Check out this page for more information on exchange opportunities, scholarships, and internships.
♦ Foreign Affairs Information Technology (IT) Fellowship Program is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing their studies in an IT or related field..
The program awards five fellowships - three graduates and two undergraduates - with tuition assistance, mentorship, and professional development to launch their careers in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Fellows who successfully complete the program and the Foreign Affairs IT Specialist entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS).
♦ The U.S. Department of State offers internships and civil service programs.
♦ The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars offer internships in several programs. Please visit each program page for more information:
- Middle East Program
- China Environment Forum
- Cold War International History Project
- North Korea International Documentation Project
- Other internships
♦ Connect with the Peace Corps for service opportunities abroad.
♦ The Broadcasting Board of Governors offers internships in several programs. Please visit each program page for more information:
♦ These general internship/job search sites list internships by various categories:
Additional Exchange Opportunities
♦ The Language Flagship offers language programs at schools across the United States for K-12 and undergraduate students in critical languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkish.
♦ STARTALK offers summer programs in the U.S. for K-12 students, undergraduates, and teachers.
♦ Boren Awards for International Study offers undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships.
♦ Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is a scholarship program for overseas summer study for undergraduate and graduate students.
♦ The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards scholarships to U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals, and artists selected through a national, merit-based competition for study and research abroad. Academic fields include the social sciences, humanities, and the sciences. The program emphasizes leadership development. Approximately 1,600 scholarships are awarded each year.
♦ The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program, a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, places U.S. students, primarily new college graduates, as English teaching assistants in schools or universities overseas, where they increase foreign students' English language abilities and knowledge of the United States. They are integrated in the host community, which improves their own foreign language skills and knowledge of the host country. ETAs also pursue individual study/research plans in addition to their teaching responsibilities.
♦ The Critical Language Enhancement Award provides selective support for U.S. Fulbright students to complete intensive in-country training in critical need languages for up to 6 months prior to the start of Fulbright grants or, in some cases, concurrent with their Fulbright projects.
♦ The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program supports study abroad by talented American undergraduates with financial need who represent the full diversity of our country. The Program emphasizes nontraditional language study as well as study in non-traditional foreign destinations.
♦ The United States-Indonesia Society Travel Grants- USINDO Travel Grants are open to U.S. citizens seeking to travel to Indonesia to conduct field research or other professional projects, including conferences. USINDO also offers summer language programs.
♦ Cultural Vistas Internship in Germany - This program provides the opportunity for students to gain valuable international work skills, improve their German language ability, and experience German life and culture firsthand. Internship placements are available in a variety of fields, including business, engineering, finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, German studies and economics.
♦ See more opportunities on the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website.
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Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) - The U.S. State Department provides small grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs. The grants are to be used to carry out public service projects that utilize skills and knowledge alumni have gained through their exchange experiences. To participate, alumni must be members of the International Exchange Alumni (IEA) global online community and form teams of at least four IEA community members (this number includes the team leader). Proposed projects must address one of the AEIF themes.
Gotta Go Global - Gotta Go Global is a free online resource to help professionals and students learn about opportunities to develop their global skills. Application deadlines for most programs -- many of which are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and some of the country's most prestigious think tanks -- are between September and February.