Archive for the ‘Summer Programs’ Category

The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) awards two $2,000 scholarships to outstanding Asian Pacific American students committed to public service and community action. The $2,000 award serves as a stipend towards an internship in Washington, DC for that upcoming summer. CAPAL is committed to promoting Asian Pacific American interests and success in public service careers, providing information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and serving the APA community at large.

Applicants are asked to specify their interests preferences on the application, and those selected will be placed on basis of interest and skill. Internships are suitable for any major.

For more information, go here.

The deadline is a rolling one after February 1, so as early of a submission (that is possible) is strongly encouraged.


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The National Council on US-Arab Relations’ Washington, DC Summer Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students a professional, academic, and career opportunity by internship in the Nation’s Capital. The program combines professional work experiences with a parallel two-month series of seminars. By design, the primary focus of the academic component of the program centers on a sub-region of the Arab countries, the Middle East, and the Islamic world: Arabia and the Gulf.

  • Dates: May 31 – August 5, 2011
  • Cost: $150 non-refundable program fee must be submitted with the application
  • Deadline: March 11, 2011
  • Application Process:
  1. A double-spaced essay (no more than 2 pages) on the topic: US-Arab Relations: Changing Perspectives in the New Decade – 2010 and Beyond
  2. A resume of curriculum vitae
  3. Transcripts of all university-level work
  4. Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a faculty member who knows your work well
  5. A signed Internship Program Application
  6. $150 non-refundable program fee

For more information, click here.

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The El Pomar Internship is a unique summer program that provides continuing undergraduate students an introduction to the nonprofit sector and an opportunity to develop professional interests and skills.  Interns work with and are mentored by leaders in philanthropy.  They serve an important role by providing administrative support for the Foundation’s offices.  Interns receive assignments based upon the Foundation’s needs and, to the extent possible, the interns’ interests.  A weekly professional development series provides insight into and practice in a professional atmosphere.  Past classes have received training in investments, grant-making, public speaking, and career planning.  Each intern fulfills an individual role, but also receives meaningful interaction with the intern class.  While each intern has a distinct learning experience, all have the opportunity to learn concepts through hands-on practice and receive the support and guidance to develop professionally.


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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors the DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions to provide faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).

The intent of the program is to provide research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. In addition, the program is designed to engage early career faculty, along with undergraduate and graduate students, in research that will provide them opportunities to understand the mission and research needs of DHS and make advances in Research Areas of importance to DHS, while strengthening the talent pool of scientists and engineers.

Summer research opportunities will be awarded to qualified faculty members and students to work on collaborative research of mutual interest to the Team, the DHS Center and DHS.

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for eligible rising junior and seniors majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant research areas at federal research facilities.

The goal of this program is to engage a diverse, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM issues and to promote long-term relationships between student researchers, the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, and federal research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.

DHS has partnered with Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the application and review process, notification, and implementation of the Program. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate reviews applications and makes final award selections.

Award: Stipend of $500 each week ($5,000 for 10 weeks) payable every two weeks; transportation expenses for one round trip between the student’s current address and the assigned federal research facility, with some limitations

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The PPIA Junior Summer Institute is a seven-week program structured to introduce or strengthen skills in economics, statistics, policy analysis, writing, public speaking and organization/time management. At the end of the seven-week program, students will prepare and present a comprehensive group report on a current policy issue that will encompass the skills acquired in their coursework, including the seminar on the intercultural dimensions of policy making, field research, policy analysis, and writing and computer workshops.

Required coursework will include seven weeks of classroom instruction in:

  • Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis
  • Economics for Policy Analysis
  • Policy Workshop (International and Domestic)
  • Policy Writing and Analysis
  • Intercultural Dimensions of Policy Making

PPIA Junior Summer Institute at UC, Berkeley
PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Carnegie Mellon
PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Maryland
PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Michigan
PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Princeton University

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