Internships

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.

 

August
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights/Education Fund Internships for students interested in working on public policy and civil rights issues with an interest in public service careers; held in Washington, DC
(also has deadlines in December and April)

 

September
National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program  research internships for rising or current graduate students in social sciences, health sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, law, and public health

 

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

 

November
National Museum of the American Indian museum studies, 10-week internship in Maryland, New York City or Washington, DC, for all undergraduate, graduate or recently-graduated students
(also has deadlines in February and July)
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) summer internship in environmental studies for undergraduate, graduate or recently-graduated students
(also has deadlines in February and June)

 

December
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights/Education Fund Internships for students interested in working on public policy and civil rights issues with an interest in public service careers; held in Washington, DC
(also has deadlines in August and April)
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals for young adults aged 18-24 looking to gain international experience in their fields (business, technical, vocational or agricultural students)
Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program  for undergraduate upperclassmen and graduate students interested in researching with the U.S. Navy for the summer
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

 

January
Asian Pacific Institute for Congressional Studies summer internship in public policy and Asian Pacific American community affairs
Coro Fellows Program for post-undergraduate young professionals, internships in public affairs
DAAD-RISE Summer Internship Program summer research internships in Germany for undergraduates in the sciences and engineering
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

February
National Museum of the American Indian museum studies, 10-week internship in Maryland, New York City or Washington, DC, for all undergraduate, graduate or recently-graduated students
(also has deadlines in November and July)
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) summer internship in environmental studies for undergraduate, graduate or recently-graduated students
(also has deadlines in November and June)
Institute for Responsible Citizenship summer fellowships in Washington, DC, and NYC for African-American males; college sophomores only
International Leadership Foundation Programs summer internships and extended fellowships for young Asian Pacific Americans in public service and civic leadership

 

March
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) scholarships and internships for Asian Pacific American college students
Illinois Legislative Studies Internship Program for students who have completed their undergraduate degree, to serve on the legislative staff for a member of the Illinois General Assembly for 10 months
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

 

April
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights/Education Fund Internships for students interested in working on public policy and civil rights issues with an interest in public service careers; held in Washington, DC
(also has deadlines in December and August)

 

May
Check back or visit UIC SnAP!  for more opportunities!

 

June
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) summer internship in environmental studies for undergraduate, graduate or recently-graduated students
(also has deadlines in November and February)

 

July
National Museum of the American Indian museum studies, 10-week internship in Maryland, New York City or Washington, DC, for all undergraduate, graduate or recently-graduated students
(also has deadlines in November and February)

 

Variable Deadline
Alcatel-Lucent Technologies (Bell) Labs for full-time undergraduate students in engineering, business, or finance
American University Women & Politics Institute internship bank  positions for female undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in public affairs and potentially running for office
Argonne National Laboratory internship placements throughout the year focusing on science, mathematics, engineering, technology
City of Chicago Internship Program all fields, undergraduate and graduate students for semester or summer appointments; residency in the City of Chicago often required
Congressional Budget Office Summer Internships graduate students and exceptional undergraduate students in public policy, public administration, economics or other related fields
CulturalVistas.org links to fellowship and internship programs in Germany, Spain, Russia, and more
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
Microsoft Corporation Internships  for students pursuing bachelor's degrees in computer science, engineering or other related fields; paid positions
NASA Ames Research Center Internships various positions during various periods in different laboratories, for undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics, science, engineering, and technology
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
Oxfam America  for full-time students in an accredited higher education program, for experience in public service, social change and policy issues
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 Macedonian Diaspora  scholarships for Macedonian Americans to study abroad in Turkey; competitive internships with the UMD in Washington, DC; and competitive internships with the Macedonian internships in Washington, DC
United Nations Internship Program  for graduate students in all fields; fall, spring and summer placements at UN Headquarters in NYC
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
U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship for undergraduate students interested in energy-related research positions at various labs across the country within the DOE; positions available for fall, spring and summer
U.S. Department of Interior Internship for positions all throughout the Interior Department in fall, spring or summer; for all majors and students with an interest in public service and the environment
U.S. Department Of State Internship Program all majors, placements in Washington, DC, and at embassies and consulates abroad for fall, spring and summer; continuing undergraduate and graduate students only
Xerox Internships for current undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a technical degree program in engineering, mathematics, economics, or business
Walt Disney World College Internship Program paid positions at the Walt Disney World campuses for students interested in learning more about the hospitality and entertainment industries, and building connections within them; placements for fall, spring, or summer
Washington Center Internships various fields, all majors, college upper-classmen and graduate students, positions for fall, spring and summer in Washington, DC, and abroad
The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) Journalism Internship Spring Program for skilled writers and communicators passionate about liberty and who support individual rights and free markets to work in print, broadcast, or investigative journalism or new media; eight-week internship with stipend and travel allowance; undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates from all majors are eligible