Summer Opportunities of Interest

Unless otherwise noted, the Office of Special Scholarship Programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) does not administer or sponsor the programs listed on its website. The content of these pages are merely a guide for current undergraduate and professional school students at UIC. Deadlines are subject to change without notice, and for questions or contact information, please refer to the website that the short description is linked to.

Deadline varies or is not available:

Congressional Budget Office Summer Internships - graduate students and exceptional undergraduate students in public policy, public administration, economics or other related fields - links to fellowship and internship programs in Germany, Spain, Russia, and more

DCInternships - internship programs in a variety of areas for those interested in a summer or semester in Washington, DC

Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) - search engine for paid internships related to the environment

JFK Presidential Library Summer Internships - undergraduate and graduate students majoring in history, government, archival administration, library science, English, journalism, communications and other related disciplines

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - internships in summer and during semesters for undergraduates in computer sciences, earth sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, life sciences, mathematics, physical sciences at Oak Ridge Lab in Tennessee

PolitiCorps - for college juniors, seniors and recent graduates; 10-week political organizing and leadership development workshop for those working for the greater public good

Smithsonian Institution Summer Internships - internships range from research positions, to museums, to business and public administration

Studioenforum Berlin Internship Placements - (YOU MUST PAY TO PARTICIPATE) arranges short and long-term academic internships all year long in a vast variety of public and private institutions and companies in Berlin, Germany. Placements are custom selected and tailored to students' needs, interests, and education

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - various fields, paid and unpaid; for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students; positions in public policy, economics, journalism, law, management, political science, public health




FBI Volunteer Internship Summer Program - undergraduate and graduate students who want to work at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, or select field offices for 10 weeks during the summer


Critical Languages Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes - all-expenses-paid scholarship to study critical languages over the summer; undergraduate, graduate or recently-graduated students

U.S. Department Of State Summer Internship Program - all majors, placements in Washington, DC, and at embassies and consulates abroad; continuing undergraduate and graduate students only


Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program - summer internship for minority college seniors and recent graduates studying health policy and other issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities


Asian Pacific Institute for Congressional Studies - summer internship in public policy and Asian Pacific American community affairs

DAAD-Journalism Summer Internship Program - for students with German language ability, interning in German media in Berlin

DAAD-RISE Summer Internship Program - summer research internships in Germany for undergraduates in the sciences and engineering

Humanity in Action Summer Fellowships - for current college students and recent graduates interested in exploring discrimination, resistance, social justice and discrimination issues in an international setting

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) Charles G. Koch Summer Fellows Program - paid public policy internship for 8 weeks and two weeks of policy seminars in Washington, DC; state policy track as well as federal policy track; for undergraduates, recent college graduates and graduate students

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) Journalism Internship Summer Program - for skilled writers and communicators passionate about liberty and who support individual rights and free markets to work in print, broadcast, or investigative journalsm or new media; eight-week internship with stiped and travel allowance; undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates from all majors are eligible

Institute for Responsible Citizenship - summer fellowships in Washington, DC, and NYC for African-American males; college sophomores only

Mass Media Science & Engineering Program (AAAS) - internships for undergraduate, graduate and post-grad students from the sciences, math and engineering to do internships at media outlets during the summer

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program - for undergraduate upperclassmen and graduate students interested in researching with the U.S. Navy for the summer

NIH Heart, Lung & Blood Institute Biomedical Research Training Program - for underrepresented undergraduates and graduate students, paid research training at NIH over 2 years

Udall Congressional Summer Internship for Native Americans - internship positions for Native American Indians and Alaska Natives in Washington, DC, for a summer; college juniors, seniors or recent graduates and graduate or law students

United Nations Internship Program - for graduate students in all fields; fall, spring and summer placements at UN Headquarters in NYC

U.S. Department of Homeland Security STEM Summer Internship - for undergraduate upperclassmen pursuing homeland security related science, technology, engineering or mathematics-related majors; paid positions to research over the summer


American Bar Institute - Summer Research Diversity Fellowship in law and social science

Central Washington University/National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates in China - college juniors and seniors; summer research experience in China; project area changes yearly

International Leadership Foundation Programs - summer internships and extended fellowships for young Asian Pacific Americans in public service and civic leadership

International Undergraduate Studentship Programme - unique opportunity to spend 8 weeks in the summer in Norwich, UK, on a research program at one of three labs; students receive free accommodations plus weekely stipend; students in first or final year of study NOT eligible

Langley Aerospace Summer Program - juniors, seniors and grad students in science, engineering, computer science; summer, fall or spring paid internships with NASA

National Museum of the American Indian Internship Program - museum studies, 10-week internship in Maryland, New York City or Washington, DC, for all undergraduate, graduate or recently-graduated students

National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) Summer Student Research Assistantships - summer internships from 10-12 weeks for students in science, engineering, computer science; undergraduate students or graduating college seniors

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program - six-week program focusing on current events and international affairs; for undergraduates, held at Howard University in Washington, DC

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) - summer internship in environmental studies for undergraduate, graduate or recently-graduated students

South Asian Language Studies Summer Institute - intensive South Asian language training at over the summer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Southeast Asian Language Studies Summer Institute - intensive Southeast Asian language training over the summer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Montana | Summer Undergraduate Research Program - 10-week summer program (end of May through beginning of August) for undergraduates interested in environmental health sciences, providing extraordinary opportunities to learn from experts about the philosophy and practice of conducting current biomedical research; limited to 6 students per summer


Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) - scholarships and internships for Asian Pacific American college students

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes - a 3-to-6-week summer program at a world-class UK university or cultural institution; immersive academic, cultural and social experience for freshman or sophomore American students who wish to deepen their knowledge of the United Kingdom and its diverse population whilst developing their communication, research and presentation skills

Lupus Foundation of America Gina M. Finzi Memorial Summer Fellowship - award of $2,000 to spend the summer researching in the areas of basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, or behavioral research relevant to lupus; preference to graduate or medical students (those who have earned a baccalaureate degree before fellowship begins)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program - paid summer internships in biomedical research for students at all levels (high school, undergrad and graduate/professional school)

Native Health Initiative Summer Health Justice Internship Program - for people interested in Native American health, community health, or public health and social justice; placements in tribal communities located in rural North Carolina, New Mexico or Arizona

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship - undergraduate and graduate students; funding for 2-3 months of research at a public university in Switzerland in all fields of study

Washington Center Summer Internships - various fields, all majors, college upper-classmen and graduate students, positions for fall, spring and summer in Washington, DC, and abroad

Yivo Institute-Bard College Summer Yiddish Program - summer study program of Yiddish language, and an in-depth exploration of the literature and culture of East European/American Jewry



Ozyegin University Summer Program in Turkey (NOT affiliated with UIC Study Abroad) - four-week summer program in Istanbul designed to provide international students (e.g. Americans) an opportunity to learn about Istanbul’s pivotal role in history, as well as the Ottoman Empire and Turkish literature with an analysis of formation of modern Turkish identity; scholarships for program costs available to minority students (African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans)