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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, along with application instructions and deadlines, can be found below.

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.

Application requirements

To apply, fill out the Barth application that includes:

  • A two- to three-page statement describing your internship
  • A proposed budget (costs involved such as travel, housing, etc.)
  • Your resume
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript

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 or +1-508-793-7258. If you have questions, contact Robin Huntley at 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 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

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.

Applications are due in mid-November and mid-March. Contact Professor Kristen Williams for more information.

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 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.

The NOAA Fellows Program funds summer internships at NOAA facilities on marine science and are open to continuing undergraduates. The opportunity provides up to $4,000 in funding.

The application deadline is late January. 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 geography majors. The award provides up to $1,500 in funding.

The deadline is in mid-March. Contact Colleen Dolan for more information.

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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