You could cover the entire cost of your trip

Daunted by the idea of finding the cash to fund your internship? Good news — raising the funds for your trip has never been easier.

A huge number of Work the World travelers have managed to raise thousands towards their trips. Some particularly creative students have raised more than the entire cost of their internship. You can too with the tips and tricks laid out in this guide.

  • How much will you need?
  • How long will it take?
  • Next steps
  • Types of fundraising
  • Success stories

How much will you need?

Your first step is to work out how much money you need. The cost of your internship is easy to work out using our pricing page, but what about spending money, flights, and new travel gear?

Make a list of everything you’re going to have to spend money on and get as close to a final total as you can.

How long will it take?

The next step is to figure out how much time you’ve got. The longer you have, the more money you’ll be able to raise.

We strongly advise that you register for your internship long in advance of raising the money you need. Spaces on our programs are limited, so waiting until you have the funds could result in disappointment. Our registration fee is $400, which allows you to secure your space immediately. You don’t have to worry about the outstanding balance until 90 days before you’re due to depart.

There are more than just financial benefits to registering early. Read more about them in this blog post.

What are your next steps?

Next, you need to figure out what you can realistically achieve within your time frame. If you’ve only got a couple of months, you’re not going to be able to plan and host a large event. By the same token, if you’ve got twelve months sending out only one or two grant applications would be a waste.

Different ways you can fundraise

There are numerous ways you can fundraise. Below are some quick links to into other pages within this hub that will give you some direction.

Applying for scholarships and grants

Fundraising events

Finding a sponsor

Here's Proof it can be done —

If you have any lingering doubts, check out how other students have already successfully raised thousands towards their internships. 

Fundraising success stories