RGK Global Fellowships

The RGK Global Fellowships are funded by generous donors and funders of the RGK Center who made it possible to provide financial assistance to graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin who choose to pursue an international internship placement with an NGO. The award provides $5,000 to help defray living and travel costs associated with international internship opportunities.  


Fellowship Eligibility  

  • Funding is available to continuing UT Austin graduate students who plan to enroll in Fall 2022 semester courses. Students graduating in May 2022 are not eligible.  

  • Applicants do not need to receive course credit for the internship in order to qualify for the grant.  

  • The student’s internship work should be secured with an international nonprofit organization or NGO by the application deadline. Students will be asked to provide a scope of work and confirmation letter during the application process. 



The fellowship application will open on January 1st, 2022 and all materials must be submitted by March 1st, 2022. Students will be notified of their application status in April 2022. 


Application Information  

Students must complete an online application that includes short answers to the following questions:  

  • How will your work at this internship align with the RGK Center’s mission of community service and philanthropy?  

  • How will this internship further your academic and/or professional goals?  

Additionally, students must provide the following:  

  • Two references, at least one of which must be a current or recent professor (the other can be a non-academic, professional reference) 

  • Internship scope of work and confirmation letter  

  • A writing sample (3-5 pages) from an academic or professional setting; or a work sample relevant to the internship scope of work  

  • Examples might include: a policy memo, grant application, proposal, fundraising plan, report analyzing and visualizing data, etc.  


Upon completion of the summer internship, all RGK Global Fellows will be required to (1) write a brief report describing their summer work experience, to be featured on the RGK website, and (2) participate in a public presentation of the internship, including an advance practice session. The report will be two to three pages and include a description of the organization, a description of the student's work or research, lessons learned, and project impact, including how the experience has shaped the student’s own career and professional development.  


Questions? Contact Jenica Jones at jenica.jones@austin.utexas.edu