With funding from the U.S. Department of State through the U.S. Study Abroad Grant, this scholarship offers U.S. undergraduate and graduate students exposure to the global workplace through eight-week internships in Izmir, Turkey. Students gain valuable insight and experience into businesses and economic development in Turkey while developing professional and intercultural skills demanded by today's market. While overseas, participants work on a final project that guides their internship experience and deepens their knowledge in the internship field.
U.S. Intern Abroad Turkey Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, program compatibility, and academic merit; awards range from $1,000 to $2,000.
To be eligible for U.S. Intern Abroad Turkey funding, applicants must:
- Apply to the Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training Program in Turkey;
- Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
- Be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a higher education institution;
- Meet the desired qualifications of the internship host.
To be considered for the U.S. Intern Abroad Turkey Scholarship, simply indicate your wish to be considered for financial aid when completing the application for your selected program and complete all the questions and forms that follow.
At the conclusion of the internship program, participants receiving the U.S. Intern Abroad Turkey Scholarship are expected to share their experiences with the U.S. Embassy and other key stakeholders in a public presentation.