Internships

Unless otherwise noted, UIC Scholarships 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)

 

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 (Interested students must contact the Office of External Fellowships) 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 (Interested students must contact the Office of External Fellowships) for post-undergraduate young professionals, internships in public affairs

DAAD-RISE Summer Internship Program (Interested students must contact the Office of External Fellowships) 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 (Interested students must contact the Office of External Fellowships) 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)

 

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
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) invites high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores to apply for its Undergraduate Scholarship Program. The scholarship is a financial needs based initiative that offers students an unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. Undergraduate students, serving as scholarship recipients with the CIA, attend an accredited college/university on a full-time basis and work during summer breaks at the CIA.

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

Nokia program 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