Courtesy of Laura Rostad

Opportunities

We provide a comprehensive listing of multiple opportunities available to undergraduate and graduate students. Study Abroad and foreign language programs, government agencies, think-tanks, advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, human rights NGOs, and others are represented, and were selected on the basis of their offerings for students, recent graduates, and others interested in an international career, or in studying or volunteering overseas. Job and volunteer opportunities are all related in some capacity with Middle East issues, but many are generalists in their international work.

 

Internal Fellowships

The Middle East Center offers several internal fellowships for Penn graduate students – The Foreign Langauge and Area Study Fellowship (funded by the U.S. Department of Education), the Janet Lee Stevens Fellowship in Arabic Studies, and an undergraduate essay contest.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS):

Apply here: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/flas
Info: Summer 2012 and Academic Year 2012-13

Janet Lee Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Arabic Studies 
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/mec/opportunities/janetleestevens

Undergraduate Essay Contest
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/mec/opportunities/ugradessay

 

Other Fellowships

We have also compiled a wide array of external fellowships that are available to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as opportunities for post-doc and research fellowships for scholars.

See also:

Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships 
Lots of general information on research and fellowship opportunities just for undergrads 
http://www.upenn.edu/curf

Office of International Programs (Penn)
http://www.upenn.edu/oip

Social Science Research Council
http://www.ssrc.org