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Funding Resources

There are a variety of funding resources for students who are pursuing internships and other forms of experiential education. This list, while not comprehensive, gives a good starting point for exploring funding from both UNC and non-UNC sources.

Global Studies Funding Page
Search opportunities by class year. These funding opportunities are also featured on our weekly Global Digest email sent to undergraduate and graduate Global Studies students.

Graduate Student Funding Information Center
Search multiple funding opportunities such as fellowships, scholarships and stipends that support research, scholarly activities, travel and service work for UNC Students.

Office of Distinguished Scholarships
Sometimes things not specifically geared for internships, have an internship component.

UNC Global Undergraduate Funding Sources

Center for Global Initiatives
The Center for Global Initiatives offers an array of competitive funding opportunities for faculty, students and staff. They are especially interested in opening access to global opportunities for individuals, groups, units, and disciplines traditionally underrepresented in such intellectual pursuits.

Embark Carolina
Embark Carolina is a new, dynamic resource in the university’s effort to open access to global opportunities so that more diverse students can pursue more diverse experiences. Explore the Global Guide to help you find an opportunity and search the Funding Finder to help you fund it.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Fellowships to support undergraduate research, mentored scholarship and creative performance during the summer.

Carolina Center for Public Service Awards
Awards to honor individual undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and University units for exemplary public service and engaged scholarship.

Phillips Ambassador Program
For students participating in summer or semester study abroad programs in Asia approved by the College of arts & Science.

Other UNC-CH Resources

UCS Non-Profits and Arts Internship Stipend
University Career Services offers several stipends in amounts up to $1,000 to support students performing summer internships with Non-Profit or Arts organizations. Stipends are awarded based on students’ qualifications and internship proposals. Open to all rising seniors with graduation dates of December 2001 or May/August 2012.

UCS C-STEP Internship StipendUniversity Career Services offers stipends in amounts up to $1,000 to support C-STEP students performing summer unpaid internships. Stipends are awarded based on students’ qualifications and internship proposals. All UNC-CH C-STEP students that are rising seniors graduating in December 2011 or May 2012 who have obtained an unpaid internship are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Laura Lane, 919.962.6984.

APPLES Service Learning Internships
APPLES internships are unique, intense experiences in service for either the spring semester or summer break. Students intern at a variety of nonprofit and governmental agencies, receive funding ($1,200 for spring and $2,500 for summer) and three hours of academic course credit. APPLES interns are considered staff in their organizations and have a great deal of responsibility as well as professional growth opportunities. Interns also receive individualized academic instruction from a faculty member and hands-on experience that will help them grow as community leaders.

Carolina Enrichment Experience ScholarshipThe Carolina Experience Enrichment Scholarship (CEES) is focused on amplifying the impact of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students on our community and across the globe. They do this by providing fellowship awards to students who haven’t yet studied abroad or worked as an unpaid intern and by teaming up with other student organizations who are also dedicated to education and to the Triangle.

Burch Fellows Program
The Burch Fellows Program recognizes undergraduate students at the University who possess extraordinary ability, promise, and imagination. It grants up to $6,000 to support self-designed off-campus experiences that will enable them to pursue a passionate interest.

Class of 1938 Summer Study Abroad Fellowship
The UNC-CH Alumni Class of 1938 annually awards summer study abroad fellowships to American students interested in pursuing independent career or personal projects outside the United States. This is a unique scholarship program because it provides financial assistance to students who could not perform independent projects abroad without the support of the Class of 1938 funding.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Learn more about the Undergraduate Scholarship Program Award by visiting the DAAD website.

Useful Sites

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UCS: University Career Services
The University Career Service Website, as well as office has numerous resources and staff to help you through the process. In addition, people at UCS can help you figure out whether an internship fits into your career or future development plans. (Highly recommend you meet with them in addition to advisers in Global Studies)

CGI: Center for Global Initiatives
The Center for Global Initiatives is one of the main places to hook into when interested in a global experience, including internships. They have an International Internships Database as well as funding sources and calendars.

APPLES Service Learning
APPLES is a student-led program that builds sustainable, service-learning partnerships among students, faculty and communities in North Carolina and beyond. By engaging all partners in an enriched, community-based curriculum, APPLES experiential programs foster socially aware and civically involved students. APPLES is currently expanding its globally oriented and internship programs.