The VA Corps provides individual mentorship and support to interns, though they provide assistance in a way that will not compromise the independence of the interns. The overall program experience with VACorps is a fusion of 
adventure, personal exploration and professional work exposure. 



VACorps staff member will communicate with the identified site to ensure a match between your skill-set and the organization’s needs.




There is no language requirement.


Interns are responsible for finding their own housing, but the Program Manager and host office will provide assistance. 


  • Airfare
  • Housing
    • Category A - $20/day
    • Category B - $17/day
    • Category C - $14/day 
  • Living Expenses
  • Academic Fee: $300
  • University of Utah Tuition
  • VAC Program Fee: $2,050


International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.


Internship dates may vary depending upon location but are based around the academic calendar:

  • Fall Semester: September-December
  • Spring Semester: January-April
  • Summer Semester: May-August


Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester.


Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.


Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then email Global Internship Manager Courtney McBeth to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.