Scholarships, Fellowships, and Career Resources



Alpha Mu Gamma
Alpha Mu Gamma (The National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society) has as its primary purpose the honoring of students for outstanding achievement of foreign language study. Students may be admitted at any stage in their college careers. Upon initiation a member receives a parchment certificate of membership, and may wear the society’s golden honor cord during commencement exercises. In addition to numerous activities, publications, and conventions, Alpha Mu Gamma awards three annual $1,000 scholarships.
Download the AMG Membership Application form and scholarship details.

African Languages Initiative
The African Languages Initiative (AFLI) is designed to increase the number of Boren Scholars and Fellows engaged in the study of critical African languages, and ultimately, to help meet the critical need for specialists in a range of academic and professional fields who can operate effectively in these languages. The languages targeted through this program currently are French/Wolof, Portuguese, and Swahili. AFLI offers both a U.S.-based summer program and an overseas component (Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania). The intensive summer program targets applicants who have limited proficiency or who have no previous experience in their chosen target language. The program is designed to prepare participants for overseas study.

Benjamin Franklin Travel 
Travel grant giving students enrolled in an American University an opportunity to discover France. It is open to sophomore, junior & senior students who are enrolled in a double major including one major in French and one major in another discipline. Consideration will also be given to students enrolled in a minor/certificate in French and majoring in another subject. Applications from students who are in a course combining French and a non-humanities major such as pre-med, law, engineering, sciences, computer sciences, mathematics, business & management are encouraged.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

Boren Scholarships
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

DiMenna-Nyselius Library Prize

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library Prizes are awarded for excellence in undergraduate and graduate research projects which demonstrate:

  • Extensive use of library services, resources, collections, and
  • Significant knowledge in the methods of research and the information-gathering process

There are two $1,000 prizes, one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students.

DMLL Study Abroad Scholarships
The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures will allocate funds annually to outstanding language students who will travel abroad to further their studies of a foreign language.  Students of all languages taught at Fairfield University, including those who wish to gain competence in a language other than their minor or major, are encouraged to apply for this award. 

Fulbright Grant
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. Includes Travel Grants, mtvU Awards, Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships, and Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program
Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$12,000 and are awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, dental, and legal students. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two categories: 1) Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. 2) Students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.

National Organization of Italian American Women
Scholarships are awarded every year to matriculating undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree. We encourage students from each of our regions (Greater New York, Greater Washington D.C., Connecticut and Rhode Island) to apply. Preferential consideration is given to applicants who have demonstrated excellence in fields of study of Italian language and/or culture.  

Order of the Sons of Italy in America Scholarships
Several scholarship opportunities: General Study Scholarship, for U.S. citizens of Italian descent enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or a graduate program at an accredited academic institution; Italian Language Scholarship, for U.S. citizens of Italian descent in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study, majoring or minoring in Italian language studies at an accredited academic instituion; Sant'Anna Institue Sorrento Lingue Language & Culture Study Abroad Scholarship, provides 2 scholarship for study abroad at its campus in Sorrento, Italy; a four-week Italian course and a fall semester program.

Programma Ponte
The Association of Italian American Educators (AIAE) is a not-for-profit organization, organized to enhance the Italian American image and presence in academia. The AIAE promotes dicussion on educational issues impacting Italian Americans, supports formal and pertinent education, facilitates professional development for educators, sponsors the Programma Ponte Scholarship Program (a course of study given in Rome on Contemporary Italy, designed for Italian American college students and sponsored in Rome by FNCL and ISCOP), recognizes and presents awards to outstanding Italian American educators, community leaders and writers

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Pickering Fellows receive mentoring, professional development, and financial support as they prepare to enter the Foreign Service.  Upon successful completion of the Foreign Service examination, Pickering Fellows make a commitment to a minimum of five years of service in an appointment as Foreign Service Officer. Candidates must be able to obtain medical, security and suitability clearances in order to remain in the program. The Pickering Fellowship has both an Undergraduate and Graduate Program. Pickering Undergraduate applicants must apply as rising seniors.

Links to additional International Scholarships and Fellowships can be found here.

Career and Fellowship Opportunities

ABS Language Services
ABS prides itself in providing interpreting services to clients across North America and internationally for over 150 languages. The company is in need of interpreters who are capable of interpreting for Spanish clients of ABS for ongoing projects, and pays interpreters rates per each contract (average out to be around $25-$45), depending on project times and locations.

American Translators Association
The ATA Certification Program's goals are to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and recognize translators who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality translation.

Bi-Lingual Jobs
Classified bilingual Job listings.

Brazilian Initiation Scholarship Award
BRASA invites applications from graduate and undergraduate students for a one-time $1,500 travel scholarship to do exploratory research or language study in Brazil. This scholarship targets aspiring Brazilianists with relatively little or no experience in Brazil. It seeks to contribute to the student’s initial trip (for a period from six weeks to three months), to heighten the student’s interest in Brazil, and deepen his/her commitment to Brazilian studies in the United States.

