Wallenberg Foundation Intern Award


The Wallenberg Foundation Intern Award provides financial support that enables Gustavus students to complete an internship in Sweden during the January Interim Term or Summer Session. The purpose of the Wallenberg Foundation Intern Award is to enable Gustavus students to benefit from the educational enhancement, personal growth, and career and professional development that result from the completion of an international internship, regardless of their ability to pay. 

Financial Support

Gustavus pays for the following elements, allowing the Award recipient to complete an internship in Sweden at a site of the student's choice, up to pre-set limits for each expense category:

  • Airfare
  • Ground Transportation
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Medical insurance

Award recipients will also receive a weekly stipend for every week that they work at their internship. Gustavus is able to provide this financial support to its students because of a five-year grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently registered student at Gustavus Adolphus College in Good Academic Standing
  • Junior (16 credits) or senior academic status as of internship start date
  • Not on any type of Gustavus Adolphus College probation
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Internship must be a minimum of 4 weeks in length and completed between the dates of the term as established by the College

Application Process:

Students must submit a completed application and the additional required items through Handshake (https://gustavus.joinhandshake.com/) by the following dates*:

Term Application Deadline
2017 Interim (J-Term)   Friday, October 14, 2016  
2017 Summer Session     Wednesday, March 15, 2017              
*Late Award Applications will not be considered.
Review the Application Instructions for the Wallenberg Internship Award for more information
Complete the Wallenberg Foundation Intern Award Application by the stated deadline

Previous Wallenberg Intern Award Recipients

Read a list of the previous Wallenberg Intern Award Recipients and the sites in Sweden where they completed their internships along with more about the history and stories of the Wallenberg Foundation Intern Award.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:
Janine Knutson  |  jknutso6@gustavus.edu  |  507-933-7575             


Updated 7/21/16 JK