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How To Pay For Your Internship...

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Spending 8-12 weeks abroad (often in an unpaid position) can be expensive.

Take a few moments to work out a budget once you have a set plan.

If you have been offered a placement, you should begin applying for funding immediately.  The best place to begin is perhaps your home department.  Often, departments have funds that they reserve for undergraduate experiential or co-curricular activities.  Begin there.  For examples, Romance Languages & Literatures has stipends available for International Internships.

LSA has need-based scholarships for International Internships.  Check their homepage to see if you are eligible to apply:
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/students/scholarships/currentstudents/lsainternshipscholarship

If you will be undertaking a French-language internship, you should apply to the French American Chamber of Commerce, as they have travel stipends to award.
http://www.faccmi.org/
Email Address: info@faccmi.org

The Residential College offers internship funding for RC students and for LSA students pursuing a concentration or minor offered by the RC. Please contact caburton@umich.edu for information and to apply.

Ross students may receive funding through CIBER.  Contact vicsimon@umich.edu for more information.

Apply to the $500 Scholarship for Abroad Experiences through Diversity Network, due April 1, 2014. This scholarship is not need-based.

The International Center (Students Union) has a huge collection of information regarding available funding sources for undergraduates:
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/internfunding.html



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