Financial Opportunities for Graduate Students


Anthropology Internship Program

These internships, offered through the American Museum of Natural History, support undergraduate and graduate projects relating to collections or ongoing research interests of the curatorial staff in the museum of in the field. Collections & research are focused on North, South and Meso-American archaeology & ethnology, Asian, African & Pacific ethnology, and Human Biology. Internships also awarded in Collections Management, Archives and Conservation.

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Application Deadline:

  • Fall Session - August 27, 2014.
  • Spring Session - This year's deadline has passed. Next deadline expected December 2014.
  • Summer Session - April 1, 2014.

Applied Social Issues Internship Program

Offered through the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, this program provides awards randing from $300 to $2,500 to college seniors, graduate students, and first-year postdoctoral researchers in psychology, applied social science, and related areas, for social issues research in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group, or other not-for-profit organization that will benefit from the project. Eligibility is limited to SPSSI members. Cost sharing is desirable.

Other awards are available with different deadlines. Please see web site for details.

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Application Deadline: April 25, 2014.

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Summer Internships in Editing and Reporting

This fund supports annual summer internships in business reporting and newspaper copy editing. Free pre-internship training seminars are held on college campuses and weekly salaries start at $350 for a minimum of 10 weeks. Interns who return to college full-0time the following fall will also receive $1,000 scholarships from the fund. The application process includes completion of a copy-editing or business reporting exam.

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Application Deadline: This year's deadline has passed. Next deadline expected November 2014.

ETS Summer Internship Program

Offered through Educational Testing Services, this program provides research internships for full-time doctoral students.

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Application Deadline: February 1, 2014.

Faculty Diversity Internship Program

Offered by the Los Rios Community College District, this program provides opportunities for qualified individuals to learn and practice teaching strategies from experienced faculty members. The primary goals of the program are to increase diversity of Los Rios full and part-time faculty, to recruit and provide qualified graduate students an opportunity to become Los Rios faculty as a career choice, and to provide an opportunity for Los Rios faculty to mentor prospective faculty.

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Application Deadline: This year's deadline has passed. Next deadline expected August 2014.

FLETC College Intern Program

Offered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, this program supports 12-week residential internships at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) for U.S. graduate students or senior-year undergraduates who are majoring in criminal justice, criminology, or a related field, and are planning to pursue federal law enforcement careers. Interns are assigned a mentor and spend 50 percent time on an FLETC project and 50 percent on studies and training.

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Application Deadline: 

  • Fall Session - Deadline expected May 2014.  Please check web site for updates.
  • Winter/Spring Session - Deadline expected September 2014.  Please check web site for updates.
  • Summer Session - January 31, 2014.

Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) Internship Program

This program, offered through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), supports undergraduate juniors and seniors and first-year graduate students who are pursuing degrees in aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, computer science, atmospheric science, astrophysics, physics, chemistry, or selected space disciplines of interest for a paid internship at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia. Applicants can apply for multiple sessions at the same time, but must submit by the first session's deadline.

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Application Deadline:

  • Summer Session - February 1, 2014.
  • Fall Session - Next deadline expected June 2014.
  • Spring Session - Next deadline expected October 2014.

Native American Congressional Internships

Offered through the Morris K. Udall Foundation, this program provides 12 Native American students (members of recognized Tribes) with $1,200 plus airfare, dormitory lodging and a daily allowance to learn about the Federal Government. Participants will also receive practical experience in the legislative process and governmental proceedings. Dissertation support is also available for individuals working in environmental policy/conflict resolution.

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Application Deadline: January 31, 2014.

Summer Student Science Internships at the National Science Foundation

Offered through the Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network, this program is a ten-week summer internship that will take place May 25­July 31, 2009 at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA. Students majoring in the following areas are encouraged to apply: Computer science (Junior or Senior with experience in Java programming and/or database), Geosciences/ Environmental science, Biology (at least 5 needed), Atmospheric science/Meteorology, Mathematics, Chemical/mechanical/electrical/biomedical engineering, Political science, Journalism (someone with creative writing experience, with a science background), Social science, Science education.

Each internship will provide round-trip airfare, assistance with local transportation costs, summer housing on a local college campus, and a stipend ($3,000 for undergraduate students and $4,000 for graduate students), payable in three installments.

To be eligible for science internships at NSF, an applicant must be a citizen or national of the United States and must be a rising junior or senior, or a graduate student, currently enrolled in a science or engineering degree program at a minority-serving institution or at a non-minority institution with a track record in producing science and/or engineering graduates from underrepresented groups.

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Application Deadline: February 14, 2014.