Purpose: The European Internship & Service Grant supports undergraduate students who have arranged summer internships or volunteer opportunities in Europe. The grant funds a wide variety of foreign-language and English-speaking opportunities that allow students to build their professional experience while simultaneously sharpening their knowledge of European language and culture. Past awards have supported internships with European corporations, internships at U.S. embassies and consulates, research assistantships in laboratories, service work at orphanages and NGOs, and the teaching of English in primary and secondary schools. The funding provided would cover transportation to/from the appropriate European city as well as modest living expenses for up to six weeks.
Deadline: April 1, 2013. Applications will be accepted at any time during the academic year, up until deadline.
Maximum Award: $4500. Funds are typically paid as a one-time sum.
Number of Awards: Multiple. Grants will be awarded based on merit until allocated funds for the fiscal year have been exhausted. The best internship grant application from the School of Architecture in any given year will be awarded a special prize, The Palladio Prize for Best Internship Proposal in Architecture. While applications from the School of Architecture will be awarded internship grants on a rolling basis, the Prize for Architecture will not be awarded until after the April 2 deadline.
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled as undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, or juniors at the University of Notre Dame and scheduled to return for the next academic year. The proposed position must be based in Europe and already arranged to the best of the applicant’s ability. Applicants must have demonstrated skill in any European language required by the internship or volunteer position, although ideal applicants will also have at least some knowledge of broader European culture and affairs.
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