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American Bar Foundation Summer Diversity Research Fellowship

Disciplines: humanities and social sciences

Year: sophomore || junior

The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. Located in Chicago, the American Bar Foundation is an independent nonprofit research institute dedicated to the study of law, legal institutions, and legal processes. The Foundation conducts empirically-based research on a broad range of civil and criminal justice issues, led by multidisciplinary resident research faculty with academic training in law, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history, and anthropology. Many ABF Research Professors hold joint appointments at Chicago-area universities.

Four summer research fellowships will be awarded each year. Each student will be assigned to an American Bar Foundation Research Professor who will involve the student in the professor's research project and who will act as mentor during the student's tenure. The students also will participate in a series of seminars and field visits to acquaint them with the many facets of sociolegal research and the legal system. The students will work at the American Bar Foundation's offices in Chicago for 35 hours a week for a period of 8 weeks. Each student will receive a stipend of $3,600.

National Deadline: application opens November 2017

AEI Summer Internships

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: any undergraduate year

The American Enterprise Institute is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of our scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in our belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture. A nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational organization, AEI welcomes approximately 70 undergraduate interns each summer, providing selected students with an opportunity to work directly with some of America’s most renowned scholars, economists, political scientists, and foreign policy specialists conducting research on today’s prominent public policy questions. The Institute provides an intellectually stimulating environment, rich with critical thinking, scholarship, and lively debate. The internships offer opportunities on the research side of the Institute (Economics, Health Care, Poverty Studies, Foreign and Defense Policy, Education, Politics and Public Opinion, Society and Culture) as well as on the business side (Executive Office, Development, Government Relations, External Affairs, Media Relations, Video Production, Accounting, Academic Programs, and Communications). Most successful candidates have at least a 3.5 GPA. Internships are unpaid although interns do receive breakfast and lunch in the AEI dining room and free access to all AEI conferences and events.

National Deadline: rolling applications

AEI Summer Honors Program

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: any undergraduate year

The American Enterprise Institute's Summer Honors Program connects student leaders with the ideas, research and community of AEI, one of America's preeminent think-tanks. The program is a series of one week, fully-funded educational and professional development sessions that provide students with a unique opportunity to jumpstart their careers alongside a network of peers from around the country. The sessions are focused on seminars led by scholars or policy practitioners, including renowned economists, foreign policy experts, and lawyers. Sessions also include policy briefings, high-level networking opportunities, and site visits in Washington, DC. The Summer Honors Program stipend includes housing, meals on class days, travel, and $250 for expenses during the week.

National Deadline: 15 March 2017; 2018 tba

AEI Summer Honors Program: Values & Capitalism

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: any undergraduate year

The American Enterprise Institute's Summer Honors Program connects student leaders with the ideas, research and community of AEI, one of America's preeminent think-tanks. The Values & Capitalism Summer Honors Program is a series of fully-funded, intensive, one-week seminars in Washington, DC for Christian college students. The program gives students an unparalleled chance to immerse themselves in a particular area of study with leading scholars and policy practitioners. In selective cohorts of 20–25 students, participants will attend a day of core lectures and four days of smaller, discussion-based classes focusing on various topics related to public policy, economics, law, and faith. The honors program will also offer opportunities for students to sharpen professional skills through career coaching, site visits, and networking events. For Summer 2017, the Values & Capitalism seminars are being held on 5-9 June and 19-23 June. The Summer Honors Program stipend includes housing, meals on class days, travel, and $250 for expenses during the week.

National Deadline: 15 March 2017; 2018 tba

American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) Summer Fellowship Practicum Program

Disciplines: economics, finance, business, or related fields

Year: junior || senior (at least 21 years of age)

AIER's Summer Fellowship Practicum program introduces accomplished college students, post graduates and graduate students to the Institute's mission, work, and research principles. Working closely with AIER research staff, summer fellows are immersed in the economic research process from "conception to completion." The AIER Practicum enhances Fellows' understanding of economic concepts, theories, and real world applications, and provide an opportunity to develop research, writing, and presentation skills. AIER offers a Summer Fellowship Practicum for 8 weeks during the summer months, ensuring that substantive projects are undertaken and completed, and that diverse educational forums are taking place, including an extra-curricular cultural program.

National Deadline: 15 February 2017; 2018 tba

American Press Institute Summer Fellowship

Disciplines: journalism, professional writing, or related fields

Year: any undergraduate year || recent graduates

The American Press Institute (API), an educational nonprofit organization, aims to help the news media, especially local publishers and newspaper media, advance in the digital age. API offers a 12-week summer fellowship in Arlington, Virginia, for college students or recent graduates to contribute to and learn from the Institute's efforts to conduct research, convene thought leaders, create tools and publish insights that advance innovation and sustainability in journalism. The program is for students with high levels of initiative, analytical thinking and ambitious ideas about inventing future models of journalism. API Summer Fellows are involved in Press Institute programs while also completing a specific fellowship project they proposed during the application process. The fellowship includes a $7,500 stipend.

National Deadline: 7 January 2018

Amgen Scholars Program

Disciplines: life sciences

Year: sophomore || junior || non-graduating senior

The Amgen Scholars Program provides selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world's leading educational institutions. The Program seeks to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers and to spark the interest and broaden the perspective of students considering scientific careers. Ultimately, the Program aims to increase the number of students pursuing advanced training and careers in the sciences. A signature component of the summer program is a mid-summer symposium where students hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia. The US symposium is held in California and provides students with a valuable opportunity to discuss their research and network with other Amgen Scholars from across the nation.

The 10 participating institutions are California Institute of Technology Columbia University/Barnard College, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National Institutes of Health, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, San Francisco, and Washington University in St. Louis. Each host institution has its own application process. You can apply to participate at as many host institutions as you are interested in as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. The application at each host institution requires, at a minimum, the submission of an official transcript, a letter of recommendation, and a personal statement or essay.

