Summer International Internship Scholarships

With the support of 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. Please review the eligibility considerations and instructions for applying before submitting your online application.

2018 Application Deadline: April 16, 2018 

Eligibility Considerations  

To be eligible, applicants may not be graduating before December of the application year. Students must be 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.

Application Information

Deadline: April 16, 2018

Application materials must be submitted via Tribe Careers. To apply, log onto your Tribe Careers account and find further instructions on the Tribe Careers homepage. Direct Link to the TribeCareers Application 

To apply, a student must submit the following 5 documents. Keep in mind that the application process is competitive and all application materials should be well-written.

  • Statement of interest (no more than 800 words total) addressing the following points:
    • What is the connection between this internship and your career goals? How do you hope to benefit from the internship?
    • In what way would funding help better enable you to pursue an internship? If relevant, outline any costs you anticipate incurring as a result of the internship.
    • List any other sources of funding that you have applied for and/or received whether from either William & Mary or external sources. Please note the amount of the funding and when you anticipate hearing about whether you will receive it.
  • Up-to-date resume
  • Internship posting or position description
  • Budget (demonstrating the use of Internship Funds). Please use this downloadable worksheet.
  • Proof of the internship opportunity, i.e. offer letter or email, written in English, which outlines employer’s contact information, confirms that the internship has been offered and accepted, lists the start and end dates for the internship, the total number of hours to be worked, and that it is unpaid. The employer also must complete this employer verification form regarding the Fair Labor and Standards Act.

Application materials must be submitted via Tribe Careers. To apply, log onto your Tribe Careers account and find further instructions on the Tribe Careers homepage. Direct Link to the TribeCareers Posting

Travel Warning

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 [[snvasquez,International Travel and Security Manager]] or the [[tvlong,Vice Provost for International Affairs]] for additional information. International internship scholarships are subject to the W&M International Travel Policy. Students submitting travel warning petitions should do so with their international internship applications. Decisions about such petitions will be made by mid-May.

Follow-Up

Upon completion of the internship, all scholarship recipients must submit a 400-word reflective essay on their experiences, including a photograph and short biography of themselves. Essays may be considered for publication on the Reves Center website and/or in the Reves Center’s magazine, World Minded. A one minute video of the internship may be substituted for the essay if desired. All essays and videos should be sent to [[kjhoving,Reves Center Communications]].

The internship supervisor must also submit an evaluation of the intern's performance, including verification that the required hours were completed between June 1 and August 1, 2018.

For questions on internship scholarship funding, contact [[jcdav3, Judy Davis]].