Public Service Opportunities
Campion Institute Summer Fellowships
The Campion Institute awards Summer Fellowships to select, competitive students who intend to use their summers to prepare and strengthen their applications for major external awards. University endorsement of applicants is required.
Center for Strategic and International Studies Internships
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. Most internships are unpaid; some stipends available. Fall and Spring semester internships also available.
CIA Undergraduate Summer Internship
For undergraduate students only. Must be a combination of one semester and one summer, or two summer internships. Open to students in various fields of study of significance to CIA.
The Council of American International Affairs Fellowship
Enables six undergraduate students per year to come to Washington, D.C. and participate in a summer program that combines mentoring by former US ambassadors, academic studies in international affairs, and an internship with the State Department.
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)
CLS offers summer language institutes in thirteen critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.
DAAD RISE Summer Internship
Interns in fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering are matched with doctoral students in research groups across Germany. For undergraduates only. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the DAAD campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, email@example.com.
DAAD University Summer Course Grant
Scholarships to attend 3 to 4-week summer courses at German universities which focus on the literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern Germany. Also involves an extensive extracurricular program. For full-time students only. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the DAAD campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Defense Intelligence Agency Undergraduate Training Assistance Program
DIA's Summer Internship Program provides promising undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical work experience in the areas of analysis, research, report writing, oral briefings, policy development, program management, and computer applications related to the intelligence field. Interns are appointed for a 10 to 12 week period from June through August, as full-time, temporary employees. Available to freshmen and sophomores interested in public service careers.
Defense Intelligence Agency Summer Intern Program
For enrolled students only. Ten-week appointments in positions involving analysis, research, report writing, oral briefings, policy development, program management, and computer applications related to the intelligence field.
Department of Homeland Security Scholarship
DHS Scholarships provide two years’ tuition and a 10-week summer internship related to the Department of Homeland Security. Available to sophomores (or juniors, if in a five-year program) who are studying a HS-STEM field (homeland security, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships
The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellows receive a stipend and placement in summer professional positions with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, and the U.S. Embassies in London and Paris. Available to juniors and seniors who have been accepted into the State Department summer internship program.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Programs
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students at REU Sites in the US and abroad. Each student is associated with a specific research project, working 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. Placements involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing NSF research programs or in projects designed for the REU program. Students apply directly to an REU site.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students 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. 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.
ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship
ThinkSwiss Scholarships support highly motivated and qualified U.S. and Canadian undergraduate and graduate students to get a research experience or to participate in a summer school course in Switzerland. For enrolled students only.
UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes
The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four week programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. Available to current freshmen and sophomores.
Humanity in Action
The Humanity in Action Fellowship is a year-long program dedicated to the exploration of communities and how they co-exist across the globe. Fellows first participate in an intensive four-week educational program in either Atlanta, Berlin, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Sarajevo, or Copenhagen, where they will investigate topics such as human rights, democracy, and structural injustice through workshops, local site visits, and discussions with local organization representatives. Fellows then return home to develop civil society initiatives in their own communities.
PPIA Junior Summer Institutes
The PPIA Junior Summer Institute Fellowship is a rigorous program for undergraduates committed to careers in public service. Candidates must be in their junior year during the time of application and have plans to obtain a master’s or joint degree in public policy, policy administration, international affairs or a related field. Fellows will study at the campus of one of its five participating universities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, Michigan, or Minnesota and will receive a living stipend and additional support for tuition, travel, and housing.
The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is a two-year professional development program for recent graduates to launch their careers in the social impact sector. Candidates must be college seniors at the time of application and be eligible to work in the U.S. for the duration of the fellowship. Fellows are assigned to work at leading nonprofit organizations in Boston, NYC, and Philadelphia, where they engage in direct service and explore key issues of social inequity. Leadership skills are also developed through retreats, individual mentoring, and networking events. Fellows will receive a salary of $30,000 each year, health-care benefits, a subway-pass, and $2,000 end-of-fellowship bonus.