National Deadline: Each US host institution has its own application process, but the application deadline for all of the institutions is in early February, with the exception of the California Institute of Technology, for which the deadline is in mid-February.

Breakthrough Collaborative Teaching Fellows

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: any undergraduate year

Founded in 1978 in San Francisco, Breakthrough Collaborative has changed the lives of tens of thousands of students, utilizing a unique dual mission to increase academic opportunity for highly motivated, underserved students and put them on the trajectory of a successful college path; and inspire and develop the next generation of teachers and educational leaders. Breakthrough's innovative Students Teaching Students model serves two key constituencies: underserved, middle-school students and teaching fellows (the high school and college students) who teach and advise their middle school peers during multiple six-week academically rigorous summer sessions. A third and critical set of actors are our instructional coaches, professional educators drawn from public and private schools across the country, who supervise and guide teaching fellows as they embark on their first steps as educators. Through a series of collaborative relationships--Students Teaching Students and Teachers Training Teachers--Breakthrough initiates a learning cycle that begins in middle school and extends through adulthood.

Early Action National Deadline: 12 January 2017

National Deadline: 23 February 2017; 2018 tba

Carter Center Internships

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: rising juniors || seniors

The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. Through the Carter Center's internship program, undergraduate students receive a diverse set of opportunities to explore career options in their fields. The internship is unpaid and requires a 20-hour commitment per week to the Carter Center in Atlanta. Although the day-to-day responsibilities of interns across different programs vary, interns work directly in their fields of study, gaining valuable knowledge that can enhance their professional development; less than 30 percent of their responsibilities includes administrative duties. Additionally, interns attend a speaker series, featuring Carter Center staff and other invited guests; receive career development opportunities with senior Carter Center staff; and attend a weekend excursion to the Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia, where they have lunch with the Carters and visit historic sites devoted to their lives and work. Internships are available within three broad areas of The Carter Center: (1) Peace Programs, which strengthen freedom, democracy, and access to information in nations worldwide, securing for people the political and civil rights that are the foundation of just and peaceful societies; (2) Health Programs, which fill vacuums in global health, helping to prevent needless suffering and build hope for millions of the world's poorest people; and (3) Operations, an essential element of the Carter Center's work, which acts as a partner with the staff in the peace and health programs

National Deadline: 1 March 2018

Center for Strategic and International Studies Internship

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: rising junior || senior

Established in Washington, D.C. over 50 years ago, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to providing strategic insights and policy solutions to help decision-makers chart a course toward a better world. CSIS hosts undergraduate interns during the regular academic year and over the summer in many of its more than four dozen programs. Interns participate in a variety of activities that support individual programs, including research, writing, and project development. Interns will participate in programs offered by the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA), the in-house leadership development program at CSIS. The Academy's programming supplements the substantive work of CSIS interns with practical discussions on leadership in international affairs and training in key policy skills. Unique among Washington think tanks, AILA helps CSIS to foster the next generation of foreign policy leaders. CSIS offers full and part-time internships for undergraduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy although they are unpaid. There is limited financial aid available. CSIS accepts applications on a rolling basis for every position listed on their career page.

National Deadline: vary by program; see the FAQs page of the internship

Collegiate Network Journalism Fellowships

Disciplines: journalism || professional writing || public relations || digital media

Year: any undergraduate year

Each year the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's Collegiate Network (CN) journalism program offers paid summer internships at prominent media outlets to promising student journalists. For students seriously considering a journalism career, these positions offer writing opportunities at some of the nation's leading publications. The CN pays undergraduate summer interns stipends of approximately $5,000 for ten weeks of work at prominent media outlets. The CN offers all interns career-development assistance both informally and formally through various events and programs, including a weekend-long seminar featuring briefings with professional journalists, including former CN Fellows, who offer advice on advancing in a journalism career. Topics include pitching stories, fact-checking, cultivating sources, multimedia tips, journalistic ethics, and newsroom etiquette.

For more than 30 years, the Collegiate Network has supported independent college newspapers, magazines, and journals that serve to focus public awareness on the politicization of American college and university classrooms, curricula, student life, and the resulting decline of educational standards. They serve to raise the level of discourse on campus and provide an outlet for students to keep university faculty and administrations honest. Many prominent journalists have got their start by working for a CN publication.

National Deadline: 31 January 2018

Columbia Summer Public Health Scholars Program

Disciplines: diverse

Year: rising juniors and seniors

The College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University offers a Summer Public Health Scholars (SPHSP) program over ten-weeks in the summer. 42 rising juniors and seniors (and college graduates who have not been accepted into a graduate program) will be selected to participate in this fully funded program, which includes two weeks of orientation: the first week will take place at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in Atlanta, GA, and the second week will be at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. During orientation, scholars will be introduced to their mentors, their field placement sites, and the field of public health. Scholars have the option to take a GRE preparation course provided by Kaplan, and all scholars will be paired with health professional mentors of various health disciplines in a public health setting. Students will work under the guidance and supervision of their mentors, 3 days a week for eight weeks, gaining direct exposure to the practice of public health. Scholars will also attend 3 lecture based courses one day a week for eight weeks: Introduction to Public Health, Introduction to Epidemiology, and Health Disparities & Cultural Competence. Scholars will have the opportunity to go on supervised field trips once a week to various communities throughout the New York City metropolitan area to observe public health interventions and programs in operation. Finally, each scholar will produce a final paper and deliver a final presentation to CUMC staff, faculty, and invited guests.

National Deadline: 31 January 2017; 2018 tba

Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: any undergraduate year

Scholarships for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students to participate in beginning, intermediate, and advanced level intensive summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers. Sponsored by the United States Department of State, and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), scholarships are available for intensive overseas study in fourteen critical need languages. Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu are offered at the beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Arabic and Persian are offered at the advanced beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. And Chinese, Japanese, and Russian are offered at the intermediate and advanced levels.

