Internship Funding

Internship Funding Sources

The majority of internships offer a stipend or salary, but it may not be enough. Assess your financials and budget out money to use before your internship begins.

For unpaid internships, there are funding opportunities available through the School of Public Health, the University of Michigan community, and external resources. Discover the resources that apply to your domestic or international internship experience and plan ahead in order to meet application deadlines.

Domestic Internships

Raoul Wallenberg International Summer Travel Fellowship
Eligibility: Students who take part in a community service project or civic participation anywhere in the world.
Application Deadline: January

Ginsberg Student Fellowships
Eligibility: U-M Ann Arbor undergraduate students who have completed at least two years of study at U-M are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline: April

Taubman Health Sciences Library Funding Guide
Provides access to funding databases and search strategies for identifying all types of funding. Informationists are also available for individual student consultations. Email questions to

B.A. Rudolph Foundation
Eligibility: A female, currently in graduate school OR a recent graduate, who has applied or accepted an internship located in the greater Washington metropolitan area centered on government, public service, non-profit endeavors, and/or women's rights. The internship is scheduled to begin on or after May 1st and completed by September 30th of the same year.
Application Deadline: April

Check with your department and certificate program for additional funding resources.

International Internships

Luce Scholars Program 
Provides stipends and internships for 18 young Americans to live and work in Asia each year. 
Eligibility: U.S. citizens who would not have reached their 30th birthday by July 1st of the year they enter the program and did not major in Asian Studies.
Application Deadline: October 

Minority Health and Health Disparity International Research Training
Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent resident from a group underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences.  
Application Deadline: November

Institute for Research on Women and Gender
Funding possibilities include: Graduate Student Community of Scholars Summer Fellowship program, the Graduate Student Research Award Program and the Gender and Global Health Program. 
Eligibility: U-M graduate students who are planning or conducting research, scholarship, and creative activities focusing on women and gender. 
Application Deadline: December

National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships 
Eligibility: A graduate student and U.S. citizen at the time of application, who is interested in studying less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. The student must remain enrolled in their graduate programs for the duration of the fellowship. 
Application Deadline: January 

Global Health Summer Internship Funding
Eligibility: U-M SPH graduate students are invited to apply for financial support for summer internships that entail experience and training in global health. Questions regarding this application process should be directed to Chinyere Neale. 
Application Deadline: February

International Institute Individual Fellowships
Eligibility: U-M students, regardless of citizenship, who are enrolled in a degree program and wish to participate in internships or conduct research abroad.
Application Deadline: February 

Rackham International Research Awards (RIRA)
Eligibility: U-M doctoral and master’s students conducting degree-related research outside the United States and Puerto Rico.  
Application Deadline: February

Center for Education of Women (CEW) Student Research Grants  
Eligibility: U-M student-designed, student-conducted academic research on topics related to CEW's mission with a gender focus. 
Application Deadline: March

Center for European Studies Summer Research and Internship Grants
Eligibility: U-M undergraduate and graduate students
Application Deadline: March

Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES) Research, Internship, and Fellowship (CRIF) Program Grants
Eligibility: U-M undergraduate or graduate student completing a semester-long research project or internship in Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union
Application Deadline: March

Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Master of Public Health Graduate: Currently enrolled in MPH or completed degree within one year of starting the internship. Able to commit to minimum 9 week internship. Demonstrated commitment to international health and community-based development.
Application Deadline: March 

Funding Opportunities for International Travel -compiled by the U-M International Center in order to create a comprehensive U-M international funding list.

External Databases & Resources 

Community of Science - database of funding resources for many purposes such as research, travel, fellowships, etc.

Fundsnet – links to hundreds of grant-related websites including current funding opportunities, fundraising ideas and grant writing tips. Scholarship Database – Public Health scholarship, fellowship and grant programs.

National Funding Opportunities for Students – listing of fellowship, grants, and scholarships with broad eligibility requirements.

Study Abroad Funding -- descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.