Experiential OpportunitiesThis page provides an eclectic list of competitive internships, work fellowships, research gigs, and gap-year programs that might also interest students who apply for national scholarships. If you are looking for traditional internships associated with your field of study, The Career Center tracks and facilitates many great opportunities.
Engage in hands-on research at 1 of 10 prestigious institutions in the U.S.
The Center for Disease Control has a variety of shorter-term internships and one- or two-year fellowships in multiple areas.
Congressional Hunger Center
Post BA opportunity to work on hunger and poverty issues
Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs
Deadline: January 11, 2022
Public sector experience and leadership training through internship placements in one of five major cities.
DAAD RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2021
Research internships in Germany.
DOE (Department of Energy) Internships
Deadline will vary with the program
- Clean Cities Workforce Development
- DOE Scholars Program
- General Counsel
- Office of Technology Transitions Entrepreneurship Program
- Science Undergraduate Laboratory
Echoing Green Fellowship
Deadline: November 2, 2021
Provides funding for social entrepreneurs.
English Teaching Assistant Opportunities
Look at the Fulbright ETA opportunity. Here are other options to consider:
- Spain: North American Language and Culture Assistants
- South Korea: EPIK/TaLK
- Japan: JET
- France: TAPIF
- China: Teach for China and CEAIE
- Austria: U.S. Teaching Assistantships
- Chile: English Opens Doors Program
- Thailand: Teach Thailand Corps
FAO Schwarz Fellowship
Deadline: February 10, 2022 Campus Deadline: none
Two-year experience working at leading nonprofit organizations.
Deadline: Late April
A paid, year-long program working
Deadline: October 15, 2021 Campus Deadline: none
Summer research experience in Canada.
Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program
Deadline: January 31, 2022
$4,000 stipend to cover expenses, a 10-12 week summer internship with Departments of Transportation or Commerce.
Gaither Junior Fellows Program
Deadline: January 14, 2022 Campus Deadline: TBA
Paid year as research assistant for the Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace.
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Deadline: January 7, 2022 for Fall 2022
Six to nine month paid fellowship in Washington D.C. addressing peace/security issues.
Hertog Foundation Summer Fellows
Deadline: March 1, 2022
One-week residential or multiple week summer programs focusing on constitutional history and debates.
Humanities at Hertog
Deadline: December 1, 2021
Online seminars centered around an enduring literary work.
Humanity in Action Fellowship
Deadline: February 14, 2021
Summer program exploring national histories of discrimination and resistance at various European sites or in Atlanta.
Institute of Current World Affairs
Two-year independent immersion fellowship abroad for those interested in foreign affairs or cultures.
Deadline: April 2, 2021
Public service oriented intership in Washington, DC.
Lead for America
Deadline: varies by program
Designed to enhance leadership skills while establishing relationships with local government.
Mellon Curatorial Fellowship
Two-year fellowship designed for first or second year students of color interested in Art History, History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, or other cultural studies.
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows
Deadline: January 31, 2021
Only sophomores may apply. Selective 6-week summer institute for leadership and networking.
Native American Congressional Internship
Deadline: January 31, 2022
Ten-week summer internship for Native American and Alaska Native students to gain professional experience.
NIH Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award
Deadline: apply anytime
Opportunity to conduct full-time research with NIH before graduate or professional school.
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates
Hundreds of paid summer research opportunities across the country.
Hundreds of volunteer opportunities around the world.
Project Horseshoe Farm
First Deadline: February 13, 2022
One-year service and leadership development fellowship.
Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Program
Junior summer institute for underrepresented students interested in public policy/international affairs.
Princeton in . . .
Year of service after completion of BA/BS
Science Policy Fellowship
Deadline: January 18, 2022
Two year institute for recent bachelor's degree recipients to work on a diverse set of challenges in science and technology policy areas.
Deadline: January 15, 2022
Opportunity to foster exchange between Swiss, U.S. and Canadian universities and research institutions.
Deadline: February 1, 2022
Washington Internships for Students of Engineering - connects engineers with public policy nine-week program