Global Student Opportunities (domestic and abroad)


  • CASNR Global Ambassador: CASNR is currently searching for two candidates to join the Global Learning Hub for paid positions as Global Ambassadors for the 2021-2022 school year. These are similar to our past IANR Global internship positions, but fewer hours per week (around 5). If you have an interest in the global side of food, ag, water and natural resources and enjoy interacting with our campus community, this could be a great opportunity for you! Contact Brianne at to learn more. 


  • Steve Nelson Yeutter Institute International Trade Internship Award (Currently accepting applications)– Recipient will intern in DC over the summer at the Washington International Trade Association. This will be the second year of the program; contact Jacy Thoman at for more information. 
  • George Washington Carver Internship; World Food Prize FoundationGeorge Washington Carver (GWC) Interns learn first-hand both the public and private side of operating an international non-profit organization and increase their understanding of the international fight against hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Working one-on-one with a staff mentor, GWC Interns become an integral part of this internationally renowned organization and interact with World Food Prize Laureates, government officials, international experts in science and agriculture, leaders in industry and business, and members of local and national media. This internship is based in Des Moines, Iowa, and the program has been adapted to accommodate a virtual or in-person experience, in some cases. Interns are compensated with a stipend of $1,500 per internship period. World Food Prize Foundation accepts interns for the Spring, Summer or Fall period.
  • Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture/Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura Internships: Professional Internships: For students in their final year of post-secondary studies or professionals or recent graduates with less than 1 year of experience whose field of expertise is directly related to IICA’s spheres of action, who will be assigned to the relevant projects or units, with a view to acquiring new knowledge and skills within their professional field. Academic Internships: For post-secondary students, whose study plan requires them to engage in a professional practicum, conduct research or prepare a thesis within a specified time period, in order to enrich their professional development, while benefitting both parties. It may also involve participating in a project required by the requesting Delegation or Unit. Contact Brianne for full details on the options for these internships. 
  •  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. 
  • World Bank, The World Bank Agriculture and Food Global Practice, Data-Driven and Digital Agriculture Team (DD-DAT) internships: Intern/Short Temporary 1: Provide support to the creation of a digital accreditation and acceleration facility. Terms of Reference 1: Temporary 2: Provide support to their efforts towards the creation of a Global Food System Observatory. Terms of Reference 2:
  • Yeutter Student Scholar Award (Deadline for applying is October 8): Supports a professional development opportunity for students to gain valuable, hands-on experience and build a professional network through a summer internship in a trade-related organization. Often, these internships are unpaid or low-paid; this award aims to expand access to these critical career exploration and development opportunities by providing one or more University of Nebraska-Lincoln students with a monetary award of $5,000 to support the experience. An example of an internship this would be aimed at is interning at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Contact Jacy Thoman at 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 for 2022 cohort) 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. 
  • 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.