All program costs are covered for participants. This includes travel between the student's home city and program location, pre-departure orientation costs, applicable visa fees, room, board, travel within country, and all entrance fees for program activities. University level credit may be available. Recipients of these scholarships will be expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.

National Deadline: 15 November 2017

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: sophomore || junior

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture. Cultural Vistas will select up to 12 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and India. Cultural Vistas Fellows will enrich their academic learning through professional internship and immersion experiences focused on entrepreneurship and innovation. One cohort of up to four fellows will travel to each international destination. Program-related travel expenses, including round-trip airfare to and within internship country; travel to New York City for pre-departure and re-entry seminars; and accommodations throughout the program are covered by the fellowship.

National Deadline: 5 January 2018

DAAD Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE)

Disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering

Year: sophomore || junior

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) administers the RISE summer internship program for undergraduate students from the U.S., Canada, and the UK. RISE interns work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of two to three months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language is English. Interns receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses; partner universities and institutions provide housing assistance.

National Deadline: 15 December 2017

DAAD University Summer Course Grant

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: sophomore || junior

This program, sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), provides scholarships for undergraduate students to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political, and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material. Scholarships are available for courses lasting a minimum of three weeks and cover tuition, room and board, in whole or in part. DAAD will also provide an international travel subsidy.

Applicants must have completed four semesters of college German (or its equivalent language proficiency) before taking up the scholarship in order to be able to participate in group projects and follow lectures in German.

National Deadline: 1 December 2017

Davis Language Fellowships for Peace

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: any undergraduate year

Kathryn Davis Fellowships cover 100% of tuition, room, and board for one summer of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in any of the eleven languages offered at the Middlebury College Language Schools: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian. The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution.

National Deadline: 15 December 2017

Department of Homeland Security, Secretary's Honors Program

Disciplines: diverse

The Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative (CSVI) is designed to give current students an opportunity to work alongside cyber leaders with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. CSVI offers summer opportunities to current undergraduate and graduate students. This nationwide program provides students the chance to gain invaluable hands-on cyber experience through challenging work projects, real-life scenarios, and mentoring from DHS cybersecurity professionals. This initiative provides a way for the Department to expand the pipeline of future cyber talent which is needed to execute the unique cybersecurity missions at DHS Component. Interns are recruited from the nation's top undergraduate and graduate programs to put their academic achievements and intellect to use during a critical time in American history. Interns will have the opportunity to apply concepts, protocols, and tools acquired through coursework in the real world by working side-by-side with experts in cybersecurity. Student assignments focus on mission areas such as identification and analysis of malicious code, forensics analysis, incident handling, intrusion detection and prevention, and software assurance. Stipends are available for eligible participants of this ten-week program.

National Deadline: 16 January 2017; 2018 tba

Department of Homeland Security STEM Summer Internship

Disciplines: homeland security-related STEM fields

Year: sophomore || junior || senior

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. The ultimate goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS and research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.

National Deadline: 7 December 2016; 2018 tba

Earthwatch Institute Internships

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: any undergraduate year

The Earthwatch Institute is an international environmental nonprofit organization that engages people in scientific field research and education--specifically, in the four areas of wildlife and ecosystems, ocean health, climate change, and archaeology and culture. To achieve their mission, they offer research expeditions around the globe. Participants on these expeditions assist top scientists as they investigate important questions about how we can better protect our planet. Earthwatch works from several offices, located in the United States, United Kingdom, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, and Brazil and with the general public, scientists, communities, educators, students, and corporate fellows. This non-profit also offers unpaid internships to undergraduate students that are listed under Jobs & Internships within the left-hand toolbar of their site, which each has its own application process and deadline.

National Deadline: vary by internship

Elm Institute Summer Seminars

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: junior || senior

The Elm Institute, an academic initiative located in New Haven, Connecticut, is a non-profit organization whose research and educational programs deal with questions of deep human concern which cut across the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines with a particular focus on questions related to the sources and use of wealth in society. The Institute aspires to strengthen civil society through the cultivation of thoughtful and courageous citizens. Vital to this mission is the summer seminar series offered by the Elm Institute each summer. Seminars are for one- to two-weeks and include these topics: The Ethics of Work and Leisure, Markets and Morals, The Economy and The Family, and The Search for Order in History. While a registration fee of $200 ($400 for The Search for Order in History) is asked for overhead purposes, tuition, lodging, and food--hosted in Yale University classrooms, housing, and dinning halls--are covered by the Elm Institute for each seminar. Reading materials are also provided free of charge and sent to participants approximately one month before the beginning of each seminar.

National Deadline: 31 March 2017; 2018 tba

Environmental Leadership Training Program

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: vary depending upon internship

The Green Corps Alumni Internship Network has nearly 350 alumni working with groups like Food & Water Watch, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and National Wildlife Federation. Many of these alumni are looking for summer interns and post their open positions within the Green Corps website.

In addition, every year Green Corps invites 25 to 35 individuals to join the Field School for Environmental Organizing. Participants will learn grassroots organizing skills from some of the top practitioners in the country while working on three to five different campaigns such as retiring dirty coal-fired power plants, protecting our drinking water, improving our food system, and building the campus fossil fuel divestment movement.

National Deadline: vary by internship

Explorers Club Youth Activity Fund Grant

Disciplines: biology, physical sciences, social sciences

Year: vary depending upon internship

The Youth Activity Fund Grant supports college undergraduates as a means to achieving its goal of fostering a new generation of explorers dedicated to the advancement of the scientific knowledge of our world. Awards range from $500 to $5,000, and generally, The Explorers Club considers research proposals in a wide array of disciplines, including: climate change, marine science, marine biology, anthropology/archaeology, plants and molds, animals, and conservation science.

