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Experiential Opportunities

This 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.
 
Amgen Scholars

Deadline: TBA

Engage in hands-on research at 1 of 10 prestigious institutions in the U.S. 

Amgen Website


CDC Fellowships

Deadline: Variable

The Center for Disease Control has a variety of shorter-term internships and one- or two-year fellowships in multiple areas.

CDC Website    


Congressional Hunger Center

Deadline: Variable

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.

Coro website


DAAD RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2021

Research internships in Germany. 

RISE Website


DOE (Department of Energy) Internships

Deadline will vary with the program


Echoing Green Fellowship

Deadline: November 2, 2021

Provides funding for social entrepreneurs.

Echoing Green Website


English Teaching Assistant Opportunities

Look at the Fulbright ETA opportunity. Here are other options to consider:


FAO Schwarz Fellowship

Deadline: February 10, 2022                    Campus Deadline: none

Two-year experience working at leading nonprofit organizations.

Schwarz Website


Food Corps

Deadline: Late April

A paid, year-long program working 

Food Corps Website


Fulbright-MITACS Globalink

Deadline: October 15, 2021                    Campus Deadline: none

Summer research experience in Canada.

Fulbright Canada Website


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.

Future Leaders Website


Gaither Junior Fellows Program

Deadline: January 14, 2022                    Campus Deadline: TBA

Paid year as research assistant for the Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace. 

Gaither Website / Gaither Fact Sheet


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. 

Scoville Website


Hertog Foundation Summer Fellows

Deadline: March 1, 2022

One-week residential or multiple week summer programs focusing on constitutional history and debates.

Hertog Website


Humanities at Hertog

Deadline: December 1, 2021

Online seminars centered around an enduring literary work.

Humanities at Hertog Website


Humanity in Action Fellowship

Deadline: February 14, 2021     

Summer program exploring national histories of discrimination and resistance at various European sites or in Atlanta. 

HIA Website


Institute of Current World Affairs

Deadline: TBA

Two-year independent immersion fellowship abroad for those interested in foreign affairs or cultures.

ICWA Website


Latinx44

Deadline: April 2, 2021

Public service oriented intership in Washington, DC.

Latinx44 Website


Lead for America

Deadline: varies by program

Designed to enhance leadership skills while establishing relationships with local government.

Lead For America Website


Mellon Curatorial Fellowship

Deadline: TBA

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.

Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowship Website


Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows

Deadline: January 31, 2021

Only sophomores may apply. Selective 6-week summer institute for leadership and networking.

Mount Vernon Website


Native American Congressional Internship

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Ten-week summer internship for Native American and Alaska Native students to gain professional experience. 

Native American Congressional Internship


NIH Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award

Deadline: apply anytime

Opportunity to conduct full-time research with NIH before graduate or professional school. 

NIH POSTBAC IRTA Website


NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates

Deadline: Variable

Hundreds of paid summer research opportunities across the country.

NSF REU Website


Peace Corps

Deadline: Variable

Hundreds of volunteer opportunities around the world.

Peace Corp Website


Project Horseshoe Farm

First Deadline: February 13, 2022                  

One-year service and leadership development fellowship.

Project HSF Website


Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Program

Deadline: TBA

Junior summer institute for underrepresented students interested in public policy/international affairs.

PPIA Website


Princeton in . . .

Deadline: October/November

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.

IDA Science Policy Fellowship Website


Think Swiss

Deadline: January 15, 2022

Opportunity to foster exchange between Swiss, U.S. and Canadian universities and research institutions.

Think Swiss Website


WISE Internships

Deadline: February 1, 2022

Washington Internships for Students of Engineering - connects engineers with public policy nine-week program

WISE Website