Student Eligibility Requirements

The internship funding application is available to students in Harris master’s programs that meet the following requirements:

  • You are currently enrolled full-time, and will be continuing your full-time enrollment until or through December 2024, in one of the following Harris master’s programs: MPP, MSCAPP, or MACRM.
  • You have a confirmed qualifying internship offer letter at the time of submitting an application. See below for qualifying internship information.

Organization Eligibility Requirements


  • Nonprofit organization
  • Public sector organization


  • For-profit / private sector organization
  • Private sector start-up organization
  • Self-employment

If you are unsure about your internship sector, please email the Career Development Office (CDO) at

Internship Offer Requirements

To ensure all requirements are met, we have designed an Internship Offer PDF Generator that the hiring manager can use to draft a complete offer.

If the organization’s HR policies require the hiring manager to draft their own letter, ensure that it has all of the following details:

  • Hiring Manager name, email, and job title
  • Organization name and department/unit name (if applicable)
  • Organization address
  • The offer letter must be addressed to you/your name
  • Organization sector (Public or Non-Profit)
  • Modality (In-Person, Hybrid, or Remote)
  • Internship start and end dates
    • Must take place between June and October 2024
  • Total internship hours*
    • Full-time is defined as at least 320 hours over the course of the summer. For example, both an 8-week internship requiring 40 hours per week, and a 10-week internship requiring 32 or more hours per week, would qualify for funding. Internships requiring more than 320 hours will not receive additional funding.
  • Supervision cadence totaling at least four hours over the course of the internship. Examples listed below:
    • Once a week for 30+ minutes
    • Once every other week for 60+ minutes
    • If your internship does not clarify supervision and you require assistance to get this information added to your offer letter, you may contact for assistance
  • Main responsibilities, experiences, and/or deliverables

Application Evaluation

Please review our Internship Funding Application Rubric that will be used to evaluate all applicants.

Application Timeline

  • The application portal will be available as on Friday, March 15, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. (CDT)
  • All application materials must be submitted by Monday, April 15, 2024 | 11:59 p.m. (CDT)
  • All applicants will be notified of their application status on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 | 5:00 p.m. (CDT)
  • All awardees must confirm their acceptance of summer funding by Sunday, May 5, 2024 | 5:00 p.m. (CDT)


  • Eligible candidates who are not initially awarded a stipend may be placed on a waitlist depending on availability of funds
  • Waitlisted candidates will be notified of their status on May 1, 2024 and should update CDO if they are no longer interested in being considered for summer internship funding
  • Waitlisted candidates should check their email for instructions on May 1, 2024