National Deadline: 13 November 2017

FBI Internship Program

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: any undergraduate year

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recruits students at both the undergraduate and graduate level and fosters the next generation of FBI professionals through three programs:

Volunteer Internship Program: The FBI Volunteer Internship Program is an unpaid internship program for undergraduates in their junior or senior year, as well as graduate and post-graduate students. This internship opportunity allows students to gain a deeper understanding of FBI operations and the careers available through the Bureau while working alongside FBI employees.

FBI Cyber Internship Program: Students in this internship work alongside experts who collect and analyze information based on computer intrusion investigations. Interns work at either the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. or at select FBI Field Offices for 10 weeks during the summer months. Upon completion of this summer internship program, the FBI may offer additional internship opportunities throughout the school year.

Visiting Science Program: The FBI Visiting Scientist Program is offered through the FBI Laboratory's Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit. Students of the FBI Visiting Scientist Program conduct laboratory and computer research in analytical chemistry, molecular biology, or dataset computation alongside FBI scientists. Chosen students complete their program at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia.

National Deadline: See the website as deadlines vary.

Fulbright Summer Institutes

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: frosh || sophomore

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK. These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program. Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage, and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research, and communication skills.

National Deadline: 23 or 26 February 2017; 2018 tba

Gilman International Scholarship

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: any undergraduate year

The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to support U.S. citizen undergraduates receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year undergraduate institutions for study abroad for a semester or academic year. Students studying a Critical Need Language may receive a $3,000 supplement for a total possible award of $8,000. This program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. A number of Baylor students have been successful in this competition.

The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting U.S. citizen undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program encourages students to choose nontraditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The Gilman scholarship intends to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students of nontraditional age.

National Deadline, Summer Study Abroad: 3 October 2017 (early admission); 6 March 2018

National Deadline, Spring 2018 Study Abroad: 3 October 2017

Google News Lab Fellowship

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: any undergraduate year

The Google News lab Fellowship offers students interested in journalism and technology the opportunity to spend the summer working at relevant organizations across the world to gain valuable experience and develop lifelong contacts. Fellows receive an $8,500 stipend and $1,000 travel budget during the 10-week program, which runs from June to August each summer. The Fellowship is designed for students who are passionate about reporting and the role that technology can play in the pursuit of the craft, especially data driven journalism and freedom of expression online. The Fellowship begins at Google’s World Headquarters in Mountain View, California, after which Fellows spend the next 9 weeks embedded on projects at one of the following host organizations: Reveal from The Center of Investigative Reporting in Emeryville, California; Investigative Reporters & Editors/Computer Assisted Reporting, Columbia, Missouri; Nieman Journalism Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Pew Research Center, Washington, DC; Poynter, St. Petersburg, Florida; ProPublica, New York, New York; Matter Ventures, San Francisco, California; Witness, Brooklyn, New York.

National Deadline: 3 January 2017; 2018 tba

GRIT Global Scholars Leadership Program

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: any undergraduate year

The Foundation for Global Scholars created the GRIT (Globally Remarkable Intentional Talent) Program after observing that the young adults we serve want to make a positive global impact, but lack the resources and knowledge to do this consciously and sustainably. Through a three-stage program that begins with the GRIT Summit, GRIT scholars gain the knowledge, experience, and network to ensure they are tackling local and global challenges with a whole-community approach. The GRIT Summit is a four-day gathering in Denver, Colorado in June. This program equips participants with conscious leadership skills, cultivates design thinking, explores the relationship between good intentions and unintended consequences, works to improve communication skills with people of different backgrounds, and connects participants with mentors.

GRIT Scholars receive a $3,000 scholarship for their international experience. Scholars must participate in a program abroad for no less than 28 days on a university-accredited program or a vetted partner program. These experiences include studying, teaching, interning, skilled volunteering, and researching abroad. This time abroad will be spent immersed in the culture building relationships with community members, learning from locals, and practicing cultural competence.

National Deadline: The Foundation for Global Scholars will be restructuring its scholarship initiatives, including the proposed GRIT program, and all scholarships are on hold until further notice. Please visit their website to receive further updates.

Hearst Fellowship: Mount Vernon Historic House Internship

Disciplines: humanities and social sciences

Year: any undergraduate year

The Mount Vernon Historic House in New York City offers two summer internships for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American Studies, U.S. History, Museum Studies, Education, or Historic Preservation. Students participate in the daily work of a historic site, assisting the Museum's Education and Curatorial staff with public programs and interpretation. Fellows complete an original research project related to the Museum's interpretation of New York life (1826-1833) and present their research at the Fellows’ Symposium at summer’s end. The Museum engages with issues familiar to New Yorkers then and now: immigration, race relations, work, getting ahead, and how to enjoy life. With over 35 public programs a year, the Museum offers many ways to discover the 1830s.

The fellowship program, now in its twenty-eighth year, is funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Fellows work full-time for nine weeks in June and July and receive a $2,750 stipend.

National Deadline: 10 March 2017; 2018 tba

Hertog Foundation Fellowships

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: advanced undergraduate

The Hertog Foundation offers several highly competitive and selective educational programs for outstanding individuals who seek to influence the intellectual, civic, and political life of the United States. The Foundation offers programs in three main areas: Political Thought & Philosophy; War & Foreign Affairs; and Economics & Domestic Policy. Hertog also offers fully-funded, short-term summer seminars on topics including American political thought, American democratic capitalism, and grand strategy.

Political Studies: a six-week, full scholarship summer program in Washington, DC on politics and public policy for college undergraduates.

Economic Policy Studies: a fully funded, two-week summer seminar in Washington, DC on political economy, run in conjunction with National Affairs magazine.

