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

To apply for internship travel grant as InFEWS fellow, please complete the InFEWS Travel Application and email it to InFEWS@Berkeley.edu . Whether you get the travel grant or not, make sure you get travel insuranceAs part of the InFEWS Internship experience you are required 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.
  6. All travel must comply with UC Berkeley travel guidelines. Including, but not limited to, lodging or meals & incidental expenses (M&IE) per diems. All travel must comply with the Fly America Act. If you expect other classes of expenses that are not listed above, but may be critical for your internship, please contact InFEWS@berkeley.edu prior to submitting your application.

Important Forms and Details

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.

Host and Fellow Responsibilities

Host Organizations

  • Identify staff supervisor to manage I&E Climate Action Fellow
  • Submit fellowship description and tasks
  • Engage in the matching process
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Communicate with Berkeley program director and give feedback on the program.

Berkeley Program Director​

  • Communicate with host organizations, students, and other university departments to ensure smooth program operations

Student Fellows

  • Complete application and cohort activities
  • Communicate with staff and host organizations
  • Successfully complete assignments from host organization during summer practicum
  • Summarize and report summer experience activities post-fellowship