InterExchange funds impactful service projects abroad.
The InterExchange Foundation Christianson Fellowship awards up to $10,000 to young Americans who are passionate about helping communities abroad thrive and are eager to learn about the local culture. Fellows identify a project or an organization working on an issue they care about, and with the support of the Christianson Fellowship, contribute their skills and passion to that endeavor for at least six months on-location abroad. This intercultural experience is a meaningful way to help others, improve skills, and gain insight about another culture.
Fellows have worked in 40 countries around the world. The project must be outside of the U.S.
Fellows work on a wide range of multinational issues, from public health and education to legal advocacy and environmental conservation.
At least 6 months on-site.
$2,500 - $10,000 (depending on location and duration of project)
March 15, July 15, August 15 (every year)
- 18-28 years old at project start date
- U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
- Participating in an impact-oriented internship or volunteer abroad project for at least 6 months
- Willing to submit blog posts and a written report upon completion
Types of Projects
The InterExchange Foundation Christianson Fellowship supports a wide range of projects, including:
Improving food and income security; building community infrastructure
Literacy; data coding
Reforestation; water conservation; landslide prevention and mitigation
Advocacy for marginalized communities; empowering girls and young women
Infectious disease control; maternal and child health; preventative care
Sustainable farming; renewable energy initiatives; sustainable waste management
Complete our online application by the deadline closest to your project start date.
We’ll contact you shortly after the deadline to notify you if you’ve been selected for an interview.
The Fellow Selection Committee makes their final decision 6-8 weeks after the deadline.