At Harris, we recognize that summer internships are critical to your success, and we want students to be able to pursue the work that is most meaningful to them without consideration of financial barriers.  We hope to support as many students as possible, but due to limited funding, this process requires a formal application with no guarantee for funding. .

To be eligible for funding, you must be a currently enrolled Harris student pursuing an unpaid summer internship in the non-profit or public sector.  Your internship must be confirmed before you apply, and it must be full-time (30+ hrs/week) for at least 10 weeks between June and October 2018.

Please note that while we encourage you to apply to more than one funding source, you will only receive funding from one fund. However, to set you up for success you will do our best to give you the the highest funding amount. Example: if you are researching housing policy in France, we encourage you to apply for three different funds (Kreisman, France Chicago Center, and The Midway Fund). We will try to give you funding from the Kreisman fund, because it is the highest paying scholarship for which your work is eligible.

All summer internship stipends are processed as a financial aid stipend and thus, can have an impact on recipients’ summer financial aid package. Students who intend to take summer classes and apply for summer financial aid (including loans) must note this in their application.

How to apply:

Each fund has their own listing in HarrisLink titled “Summer Internship Funding -- [Fund name]”.  You must apply to each fund separately in order to be considered for that scholarship.


2018 Application Cycle Deadlines

Applications open: March 1, 2018

Priority Deadline: April 1, 2018

Secondary Deadline: May 1, 2018

Your application must include:

  1. Most recent resume

  2. A one page statement of purpose that outlines your interest in the position and how you anticipate it furthering your career pursuits.

  3. Copy of Internship Offer Letter

  4. Completed Student Verification Form


Click here to learn about the Summer Internship Funds.