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Top 5 Scholarships for International Internships

Looking for scholarships to help you fund your internship abroad can be a real headache, especially because many of them are tied to a third-party organization or school that you need to first be a part of. That’s why we decided to round up the top 5 scholarships that are specifically made for what you’re looking for! We’re hoping that you can pick at least one of these from the list and apply away!

1. Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Amount: Up to $5,000

This scholarship is specifically for study away students or students enrolled in an abroad internship program. Sponsored directly by the US Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the scholarship seeks to help students with financial need afford “non-traditional ” study away and internship experiences. With over 2,000 scholarships of approximately $4,000 being awarded annually, we feel that this scholarship is just what you’re looking for.

Deadline: Varies


2. Go Overseas Volunteer and Intern Abroad Scholarship

Amount: $500

If you’re the creative type, then this scholarship will definitely be something that you’re going to want to look into. This scholarship is looking for creative photos to be submitted via their Twitter page. This term’s theme is “country silhouette.” So go ahead and get those creative juices flowing!

Deadline: December 1


3. InternationalStudent Travel Video Contest

Amount: Up to $4,000

For any student planning to study abroad , InternationalStudent is hosting a video contest. Take this opportunity to get creative and put those iMovie skills to work. Even if you’re not the best videographer, InternationalStudents is not just looking for great video editing skills. They also seek students with awe-inspiring stories, so go ahead and use those story-telling skills!

Deadline: October 22


4. StudyPortals Scholarship

Amount: €1,000

How could €1,000 help you with your academic project? Just tell for a chance to win those €1,000! The key part of this scholarship is that they are looking to fund students with projects related to their academic careers, so make sure to tell them how your plans will do just that.

Deadline: October 15


5. Got Scholarship 20K Give Away

Amount: $20,000

Last, but certainly not least is the Got Scholarship 20K Give Away for international students to use on academic expenses. No essay. No GPA. Too good to be true? It’s true, and the winner is even chosen at random, so there’s no reason not to apply!

Deadline: September 30


And if none of these seem to fit, there is always a personal fundraising website, where a selfie can make you thousands of dollars for your intended international internship program. It’s fast, easy, and if you can get friends and family to help you, you can reach your goal in no time. Just upload a picture of yourself and describe your situation and why you need the money. Piece of cake.

There are hundreds of scholarships out there for students just like you, and if you’d like to continue your search and tailor it more to your situation search engines like, and are always good options for that.

Good luck on your search!


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