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Undergraduate Student Fellowships, Internships and Scholarships



UNCF Special Programs Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP Program) – Program in which skill-building policy institutes, study abroad, critical languages, and internships lead to graduate study in international affairs.  Must be a underrepresented minority sophomore with at least a 3.2 GPA and a strong demonstrated interest in international affairs. Program continues through Graduate School.

Deadline – Mid-March

The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship –for persons interested in entering the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service.  Must be a Sophomore.  3.2 GPA.  Includes tuition, room, board, mandatory fees, books, and travel for junior, senior and first year of graduate study.

Disciplines –Academic areas relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy.

Deadline For Application –February

Humanity in Action –Summer program on minority and human rights issues in Europe and the U.S.  Must be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.  Travel and accommodation paid by HIA.

Disciplines –All Majors and Academic Disciplines

Deadline for Application – February


USAID Summer Internships in Africa and Washington, DC – Internships in overseas missions in sub-Saharan Africa as well as Washington, DC.  For students pursuing careers in international development. Must be a Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student.  Housing, monthly stipend and in-country travel costs provided.

Disciplines –public policy, economics, journalism, agricultural economics, agronomy, public administration, law, management, political science, health, etc.

Deadline for Application – Early March

International Agricultural Internship Program – Provides Int’l agricultural trade experience to Senior and Graduate students. 3.3 GPA needed.  Hourly salary at GS-5 – GS-7 grade level.

Disciplines – agricultural economics, economics, finance, business, marketing, international studies/relations, or biotechnology.

Deadline for Application – July (Spring); November (Summer); March (Fall)

Millennium Challenge Corporation –For students interested in international development.  Paid $29,000 - $36,000.

Disciplines –ALL

Deadline for Application –June (Fall); September (Spring)

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme –Program to promote internationalization in Japan’s local communities by helping to improve foreign language education and developing international exchange at the community level.  Geared toward students interest in teaching of English in Japan.  Paid $33,600 + travel to Japan and back.

Disciplines – ALL

Deadlines for Application – Late November




National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship –Study abroad outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.  $8,000 for Summer, $10,000 for semester, $20,000 for academic year.   

Disciplines –Agricultural and Food Sciences, Area Studies, Business & Economics, Computer and Information Sciences, Foreign Languages, Health and Biomedical Science, History, International Affairs, Law, Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences, Political Science and Policy Studies.

Deadline for Application – Mid-January


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship  - Offers grants for students of limited financial means (Pell Grant eligible) to pursue academic studies abroad.  No summer only programs of study eligible.  Awards are up to $5000; an extra $3000 available to students who study a Critical Need Language (Chinese, Korean, Russian, etc.)

Disciplines: All

Deadline for Application – October (Spring); Mid-April (Fall)



Bridging Scholarship for Study in Japan –100 scholarships awarded annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses occurred while abroad in Japan. $2,500 for semester-long programs; $4,000 for academic programs; $7500 for academic year winners of supplemental Morgan Stanley Scholarship.

Disciplines – ALL

Deadline for Application – October (Spring); April (Fall)


The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program –Provides students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs and enhances the knowledge and skills to pursue such careers.  Six-week program at Howard University taking 3 courses (History of U.S. Foreign Relations, Political Economy, Writing) for 9 credit hours.

Disciplines –All

Deadline for Application – February


John T. Petters Foundation –Scholarship to increase study abroad opportunities for students with financial constraints. $5,000/semester; $7000/academic year.

Disciplines: International Business; however all students are welcome to apply but all scholarships must be used toward international programs that have some business element.

Deadline for Application – December 15

Xavier University of Louisiana Center for Intercultural and International Programs