Resources from External Sources
Social Science Majors
American Economic Association Summer Training Program Minority Fellowship
Six-week program to help talented undergraduate students learn skills and conduct research in economics in preparation for studies at the doctoral level. Primary consideration given to rising Sophomores and Juniors planning on pursuing a PhD in economics. The Minority Fellowships are open to qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents, with a preference for those who are members of historically disadvantaged racial or ethnic minority groups and who advance the diversity of the economics profession.
Anthony Shadid Intern Program, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
Intern program offered by the Research Institute of the ADC, an Arab-American civil-rights organization. Offers a variety of positions for leadership development and educates students on issues of civil rights, the Arab heritage, and current events in the Middle East. While the program is primarily oriented to Arab-American students, they encourage applicants from all ethnic backgrounds. These are 11 week internships in Washington, D.C.. There is a stipend of $1,500 for undergraduates and $2,000 for graduate students.
Center for Strategic and International Studies Internships
The CSIS offers full and part-time internships in the fall, spring and summer for undergraduates, advanced students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. Interns participate in a variety of activities that support individual programs, including research, writing, and project development. Applicant must be eligible to work in the US.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
Six-week program at Howard University designed to provide students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, enhance their knowledge and skills to pursue international affairs careers, and expose them to career opportunities. Open to full-time undergraduate students who will complete their sophomore year before the program begins. The Program encourages the involvement of African American and other minority group students. Students take three academic courses and attend additional seminars. Students receive tuition, travel, room and board, as well as a stipend.
Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program
The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program combines a paid public policy internship with two career and policy seminars. Fellows gain real-world experience, take a crash course in market-based policy analysis, and acquire the professional skills necessary to effect change. Participating internship hosts include more than 80 think tanks and policy organizations across the United States. Koch Summer Fellows work with others on research projects throughout the summer. The program provides housing assistance and travel costs, seminars and speakers, and a stipend.
Heritage Foundation Internship Program
The program is to train, equip, and develop tomorrow's young conservative leaders. Paid interns are given substantive work, acquire policy expertise, and build marketable skills. Interns work with Heritage experts on foreign and domestic policy issues in such areas as energy and the environment, the rule of law, homeland security, and health care. For those interested in business, Heritage offers the opportunity to work in communications and marketing, development, coalition building and outreach, and government relations.
National Park Service - Historic Preservation Training Program
Funded summer internships to train future historians, archaeologists, architects, curators, planners, and archivists by fostering awareness of the National Park Services cultural resource management activities.
National Science Foundation - Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (REU)
Summer research opportunities in all fields of the sciences (including some social sciences), mathematics, and engineering. Each site, based at a university, consists of about 10 students who work in the research program of the host university. Stipends and in most cases housing and travel funds. Complete list of locations on website, start checking late fall/early spring semester. Students apply to the university hosting the REU, not to NSF.
Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute
Programs focused on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals and other leadership roles in public service. Located at UC Berkeley, Michigan, Carnegie Mellon, Maryland, and Princeton, students apply in their junior year. Underrepresented minority students are encouraged to apply. Recipients receive full tuition for the summer program, room and board, books, GRE prep, and a stipend. After completing the summer program, fellows are recruited by graduate schools who belong to the PPIA Consortium where they are entitled to $5,000 towards tuition - very often they receive well above that amount.
Ralph Bunche Summer Institute
Annual summer program, sponsored by the American Political Science Association, to introduce minority students to graduate study and to encourage application to Ph.D programs. The academically intensive program is designed to simulate the graduate school experience, provide mentoring, and expand academic opportunities for students from underrepresented groups. Application is made in the junior year. The program provides travel, room and board and books, plus a stipend.