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 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute is a 5-week, academically intensive program designed to simulate the graduate school experience, provide mentoring, and expand academic opportunities for underrepresented students who plan to pursue a PhD in political science.
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.
The Association for Women in Science provides a 10-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. to outstanding female undergraduates in STEM fields who are of African American, Latina, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent.
Breakthrough Collaborative's summer program enables college students to obtain first-hand experience as teacher-interns preparing motivated, low-income middle school students for success in rigorous college preparatory programs.
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.
CHCI's Public Policy Fellowship offers 9 months of national level public policy experience in economic development, education policy, housing, international affairs, and local government to exceptional Latinos with a bachelor's degree within two years of graduation.
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.
Undergraduates in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering may apply for a summer research internship with research groups at universities and top research institutions in Germany.
This program offers an academic semester of study abroad at one of the German Universities of Applied Sciences followed by a one-semester professional internship experience in a company or research institute in Germany.
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships fund 4-10 months of study at a German university in any academic field.
EPA GRO fellowships provide tuition and living expenses in the junior and senior year, and a paid summer internship, for undergraduates in environmentally-related fields.
Explorers Club grants are offered to undergraduates conducting individual scientific or exploration research projects through their academic institution under the supervision of an instructor.
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.
Note: The Galbraith Scholars program will NOT be offered this year. Please check back to see if the program will be offered in a future year. Underrepresented and low income students interested in issues of inequality and social policy are invited to apply for full scholarships to attend a five-day summer session at Harvard University led by its faculty, doctoral fellows, and social policy practitioners.
The Kennedy School of Government's Public Policy and Leadership Conference equips students with a commitment to public service to prepare for graduate study in public policy and international affairs.
Humanity in Action sponsors two summer programs: its Diversity and Democracy in America Program, held in New York City, and its Summer Core Programs in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Warsaw. An international group of fellows study the history of resistance to human rights abuses in the U.S. and Europe, and then work in international teams to complete research projects that address pressing host country minority rights issues.
This award provides $10,000 to a graduating senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world following graduation and before going on to graduate school or a career.
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.
Scholarships of up to $15,000, plus a paid summer internship at a NASA Research Center, are awarded to highly motivated juniors and seniors interested in aeronautics and related fields.
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science GEM Fellowship Programs
Full fellowships with paid internships to highly qualified underrepresented students to pursue an MS in Engineering or a PhD in Engineering or Science .
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.
This program provides up to 4 years of funding, at $20,000 per academic year, to exceptional undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds pursuing careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Paid summer research at the NIH is provided and, after graduation, employment and training at the NIH.
The PPIA Junior Summer Institutes (JSI) is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs, and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.
This $2,000 prize enables undergraduate and graduate students to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term.
U.C. Berkeley Amgen Scholars participate in 10 weeks of intensive mentored research in the sciences or biotechnology to increase their competitiveness for admission to prestigious graduate institutions.
Ten week program in which students are assigned individual research projects in integrative biology, molecular and cell biology, and plant and microbial biology.
Eight-week summer program provides research opportunities under the supervision of a faculty mentor in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and pre-law .
UC Berkeley Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research At Berkeley Information Technology for Sustainability (SUPERB-ITS)
Nine-week research apprenticeship in which participants work on exciting ongoing research projects in information technology with EECS faculty mentors and graduate students.
This eight-week program provides motivated undergraduates interested in marine science careers with a summer research experience at the Bodega Marine Laboratory on an unparalleled and biologically rich stretch of the California coast .
During this 8-12 week program, students engage in cutting edge, interdisciplinary scientific research in biophotonics science and technology (CBST) research.
During a series of full-day Saturday workshops at UC Davis in the Spring semester, high potential undergraduates are assisted in preparing for admission to law school.
During this ten-week program students work alongside physics faculty and graduate students on ongoing research projects.
This intensive law school preparation program requires participants to make a two-year commitment during their junior and senior years, and two consecutive summers.
A ten-week summer research opportunity for undergraduates to become fully immersed in cutting-edge chemistry research and gain first-hand experience and training in state-of-the-art research facilities.
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.
During this ten-week research program students work in pairs on research projects in the biological sciences or bioengineering.
During this eight-week program juniors with outstanding academic potential work closely with faculty mentors on research projects in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences and professions (excepting dentistry, law, management, and medicine).
This eight-week summer program offers nursing undergraduates in their junior year with outstanding academic potential the opportunity to work on research projects with School of Nursing faculty mentors. It is designed for students who plan to pursue the PhD degree and enter academic careers in nursing.
The U.C.L.A. Brain Research Institute sponsors a summer undergraduate research experience program for Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholars from universities and colleges across the nation.
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.
Summer research opportunities for undergraduates with an interest in medical school.
Maintained by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), this site provides valuable information about the MD/PhD dual degree, current MD/PhD programs, and summer research opportunities for undergraduates who will pursue an MD/PhD degree.
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.
Consult this list, maintained by the American Astronomical Society, for undergraduate research and internship opportunities in astronomy and astrophysics.