War Studies: a fully funded, two-week summer seminar in Washington, DC on warfare and military doctrine, offered in conjunction with the Institute for the Study of War. The program aims to educate advanced undergraduate students about the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces.

National Deadline: early decision, 5 December 2016; national deadline, 6 February 2017; 2018 tba

Howard Hughs Medical Institute Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Program

Disciplines: STEM || premedicine

Year: any undergraduate year

The Janelia Undergraduate Scholars program is a 10-week summer program aimed at well-prepared, independent, committed students with significant research experience. Previous scholars have worked on a range of projects in Janelia labs, including helping to identify the neurons that control feeding behavior in fruit flies, designing better labeling molecules for use with sophisticated microscopy, recording from salamander retinal ganglion cells to learn about the motion tracking system, and developing computer programs for automated image analysis.

Janelia undergraduate scholars live in two interconnected townhouses in the onsite housing village and may dine on-campus throughout their stay. The program covers all living expenses, including housing, food, and travel to and from Janelia. Students also receive a $4,500 stipend. We accept undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students who have not committed to a PhD program.

Janelia undergraduate scholars are among the very best future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are interested in exploring: Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience; Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience; Chemical & Molecular Tool Development; Theory and Computational Neuroscience; Evolution and Genetics; Instrumentation and Computational Tool Development; Optical Physics and Imaging; and Structural Biology and Biochemistry.

National Deadline: 6 January 2017; 2018 tba

Hudson Institute Political Studies Fellowship

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: junior || senior

Hudson Institute Political Studies offers roughly 18 undergraduates a fellowship in political theory and practice that will broaden and deepen their understanding of public policy and American political principles. The Institute is held at Georgetown University; students participate free of charge, are given complimentary accommodations, and receive a $3000 stipend to offset travel and other ancillary expenses. This six-week summer program includes 3 components: rigorous seminars led by master teachers on week-long topics in political theory and public policy; a series of policy workshops led by think tank experts and experienced government officials; and a distinguished speaker series drawn from national leaders of government, business, journalism, the military and the academy.

National Deadline: 20 February 2017; 2018 tba

Humanity in Action Fellowship

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: sophomore || junior || senior

Humanity in Action Fellows participate in an annual month-long human rights fellowship program held each summer in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, or Warsaw. All Fellows from the U.S. begin their programs in Washington, DC at a special orientation hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations. Humanity in Action fully covers the cost of participation in the program, including housing and most meals. The selection committee seeks candidates who have a demonstrated interest in human rights and social justice and who possess entrepreneurship and leadership potential, intellectual curiosity, and social maturity.

National Deadline: 8 January 2018

Humanity in Action-John Lewis Fellowship

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: sophomore || junior || senior

The John Lewis Fellowship is a new Humanity in Action Fellowship program in Atlanta, Georgia. In partnership with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., Humanity in Action will bring together a group of 30 American and European university students and recent graduates for an intensive program about diversity and civil rights in America. The program honors Congressman John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement.

National Deadline: 8 January 2018

Institute for Responsible Citizenship Summer Washington Program

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: sophomore

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship's (IRC) primary goal is to inspire and equip the nation's best and brightest African American men to use their extraordinary talents to serve others. Since 2003, the Institute has grown to serve more than 150 scholars and alumni across the country, challenging them to translate their success into greatness. Fellows participate in the IRC's Washington Program, which includes high-level internships in their fields of interest; the Lynde and Harry Bradley Seminar on Economic and Constitutional Principles; comprehensive leadership and professional development workshops; and private briefings with some of the nation's most prominent public and private sector leaders. The IRC supplements these activities with extensive support from the Institute's alumni, staff, and friends. Most importantly, the scholars become a part of a genuine network that will support them in their lives.

During the first summer of the program, which is a two summer commitment, students focus on classes, internships, meetings with inspirational leaders, and bonding with the other young men in their cohort. Professional development, character development, mentorship, and graduate school preparation are priorities for the second summer, and students still work full-time at internships. Housing is provided by the Institute, and if students are not placed in a paid internship, they will receive stipends to help cover living expenses.

National Deadline: 15 February 2017; 2018 tba

International Leadership Foundation (ILF) Civic Fellowship

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: any undergraduate year

The ILF Civic Fellowship is a leadership development program based in Washington, DC, for Asian Pacific American undergraduate students. Each year, roughly 30 outstanding college students are inducted into the summer-long Fellowship program and participate in a supervised training curriculum. These students are subsequently placed in an 8-week public service internship in a federal agency, non-profit/non-government organization, or a congressional office as they also attend educational seminars. Fellows receive a $2000 stipend and participate in the CAPAL Washington Leadership Program, are mentored by ILF Fellow Alumni and Leadership, and attend, among other events, the Union Station Dinner, Monument Tour, and ILF Annual Conference/Gala.

National Deadline: 1 February 2018

Joint Program in Survey Methodology Junior Fellows Program

Disciplines: mathematics, statistics, computer science, economics, information systems

Year: rising juniors and seniors

The University of Maryland, College Park, offers a graduate degree in survey methodology that draws from diverse disciplines including statistics, economics, sociology, psychology, and computer science and offers courses constructed without regard to traditional disciplinary boundaries. The faculty who teach in the program are drawn from the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan, Westat, and other organizations. There are concentrations in statistical science, social and psychological science, and data science. As part of this department, housed within Maryland’s School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the Junior Fellows Program provides summer internships for undergraduates as paid research assistants at one of the Federal Statistical Agencies.

Junior Fellows will be expected to work 40 hours a week on tasks associated with the development, deployment, and analysis of surveys. Each fellowship is unique and tasks vary significantly from cognitive interviewing to data cleaning to interviewer training to imputation to data analysis. In order to ensure a rewarding experience for all, the program attempts to match Junior Fellows with positions based on interest and experience. In addition to working, Junior Fellows attend weekly seminars covering a variety of aspects of survey methodology as well as visit other Federal Statistical Agencies to broaden their understanding of and exposure to the Federal Statistical System. Each Junior Fellow can expect to be paid, at a minimum, $4,500 - $5,000 over 10 weeks, and housing is also provided as part of the fellowship.

