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Fellowships


American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) Student Summer Fellowship

Summer program for graduating seniors and early stage graduate students with a career interests in economic education, policymaking, lawmaking, or research.


American Political Science Association (APSA) Bunche Summer Institute

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.


Arena Stage Hughes Fellowship

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.


Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Fellowship Programs

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.


Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Summer Internship Program

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 Teacher Experience National Internship

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.


Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy

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.


Collegiate School Teaching Institute

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.


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellowship

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.


Congressional Hunger Center National Hunger Fellowship

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.


DAAD EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) Bundestag Internship Program

Two-month internships in the German Parliament ("Bundestag") for U.S. and Canadian students fluent in German.


DAAD EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) Internship Program

Short term internships in German State Parliaments for students planning careers in U.S. or Canadian regional government in the environment, education, and healthcare.


DAAD German Studies Research Grant -- Undergraduate and Graduate

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.


DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering Professional Program

The RISE Professional Program places interns for 6 weeks – 6 months with German companies in biology, chemistry, engineering, geology and physics.


DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering Program

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.


DAAD Study and Internship Program (SIP) 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

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships fund 4-10 months of study at a German university in any academic field.


EPA Greater Research Opportunities (EPA GRO) Undergraduate Fellowships

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.


EPA National Network for Environmental Management Studies (EPA NNEMS) Fellowship Program

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.


Explorers Club: Youth Activity Grants

Explorers Club grants are offered to undergraduates conducting individual scientific or exploration research projects through their academic institution under the supervision of an instructor.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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.


Galbraith Scholars Program

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.


Harvard Kennedy School of Government Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC)

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

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.


Huntington Public Service Award

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.


Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT): Intern Summer Workshop and Associate Program

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.


Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program

This fellowship program places undergraduate and graduate students at various media sites throughout the U.S. during the summer, to work as science journalists.


NASA Undergraduate Scholarship

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 .


NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research

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.


NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)

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.


PPIA (Public Policy and International Affairs) Fellowship and Junior Summer Institutes Program

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.


Saxe Memorial Fund

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.


UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program

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.


UC Berkeley REU in Cell, Developmental, and Evolutional Biology

Ten week program in which students are assigned individual research projects in integrative biology, molecular and cell biology, and plant and microbial biology.


UC Berkeley Summer Research Opportunity (SROP)

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.


UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

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 .


UC Davis Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST) Internships

During this 8-12 week program, students engage in cutting edge, interdisciplinary scientific research in biophotonics science and technology (CBST) research.


UC Davis Pre-Law Boot Camp

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.


UC Davis Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Physics

During this ten-week program students work alongside physics faculty and graduate students on ongoing research projects.


UC Davis School of Law: King Hall Outreach Program (KHOP)

This intensive law school preparation program requires participants to make a two-year commitment during their junior and senior years, and two consecutive summers.


UC Irvine Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (CHEM-SURF)

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.


UC Irvine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

During this eight-week program undergraduates and master's students from all academic fields work closely with faculty mentors on research projects.


UC Riverside Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP)

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.


UC San Diego Amgen Scholars Program

During this ten-week research program students work in pairs on research projects in the biological sciences or bioengineering.


UCLA Graduate Division Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (GD SPUR)

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).


UCLA School of Nursing Summer Program for Undergraduate Research

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.


UCLA Brain Research Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Program (BRI-SURE)

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.


UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies Summer Humanities Institute

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


Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internships

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.



Additional Resources


Conservation Internships

Student Conservation Association database of conservation internships by category.


M.D.-Ph.D. Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

Summer research opportunities for undergraduates with an interest in medical school.


MD/PhD Trainee Resources and Funding Opportunities

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.


Public History Internships

Links to internships and project opportunities in historical societies, archives, and museums.


Summer Internships and Research Opportunities in Biology

Links to internships and summer research experiences in biology, marine biology, ecology, and environmental sciences.


Summer Research Programs in STEM Fields

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.


Undergraduate Research and Internship Opportunities in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Consult this list, maintained by the American Astronomical Society, for undergraduate research and internship opportunities in astronomy and astrophysics.

 

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