Internships, Fellowships, and Summer Funding

Chicago Harris students are encouraged, though not required, to pursue internships in order to apply and develop skills, gain professional experience, and explore career interests. Application deadlines are fast approaching for several internship, fellowship, and scholarship opportunities. Be sure to visit HarrisLink for the latest exciting employment and funding opportunities!

2016-2017 EPIC Academic Year and Summer Internships

Internal Internship, Academic Year:

James Bartlett Academic Year Internships with the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC)

Thanks to the generosity of Harris Alumnus John Bartlett, EPIC will offer paid internships for four Harris students for the 2016-2017 academic year. These internships are part of the James Bartlett Fellowship Program, which offers funding for internships in energy and environmental research during the academic year and over the summer. The following describes the activities, remuneration, and application requirements regarding the academic-year internship with EPIC.   Learn more >>

Internal Internship, Summer:

James Bartlett Summer Internships with the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC)

Thanks to the generosity of Harris Alumnus John Bartlett, EPIC will offer paid internships for four Harris students for summer 2017.  These internships are part of the James Bartlett Fellowship Program, which offers funding for internships in energy and environmental research during the academic year and over the summer.   Learn more >>

Visit the Fellowships & Scholarships Guide to learn more about internal and external opportunities to develop experience in your desired career paths and to find funding to support your endeavors. 

Summer 2017 Internship Funding

Limited funding is available to support unpaid summer internships. For summer 2017, explore the following opportunities:

2017 Harris Midway Fund

Chicago Harris provides a limited number of $3,000 stipends available to students who have taken on degree relevant and career advancing unpaid summer internships in the public and non-profit sectors.   Learn more >>

2017 Center for Policy Entrepreneurship Internship Fund

The Center for Policy Entrepreneurship (CPE) is pleased to award modest stipends on a competitive basis to current Chicago Harris students who undertake unpaid summer internships related to political strategy and/or the politics of the policy-making process through the Center for Policy Entrepreneurship Internship Fund (CPEIF).   Learn more >>

2017 James Bartlett Fellowship Program in Energy and Environmental Policy (External Internship Summer Funding)

Thanks to the generosity of Harris Alumnus John Bartlett, CDO has two stipends worth up to $5000 each available to students pursuing unpaid or underpaid summer internships in energy or environmental economics and policy. These stipends are part of the newly established James Bartlett Fellowship Program, which will offer funding for external internships in energy and environment during the summer.   Learn more >>

2017 Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy Summer Fellowship Program

The Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy began at the University of Chicago Law School in the fall of 2013. The Initiative seeks to bring Chicago ideas to bear on housing-related legal and policy debates through scholarly research, external engagement, and educational programming.  The Initiative was made possible by a generous gift from David Kreisman, AB ‘60, JD ‘63, and his wife, Susan. As part of this mission, the Initiative is providing a limited number of $5000 stipends to Harris students who have secured unpaid housing-related internships. Such opportunities may include but are not limited to housing-related non-profits, think tanks, or government agencies.  Domestic and international housing-related internships or projects are acceptable and encouraged.   Learn more >>

2017 France Chicago Center Summer Stipend Program

Have you secured an unpaid/underpaid summer internship in France? The France Chicago Center’s partnership with the Harris School offers students the opportunity to apply for a stipend worth up to $4000 to support a substantive summer internship. These funds are available exclusively to 2-3 current Harris students.   Learn more >>

Institute of Politics (IOP) Stipend Program

Is your summer internship in politics, policy or a related field? The IOP’s Internship Stipend Program offers the opportunity to apply for a $2,000 stipend to support a substantive summer internship. The program is open to both University of Chicago undergraduate and graduate students.   Learn more >>

2017 Amy Marie Bosman Memorial Fellowships

Amy Marie Bosman, a member of the University of Chicago’s Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies entering class of 2003 and Law School entering class of 2004, was a dedicated social activist and a leader in the Harris School community. In her memory, the Amy Marie Bosman Memorial Fellowships are awarded to Harris students dedicated to improving social justice, political, economic, or environmental conditions in their academic and professional pursuits.   Learn more >>

2017 Kelly Family Veterans Internship Support

The Kelly Family is pleased to partner with the Harris School of Public Policy to provide internship support for a Harris student in summer 2017. Mindy Kelly, a 2004 graduate of the Harris School and veteran, and her husband, Walter, are eager to help veterans and students interested in organizations that support veterans gain valuable internship experience as part of their Harris School education. Through this Program, the Kelly Family will provide a $5,000 stipend to a Harris student who either is a veteran or has secured an internship opportunity working with veteran’s affairs. The unpaid or underpaid summer internship opportunity must be secured before applying for funding.   Learn more >>