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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 Undergraduate Funding Page

Search opportunities by class year. Programs are particularly relevant to Global Studies.

UNC Global

  • Funding Opportunities

    UNC Global and its offices administer a number of awards and funding sources available to students, faculty, researchers and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in support of global research and study.

  • Programs

Embark Carolina

Embark Carolina is a 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.

Honors Carolina

Carolina Center for Public Service: Awards and Funding

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

University Career Services (UCS)

University Career Services partners with UNC donors and the Office of Scholarships & Student Aid to provide funding support to students participating in professional development experiences such as internships, professional conferences, networking events and more.

Institute for the Study of the Americas: Undergraduate Funding

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.

Other UNC-CH Resources

UCS C-STEP Internship Stipend

All C-STEP students currently enrolled at UNC-CH, returning for the fall 2023 semester, and who have obtained an unpaid internship or will partake in an unpaid experiential learning (study abroad, internship, research, volunteer service) experience. Preference will be given to C-STEP students with graduation dates no sooner than December 2023.

APPLES Service Learning

APPLES Service-Learning is a student-led program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that transforms educational experiences by connecting academic learning and public service. Since 1990, APPLES has strengthened civic engagement by bringing together students, faculty and communities in sustained and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Useful Sites

The world’s largest social-impact job board. Includes opportunities spanning a variety of nonprofits, social-impact businesses, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

Princeton University Office of International Programs

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

DAAD is the world’s largest funding organization for the international exchange of students and researchers. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.9 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. DAAD supports the internationalization of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.