Working and volunteering internationally can be an adventure, and can improve your adaptability and agility as you learn a new country’s values and customs.
Many students are interested in working or volunteering overseas with a variety of potential industries in mind. These resources can help you get started finding fellowship opportunities abroad.
A Kiva fellowship allows you to immerse yourself in the culture and language of your host country while gaining a behind the scenes understanding of Microfinance and social enterprise.
MENAR Fellowship Program
The MENAR Fellowship program seeks to offer top graduates of American colleges the opportunity to aid in forging a bridge between the U.S. and the Middle East, and aid in the region’s development. The program fosters a new generation of U.S. leaders in service, politics, and policy who have experience with the challenges the region faces and the potential it holds.
VIA Global Community Fellowship
The Global Community Fellowship places graduating seniors at NGOs and schools across Asia to support community development and youth education programs.
Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program
Leland Fellows are placed with international development organizations that include international and local NGOs, U.S. government agencies, and multilateral organizations. Fellows work on a variety of food security issues such as agricultural development, nutrition, natural resource management, agribusiness development, and women’s empowerment.
William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
A volunteer service program that pairs young professionals from the U.S. and India with under-resourced NGOs and social enterprises in India in order to support projects that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable.
TEFL Fellowships at the American University in Cairo
Fellowships in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) are offered annually to full-time students who wish to pursue a master’s degree in TEFL and to acquire language teaching experience at the American University of Cairo.
Profugo Field Fellow
Field Fellows coordinate a specific project or program at the Center of Development in India and gain hands-on experience by supporting local staff on various projects and programs.
Rotary Peace Fellowships
The Rotary Peace Fellowship is a fellowship for professionals working in peace and conflict prevention resolution as well as working in peace-related fields.
America Solidaria Fellowship
An international non-profit that places Spanish-speaking international fellows in local nonprofit organizations across Latin America to serve for a year in capacity-building projects focused on education, health, and economic development.
Consular Fellows Program
The Consular Fellows Program offers candidates a unique opportunity to serve their country, utilize their foreign language skills, and develop valuable skills in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, or Arabic. Their primary duty is to adjudicate visas for foreign nationals.
Luce Scholars Program
A fellowship program launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
A fellowship providing young people an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany.
Boren Fellowships provide graduate students an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.
International Innovation Corps
A unique opportunity for graduates to play an active role in building and implementing innovative solutions to some of India’s toughest social problems.
Spiritual Ecology Fellowship Program
An initiative to create a future where universal spiritual values form the foundation of how we care for our common home.
Scholarships and Awards
Study Scholarship in Germany
Final year undergraduate students may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full Master’s degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree program completed in the home country.
Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
Stipend for a graduating college senior from a U.S. university to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world.