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

All internship offers must meet the following requirements:

  • Be addressed to your name
  • Have organization name/header/logo
  • Internship location must be outside of the United States
  • Have work type
    • Fully In-person
    • Hybrid
  • Have Internship start and end dates. Must be at least 8 weeks from June to October 2023: 
    • Full-time Unpaid & Underfunded Internships: Must be 32 hours/week or more for 8 weeks; or at least 260 total hours if less than 8 weeks
    • Part-time Unpaid Internships: Must be 15-31 hours/week, or at least 130 total internship hours.
  • Have supervisor name, email, and signature (Digital signatures are accepted)

To ensure all requirements are met, we have designed an internship offer template (.doc, 17 KB) that you and the hiring manager can use to draft a complete offer.

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.