Funding for Internships Abroad
Applying for scholarships, stipends and financial aid can make your internship abroad more affordable.
Plan early to map out how you will finance your experience. Most UT scholarship deadlines align with program application deadlines, so you should be applying for scholarships at the same time you are applying to go abroad.
Research your funding options before selecting your program. Financial resources vary based on your program, location, focus, provider and credit.
Funding Based on Financial Need
Funding Type Eligibility Award Range Financial Aid Loans and Grants Enrollment in credit-bearing study abroad program, financial need, U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, FAFSA on file. Varies Freeman Stipend for Internships in Asia U.S. citizen or permanent resident, completing minimum 6-week internship in East or Southeast Asia. $2,000 - $6,000 Gilman International Scholarship Students receiving a Pell Grant, U.S. Citizen, completing minimum 4-week internship (credit-bearing or credit eligible.) $2,000 - $4,000 Betty George Cotten Memorial/Flying Longhorns Scholarship Current UT students, U.S. citizens. Academic excellence and financial need are considered. Varies Gilman-McCain Scholarship Undergraduate students, U.S. citizens, recipient of any type of Title IV federal financial aid, dependent child of an active-duty military member from one of the following branches: Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, or Coast Guard. $5,000
Funding Based on Academic Program / Internship Field
Funding Type Eligibility Award Range UGS Summer Exploration Grant Students enrolled in the School of Undergraduate Studies for the spring semester proposing exploration experiences from May to August. up to $2,000 BDP Connecting Experience Scholarship Students in the Bridging Disciplines Program, must be used during the Connecting Experience. $200 - $2,500 Helen M. Powell Traveling Fellowship Journalism major intending to work as a journalist, junior or senior standing, current or past paid service at The Daily Texan, seeking summer travel support. $4,900 Frenchy Falik Journalism Award Journalism major, senior, member of The Daily Texan staff, summer journalism opportunity. $3,200 Ted Strauss Internship Award Undergraduate students, interning in the field of public policy, public service, government, or politics for 10+ weeks over the summer. $2,000 Brandon Schantz Memorial Scholarship Journalism majors pursuing careers in broadcast journalism, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, unpaid internship, receiving academic credit, at least sophomore standing. $5,000 COFA Internship Scholarship Undergraduate and graduate students in Fine Arts, demonstrated financial need. $2,000 - $3,000 Wofford Denius Music Industry Internship Program College of Communications students, upper-division standing or graduate students, enrolled in a credit-based summer internship course, no financial bars. Up to $5,000 Dock Williamson Lott and Loise McDonald Lott Scholarship Undergraduate journalism major, summer journalism internship, demonstrated academic record and financial need. Varies Bob Brister Memorial Scholarship Undergraduate junior, seniors and graduate students pursuing a career in outdoor writing, 3.0 GPA, 10-week unpaid summer internship at an outdoor magazine or publication, completed a course in Environmental Journalism. $6,000 +
$6,000 fall scholarship
European Studies' Education Abroad Scholarship CES offers study abroad scholarships each fall, spring, and summer for European Studies majors who are attending an approved study abroad or internship program in Western or Central Europe. Varies H. Malcolm MacDonald Education Abroad Scholarship Government majors in good standing with demonstrated financial need. $2,500 J.R. Roach Education Abroad Scholarship Government students studying abroad in summer or semesters, studying in South Asia or Southeast Asia. Up to $2,500 Applied Political Strategies Scholarship Government majors. Provides support to off-set the costs of an internship. Internships must be approved by the Department of Government. Varies Individual Opportunity Scholarship Open to Presidential Scholars for participation in an enrichment experience, like study abroad. $1,500 LAC Education Abroad COLA students, GPA of 2.75+. Awards based on financial need and scholastic aptitude. $500 - $2,000 Plan II Travel Grant Open to Plan II students within COLA. $500 - $2,000 LACS Scholarship for Unpaid Nonprofit Internships Undergraduate Liberal Arts majors with financial need, completing an unpaid internship for a nonprofit organization for 10 hrs/week for 12 weeks in a semester or 14 hrs/week for minimum of 9 weeks during summer. $1,000 Clements Center Student Professional Development Fund Full-time undergraduate or graduate student at UT completing an unpaid internship in fields of national security and foreign policy. Varies
Funding Based on Internship Location
Funding Type Eligibility Award Range Freeman Stipend for Internships in Asia U.S. citizen or permanent resident, completing minimum 6-week internship in East or Southeast Asia. $2,000 - $6,000 CREEES Professional Development Funding Undergraduate or graduate students, any major, for professional development related to the former Soviet sphere of influence, Central/Eastern Europe, Southeast Europe/former Ottoman Empire, Central Asia, the Caucasus, etc. Up to $1,000 for international travel European Studies' Education Abroad Scholarship CES offers study abroad scholarships each fall, spring, and summer for European Studies majors who are attending an approved* study abroad or internship program in Western or Central Europe. Varies Polish Studies Endowment Scholarship For UT students, any major, to apply toward studying Polish language or culture, or for interning in Poland. Students must not be receiving any other significant scholarships. $500 - $1,500 McWilliams Scholarship for Russian Studies For UT students, any major, to apply toward studying Russian language or culture, or for interning in Russia. Students must not be receiving any other significant scholarships. $500 - $1,500 Masa Israel Grant and Scholarship Internship program in Israel, Jewish, aged 18-30, not an Israeli citizen, limited prior experience in Israel. Additional funding through need-based scholarships.
Funding Based on Program Provider
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