Dutch2USA Internship Grant: Transformational Experiences for Low-Income Students

Datum bericht: 25 maart 2024

The Dutch2USA Internship Grant: Transformational Experiences for Low-Income Students is one of the Netherland-America Foundation’s (NAF) flagship programs, designed to provide high-achieving and low-income Dutch students with the financial opportunity in pursuing professional internships in the United States. Dutch students complete professional internships spanning a whole host of industries – from business to medical to humanities – across the United States. In addition to providing a financial stipend for selected applicants, the NAF assists with obtaining an appropriate visa, thus providing students from Dutch universities with the opportunity to pursue their professional aspirations in the United States.

Deadlines to apply: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31

Results will be provided up to 1 month after the application deadline closes.

To qualify for an award, the following minimum requirements apply:

  • You must be 20 years or older when starting your internship
  • You are studying at, or a recent graduate of, a Dutch college or university (HBO or WO); if a recent graduate, your internship start date must be no more than 1 year after your graduation date due to visa guidelines
  • You are Dutch and at least one of the following applies to you: You hold Dutch citizenship, you are a permanent resident of the Netherlands (Verblijfsvergunning II, III, IV, or V), or you have attended at least 2 years of high school in the Netherlands (MAVO, HAVO, VWO, or gymnasium)
  • You are from a low-income background and do not have the means to afford an internship in the US, with proof in the application that you receive or have received aanvullende beurs
  • You are high-achieving and your grade average is at least 7.0/10.0
  • You have either secured an internship or are in the process of applying for an internship and can show proof of having applied to four American companies
  • If still in university: Your internship is approved by your university, with or without the allocation of credits, meaning it will contribute meaningfully to your education
  • Your knowledge of English is sufficient
  • Your internship complies with the requirements of the US government for a J-1 visa and you will not be interning under the ESTA

Submitting an application does not automatically guarantee acceptance to this program and final decisions are made by an independent internship selection committee. More information.

Op 19 april houdt de Netherlands America Foundation een fair in Rotterdam voor geïnteresseerde studenten. Meer informatie en aanmelding