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Summer is a perfect time to gain experience

Clark has many opportunities for funding for internships, research, and projects. More information about the types of funding opportunities available to Clark students can be found below. The application deadline has now passed for the Barth Internship Award, the ClarkCONNECT Summer Internship Award, the Steinbrecher Fellowship Program, and the LEEP Fellows Program. Application information, including deadlines and how to apply, will be made available in the Fall 2019 semester.

Thanks to the generosity of the Theodore Barth Foundation, Career Services offers six Clark undergraduate students a $2,500 stipend to support unpaid, summer internships in the nonprofit sector.

This funded internship opportunity is open to first-year students, sophomores, juniors and seniors (graduating in December) who plan to complete an unpaid summer internship at a nonprofit organization. Students awarded funding will be required to participate in an internship student panel or poster presentation during the academic year.

You may complete the internship for credit; however, Barth Internship funds may not be used to cover the cost of summer tuition. Learn more about the Internship for Academic Credit process.

Internships must be secured prior to the April deadline. Applications for pending internships will not be accepted.

Please note: the deadline for this application is Friday, April 12 by 5pm EST.

Application requirements

Applicants will need to submit a 2-3 page statement (saved as a pdf document) describing your internship. The statement should include a proposed budget (e.g. travel, housing, etc.). You will also need to submit:

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript (an unofficial academic grade report will suffice)
  • Assumption and Risk waiver

Selection criteria

The selection criteria includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • The quality of the written proposal
  • The quality and length of the internship commitment (internships are expected to be a minimum of 180 hours)
  • The value of the experience to future career goals
  • Past participation with Career Services/LEEP Center

You should receive a confirmation email after submitting your application. If you don’t, contact Career Services at careers@clarku.edu or 1-508-793-7258. If you have questions, contact Robin Huntley at RHuntley@clarku.edu or 1-508-793-7586.

Theodore H. Barth Foundation Summer Interns: 2016

Career Services congratulates the following students who were awarded Barth funding to complete a summer internship this year.

  • Maha Akbar ’20 (Political Science), Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY
  • Jessica Boulet ’19 (Psychology/Law and Society), The Office of the Worcester County District Attorney, Worcester, MA
  • Leta Branham ’18 (IDSC), ENDA Energie, Dakar, Senegal
  • Brian Eckelman ’20 (Philosophy), New England Wildlife Center, South Weymouth, MA
  • Alyssa Pelletier ’19 (Studio Art and Art History), Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA
  • Maria Pena ’18 (Political Science), Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, New York, NY
  • Rebecca Silver ’19 (Global Environmental Studies), Urban Adamah, Berkeley, CA

The ClarkCONNECT Summer Internship Award offers financial assistance to students pursuing unpaid or low-paying summer internships. This award allows students to explore career options and engage in experiential learning activities outside of the classroom.

Students must apply for or secure an internship that is unpaid or that pays $1,000 or less before applying for funds. The application will open as of December 3, and will have a deadline in mid-April. There will be an opportunity for an early decision March deadline for those whose internships have already been solidified.

Please note: the deadline for this application is Friday, April 12 by 5pm EST.

The ClarkCONNECT Summer Internship Award is funded by the generosity of Clark alumni, family and friends. Please check back soon for additional information.

Please click here for additional information.

LEEP Fellows Program fund problem-based projects that students complete during the summer working alongside an external organization. Students that can complete LEEP Fellows projects are primarily Juniors, although Sophomores may also apply. These projects should:

  • Offer real-world applications of course material
  • Allow authentic problem-solving experiences
  • Provide an opportunity to engage with others outside of Clark
  • Enhance mastery of the LEEP learning outcomes
  • Serve as a capstone, or culminating experience

The application will open as of December 3, and will have a deadline in mid-April. There will be an opportunity for an early decision March deadline for those whose projects/internships have already been solidified. Please click here for additional information.

Please note: the deadline for this application is Friday, April 12 by 5pm EST.

The Steinbrecher Fellowship Program funds creative research, public service or enrichment projects and is open to all undergraduates. The award provides funding of up to $3,000.

Students interested in applying for a Steinbrecher Fellowship should feel free to contact Professor Deb Robertson, Director of the Fellowship Program, via email to debrobertson@clarku.edu.

The funding opportunities below have their own individual application processes. Please contact the office or individual listed under each program.

The Albert, Norma, and Howard Geller ’77 Endowed Research Awards fund independent research that promotes environmental and resource sustainability. This award, of up to $2,500, is open to undergraduate and graduate student applications.

Applications are due in late October. Contact Dana Bauer, assistant director and research scientist at The George Perkins Marsh Institute, for more information.

A Davis Projects for Peace award fund independent summer research with a focus on peace. This award, which funds up to $10,000, is open to undergraduate applications.

Applications are due December 14. Contact Kim Fisher, assistant to the dean of the college for information.

The Harrington Fellowship Program funds research on politics, public policy or service. Applications for the up to $2,500 award are open to political science majors and minors with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA; applicants must be a continuing student who has completed two semesters at Clark.

For more information, please click here.

This generous scholarship allows a Clark student to conduct research with an organization in Luxembourg or the US, usually for eight weeks during the summer.  This opportunity allows undergraduate or graduate students to acquire professional experience in an international setting while learning more about Luxembourg. Recent graduates may also be selected.

