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International Internships and Funding Information

From....Bill Nolting and Kelly Nelson, University of Michigan International Center, http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt

Note that we will be out of the office from Wednesday, December 23 until Monday, January 4th, but will respond to e-mails during break—feel free to e-mail us at icoverseas@umich.edu.
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You should have your internship arrangements in place by the time you apply for funding, in order to be competitive…here are a few of the major funding sources through UM units, with deadlines. For some ideas for internship opportunities, please scroll down further!

SUMMER JOBS & INTERNSHIPS ABROAD
Friday, Jan. 8—1:00-2:30 PM, Maize & Blue Room in SAB
A panel in January will feature some internship-abroad programs with upcoming deadlines. Will also include both student & post-grad opportunities), sponsored by the International Center and Career Center

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UM FELLOWSHIP DEADLINES FOR INTERNSHIPS & RESEARCH, and GRADUATE LANGUAGE STUDY ABROAD
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See our overview article with tips for writing funding proposals at: http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/internfunding.html

See the International Institute’s page for graduate student funding: http://www.ii.umich.edu/ii/funding/gradstud

Thursday, Jan. 28—NSEP Boren Graduate Fellowships (scroll down): http://www.ii.umich.edu/ii/funding/gradstud

Monday, Feb. 1, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships (scroll down): http://www.ii.umich.edu/ii/funding/gradstud

Monday, Feb. 15, International Internship Individual Fellowships (for all continuing students), http://www.ii.umich.edu/ii/funding

Monday, Feb. 22, Ginsberg Center’s Wallenberg International Summer Travel Fellowship, http://ginsberg.umich.edu/resources/for_students.html#fellowships

Friday, March 6, Ginsberg Center Fellowships, http://ginsberg.umich.edu/resources/fellowshiprequirements.html

Monday, March 15, Center for European Studies, http://www.ii.umich.edu/ces-euc/academics/opportunity

Monday, March 15, Center for Russian & East European Studies, http://www.ii.umich.edu/crees/academics/studentfund

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UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES—INTERNSHIPS ABROAD
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IAESTE Engineering & Science Internships (for undergraduate & graduate students)
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Monday, Jan. 11 deadline--Applications are now being accepted for IAESTE United States' 2010 internship placement program. Each year, IAESTE United States connects students in technical fields of study to paid internship opportunities in over 40 countries on six continents. Internships are usually 8 to 12 weeks in length during the summer, but programs can be extended for up to 1 year.

To be eligible to apply for an IAESTE internship, students must be enrolled in a technical field of study (engineering, science, technology, mathematics, architecture, etc.) at a U.S. university, be between the ages of 19 and 30, have at least sophomore level standing, and be a member of IAESTE United States (students can join as part of the application process). Graduate students and non-US citizens are also eligible to apply.

The deadline for students to apply is January 11, 2010.

Apply online: http://iaestemichigan.com/wiki/index.php?n=Resources.ApplyingForInternships

Contact U-M’s IAESTE Local Chapter for more information—see: http://iaestemichigan.com/wiki/

For more information about the national IAESTE organization, see http://www.iaesteunitedstates.org
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UM-CDS INTERNSHIPS IN GERMANY, SPAIN AND ARGENTINA
(Peggy Wunderwald-Jensen, UM Germanic Languages Dept.)
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(Find out more at the Jan. 8 Summer Jobs & Internships Abroad panel, above).
FOR GERMAN SPEAKERS:
Jan. 15: CDS Schott Summer Internships (paid), http://www.cdsintl.org/internshipsabroad/schott.php

FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS: CDS offers unpaid summer internships in Argentina and Spain. Deadlines are in January.
Jan. 15: CDS Argentina Internships: http://www.cdsintl.org/internshipsabroad/argentina.php
Jan. 15: CDS Spain Internships: http://www.cdsintl.org/internshipsabroad/spain.php
For more info on CDS, see: http://www.cdsintl.org/internshipsabroad/index.php
...and contact Peggy Wunderwald-Jensen, U-M's CDS representative, at pwjensen@umich.edu.

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AIESEC-UM INTERNSHIP & WORK ABROAD PROGRAMS (for both continuing and graduating students)
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(Find out more at the Jan. 8 Summer Jobs & Internships Abroad panel, above).
Jan. 24 is the deadline for these internships offered worldwide. Most are paid.
AIESEC will hold information meetings in January.
See:
http://www.aiesecmichigan.com/aiesec.htm

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BUNAC & IAESTE WORK ABROAD PROGRAMS (for both continuing and graduating students)
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In case you are arranging your own internship and need a work permit, the BUNAC program offers work permits for Ireland, France, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and an Internship in Britain option. Some programs (Ireland & Canada) have a deadline based on student status, i.e. graduates in summer 2010 have only until the end of the year to participate. Eligibility for the Australia and New Zealand programs is based on age.

No fixed deadlines, but apply two months before your desired date of departure: BUNAC USA, http://www.bunac.org/USA/

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IAESTE offers work permits in many more countries for students who have found their own internships; citizens of all countries are eligible in most cases:
http://www.iaesteunitedstates.org/international-programs/wp-auth/index.htm
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FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS SEEKING FULL-TIME JOBS ABROAD (TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD)
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Teaching English positions are some of the most-available opportunities. Here’s our overview:

http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/options/teach-no-main.html

UPCOMING DEADLINES for some major PAID TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD programs include:

PEACE CORPS (27-month commitment--apply ASAP to start by end of 2010)—
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/peace
Jan. 15 --France Teaching Assistant Program of the French Embassy
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/frassistant.html
http://www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?rubrique424&tout=ok

Jan. 15—Fulbright Teach in Austria program, http://www.fulbright.at/us_citizens/teaching_intro.php

Jan. 15—CIEE Teach in Thailand (for May departure), http://www.ciee.org/teach/thailand/index.html
Feb. 25—CIEE Volunteach in Chile (for May departure), http://www.ciee.org/teach/volunteach-chile/

Feb. 28--Chilean Ministry of Education/English Opens Doors Program (http://www.centrodevoluntarios.cl/) - Various deadlines depending on the duration of the program for which you are applying, but the first deadline is February 28th (for the 8-month program)


Feb. 28—IFESH International Fellows Program (in Africa), http://www.ifesh.org/what-we-do/international-educators-for-africa-program/international-fellows-program/

March 15—CIEE Teach in Spain, http://www.ciee.org/teach/spain/index.html

March 30--Spanish Government's Teaching Assistant Program
http://www.mec.es/sgci/usa/en/programs/us_assistants/default.shtml

Beginning April 1 --EPIK, English Program of the South Korean Government (for September departure) http://epik.go.kr/

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There are many options for internships with a volunteer-service focus abroad, especially in Africa, Asia, Latin America and some other regions. In fact, there are so many we recommend asking us for advice! Deadlines typically are February-March.


See our "Quick Reference" list of the 62 organizations that came to the International Opportunities Fair for more opportunities:
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP/intfair/students/index.html

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Happy holidays!
Bill Nolting and Kelly Nelson, U-M International Center, http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt, E-mail icoverseas@umich.edu

Posted by kkowatch at December 22, 2009 09:41 AM

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