Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, all travel must follow current guidelines, which are detailed in the International Institute Travel Policy.
Getting accepted to an internship through the Japan Internship Initiative does not guarantee that you will receive funding. It is the intern’s responsibility to cover work and living expenses not provided by the employer, and submit separate applications for necessary funding.
Below are some links to student funding sources that can be applied to a summer internship. Note that some of the funding opportunities are open to all students, and some are restricted to students of certain departments; others too are restricted by internship location.
Be sure to check the deadline of the funding source you want to apply for. All applications are competitive, and no funding is guaranteed. Students are encouraged to apply early and seek funding from multiple sources.
Center for Japanese Studies
Below are funding opportunities offered by CJS, that can be applied to an internship through the Japan Internship Initiative.
- CJS Summer Research/Internship Fellowship (Graduate Students)
- CJS Undergraduate Internship Scholarship
Other Funding Open to All U-M Students
These funding opportunities are open to all students, and could be applied to an internship through the Japan Internship Initiative.
- International Institute Student Fellowships
- Mary Sue & Kenneth Coleman Global Experience Scholarship
Other Funding Open to Students in Selected Majors
These funding opportunities can only be applied to by students in certain majors or departments, but those students could apply these funding sources to an internship through the Japan Internship Initiative.
- LSA Internship Scholarship
- LSA Spring/Summer Scholarship
- PICS Summer Research and Internship Grants
- PitE Practical Experience Scholarships
- Residential College Funding for Internships
- Ross Global Experience Award
Other U-M Funding for Global and Study Abroad Experiences
If you are interested in funding opportunities for other study abroad experiences beyond the Japan Internship Initiative that you are considering, check out the resources below.