Global Student Opportunities (domestic and abroad)


  • Coming soon for Fall 2021!


  • Alliance of Bioversity International and the Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Internship: (Deadline: June 18, 2021) Position to work with the Accelerate for Impact Platform, (six month temporary remote-based internship). The Alliance is looking for a self-motivated and proactive Intern to join the Global P&C Team and support the Accelerate for Impact Platform and the organization of the Startup Competition. The internship offers an opportunity to get exposed to a growing venture ecosystem interested in investing in science-based products, accompanying teams and innovations through the different steps of the investment process.
  • Agriculture & Economic Growth Internship (Remote)Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for an Intern for our Agriculture and Economic Growth (AEG) Sector, who will learn about and support program implementation and new business development, primarily for USAID-funded projects. This internship is paid and hours are flexible, between 24-40 per week for three to six months, based REMOTELY, reporting to staff in Burlington, VT. 
  • USDA Virtual Student Federal Service Internship: (Deadline: July 2021) This flexible, versatile professional development opportunity (10 hours per week, remote) allows you to work on a project in cooperation with a mentor in the U.S. government, expanding your network, building your skills, adding to your portfolio, and preparing you for future career opportunities. This opportunity is not paid, but has potential to be counted for internship credit or other credit, depending on your program. Contact Brianne if this is something you'd like to discuss further. 
  •  Fundación Mucho A.C./MUCHO-Museum of Chocolate, Mexico City virtual internship: (currently taking applications) This brand new opportunity has plenty of flexiblity, can be done in English, Spanish or both, and help you develop or accentuate an array of skills, as well as allow for incredible cross-cultural exchange and interaction with Mexican peers and professionals. Contact Brianne for more information. 
  • Nebraska Corn Board international relations internships: (Deadline for 2021 year for the D.C. spot has passed, but this is a recurring position.) These are offered most years, both with D.C. and international posts, most recently in Panama City, Panama).

UNL Globally-Focused Learning Opportunities 

Other International Opportunities

  • Yeutter Student Fellows Program (Current application period closed, check back for next call) An interdisciplinary professional development program that brings together students from several different majors and colleges across campus to work together around the common theme of international trade while learning to see trade issues from different perspectives. Must be a junior or senior during the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Virtual Summer School: Creative Cross-cultural Communication: (Plan to register for the summer 2022 sessionDOBA Business School every year organizes a free virtual summer school. In years past, 150 students from 40 different countries have participated. Gain key professional skills, broaden your mind and network with peers from around the world!
  • Cargill Global Scholars Program: (Application period just closed for 2021 for U.S. candidates, check your country-specific application for your deadlines. This is a recurring opportunity.). Open to college students from the U.S., Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Russia. Two years of scholarship money towards completing your undergraduate degree; fully funded travel and participation in two leadership development seminars held in summer 2020 and summer 2021; in-pesron networking with fellow scholars from around the world, and one-on-one mentoring from Cargill executives in the U.S. and abroad. 
  • Eisenhower Global Scholars Program: (Check back regularly to see when the 2021-2022 application opens up) One year paid to to study abroad towards master's degree at Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford or the School of Global and Public Affairs at IE University in Madrid, plus 2-weeks of travel in Europe to meet other Fellows and an opportunity to continue with a summer internship. 
  • CIMMYT Academy: Training courses and research opportunities with one of the leading corn and wheat breeding research institutions in the world (Texcoco, Mexico outside of Mexico City). Local/online opportunity: MOOC in Conservation Agriculture-based Sustainable Intensification offered by CIMMYT starts February 12.
  • IHE Delft Online Open-Source Courses: Online courses, short courses, and free open access online courses created by our partner university focused on helping to solve the world's water crisis. Gain more expertise in an area as globally relevant as it gets, and learn/work with your peers from around the world. 
  • JET Program (Japan) 
  • IFYE Cultural Exchange Program
  • Eisenhower Fellowships (USA Fellowship, Zhi-Xing China Fellowship, EF Agriculture Program for producers) 

Funding Opportunities for Internationally-Relevant Research & Education

  • P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund (eligibility forms due March 1, 2022; applications due either April 1 or May 1, depending on enrollment status in graduate program) Female international students enrolled in or planning to enroll in graduate school in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply for this funding opportunity of up to $12,500. 
  • Global Rice Leadership Award (Rolling application deadline: apply now!) Receive up to $5000 for work on any subject related to rice in the developing world. 
  • Ngaruiya Family Fund for Undergraduate Research: (Application deadline has passed, check back for next round). Open to undergraduate student with an international background, who has demonstrated interest in research in a STEM field. 
  • Larrick/Whitmore Graduate Student Travel Grants Program (funding for graduate student travel expense for those students who are personally presenting the results of their research and/or scholarly activity). Currently suspended for 2020, but stay attentive for updates for next year.