Central Intelligence Agency Foreign Language Positions
The Central Intelligence Agency has a comprehensive program to foster the acquisition and maintenance of foreign language skills. The Central Intelligence Language Institute uses native speakers and the latest instructional technology to teach 16 different foreign languages. All employees who attain tested levels of language expertise through full-time training, part-time classes or self-study are eligible for monetary incentives.

Don Quijote Spanish Language Learning Jobs
Positions relating to teaching Spanish as a foreign language

Global Language Network
Teaching Fellowship - Fellows deliver excellent classes and maximize student learning, and receive invaluable professional development opportunities and real experience from teaching a diverse group of learners.  

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.

Marketing software company, frequently looking for bilingual graduates for sales positions.

Middlebury Language Schools Fellows for Peace
Each year, the program provides funding for 100 aspiring and experienced peacemakers to spend a summer at the Middlebury Language Schools or the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace receive the very best training in foreign language or policy studies and go on to use their skills for the greater good—in peace-related professions and initiatives all around the world.

National Association for Bilingual Education
NABE's Career Center-  Whether you're looking for a new job, or ready to take the next step in your career, we'll help you find the opportunity that's right for you. 

NYC Teaching Fellows
The New York City Teaching Fellows program is preparing a critical mass of exceptional teachers committed to a better future for the NYC students who need them most. More than 8,700 Teaching Fellows are currently teaching in New York City public schools. Together they are demonstrating the transformative power of great teaching – and proving what’s possible in public education.

Peace Corps
Our more than 215,000 current and returned Volunteers know that the Peace Corps changes lives—both their own and the lives of people in communities around the world. They learn about leadership, ingenuity, self-reliance, and relationship building and become global citizens. Peace Corps Volunteers reflect the very best of humanity, innovation and aspiration for a better tomorrow. When they return home, they share their stories and experiences and give back to their own communities, helping to strengthen international ties and increase our global competitiveness.

Teach for all
Teach For All offers entrepreneurial leaders the opportunity to impact students and teachers across the globe by applying their skills in a variety of areas, including coaching, teacher support, fundraising, and complex problem solving. Each program recruits and develops leaders of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need classrooms and to work throughout their lives, both within and outside of education, to expand opportunity for children.  Network partners in Belgium, Argentina, Austria, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, México, Peru, Spain, and the U.S. 

Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)
The Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) is a joint initiative of the French Ministry of Education, the Centre international d'études pédagogiques (CIEP) and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. The program's goal is to strengthen English-language instruction in French schools by establishing a native speaker presence, while also providing American Francophiles with excellent teaching experience and first-hand knowledge of French language and culture.

U.S. Department of State Career Opportunities
The U.S. Department of State offers career opportunities to professionals in specialized functions needed to meet Foreign Service responsibilities around the world. As a Foreign Service Specialist, you will provide important technical, management, healthcare or administrative services at any of our over 265 posts overseas, in Washington, D.C., or elsewhere in the United States. You'll receive excellent paid housing or a housing allowance when serving overseas, health and medical coverage, federal retirement benefits, paid education for dependent children in K-12, generous paid leave, and an unprecedented chance to see the world and experience different cultures.

U.S. Travel Association
The U.S. Travel Association is a dynamic, mission-driven association committed to increasing travel to and within the United States. U.S. Travel offers excellent benefits and a friendly, supportive environment where individual contributions are highly valued. U.S. Travel seeks staff who are committed to creating excellent work and contributing to a positive workplace culture. The office is conveniently located near Metro Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

United Nations Careers
The United Nations Secretariat is looking for competent and motivated persons with a strong belief in its purpose and mandates, who are willing to dedicate themselves to a rewarding international career in different locations around the world.  The United Nations provides an opportunity to serve in a dynamic, multicultural environment in a variety of jobs in the support of global causes. United Nations staff uphold the principles and core values of the Organization, including integrity, professionalism, efficiency and respect for diversity.

United Nations Development Programme 
At the United Nations Millennium Summit, the world´s leaders pledged to cut global poverty in half by 2015. The United Nations Development Programme is charged with helping make this happen. We want your help to do it. As the UN´s global development network, UNDP is at the forefront of today´s development dialogue in championing the poor and disadvantaged. Our focus is on providing developing countries with knowledge-based consulting services and building national, regional and global coalitions for change. With a strong history of inclusion and consensus-building, UNDP has earned the trust and partnership of leaders across the developing world. We are now hiring a new generation of expert practitioners who want to contribute to those partnerships by offering strategic approaches to long-standing problems. We seek individuals who can communicate advice and new ideas across cultures and all strata of society.

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