IE3 aspires to make international internships available and affordable. In some cases, doing an internship abroad may cost less than staying on your home campus for a term! Not all internship budgets are equal, however. A month in London is more expensive than a month in Quito and plane fare to Tanzania may be twice the price of a flight to Mexico.
Before investing time and effort in the application process, compare the cost of your internship choices and the financial support available to you. Use the cost calculator to help estimate your expenses and begin your financial planning. Estimated costs of living expenses, airfare and additional expenses are included in the cost section of each position description.
Most forms of financial aid can be applied toward the costs of an internship. Consult with a financial aid counselor and your IE3 campus advisor for more specific information about awards and eligibility. Once you have been selected for an internship, an official budget will be prepared by the regional director and sent to your campus with detailed costs of the internship.
Visit Scholarship Resources to find out about scholarship opportunities that may be available to you. Additional scholarships may be available on your home campus. Talk to faculty in your department, the career development office, and the office of international programs to learn more about scholarship possibilities. Note: Be aware that scholarship deadlines may be earlier than program deadlines.
Several IE3 interns have successfully fundraised part or all of their program fee. Fundraising is not only a way to help pay for your educational experience but provides an opportunity to energize others about your upcoming international experience, to educate them about the organization for which you will be working, and to develop awareness regarding needs and issues around the world. Visit our Fundraising Resources page and learn how to jump-start your fundraising efforts!
The Department of Veteran Affairs may help to cover study abroad costs for veterans under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. To learn more, visit our Veteran Funding Resources page.
Estimated international travel and monthly living expenses for each internship are included under the "Internship Costs" section of the position description. Additional costs may include vaccinations, visas and passport fees. If the host organization offers any stipends, salary or in-kind contributions, these will be listed in the same section. Note: Don't forget to plan for "at home" costs such as car payments, loan payments and other bills that may continue in your absence!
IE3 Program Fee and Refund Policy
Details about the IE3 program fee and refund policy are available on your campus page.