These awards are intended to support UNC Undergraduate and Masters-level students (J.D., M.D., and D.D.S. students may apply) who have secured internationally-focused internships that will advance their academic and professional careers. Upon completing the internship and returning to UNC, students should build the internship experience into their academic program. Ideally, upon graduation, students will land jobs with the same or a similar organization.
To be eligible for funding, the proposed internships must:
Preference is given to internships that:
The following students are not eligible to apply:
Study Abroad experiences, language training, field research, service projects and self-enrichment ARE NOT eligible.
Students who apply for this International Internship Award MAY NOT also apply to the following Center for Global Initiatives awards:
Because there is some overlap between these funding opportunities, students must choose only one for which to apply during any given academic year.
Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Estimated Available Funds: $20,000
Typical Range of Awards: $1,500 - $3,000
Typical Number of Awards: 12
Typical Number of Applicants: 45
The Center for Global Initiatives is not bound by these estimates and is often unable to award the full amount of funds requested. Awards are typically paid as a travel advance and/or reimbursement. Administrative details will be communicated to applicants who are selected for funding.
Reviewers assign points to each application based on the following rubric:
Applicants will receive award or rejection notices within 4-6 weeks of the deadline via email. Do not contact the Center for Global Initiatives to inquire about the status of your application during this time frame.
Awardees are responsible for securing proper IRB approval for your project, if required. Potential IRB issues should be discussed in your project proposal. Resources are available on our IRB page.
CGI embraces a culture of "giving-back." If selected for funding, you must choose both a service and a research requirement from among a menu of options including presenting through the Carolina Navigators program, creating a Culture Kit, or assisting with a CGI sponsored event. Please note that these are subject to change and will be communicated to you at a special award acceptance session for recipients.
Further, you MUST attend the day-long GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics Pre-Departure Orientation on April 5, 2014. Please reserve this date in your calendar at the time of application. Those who attended GO! in a past year are not required to attend again, however they are strongly encouraged to and will have the opportunity to attend different workshops to expand their competencies.
Finally, you must submit a brief online report at the completion of your project.
Applications are completed online and include:
Program Officer, Center for Global Initiatives