Graduate Internship and Research Opportunities
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Summer program for graduating seniors and early stage graduate students with a career interests in economic education, policymaking, lawmaking, or research.
The Hughes Fellowship aims to increase the participation of people of color in professional theatre through a 38-44 week fellowship at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., one of the first not-for-profit theatres in the U.S.
APAICS offers fellowships under three programs that place college graduates, graduate students, and professionals with a commitment to Asian American or Pacific Islander communities into Washington, D.C. congressional offices, federal agencies, and nonprofits for nine months of public policy work.
Through the Visiting Fellows Program, students and practitioners in global development, global health and related fields gain international work experience through short-term, practical learning experiences in various CARE countries. No compensation is associated with this program.
Full-time year-long paid positions as research assistants for senior associates with the Carnegie Endowment, the first global think tank focused on the near-term possibilities for international peace and economic advance.
Under this program, fellows work for nine months at the Institute for Women's Policy Research as a researcher or communications assistant on policy issues related to economic and social justice for women.
The Collegiate School Teaching Institute is a rigorous two-week summer program designed to introduce and mentor first and second year teachers of color in independent schools.
The International Hunger Fellowship is a two-year program that begins with a one-year field placement in countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and is followed by a second year in a policy environment, usually at the headquarters of the organizations where they served during their field placements.
The National Hunger Fellowship is an 11-month program that begins with a field placement in a community-based organization fighting hunger, and is followed by placement in a national organization in Washignton, D.C. in the anti-hunger or anti-poverty movements.
Two-month internships in the German Parliament ("Bundestag") for U.S. and Canadian students fluent in German.
Short term internships in German State Parliaments for students planning careers in U.S. or Canadian regional government in the environment, education, and healthcare.
This program offers short term research grants to highly qualified undergraduates majoring or minoring in German Studies and master's level students in the humanities and social sciences working on a project in German Studies.
The RISE Professional Program places interns for 6 weeks – 6 months with German companies in biology, chemistry, engineering, geology and physics.
Under this fellowship program undergraduate and graduate students receive funding to work over a summer on a project at the EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., or at one of its 10 regional offices and laboratories.
Each year more than 1,500 students receive a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to live and study, or work as teaching assistants, in one of more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright awards are in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the sciences, professional fields, and the creative and performing arts.
The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers aims to "deepen the pool of talented minorities entering the teaching profession in our country." Through its Summer Workshop and Associate Program, IRT supports outstanding students during the graduate school application process who are committed to addressing the critical underrepresentation of minority groups on school and college faculties.
This fellowship program places undergraduate and graduate students at various media sites throughout the U.S. during the summer, to work as science journalists.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aeronautics Scholarship Program Graduate Scholarship
The two-year NASA Aeronautics Graduate Scholarship is awarded to highly motivated graduate students in aeronautics and related fields with at least two years remaining in their program.
This year-long fellowship at the Seattle headquarters of the National Bureau of Asian Research is designed to further the professional development of Asia specialists in the year just after the completion of their master's degree.
This program provides up to six years of funding for a PhD in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, plus at least two summers of paid employment with a leading national employer such as the National Security Agency or the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
The 2-year NBBTP Fellowship prepares fellows for a career in biosafety and biocontainment through academic training, experiential learning, and applied occupational safety and health research opportunities.
This program provides recent college graduates planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical, dental, or pharmacy) school with an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time biomedical research in the resource-rich environment of the NIH.
This program provides an opportunity to spend the summer working with leading scientists in biomedical research at one of the National Institutes of Health intramural laboratories.
The Central Europe Summer Research Institute provides graduate students in the sciences and engineering with a high-quality international research experience in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
EAPSI provides U.S. graduate students in science and engineering with a summer research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan.
Rangel Fellows receive funding for a two-year master's degree in international relations or a related field, an internship in congress and with an embassy abroad, professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. The Program aims to increase the presence of persons from groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service.
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships provides accomplished scientists and engineers the opportunity to participate in and contribute to the federal policymaking process, while learning about the intersection of science and policy. Candidates with a master's degree in engineering and at least three years of post-degree professional experience may apply.
During this eight-week program undergraduates and master's students from all academic fields work closely with faculty mentors on research projects.
This summer research program is designed to increase the number of outstanding students from diverse backgrounds who pursue the Ph.D. by strengthening their academic and professional development for admission to the U.C. system and universities nationwide.
This eight-week preparatory program pairs participants who plan to pursue a graduate degree in the humanities or humanistic social sciences with a mentor who provides guidance and direction on a student-selected research project
Ten week summer internship program in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country.
Student Conservation Association database of conservation internships by category.
Links to internships and project opportunities in historical societies, archives, and museums.
Links to internships and summer research experiences in biology, marine biology, ecology, and environmental sciences.
Find program links for summer research science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs across the country. Most opportunities are for undergraduates, but some programs support graduate students.