InFEWS Summer Travel Grant

Open to InFEWS Fellows Only

A student-arranged internship is a signature element of the InFEWS program, providing an opportunity for students to connect the theory and practice of poverty action and/or conducting research in the field. The intention is for students to gain valuable learning experiences through working with companies, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, or community projects that focus on various dimensions of food, water, and energy systems as they relate to poverty or a low resource setting.

Financial assistance to travel is available to offset travel expenses and living expenses. This is awarded through a formal application process, and is primarily need-based.

For further information, please contact Yael Perez at pyael@berkeley.edu

Student Expectations

As part of the InFEWS Internship experience you will be expected to:

  1. Complete a pre-internship reflection document.
  2. Communicate with your faculty sponsor and receive their approval prior to beginning the internship.
  3. Collect (in an ethical manner) photos/screenshots/video/audio representing the types of work and insights that you have during your internship (these must not be part of your research. If you are collecting such information as part of your research, you must have IRB approval before collecting it – please consult https://cphs.berkeley.edu/review.html for further information).
  4. Complete a post-internship reflection document.
  5. Present insights in seminar or symposium to InFEWS fellows and faculty in the fall semester or annual meeting.

Important Forms

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DGE-1633740. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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