We are most grateful for gifts from Carolina friends and alumni that enable the Center to support a diverse range of innovative programs and events involving students, faculty, and the community.
Currently, our top funding priority is our International Internship Award, which supports, on a competitive basis, students who have secured internationally-focused internships. Since launching in 2002, the program has enabled over 200 students from over 40 different disciplines to intern at organizations as diverse as the Rhodopi International Theater Collective in Bulgaria, International Animal Rescue in India, the Population and Community Development Association in Thailand, and the Pasticceria Busuoli Pastry Shop in Italy.
As part of our impact and evaluation assessments, we require all award winners to report on their experience into an online database that we developed to help other students find internships. In a recent survey, 81% of respondents said that they would NOT have been able to implement their internship without CGI funding.
Please consider making a financial contribution to make more internship opportunities available to UNC students. These awards range from $500 to $3,000 and cover such things as homestays, local travel, and visas.
You can simply make a gift to the Global Education Fund.
And the next time you’re in Chapel Hill, I hope you’ll stop by my office to discuss innovative ideas that expand and amplify the global work of UNC.
With much appreciation,
Niklaus Steiner, Ph.D
Director, Center for Global Initiatives