International Experience Grant

This grant provides summer funding for undergraduate students to pursue professional experiences or minimally compensated work abroad

International Experience Grants offer funding opportunities to undergraduate students wishing to work or intern abroad. Students are selected based on their submitted proposal, which must include a budget, a back-up plan, and evidence of employer interest. Students will also need to demonstrate how the experience will enhance their professional goals. Students who receive funding are required to share their experiences with the University of Chicago community upon return. Regional and thematic diversity of projects will also be taken into account.

Please make sure you read the Detailed Application Guide. To have access to the Detailed Application Guide tab, you must log in to the Career Advancement website.

Deadline Information

Cycle 1: Friday, January 15, 2021

Cycle 2: Friday, February 12, 2021

Cycle 3: Friday, March 12, 2021

Eligibility Requirements

The International Experience Grant focuses on serving currently enrolled first- through fourth-year undergraduate students (including students graduating in June and international students) who are interested in interning abroad. When applying, students must have proof of employer interest. International Experience Grants only supports positions that are either unpaid or supported by only a small stipend. Students must work at least 350 hours during the summer. A student may only receive the grant once while at the University of Chicago.

*If you are not currently enrolled this quarter but will be continuing as an enrolled student in the coming term/year, please contact Career Advancement staff about applying for this grant.

Application Process

All application materials must be submitted via UChicago Handshake, Career Advancement’s online job search system.  For more information about the process of submitting your application using UChicago Handshake, please review the UChicago Handshake information and instructions page. Students may only apply to the grant once per year.

To quickly find the grant on UChicago Handshake, search for “international experience grant” (with the quotes) in the keyword search. Applicants must be “activated” to use on-campus recruiting in order to apply. To be activated for on-campus recruiting, please make an appointment to have your resume reviewed by a Career Advancement counselor.