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.
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):
Janet Lee Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Arabic Studies
Undergraduate Essay Contest
Pulitzer International Student Reporting Fellowship Program https://www.sas.upenn.edu/mec/opportunities/pulitzer
Middle East Center Translation Contest https://www.sas.upenn.edu/mec/opportunities/translation-contest
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.
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
Office of International Programs (Penn)
Social Science Research Council