Student Opportunities

Students at the Winter 2019 installment of ASC's Academic and Professional Development Series on "Doing Research: Mainstreaming Gender in Qualitative and Quantitative Research" and "Consulting: a Professional Development Workshop" with Dr. Catherine Pauline Anena.  


As an Organized Research Unit (ORU) of the University of California, connecting students to opportunities for academic and professional enrichment is central to the ASC’s mission. We do so in several ways, including by providing language and cultural training; engaging students in our research projects and community service initiatives locally and globally; providing platforms for students to publish their work; supporting students to study and gain experience abroad through scholarships, grants and fellowships; and by connecting them to numerous opportunities within our Center and with our network of affiliated faculty, experts, community partners, and more.

Please see below for student opportunities that are currently open and accepting applications.


ASC Interdisciplinary Research & Community-Oriented Internships 

DEADLINE: The 2019 Deadlines have now passed. Please check back in December 2019 for 2020 deadlines. 

Interested in interdisciplinary research, publishing, and developing professional skills while working on projects that have community impact? In future opportunities for travel and work abroad? Join a creative and collaborative team at the UCLA African Studies Center (ASC). Students from all backgrounds encouraged to apply.

More information and the application form can be found HERE.


Summer 2020 Judith Boyajian Travel Fellowship

DEADLINE: The 2020 Application will open on December 1, 2019. 

We encourage both UCLA undergraduate and graduate students to apply for the Judith Boyajian Travel Fellowship, designed to promote global citizenship and engagement through a summer working, studying, and living in Africa. The Boyajian Fellowship provides students with support for purposeful travel to and cultural immersion in Africa. Students may elect either to pursue study in an extant program or to design an original project that will be carried out in partnership with both a UCLA faculty member and an appropriate agency based in Africa. Key for any student who applies for the grant is a commitment to and engagement in public service, whether in an established program or under an original project.

The fellowship will provide up to $4,000 to cover travel and approved related expenses and fellows are expected to spend a minimum of 45-days in-country. Preference will be given to students working/studying in Morocco.

More information and the application form can be found HERE.