Abroad Intern (abroadintern.com) maintains a list of grants and scholarships that are available for internships and professional experiences abroad. We endeaver to list sources of funding that are not restricted to students in a particular institution; however, several grants are tied to a specific field. We recommend you apply well in advance for funding of your internship as many of these programs have significant application lead times.
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Specifically for US citizens who are 18-28 and doing programs of at least 6 months. The InterExchange Foundation Grant Program was established in 2006 to provide grants to young Americans who wish to help further cultural awareness through meaningful work abroad experiences. Grant awards are intended to defray the costs of transportation, participation fees, travel insurance, housing, and meals related to a work, internship, or volunteer abroad program.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
The US Department of Education offers three kinds of grants:
Discretionary grants: awarded using a competitive process.
Student loans or grants: to help students attend college.
Formula grants: uses formulas determined by Congress and has no application process.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate.
The Rotary Foundation offers grants that support a wide variety of projects, scholarships, and training that Rotary members are doing around the world. Explore the grant types and find one that's right for your project. Start and manage your application at the new Rotary Grant Center.
The Gilman Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is an undergraduate program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy.
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.
The Jerome Foundation, created by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill (1905-1972), seeks to contribute to a dynamic and evolving culture by supporting the creation, development, and production of new works by early career/emerging artists. The Foundation makes grants to early career artists and those nonprofit arts organizations that serve them in the state of Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City.