luce Scholarship Program website.
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Scoville Peace Fellowships °
Supports six to nine months at a participating non-profit organization in Washington D.C addressing peace and security issues. Fellows receive a stipend of $2,600 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to D.C. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the fellowship and may have begun graduate study. SENIORS, GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. Preference is given to U.S. citizens, but foreign nationals residing and eligible to work in the U.S. may also apply. Selection criteria include academic excellence, prior study relevant to peace and security issues, public-interest activism or advocacy. Several awards are made annually. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information and application materials are available at at the Scoville website.
Udall Native American Congressional Internships °
Supports a ten-week summer internship in a congressional office or federal agency in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students with a demonstrated interest in areas related to tribal public policy, including tribal governance, law, health, education, justice, natural resource protection, or economic development. JUNIORS, SENIORS, GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. Applicants must meet the Udall Foundation's definition of Native American or Alaska Native, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Program includes community-style living accommodations, round-trip airfare to D.C., a daily allowance for meals and other expenses, and a $1,200 education stipend. 12 awarded nationwide. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. Further information and applications are available at the Udall Foundation website.
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Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice °
Supports one year of work as a policy analyst in the Washington D.C. office of Families U.S.A., a national organization for health care consumers, beginning in August. The fellowship aims to develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for social and health care justice. The Villers Fellow works to improve health care coverage for all Americans, especially for low-income or other vulnerable communities; conducts research on health care policy issues; and contributes to publications that are relevant to current health policy debates. Preference is for an indivdual who has completed a college degree in any field by the beginning of the award year (i.e. SENIORS, GRADUATES, GRADUATE STUDENTS). Stipend of $38,000 plus health benefits. Carries a service requirement. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Information and application materials will be available at FamiliesUSA.org.
Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice °
Supports one year of work in the Washington D.C. office of Families U.S.A., a national organization for health care consumers, beginning in August. The fellowship aims to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. The Wellstone Fellow plays a key role in the organization's outreach to communities of color, and in efforts to overcome health disparities. Offers the opportunity to learn about health care policy issues, grassroots organizing and advocacy. Preference is for an individual who has completed a college degree in any field by the beginning of the award year (i.e. SENIORS, GRADUATES, GRADUATE STUDENTS). Selection criteria include experience with, or demonstrated interest in, working with communities of color. Stipend of $38,000 plus health benefits. Carries a service commitment. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. Information and application materials will be available at FamiliesUSA.org
Whitaker International Program Undergraduate Scholarships °
Provides funding for undergraduate biomedical engineering (BME) students to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad. Applicants can propose to intern, conduct research, take BME coursework, or directly enroll at an institution that offers outstanding BME training. Grantees may carry out their study abroad programs at a host institution in any country outside of the U.S., except Canada, but must establish a host relationship in their country of choice. A letter of support from the host is required. Grants can be awarded for one semester (up to a $7,500 scholarship) or one academic year (up to a $10,000 scholarship). Applicants must be FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORES OR JUNIORS; U.S. citizens or permanent residents; must demonstrate a need for financial support; and must have at least one semester remaining upon return from their time abroad. Grantees must have language ability to carry out the proposed project in the host country by the time of departure. Up to 40 grants will be awarded. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information and application instructions, visit the Whitaker International Program website.