The Eesti and Eurasian Public Service Fund provides grants to rising Columbia College juniors and seniors to pursue public service internships in select emerging nations. Government and non-government civil-society-oriented organizations are the preferred hosts for interns. Country destinations are currently limited to Cambodia, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, and Uganda.
To be considered for these awards, students must apply for the Alumni and Parent Internship Fund (APIF) through the Center for Career Education—eligibility criteria for APIF also govern eligibility for the Eesti and Eurasian Public Service Fund Grants. Recipients will be identified through the APIF selection process each spring and will be expected to comply with APIF program expectations of awardees.