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City Year

City Year participants serve for 10 months as tutors, mentors and role models in schools across the U.S. as well as South Africa and England. Benefits include a living stipend, $5,500 award, student loan forbearance, and health insurance. Students must have a college degree and be younger than 24 at the time of application. There are multiple deadlines for the program. Visit the website for more information.

Center for Strategic and International Studies Internships

CSIS offers full and part-time internships in the fall, spring, and summer for students interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. There are multiple deadlines. Visit the website for more information.

Bureau of the Census Pathways Internship Program

The Census Bureau produces quality data that help Americans better understand our country - its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. Job duties vary depending on the student's area of study and position series. Visit the website for more information.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduates participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Visit the website for more information.

Breakthrough Summer Teaching Internships

The Breakthrough Collaborative provides college students the opportunity to teach high performing middle school students at various locations throughout the U.S. The internship is unpaid but provides for living expenses. Visit the website for more information.

Boren Graduate Fellowship

Boren Fellowships allow U.S. graduate students to study languages abroad in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Students must be a U.S. Citizen, enrolled in or planning to enroll in a graduate program in the United States, and planning an overseas trip while enrolled in graduate school. A condition of this award is the NSEP service requirement.

Betty Barrick Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts Auxiliary sponsors a $1,000 scholarship for students who are least 25 years old and are in agriculture or related fields of natural resources conservation. Applications should be sent to the local conservation district. Visit the website for more information.

Austrian-American Educational Commission Teaching Assistantships

This program provides college graduates with the opportunity to work as teaching assistants to English teachers in secondary schools across Austria. Benefits include health insurance and a salary. Students must be younger than 29 years of age at the time of application. Visit the website for more information.

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Scholarship

The AORN Foundation awards scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in perioperative nursing. Visit the website for more information.

Association of Food and Drug Officials Scholarships

The AFDO awards students who have demonstrated a desire to serve in a career of research, regulatory work, quality control, or teaching in an area related to foods, drugs, or consumer product safety. Visit the website for more information.


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