6/13/22 Update: We are no longer accepting applications for the summer 2023 cycle.

To encourage global experiences with mission-driven impact, Harris offers travel grants up to $1,000 to cover travel-related costs for paid or unpaid international (non-U.S) internships in the non-profit and public sector. 

Due to limited funds, the travel grant requires a formal application with no guarantee of funding. The Career Development Office evaluates applications based on eligibility, and scope of work. We prioritize internships that are mostly in-person or hybrid.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Student Eligibility Requirements

Travel grant funding is available to students in Harris master’s programs that meet the following requirements:

  • You are in a Harris master’s program that requires at least 1200 credits or more over 2 or more different academic years (e.g, MPP, MSCAPP, and MACRM)
  • You are currently enrolled as a Full-time University of Chicago student in the 2022-23 academic year
  • You will be returning to Harris, enrolled Part-time or Full-time, to take For-Credit Classes for at least one quarter (Autumn, Winter, or Spring only) in the upcoming 2023-24 academic year towards your program degree requirements
  • You have NOT completed all program degree requirements by October 2023
  • You will NOT have graduated prior to December 2023
  • You have a confirmed internship offer at the time of submitting an application

Internship Offer Requirements

To ensure all requirements are met, we have designed a internship offer PDF generator that the hiring manager can use to draft a complete offer. If the organizations HR policies require the hiring manager to draft their own letter, ensure that it has all of the following details:

  • Hiring Manager name, email, job title
  • Organization Name, department unit (if applicable)
  • Organization Address
  • Addressed to your name
  • Organization sector
    • Public
    • Non-Profit
  • Modality
    • In-Person
    • Hybrid
  • Internship start & end dates
    • must be at least 8 weeks from June to October 2023
  • Total internship hours
  • Supervision frequency
    • Once a week for 30+ minutes
    • Once every other week for 60+ minutes
    • If other, specify
  • Main responsibilities, experiences, and/or deliverables

Organization Eligibility Requirements

The organization offering the internship must be a nonprofit or public sector organization outside the continental United States of America. International internships can be paid directly through the employer and/or funded by Harris or another internship fund program.

Note: Private sector unpaid internships are not eligible for travel funding, including start-ups.