UVA Office of Global Internships Scholarships

These scholarships have been established by the Vice-Provost of Global Affairs to support any undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Virginia who has secured an internship in an international or “global” setting.


The applicant must be a currently enrolled University student in good academic and disciplinary standing. A graduating student may be considered for support of an internship that represents a continuation of his or her education; additionally, he or she must enroll in the credit-bearing CORE course to maintain enrollment as a student.

Students may apply for support to cover the costs of participation associated with internship positions, including travel to and from the location of work, living expenses, and/or formal placement program fees.

Selection Criteria

Scholarships will be awarded based on several criteria. High priority will be placed on the demonstration of financial need, and preference may be given to those in unpaid positions and/or in positions identified by the Office of of Global Internships. Additionally, the applicant’s academic record and the quality of his or her application will also be considered.


Winter, Spring, Summer


Recipients may be awarded up to $3,445 (out of state) or $3,349 (in-state).

If you are applying for funding from other sources, please note that you may accept only one award.

All student grantees must sign up for Direct Deposit in SIS to receive their funds.


Grantees will be required to:

  • Fulfill all requirements associated with registration as a UVA Global Intern (or other relevant education abroad program) in the ISO’s Education Abroad program portal.
  • Submit an internship final report to the Global Internships Scholarship committee by September 15, 2017.
  • Undergraduate awardees must enroll in, pay tuition for, and successfully complete the 1-credit online CORE course during the term of their internship [tuition: $445 (out-of-state), $349 (in-state)]. Students may elect to receive 1 additional credit by enrolling in the full "wrap-around" CORE program; this entails participation in Spring pre-departure and Fall post-experience workshops on Grounds. Graduate students may elect to enroll in the 1 or 2 credit CORE course.

An award may not be bestowed upon a student pursing an internship in a country with a U.S. State Department travel warning in effect unless he/she has successfully petitioned for an exemption, in accordance with the University's Policy on International Student Travel.

Application Process

  • If you are a student who is applying for placement in one of the UVA Global Internships- facilitated positions posted on Handshake, please submit your completed Global Internships Scholarship application along with the rest of your internship application materials by the closing date for the listing; the scholarship application will be attached to the individual posting. Your application will be reviewed at the point if and when you are offered the internship position.

  • If you are a student who has already independently secured an internship or acceptance in a formal internship placement program, visit this page to access scholarship application materials. Please email your completed scholarship application and UVA Global Internships waiver in one pdf document, titled with the format [Last name.Global Internships Scholarship.pdf], to

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis from November 15, 2016 to March 1, 2017. 

Components of the application will include: an itemized budget, short answer essay questions, student statement, name of faculty member who might be called upon as a reference.

All awardees who have secured their own internship positions will be notified no later than March 10, 2017 and recipients must commit to the award no later than March 15, 2017.

Other UVA-based scholarships:

The Charles H. Koch Jr. Scholarship, provides financial support up to $5,000 to help cover the expenses of internships related to foreign affairs of students in the College of Arts and Sciences during the summer of 2017. The judges of the competition will give priority to funding internships requiring travel abroad. In order to maximize the assistance provided by the fellowship, they may decide to divide the funds among more than one student. For more information, please click here

The Larry Simpson Internship Scholarship, designed to encourage rising 4th year students in the College of Art and Sciences to participate in summer internships, is administered in a collaborative arrangement between the U.Va. Alumni Assocation, University Career Services, and U.Va. Student Financial Services. For more information, click here.

Parents Committee Grants are $3,000 grants offered each spring to 16 students who have secured unpaid public service internships. For more information, click here.

The Aigrain Fund Grant was established to provide support to students interested in (1) carrying out a research project in a developing nation or (2) taking an internship position in an emerging market. For more information, click here

               For more UVa based scholarships, click here.

National scholarship programs and resources

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. For more information, click here.

The Foundation for Global Scholars provides scholarships founded on the principle of reciprocity. By empowering globally minded students to gain international understanding without regard to financial ability, the Foundation of Global Scholars believe these students wil return the investment by making an impact on their local communities. For more information, click here. provides a scholarship directory where students can search by field and location. The website also provides information about loans for studying and interning abroad. For more information, click here.

The Fulbright Research Grant for Beginning Journalists provides grants to recent journalism majors who secure internships or research in Germany. For more information, click here.

The Foundation for Sustainable Development offers information on grants, as well as information on fundraising to support your internship yourself. For more information, click here.