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Program Description

Sun Devils at Work Scholarship

Internship Placement

Are you looking for a way to set yourself apart and enhance your resume while gaining work experience?  Completing an international internship or research abroad could be a great opportunity, and the Study Abroad Office wants to help you fund your program with a $4,000 Sun Devils at Work Scholarship! Please note that awards for the 2020-21 Academic Year are very limited and will only be available for Summer 2021 participants.

The Sun Devils at Work scholarship is for students participating in an internship or intensive research-focused program.  The internship or research component must comprise the bulk of the experience abroad, and students are expected to provide confirmation of internship or research placements prior to their program start date.  To be eligible for this scholarship, you must apply to one of these internship or research-focused programs.  

SAO Sun Devils at Work Scholarship recipients will be required to commit to and complete a follow-on project to help the Study Abroad Office share study abroad opportunities with other ASU students.  Examples might include sharing your experience with a classroom or a student group, volunteering for Study Abroad Office events, or contributing a blog post or article to the Study Abroad Office detailing some aspect of your study abroad experience.

NOTE: Sun Devils at Work Scholarships are limited, and students may only receive this scholarship once.


To be eligible for an SAO Sun Devils at Work Scholarship, applicants must:
  • Have an active application to an approved ASU-sponsored internship or research abroad program by the SAO Sun Devils at Work Scholarship deadline.
  • Have a minimum cumulative ASU GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.
  • Be a degree-seeking ASU student (undergraduate or graduate) with sophomore standing (according to credits) at the time of application.
  • Have one full-time semester of completed and posted ASU credit hours at the time of application.
  • Be enrolled in at least 3 internship, research, or independent study (relating to internship or research) credits while abroad.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be in good standing with the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Commit to and complete a follow-on project to help the SAO share study abroad opportunities with other ASU students.

Application process:

  • 3 essays (approximately 300-500 words each) addressing the prompts below:
    • Why do you want to intern or do research abroad, and what attracts you to the program that you have chosen?
    • How will this impact your future academic and professional goals, either when you return to ASU or after you have graduated?
    • What challenges do you anticipate facing in a new workplace culture, and how might you overcome these challenges to become an intercultural communication rockstar?  
  • 1 biographic statement (approximately 50 words) to be used in publications
Please note, although you can apply for the SAO Travel Grant, the SAO Diversity Scholarship, and the Sun Devils at Work scholarship, you can only be awarded one.
Internship Placement

Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.