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The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture. Cultural Vistas selects up to 12 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program in the field of sustainability, which includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and Singapore. Program-related travel expenses, including round-trip airfare to and within internship country; travel to New York City for pre-departure and re-entry seminars. Internship placement in Argentina, Germany, or Singapore. Accommodations throughout program, including pre-departure and re-entry seminars.

Award / Eligibility Details:

Current focus is on the field of environmental sustainability, so students should have a background/interest in that field. U.S. citizens enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university. Rising junior or senior status; minimum GPA of 3.0. Ages 18-30. No formal prior work or study abroad experiences. Academic or practical experience (volunteer or work) in sustainability, environmental awareness, engineering, and related sciences. Prior knowledge of language of host country (applicable in Germany and Argentina only). Strong preference will be given to students historically underrepresented in international exchange. This includes, but is not limited to Pell Grant recipients; veterans; first-generation college students; STEM majors; members of minority communities within the United States; and non-traditional students.

Deadline: Early January each year

Academic Level: Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Internship

Field of Study: Business, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: International

Citizenship eligibility: US Citizen

Special Circumstances: Underrepresented Group

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