National Deadline: 2018 tba

Koch Fellows Program

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: any undergraduate year

For more than two decades, Charles G. Koch has given professionals and students opportunities to turn their passion for liberty into careers through professional education programs. The Koch Institute offers three distinct, 10-week summer programs: the Koch Fellow Program in Policy, the Koch Fellow Program in Development, and the Koch Fellow Program in Communications.

Koch, Policy combines policy work experience with professional education. Through this 10-week summer program, fellows are connected to policy and research roles at more than 80 think tanks and non-profit organizations across the country, as well as directly with professors. Alongside this in-depth work experience on a variety of federal and state issues, fellows undertake a rigorous curriculum of market-based policy analysis, participate in professional education seminars, and engage in theoretical discourse on the ideas of a free society. Policy Fellows intern at a state, federal, or single-issue policy organization located in the Washington, DC, area and attend weekly night lectures on popular policy issues. Stipends are up to $4500.

Koch, Development combines development experience with professional education. Programming is broad-based and avocational. Through the program, fellows are placed in fundraising and development roles at liberty-advancing non-profit organizations. This ten-week summer program begins with an opening seminar in the DC metro area in preparation for an eight-week internship in a development role. Weekly evening lectures feature experts on various topics. Stipends are up to $4500.

Koch, Communications combines communications work experience with professional education. Programming includes sessions on topics such as op-ed writing, pitching, public speaking, media training, and case studies of successful communications efforts. Through the program, fellows are placed in public relations, media relations, and other communications roles at liberty-advancing non-profit organizations in DC and throughout the states. Fellows attend an opening seminar in the DC metro area and attend weekly evening lectures. In their internship, Fellows will develop their skills in writing op-eds, press releases, crisis communications, and more. Stipends are up to $4500.

National Deadline: rolling admission; see the Koch Institute website

Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: sophomore || junior

The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO: using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.

The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy. Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. The average fellowship award amount is $2,500.

National Deadline for summer travel: 28 February 2017; program may be suspended

Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

Disciplines: humanities, social sciences, life sciences

Year: rising juniors and seniors

The Leadership Alliance started as a partnership of 23 institutions that came together in 1992 to develop underrepresented students into outstanding leaders and role models in academia, business, and the public sector. Today, this consortium has grown to more than 30 institutions and private industry who have provided research and networking experiences to over 4,000 young scholars. Integral to the Leadership Alliance is the Summer Research-Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), which offers fully funded summer internships for undergraduates and provides them with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to PhD or MD-PhD programs. SR-EIP offers closely mentored research experiences in the life and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities at over 20 research institutions across the country, including Brown University, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, and University of Colorado. The internship extends over 8-10 weeks in the summer. Participants receive a stipend and also funding travel and housing expenses. The research program culminates in students’ making oral or poster presentations at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium.

National Deadline: 1 February 2018

Library of Congress Junior Fellows

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: any undergraduate year

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program offers undergraduate and graduate students insights into the environment, culture, and collections of the world's largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. The focus of the program is on increasing access to special, legal, and copyright collections, and promoting awareness and appreciation of the Library's services to researchers including Congressional members, scholars, students, teachers, and the general public. In the past, summer fellows have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic, and musical gems representing rich cultural, creative, and intellectual resources. The internship is for 10 weeks during the summer; interns receive $3000 in compensation for their work.

National Deadline: Applications are processed through Monster Government Solutions, the federal government's electronic application system. Please go to usajobs.gov for informationon applying for the LOC program.

Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Disciplines: health sciences

Year: rising juniors and seniors

Each summer, approximately 130 undergraduate students come to Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, to work for ten weeks beside young and established scientists on a broad range of biomedical research questions. SURF fellows conduct their own small research project or work on part of an ongoing research investigation for 10 weeks; develop their technical skills; and participate in a special weekly seminar series that introduces them to rapidly progressing research areas. Candidates must be current students attending a U.S. university and seriously considering a biomedical research career as a Ph.D. or MD-Ph.D. Fellows receive a $6000 stipend.

National Deadline: 1 February 2018

Mt. Vernon Leadership Fellows Program

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: sophomore

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program is a fully paid, five and a half week summer residential program for rising juniors who desire to make a difference. We invite rising third-year students from diverse academic disciplines to join us near Washington, D.C. to immerse themselves in a leadership development program inspired by George Washington and today's foremost leaders. This select, small cohort will engage in dynamic leadership education curriculum, interact with nationally recognized corporate, government, and military leaders in the nation's capital; and discover how to change the world through self-reflection, exciting experiential activities, and a community service-focused capstone project.

National Deadline: 11 January 2017; 2018 application opens in November

MoMA Seasonal Internships

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: sophomore || junior || senior

The Museum of Modern Art in New York offers undergraduate students seasonal internships to provide them with practical experience in a specific area of museum work. In addition to departmental work, each Tuesday interns participate in professional development activities designed to increase understanding of the Museum's various collections, exhibitions, and departments. The Museum hosts approximately 30 interns per season in just about every department. Participants may arrange for academic credit through their school, but it is certainly not a requirement.

National Deadline: 12 October 2016

Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) program

Disciplines: biology, premedicine, public health

Year: junior || senior || recent college graduate

The Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) program is a national program designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral science research careers. The program provides support for undergraduate and graduate students to do research work overseas. MIRT is funded by The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health as part of the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MIRT/MHIRT) Program. The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health MIRT Program (formerly the University of Washington MIRT Program) builds on established linkages with academic institutions throughout the world including in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Republic of Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, and Australia. Students spend 8-12 weeks (beginning mid-June) at the foreign research site.

