Summer International Internship Scholarships
With the support of the Christopher Wren Association and private donors, the Reves Center awards a number of scholarships to students undertaking international summer internships. The exact number of awards and the amount of each will vary from year to year, but in general about a dozen will be given per year, ranging from $250 to $1000 each.
Reves Center scholarships for international internships are administered by the Charles Center. For additional information and to apply for a scholarship, please see the Charles Center's web page for Summer Scholarships.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
To be eligible for scholarship support, students must be continuing W&M degree-seeking students at the undergraduate or graduate level involved in full-time internships overseas or in domestic agencies/organizations that are international in focus. These include internationally-directed government agencies (such as the State Department), overseas non-governmental organizations (NGOs), overseas private sector corporations, etc. Internships must entail at least five full-time weeks of work over the summer.
Applications may be submitted before an internship has been offered/accepted, but no funds will be disbursed until the student has submitted certification by an on-site supervisor that s/he will be undertaking the work. The Reves Center reserves the right to contact the on-site supervisor at any point with regard to the intern's performance.
Though an effort will be made to support as large a number of eligible applicants as possible, the largest stipends will generally go to applicants whose internship entails substantial travel and housing costs, who are not receiving support from the organization with which they are interning or the university, and/or who are on financial aid. Typically, students with paid internships will not receive funding.
Students wishing to petition for approval to receive international internship scholarship funds for travel to a country under a Department of State (DOS) Travel Warning should contact the Director of Global Education or the Vice Provost for International Affairs for additional information. International internship scholarships are subject to the W&M Travel Warning Policy. All petitions for summer 2012 international internship scholarships in a country under a DOS Travel Warning must be received by the Director of Global Education at the Reves Center no later than 5 p.m. on April 22, 2012. Decisions about such petitions will be made by mid-May.
Upon completion of the internship, all scholarship recipients must complete and submit an evaluation of the internship. In addition, all recipients must submit one 400 word blog post, including a photograph and short biography of themselves, for the International W&M blog. A one minute video of the internship may be substituted for the blog post if desired. All blog posts and videos should be sent to [[international, Beth Stefanik]].
For questions on internship scholarship funding, contact [[jcdav3, Judy Davis]].