NGO Internship Funding Program

Because some students would like to do a structured internship with a non-governmental organization (NGO) that may not notify students of acceptance by the mid-February OGPH funding deadline, a letter of invitation may not yet be available. If this is the case, make certain to indicate this on the funding application form.

Applications for funding must still be submitted, in full, by February 13, 2018 at the OGPH website.

When submitting the application, use the internship description or scope of work to complete the internship title, location, and country. For your 2-page proposal, use that same description/scope of work to anticipate the kind of work you will be doing at the organization, also taking into consideration your skills and competencies.

All the following uploaded documents will be the same:

  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Proposed travel itinerary
  • Estimated travel budget
  • Transcript (unofficial)
  • Letter of invitation/support


For the letter of invitation/support, upload a pdf of the internship announcement, including the notification date. Be certain to follow the naming protocols like all other documents.

We will review your application along with the others and you will receive notification with all students in Mid-March. If awarded, your award will be pending receipt of the actual acceptance letter.

We realize that students sometimes apply for several internships and note that funds cannot be transferred to an internship that is different from the one reviewed.

Email Chinyere Neale at nealee@umich.edu with any questions.