Currently, we are able to provide internship opportunities in Luxembourg with an environmental research organization, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology , a national museum, the Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art, and a historical site (the Luxembourg American Military Cemetery) in conjunction with the American Battle Monuments Commission. Students are selected for these internships in November, with the support of a Clark tenure-line faculty advisor. For more information on these internship opportunities, please contact The Leir Luxembourg Program (Luxembourgprograms@clarku.edu).

Thanks to the generosity of Holocaust and Genocide Studies donors, we offer $3,500 stipends to support undergraduate summer experiences in the United States and abroad.

To be eligible for this internship, a student must be a first year, sophomore, or junior Clark University undergraduate (class of 2020, 2021, and 2022).

Your application should include:

  1. A cover letter that:
    • Identifies possible internship site(s) or study programs.
    • Discusses the mission of the host organization and its commitment to addressing human rights abuses.
    • Details what steps you have taken to secure the internship or apply for the study program, including contacting staff or any letters of intent. Final arrangements are not required at the time of application.
    • Discusses the internship or study program in relation to your academic curriculum and/or career aspirations.
  2. A copy of your most current academic transcript.
  3. A recommendation letter from a faculty member to be sent to Professor Shelly Tenenbaum (stenenbaum@clarku.edu)

There will be an information session on Wednesday, February 6 at 3:00pm in JEFF 400. To apply, please fill out the attached application and submit it with the required materials to Professor Shelly Tenenbaum (STENENBAUM@clarku.edu) by 5pm on March 1, 2019

This $500 award is given annually by the Political Science Department to a student who has secured an unpaid summer internship in Washington, D.C. with an office in any branch of the US national government (executive, legislative, or judicial) or with an organization that interacts with the government, such as a lobbying group or “think tank.” Interested students should submit the following:

  • 1-2 page statement describing the internship, your reasons for pursuing it, and how it connects to your Clark education thus far
  • a proposed budget (the costs involved, such as travel, housing, etc.)
  • your resume
  • a copy of your unofficial transcript.

Applications should be e-mailed or sent to: Judith Barton, Department Assistant, Political Science Department, 406 Jefferson Academic Center.

(Please note that graduating seniors are not eligible for this Award.)

The Lois and Robert Green Urban Development and Social Change (UDSC) Summer Internship provides funding for a student completing an internship as an assistant to a city official and is open to all continuing undergraduates. The award provides up to $2,800 in funding.

The application deadline is mid-February. Contact Rachel Levitt, undergraduate program coordinator, for more information.

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The Marshall Geer McKim Scholarship aims to provide financial support for students to study abroad who otherwise might not be able to due to financial hardships. Each spring, 2-3 students are awarded a scholarship, ranging between $500 to $1,000, to support their study abroad experience during the upcoming fall semester. Find out more information by clicking on the “Clark Sponsored Scholarships” drop down menu on this page: https://www.clarku.edu/offices/studyabroad/plan/costs-and-scholarships/

Due to generous alumni gifts, Multicultural and First Generation Student Support is able to offer a limited number of annual scholarships to support students in advancing their goals of studying abroad or completing internships. Domestic students of color and/or first generation Clark University undergraduates may apply for these scholarships in order to make co-curricular experiences more financially accessible. Please refer to the Multicultural and First Generation Student Support website for more information.

 

The NOAA Fellows Program funds summer internships at NOAA facilities on marine science and are open to continuing undergraduates. The opportunity provides up to $4,500 in funding.

The application deadline is February 12, 2019. Contact Robert Johnston, director of The George Perkins Marsh Institute, for more information.

The Peter J. Condakes Research Fellowship funds summer research with a geography faculty member and is open to undergraduate geography, global environmental studies, and environmental science/earth system science majors with an interest in environmental concerns. The recipients of this fellowship will each receive a stipend of up to $1,500 to support a summer research project. This fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from Peter Condakes, a 1978 alumnus and geography major. The deadline is in mid-March. Contact Rachel Levitt for more information.

The Robert J.S. Ross Social Justice Summer Internship stipend is open to Clark Undergraduate students (class of 2020, 2021, and 2022). The recipient of the Fellowship will receive a $2,500 stipend to support a summer internship in a social justice organization.

To be eligible for this internship fellowship, a student must be a first year, sophomore, or junior Clark University undergraduate.

Your application should include:

  1. A cover letter that:
    1. Identifies possible internship site(s).
    2. Discusses the mission of the host organization and its commitment to social, economic or environmental justice.
    3. Details what steps you have taken to secure the internship, including contacting staff or any letters of intent. Final arrangements for the internship are not required at the time of application.
    4. Discusses the internship in relation to your academic curriculum and/or career aspirations.
  2. A copy of your most current academic transcript.
  3. A recommendation letter from a faculty member to be sent to Shelly Tenenbaum (stenenbaum@clarku.edu)

There will be an information session on Wednesday, February 6 at 2:00pm in JEFF 400. Please click here for a copy of the application information. To apply, please fill out the attached application and submit it with the required materials to Professor Shelly Tenenbaum (STENENBAUM@clarku.edu) by 5pm on March 1, 2019

The Student Sustainability Fund funds student-designed and student-led sustainability-based research projects at Clark. Applications are open to undergraduates and funding varies.

The application deadline is mid-November. Contact Jenny Isler, director of sustainability, for more information.

The U-reka! Big Idea Contest funds entrepreneurial ideas during the academic year. This award, which funds up to $3,000, is open to all undergraduate applications

Applications are due in mid-October.

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