National Deadline: 6 January 2017

National Gallery of Art Summer Internship

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: graduating seniors

Since 1964, the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Nine-week summer internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head. Biweekly museum seminars introduce interns to the broad spectrum of museum work, and to Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions. Eligibility varies according to internship. A few are geared to undergraduates in their senior/final year of study, but most are for currently enrolled graduate students of all levels. Please check prerequisites carefully. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program and extneds from June to August each summer.

National Deadline: 13 January 2017

NICCS (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies) Internships

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: vary according to internship

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) is a key resource of cybersecurity information working to develop a technologically-skilled workforce, a cyber-savvy public, and an effective pipeline of future employees. The U.S. is making a substantial investment in developing the workforce of cybersecurity professionals and informing the public about how to manage personal safety online. NICCS is a national resource available to anyone from government, industry, academia, and the general public who seeks to learn more about cybersecurity and opportunities in the field. NICCS is managed by the Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch (CEA) within the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C). CEA promotes cybersecurity awareness, training, and education and career structure, with the added goal of broadening the Nation's volume of cybersecurity workforce professionals. NICCS administers government and private company internships in this field and maintains an extensive database of internship opportunities.

National Deadline: vary according to program

NIST/Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in Science/Engineering

Disciplines: science || math ||engineering

Year: any undergraduate year

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program invites undergraduate researchers in science, mathematics, and engineering to apply for opportunities to work closely with researchers at NIST through one of its two programs: SURF Gaithersburg, MD and SURF Boulder, CO. Applications for participation in the SURF program are only accepted through Baylor, and not from students individually and require a single proposal from the institution. In the Maryland SURF program, students can participate in any one of the seven NIST laboratories: Material Measurement Laboratory, Physical Measurement Laboratory, Communications Technology Laboratory, Engineering Laboratory, Information Technology Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, NIST Center for Neutron Research.

In the Colorado SURF program, students choose from 5 areas of study for their fellowship: Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Science, and Physics.

SURFing is a partnership, supported by NIST, NSF, and the participating colleges/universities. This program provides meaningful research opportunities for approximately 130 students in the Maryland program and 22 in the Colorado program. The two SURF programs are distinct and thus, please note, an application for one SURF program does not constitute an application for the other.

National Deadline: 15 February 2017

National Park Service Internships

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: any undergraduate year

The National Park Service Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical experience in cultural resource management programs in the National Park Service headquarters, field offices, and parks, and in other federal agencies. Working under the direction of experienced historic preservation professionals, students undertake short-term research and administrative projects. Students learn about and contribute to the national historic preservation programs and the federal government's preservation and management of historic properties. Short-term internships are available in the summer. The internship program is operated jointly with the National Council for Preservation Education.

National Deadline: 28 October 2016

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU)

Disciplines: computer science, economics, engineering, ethics, math, the sciences, social sciences

Year: any undergraduate year

As part of their work as the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental sciences and engineering (except for medical sciences), the NSF offers summer internships for undergraduates known as REUs. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location. By using the search engine linked from this page, you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.

National Deadline: vary according to internship

The Open Science Data Cloud (OSDC) NSF-sponsored Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Summer Research Fellowship in Data Intensive Science

Disciplines: a field related to computing or a data intensive science

Year: rising seniors

The Open Science Data Cloud (OSDC) NSF-sponsored Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program is driven by two main goals: to use the Open Science Data Cloud to train the next generation of scientists (graduate students and early career researchers) in data science and to sponsor their travel so that they can collaborate on data science research projects with OSDC partners in the United Kingdom, Namibia, the Netherlands, Japan, China, Brazil, and other countries; and also to perform research to improve scientific clouds, including their software stack, the software service they run, and the algorithms that support these services and to use the resulting knowledge to improve the OSDC.

The OSDC PIRE program provides up to 15 competitive summer fellowships abroad at one of our international partner sites to qualified students and early career scientists to develop skills in data intensive computing and work on research projects involving big data and cloud computing.

National Deadline: TBA

ORISE Internships & Scholarships

Disciplines: science || engineering

Year: any undergraduate year

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) sponsors more than 50 research programs for undergraduate students at national laboratories and other federal research facilities in 24 states and some outside the United States. ORISE programs include research experiences at Department of Energy national laboratories as well as other federal agencies with research facilities located across the country as well some positions outside the United States.

National Deadline: vary according to agency

Pathways Internship Program with the US State Department

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: vary according to internship

The U.S. Department of State's Pathways Internship Program offers numerous internships. Pathways is looking for students who are diverse, culturally-aware, adaptable, well-rounded, and strategic problem solvers, who are seeking a substantive internship that would give them insight into US foreign policy and diplomacy.

National Deadline: vary according to internship

Public Policy and International Affairs Summer Internship (PPIA)

Participating Universities: Carnegie Mellon, Michigan, Princeton, UC Berkeley, Maryland

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: junior

The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a national program that prepares young adults for an advanced degree and ultimately for careers and influential roles serving the public good. PPIA has an outreach focus on students from groups who are underrepresented in leadership positions in government, nonprofits, international organizations, and other institutional settings. This focus stems from a core belief that our citizens are best served by public managers, policy makers, and community leaders who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

The PPIA Junior Summer Institutes (JSI) have been the hallmark of the PPIA Fellowship Program for over 20 years. JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators, and other leadership roles in public service. The JSI curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues, and leadership topics, all designed to sharpen the students' quantitative, analytic, and communication skills. Extracurricular activities are also included. These skills are vital for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs. The successful completion of a summer institute is a requirement for PPIA Fellows.

National Deadline: 1 November 2017

Rangel Summer Scholars

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: sophomore || junior || senior

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduates with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects 15-20 participants each year from universities throughout the United States. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC. The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day. It also provides a stipend of $3,200. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students and U.S. citizens, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline.

