There are 4 sources for internship funding. Depending on the policy area of your internship, you may be eligible for more than 1 source of funding. We encourage you to apply for the highest funding source that you are eligible to receive. Our final selections will be evaluated on the eligibility for the internship fund that you selected and strength of application essay answers.

While we encourage you to apply to the highest funding source you can get, you are not guaranteed funding from the source that you selected and might be accepted to a lower funding source. To set you up for success, we will do our best to give you the highest funding amount possible.  

Example: If you are researching housing policy in France, we encourage you to apply for the France Chicago Center fund. We will try to give you funding from the France Chicago Center fund, because it is the highest paying scholarship for which your work is eligible.

Available Summer Internship Funds

The Midway Fund

Amount: up to $4000

Harris provides a limited number of Harris Midway Fund stipends available to students who have taken on degree relevant and career advancing unpaid summer internships in the public and non-profit sectors.

Available funding opportunities

  • Full-time Unpaid: $4,000
  • Part-time Unpaid: $2,000
  • Full-time Underfunded: $1-$3,999

Note: We define ‘underfunded’ internships as offers that range from $1 - $3,999 to provide last-dollar matching up to $4,000. 

Example: You were offered $2,700 from your internship and confirm that you are receiving that amount by providing proof of financial compensation in your funding application. If approved, you could receive up to $1,300 from the Harris Summer Internship Application.

France Chicago Center

Amount: $5,000

For students who have secured a summer internship in France, the France Chicago Center’s partnership with Harris offers students the opportunity to apply for a stipend to support a substantive summer internship.

James Bartlett EPIC Summer Internship Fund

Amount: $6,500

Thanks to the generosity of Harris alumnus John Bartlett, EPIC offers paid internships for Harris students each summer. 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.

Interns have the opportunity to assist EPIC faculty with research and data collection, or to conduct their own research project under faculty guidance in the area of environmental and energy economics and policy. Research will culminate in a final report. We do our best to align interns with their preferred area of research, but cannot guarantee work with any particular faculty member. While research will be the main focus of the internship, students will also gain experience with grant and proposal writing, communications, and program coordination on an as-needed basis within the Institute.

Interns may be invited to take active part in seminars and weekly workshops, and to attend EPIC-sponsored conferences and events, for which they may be asked to draft summary reports.

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

Amount: $6,500

Thanks to the generosity of Harris Alumnus John Bartlett, CDO can offer students pursuing unpaid or underpaid summer internships in energy or environmental economics and policy. These stipends 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.