National Deadline: 1 February 2018

Smithsonian Internships

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: varies according to internship

Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. The Smithsonian's mission is to shape the future by preserving our American heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world. The Office of Fellowships & Internships administers and catalogs the many (many) internship opportunities with the museum complex. Smithsonian internships are learning experiences guided by a mentor, occurring during a specific time frame, which provide benefits relating to an intern's education, coursework, or career goals. With stated learning objectives and a mentor's commitment, interns may be appointed for a term of up to six months. As an intern's experiential education progresses, with revised learning objectives and a renewed commitment from a mentor, they may be reappointed. Because each unit of the Smithsonian (Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Libraries, American Art Museum, etc.) understands the learning opportunities it can offer best, each unit manages their own internship application process directly.

National Deadline: vary according to internship

Student Conservation Association Internships

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: any undergraduate year

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) offers internships in numerous disciplines--including environmental education, water quality monitoring, forestry, archaeology, and public outreach. Interns work closely with a partner agency or organization to gain firsthand experience in the field. Internships are 3-12 month, expense-paid opportunities to preserve environmental and cultural resources. The SCA maintains a database of postings for internships throughout the US, which applicants must access and search via their website.

National Deadline: vary according to internship

Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program especially designed for students who will be representing their state as well as the United States, acting as ambassadors to Taiwan. Upon returning to the United States, students will be expected to act as ambassadors of good will for both the United States and Taiwan whenever the opportunity presents itself. TUSA wants to create closer friendships and understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan. To accomplish this objective, TUSA offers a unique program to university undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in studying Mandarin (Chinese) language and learning about Taiwanese culture. The program is based at one of Taiwan’s largest and most prestigious schools, the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU, http://www.ncku.edu.tw) and its Chinese Language Center, located in the historic city of Tainan. The study period extends from June to August each summer.

National Deadline: early admission decision 15 February 2017; national 31 March 2017

Tax Foundation Internship

The Tax Foundation is a nonpartisan, educational organization that conducts tax policy research and designs tax policy at the federal, state, and local levels. The Foundation describes its core principles as simplicity: the belief that tax codes should be easy for taxpayers to comply with and for governments to administer and enforce; transparency: the conviction that tax policies should clearly and plainly define what taxpayers must pay and when they must pay it; neutrality: the position that the purpose of taxes is to raise needed revenue, not to favor or punish specific industries, activities, and products; and stability: the view that taxpayers deserve consistency and predictability in the tax code. As part of their work, the Tax Foundation offers internships to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to tax policy principles, which they apply in assessing and advancing public policy. While data entry and routine tasks are part of the internship, the majority of the work is substantive and focused in one of five key areas: federal tax policy, state tax policy, tax law, marketing, and development. Interns are afforded flexibility to attend events, lectures, and seminars around Washington, D.C., and each is assigned a staff mentor. Full-time interns receive a stipend of $920 per half-month. Tax Foundation internships are available each fall, spring, and summer, and applications are considered on a rolling basis.

National Deadline: rolling admission

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: junior || senior

ThinkSwiss offers 15 scholarships for research in Switzerland, which support highly motivated U.S. undergraduate students (all fields) to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2-3 months. The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship program provides a monthly scholarship of CHF 1,050 (approx. USD 1,000) for a period of 2 to 3 months (CHF 3,150 maximum). Recipients of the scholarship will participate in a blog to share experiences during the research period in Switzerland. Upon return to the U.S., recipients must carry out at least one activity as a student "ambassador," promoting Swiss research.

National Deadline: 31 January 2017

White House Internship Program

Disciplines: diverse majors

Year: undergraduate and graduate students, recent college graduates

The White House Internship Program offers young leaders from across the nation an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and gain exposure to the public service sector. This unpaid internship allows interns to work, full-time, for a White House department, such as Legislative Affairs, Political Strategy & Outreach, and Cabinet Affairs. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events. While the interns' responsibilities and tasks vary by department, all interns are united through weekly events including a weekly speaker series with senior staff members and small group meetings exploring different policy aspects of the Executive Office of the President through speakers and discussion. Most importantly, the internship experience includes an emphasis on service and interns participate in regularly scheduled service projects at schools and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C.

National Deadline for Summer: 12 January 2018

Wilson Center Research Assistant Internship Program

Disciplines: diverse

Year: junior ||senior

Most interns are at least seniors in the undergraduate level, though strongly qualified juniors (at the time of application) will be considered.

The Woodrow Wilson Center, chartered by Congress as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation's key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community.

The majority of interns at The Wilson Center serve as research assistants or scholar interns for visiting scholars. Research assistants are talented college students from universities around the country who combine part-time hours at the Center with their studies and with other activities. A research assistant typically works 12-15 hours a week per scholar. A position as a research assistant is particularly appropriate for a college student planning to move on to graduate studies, or for college students wishing to develop a deeper understanding of their field of study. In addition to assisting with research, interns have the opportunity to network with experts in their chosen fields. The Center has at least 60 research interns at any one time, many of whom are replaced at the end of each academic term. Internship appointments are generally consistent with academic semesters (i.e. Fall, Spring, Summer) and last approximately nine to twelve weeks.

Most research assistants do an internship for academic credit and do not receive a stipend. Typical research assistants are students of political science; U.S. government/politics; international relations; history (including US history); foreign languages; international affairs; regional studies; economics; public policy; security studies; journalism and similar disciplines, though students of many other fields of study have sometimes been selected. New scholars are constantly arriving at the Wilson Center, and it can be difficult to predict what specific projects will be carried out in the future. For that reason, all interested students are encouraged to apply.

Priority national deadlines: 15 October for Spring term; 31 March for Summer term; and 16 July for Fall term